KleverNotes: Some news about the project!


I’m Louis, the creator of Klevernotes.

For those who don’t know Klevernotes :

KleverNotes is a note taking and management application for your mobile and desktop devices. It uses markdown and allow you to preview your content.

It’s been roughly 9 month since I made my first post about it and 7 month since the last update. Now that things have settled down for me and I’ve transition from reddit to here, I thought that it might be cool to give some news !

On the last update I was still working alone on my personnal repo. However quickly after my post, Carl Schwan helped me integrate the KDE incubator program and has reviewed my code/answered my questions since then.
I thank him very much for that !

Btw : lots of respect for him, I’m quite ennoying with questions lol !

What’s the state of the app ?

What was new on the last post:

  • Better image support
  • Better table support
  • Some css tweaks
  • Various bugs fixes

What’s new now ?!

Here’s a list more or less in order :

  • adding todos (might need some rework)
  • various UI tweaks
  • sidebar treeview as been reworked (kirigami Addons) + search for notes
  • possibility to make quick drawing and embed them as images
  • adding link to the toolbar (they’re now clickable in the preview)
  • various bug fixing
  • possibility to print your note to pdf
  • 4 news default css style for the preview + possibility to create your own css style (need some documentation)
  • settings page, as well as the various dialogs, has been ported to FormCard style
  • shortcut for all actions (possibility to customize them will come)
  • a markdown cheat-sheet
  • moving from marked.js to an equivalent written in C++ (this will make life much more easier for futur features implementation)

What am I working on right now ?

As I said, the new C++ parser make life much easier for new feature, I’m now working on a “note linking” feature, similar to Obsidian (the map won’t be included with this)

On the side, I’m starting to make some research to embed emoji, and enable code highlight.

Quick side note

I know that the concept is similar to marknote, I don’t know who was first and I don’t care. Both project have a similar base idea but very different approach to it. I won’t list all the differences and will let you discover them if you want. :wink:

Thanks for reading me !
I’m open to any discussion/feedback :smile:

Link to the gitlab : Office / KLeverNotes · GitLab


Interesting, have you considered implementing the QOwnNotes API to help with Nextcloud integration?

Have you looked into having handwritten notes in a similar way to what Xournalpp/Xournal++ does? Would be great to have a Qt/KDE counterpart to it!

Didn’t knew about it, I’ve saved the link and will look into that, thanks !!

I do agree with you that it would be great to have a Qt/KDE counter part, however I want to keep the focus on markdown with some “extensions” here and there.

Edit : @julicenri this was suppose to be a reply to your comment, but I don’t know if I replied to your comment or just made a comment myself (discuss is confusing with this…)