I don't see anything that would beat my current text-only (markdown) setup : neovim + git + Nextcloud
I wouldn't argue with that though I can't see it being a good fit for me.
Looking over all the thread discussions so far, and forgetting digressions, the main issues seem either to be around long-term storage or optimal process and workflow. Long-term storage
File based systems Versus
Plain text (inc markdown) Versus
others (rtf, html, docx, odf, xml etc)Workflow
Is zettelkasten worth it? What is it, if it is?
The ‘best’ solutions are very personal. We have different functional and usability needs, but it’s also a question of comfort and fit.
Naturally we have looked at a variety of software solutions. I was amused when I saw this quote:
I have grown weary of consumer geeks mistaking the tool for the work, and even more weary of the bizarro apple fan world in which notes apps are somehow second only to task managers for the tech mode du jour.
which was followed by going on about The Archive!
Personally, I will stick to file based solutions for long-term storage, even if they are less efficient in the short term. But I’m not bothered about file formats: I’ll go with the functionality I need. I anticipate most being rtf, pdf, txt, md, xls, html + images.
I’m not sure about zettelkasten. I see many advantages. I’m sure I can configure a system to suit me. I’ll give it two years, if I can, before making a judgement. I know my problem will be sticking to it consistently enough. When I started I was only thinking that I needed to give up OneNote/Evernote and their peers for anything long-term.
I remain happy to use database solutions for current workloads, with short-medium term outcomes.