I finally finished my personal evaluation of Inkdrop as a replacement for Notion and am very pleased.
A few motivations I had for switching:
- Notion was trying to add a lot of functionality (which is great!) but it slowed the app down. Startup time was very long, and UI interactions very tedious.
- Notion stored all data in proprietary format, did not have an API, and was not “hackable” with plugins.
- Now with Inkdrop I have already made 2 private plugins very easily, and will make a few more.
- The basic functionality of Inkdrop is great, and it works well on my Android phone to take notes and reference them later.
- Creating and adding plugins to modify Inkdrop behaviour is really simple–I have 9+ years experience in webapp design, so that helps make it easier for me
- I really love that @craftzdog is so active on the forum–it’s important to know your voice is heard.
- I really love that @craftzdog turns down so many features. Having the core functionality really solid is the most important thing, especially when it’s so easy to make plugins.
- It is very important to me that I be able to export my data easily, into a format that I can ingest with other services. The current export is not enough, but that’s okay because plugins are easy to make to add more functionality!
- I definitely like that the backups are simple JSON files–with Notion there was no way to make a backup. If it’s ever lost… I actually have a cronjob that watches the backup folder and does a git commit if there are changes (to a private encrypted git repo).
Anyway, I just wanted to say that Inkdrop is great, and I think your priorities are spot on.