CherryTree vs Bangle.io

Side-by-side comparison of features, reviews, pricing and more

CherryTree

Category: Note Taking
Industries: Students, Businesses, Professionals

Pricing

Free

Bangle.io

Category: Note Taking
Industries: Education

20M+ Downloads
5/5

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CherryTree reviews

Good-looking and feature-full note taking software. Not just for programmers but for writers and researchers as well.

- xvhpqg

I was looking for an open source alternative to Workflowy. This is about as close as I could get. The UI isn't all that modern, but it is fairly configurable. You can change the fonts used and their sizes. The size of the toolbar items can be changed, you can actually make them really big. In my case I disabled the toolbar; the icons mix badly with a dark theme. The other thing that is a bit annoying is the icons. They are tiny and quite dated too. Maybe a nitpick on my part? Still, at least you can change the default entry icon from the cherry to any of the options they provide, such as a dot, like in a bullet list. I'm happy with this application. It does everything I need it to do well, without subscriptions or needless cloud dependency.

- terra_shark

Fantastic note-taking app, probably the best in the business in that it isn't cloud based, works windows and linux, and supports encryption and has tons of features. The only major problem I have with it is that nearly every Linux distro out there is removing CherryTree from their standard repos. I can't get it after Debian 9, Fedora 30, or CentOS 7. Even Manjaro doesn't include it anymore. Anyone have any idea why?

- xenmaster

Bangle.io reviews

Looks cool, but it’s more like a markdown editor in the browser than a Notion alternative

- CupCakeArmy

A Markdown WYSIWYG text editor in the browser that works with local files. https://bangle.io @bangle_io look very promising.

- Paul Smith @paulmsmith · Dec 28, 2021

Can confirm that @bangle_io is that fast and simple to use. Just load the site in a chrome browser and open the local directory. It loads fricking fast, opens backlinks quickly, and shows previews of linked pages instantly (with the possibility to edit them). Lacks adv. features.

- bangle.io Retweeted Alexander Rink

Pros & cons

CherryTree

Pros
Feature rich (hierarchical notes, tables, code boxes, image import, db import/export, etc.)
Not bloated with features you don't need
Super easy to keep all your notes on dissimilar topics all in one place, well organized and easily navigatable
A very sophisticated note taking and text-copying tool

Cons
It is mostly for people undertaking technical tasks
The tool is not a convenience tool as other note-taking apps are
No mobile :/ sometimes you need it..
and not, I don't want to use joplin, is nowhere near the same
UI the first time is weird
It seems from the roadmap this will change for better
No custom icons in a easy way :/ yes sometimes you need it
Either way, you can change it or add more icons there is a topic on how to do it on github.

Bangle.io

Pros
No data hostageYour notes stay securely in your computer's local folder, giving you the power to own your data and do whatever you want with it
MarkdownAutomatically saves your notes in simple human-readable Markdown format, a format designed for humans and not machines
Works offlineBangle.io is a modern web app that does not need the internet to work
You can also install it as an app to get native functionalities.

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