Long-form documents are impractical for storing knowledge. Niklas Luhmann discovered this and that's why he came up with is Zettelkasten system for storing knowledge. He based it on notecards! We've taken it a step further making our notecards collaborative, linkable, nestable and so much more. Wave goodbye to those esoteric folder–file structures we have relied on for 100s of years which just aren't suited to how we think.
“Within no time I had cards setup for each topic/project I want to keep track of, and had them organised as I wanted them.”
“Love the design, card layout, somehow the design is easier on the cognitive front. Pulling up related cards are much easier than say Roam, Craft, and other apps.”
“Supernotes is exceptional for organization. I can have hierarchy AND backlinks AND good UX ... The notecard format is amazing. It makes me think atomically.”
“[Supernotes] has changed my mindset for learning ... the concise note design forces me to hone my notes into the key points and write in a way that makes sense out of context of that lecture, rather than just copying what the lecturer says. Ultimately, Supernotes has helped me be more intentional and invested in growing my knowledge base.”
“Everything! I have a personal, family and work space. I love the card concept and note boards concept for structure.”
“The thing that won me over is the Zettelkasten card system philosophy. I love how the cards are linked as child cards, direct links, or tags. It's easy to link up ideas in a way that makes sense.”
“I am a PhD researcher. Personally, I am currently using supernotes as a dump for little snippets of information that I pick up from texts, academic articles, that I derive myself. These includes facts, questions, equations, methods etc. I then can search through them and I write more long-form fleshed out thoughts in Obsidian.
I like how Supernotes forces you into a mindset of small notes that can be easily searched and synthesized into larger notes.”
“① The notecard: it keeps me from being too prolix – and preserves maneuverability (plus it's familiar).
② The mix of vertical hierarchy (parent cards, the tree) with non-hierarchical linking (via bi-directional links + tags) – it makes me a bit panicky if I can't switch between them (i.e, outlines are useful, but only just).
③ Privacy! You're not mining and monetizing my data.
④ I can PDF out of Supernotes into the physical realm when I need tangibility.”
“To be honest, I have made an ample research to find the perfect app and I couldn’t find anything like Supernotes. If I had to pick a thing that grabbed my attention is the cards system because nearly all notetaking apps intended to build a knowledge system are focused in long form writing.
I think that the UI/UX using cards instead of a single page long form text is brilliant.”
“The card based interface is helpful for memorizing key concepts pulled from my notes and other materials, both analogue and digital. Moreover, the program is well designed. I’m in the architecture profession, so I appreciate well-designed apps. I think it’s the most beautiful note taking app out there.”
“I have checklists of what needs to be revised, and then notecards for every subsection of topics, my degree is in health and literally everything is connected so it serves almost as a mind map for me. I used to use just regular apple notes and I cant imagine still doing this. The design is BEAUTIFUL okay. Feels like an actual home for my notes.”
“I'm an executive director for a youth nonprofit. Use notecards for each phone call I make, for ideas, for reference info relating to my job, for quotes I like, for managing relationships with community leaders and donors (people as parent cards and children for each notecard with information related to them), for distilling concepts (i.e. Stoicism), want to start Journaling with it, saving travel ideas, and lots more. It's awesome!”
“I use it for making research. I am a PhD student and I am trying to use Supernotes for my Zettelkasten method. My PhD is in engineering. The interface… it is beautiful. Also the graph view.”
“Compare to Roam, card is better than outline. Daily collection is better than daily note.”
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