We have an amazing community of Supernotes users around the world. We asked them why they love Supernotes so much!
“The new right-hand pane, the UI, the keyboard shortcuts, the 1200 character limit, it being perfect for a zettelkasten, the export to markdown and PDF, embedding pictures. As a package, Supernotes is amazing.”
“[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.”
“I can organize all of the information that is valuable for me in one place. I feel that I do not just dump my knowledge into some sink, which, much like a black hole, won't ever expose that information again. On the contrary, I feel great relief once I filed some information as I can be certain that anytime I need that information, Supernotes will present it to me.”
“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.”
“Supernotes main two benefits over Obsidian are that it reduces a ton of friction, and includes the ability to collaborate with others. While I love the idea of having a daily note it often ends up being tricky to know what information should go in your daily not and which information should be filed away in a folder. Supernotes' Daily collection means you don't have to make this choice, because any information you capture regardless gets logged to the day it was captured.”
“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.”
What apps have you replaced with Supernotes? “Mainly Notion. I feel that Supernotes is better to use for my notes. Especially for quick notes and thoughts. I love that you can customize the menu on the side with only the notes that are relevant to you.”
“Fluid, simple and easy to learn UI. I have been looking for a long time for a decent note taking app with back linking that doesn't feel like I am working with code (Roam Research, Obsidian). I also found the UI on other more popular note taking apps such as Evernote and Notion to be quite overwhelming and takes a significant amount of time to learn.”
“SN reminded me there is value in a good interface. Seeing parents and tags in context, having the ability to quickly filter by them by clicking on them, the simplicity of excluding vs including vs not considering a filter in the search is excellent.”
“Honestly it’s UI and ease of use. I wanted to try Obsidian, but it’s so overwhelming I never added any notes. Supernotes is beautiful and has all the tools I’ll need for a zettelkasten, but not so complicated that I can’t tell up from down or where to put things.”
“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 starting to move all my bookmarks and random notes on my phone (relating to personal interests, work interests, and.. other) to Supernotes so that all my 'info' is in one place. Love it.”
“OneNote turned into a messy dumping ground of unfinished notes/screenshots etc. Pages of unnecessary notes that I didn't need to keep, and it was really hard to find anything. I see Supernotes as more of a long term record of notes I actually want to keep and will refer back to - the beautiful layout prompts me to keep my notes clean and tidy too!”
“Coming from Bear, the amount of code highlighting straight out of the box was a big draw. As well as being cross-platform/available on the web. I also love the Daily collection.”
“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’m an AI researcher and so far I’ve been using Supernotes to keep track of concepts (ideas) from multiple sources. I was initially using Notion, Craft, and some text editors like Bear. But there was something missing.
I needed a way to express ideas that could come in handy in the future without it necessarily being just “notes” and the intuition behind Supernotes felt like it. I’m able to morph ideas into perspectives (of said ideas), as having some relation with other ideas, etc... allowing me to create structures.”
“Mobile and desktop sync. I work between two laptops and a mobile so I love for my PKM to be available wherever I am. A strong web app and native apps where available bundled with sync is a killer feature from my view”
“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.”
“A few things: the design, graph view, and the character limit per note. I think Supernotes is the simplest approach I've found to implement a Zettelkasten-esque system and ultimately that's why I subscribed.”
“I love having cards instead of the outliner view. They're helping me to distill my thoughts in small snippets, and they allow me to have a bird's eye view of what I'm working on, especially with the Broadsheet view enabled.”
“I love how much lesser of an overhead it is to create notes and connect them compared to Notion. It feels more intuitive, simple, clean and powerful. It encourages to be concise and break things down which I love.”
“Gorgeous design. I’m tired of all these ugly apps where people can customize it with css. They always end up looking like sh***y versions of MySpace pages from 2005. A good looking app is super important to me and Supernotes is beautiful.”
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