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I tried to love standard notes but I had several times where note contents were overwritten or missing between machines. I looked at the API for syncing and it did not give me confidence.

Using pass + git now. Works great.






Do you recall when this was? This kind of feedback is highly unusual for us. Most users love SN precisely for its reliable sync. Our syncing engine underwent large-scale changes in June/July of this year to solve an edge case with opening out-of-date clients. If you experienced any issues after this date with updated clients, I'd be very surprised, but would love to hear more if you can spare a moment.

The only other issue we have heard of precisely one other time has to do with Firefox pinned tabs + some assortment of Firefox browser extensions. To be clear, any reproducible issues with syncing are 100% fixed as quickly as possible.

Lastly, regarding our API for syncing, while our encryption specification is described in plain text detail, you'd have to inspect our source to see how syncing works.


I hadn't heard of StandardNotes before so I just went to the StandardNotes website. The explanation there is decent, but why no screenshot(s)? I had to go to Google Images to see what it actually looks like.

Is it possible to use VIM as a text editor in the terminal with SN? Or are users required to use a text editors supported by SN? This seems like an application I'm looking for but I can't ditch my vimrc and plugins

Yes, you can use https://github.com/tannercollin/standardnotes-fs to edit your notes with vim.

Wow, this might actually be what I need! Thanks!

Thanks for the follow up.

This was July or August of 2018 and Chrome on the desktop and Android.


Ah yeah, it would most likely have been the reason we updated our syncing engine in June of 2019. I don't believe you'd experience any of the same issues today.

I've switched to pass + git for my task list, diary, notes, creative writing. And of course passwords. It's working far better than the mix of things I was using previously.

Ditto.

I use working copy for accessing a git repo where I keep notes on my phone. It’s a great little app.

The only downside is I sometimes forget to commit and push, then expect docs to magically show up on my Desktop. I also wish it were a bit easier to add templates.

I’ve been building a markdown interpreter on top of that repo to parse some of the more structured parts of my journal into little graphs and things (so I can see how good I am at doing all my todos overtime, for example). I’m thinking about creating a sync system so I can get the real time saving, too.

I really, really want to just deal with plain files. So I think I’m going to try cooking up some sort of interface that commits to a git repo automatically/can spit out some templates and things, but have it be just git and plain files under the hood.


I've done this[1], it works super well. The templating and automatic git management makes it seamless to work with. Hopefully my codebase is enough of an inspiration for you to make your own tool!

[1] https://github.com/ghthor/journal


For mobile, I just use the `pass` Android app. It's very simple as an editor, but has build-in git support. My biggest issue has been forgetting to push and then creating merge conflicts, which don't work well on encrypted files.

I use markdown formatting for everything, so it's easy enough to export if I want to. For my diary I've written a script that decrypts the files (one per day), concatenates them, builds and index and spits out a single HTML file.




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