VNote

A Vim-inspired note-taking application with Markdown

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A note-taking application with Markdown, which knows programmers and Markdown better.

Built with C++ and Qt, available on Linux, Windows, and macOS.

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AbadesiHunter@abadesi · 👩🏽‍💻 Product Hunt | Hustle Crew | NTT
Hi @tamlok I'd love to know - what drove you to build VNote?
Le TanMaker@tamlok · Software Engineer
@abadesi Hi, I think most Markdown editors do not know Markdown well and they even treat side-by-side live preview as the advantage of their products. VNote also utilize lots of the pros of the code editors from a programmer's perspective.
Ozgur Ozer@ozgrozer · Software developer
302.4 MB! Isn't that too much for a note taking app?
Le TanMaker@tamlok · Software Engineer
@ozgrozer Do you mean memory usage? VNote uses `QtWebEngine`, an embedded browser, to render the HTML content. And I admit that optimization is needed. :)
Ozgur Ozer@ozgrozer · Software developer
@tamlok I mean size of the .app file. It's too much. What's inside of it? :) Apple's Notes.app is 13.3 MB. Evernote.app is 133.7 MB.
Le TanMaker@tamlok · Software Engineer
@ozgrozer I think it is the `QWebEngineProcess` inside it.
Yoaquim Cintrón@yoaquim · Engineer, Manager
Good stuff, but... Why is this better than using plain-old vim to write up an MD file and then just using a Chrome plugin, or something similar, to preview that file? Interested if there are other features that make it stand out! Keep coding!
Le TanMaker@tamlok · Software Engineer
@yoaquim I think it is the INTEGRATION, as well as MathJax and PlantUML. Check out this ![image]() for the effect of VNote's In-Place Preview. :)