Inkdrop currently requires a fair bit of horizontal space for its UI to be useable. This is mainly due to its horizontal 3-column layout (Sidebar | Notes list | Note editor). I believe this makes the app less flexible than it could be, especially when you consider that a note editor often plays a supporting role to other apps which will often lead to it having to share screen space (this becomes more pronounced with smaller screens).
Evernote solves this elegantly by providing a more vertical layout option (“Top list view”) where the note editor is positioned below the notes list. I prefer this layout because:
- The app remains very useable at a smaller window width (I generally leave my note taking app at 50% of my screen width).
- The notes list is granted more width which makes it more feasible to display information in a table layout e.g. Date note created, Note title, Note tags, Date note updated etc. A table layout then opens up more intuitive options for sorting (i.e. via the table headers).
Also worth noting is that Evernote then takes this a step further by collapsing the sidebar to icons-only when the window width shrinks beyond a set width. Yes, this makes the sidebar less useable but it’s a price worth paying for the rest of the app UI to be still very useable at such a small width.
I should add that I’m on macOS and am presuming that Inkdrop/Evernote functionality is similar on other OSs.