Concept

graph TB subgraph Your computer qon((QOwnNotes))-->md{{"Markdown files"}} sync("Nextcloud Sync")-->md qon-comp("QOwnNotes browser extension")-->qon end subgraph Your Nextcloud server qon-api("QOwnNotesApi")-->ncs[("Nextcloud server")] nc-notes-app("Nextcloud Notes")-->ncs end nc-notes-mob("Nextcloud Notes mobile app")-->nc-notes-app qon-->qon-api qon-->ncs sync-->ncs style qon fill:#d0d0ff,stroke:#333,stroke-width:4px click qon "../concept/#qownnotes" "QOwnNotes Desktop Application for managing your notes on your desktop computer" click md "../concept/#markdown-note-files" "Markdown, media and attachment files in your note folder" click qon-comp "../concept/#qownnotes-browser-extension" "QOwnNotes browser extension for managing bookmarks in markdown files and as web clipper" click sync "../concept/#nextcloud-desktop-sync-client" "Nextcloud desktop sync client to sync your notes to your server" click ncs "../concept/#nextcloud-server" "Nextcloud server to host your notes and other files" click qon-api "../concept/#qownnotesapi-nextcloud-app" "QOwnNotesAPI Nextcloud app to access your server-side trash and note versions" click nc-notes-app "../concept/#nextcloud-notes-server-app" "Nextcloud Notes server app to manage your notes in the web" click nc-notes-mob "../concept/#nextcloud-notes-mobile-app" "Nextcloud Notes mobile app to manage your notes on your mobile phone"

QOwnNotes

  • QOwnNotes stores notes directly to your note folder as markdown files
  • It can talk directly to your Nextcloud / ownCloud server to share notes
  • You can also access your note history and trash on your Nextcloud / ownCloud server via the QOwnNotesApi Nextcloud app
  • Todo lists on your Nextcloud / ownCloud server can be accessed from within QOwnNotes
  • QOwnNotes does not sync your notes and media / attachment files, file syncing is a hard business, there are already good solutions for it (see Nextcloud desktop sync client)

Markdown note files

  • You own all your notes and media / attachment files!
  • Yours notes are stored as plain-text Markdown files on your desktop computer
  • You can use any text editor you like beside QOwnNotes to view or edit your note files
  • Sync your notes with other devices (desktop & mobile) with your Nextcloud or ownCloud sync client to your server

QOwnNotes browser extension

You can manage your browser bookmarks with QOwnNotes or use it as a web clipper.

Info

Please visit QOwnNotes Web Companion browser extension for more information.

Nextcloud desktop sync client

Sync your notes with other devices (desktop & mobile) with your Nextcloud or ownCloud sync client to your server.

Tip

Of course other solutions, like Dropbox, Syncthing, Seafile or BitTorrent Sync can be used too to sync your notes and other files

Nextcloud server

To work with your notes online you can use servers like Nextcloud or ownCloud.

You can host your own server or use hosted solutions.

Tip

Of course other solutions, like Dropbox, Syncthing, Seafile or BitTorrent Sync can be used too to host your notes and other files

QOwnNotesAPI Nextcloud app

QOwnNotesAPI lets you access your server-side trashed notes and note versions.

Info

Please visit QOwnNotesAPI Nextcloud App for more information.

Nextcloud Notes server app

Use Nextcloud Notes to edit your notes in the web.

Warning

Keep in mind that Nextcloud Notes currently only supports up to one level of subfolders.

Nextcloud Notes mobile app

To access your Nextcloud / ownCloud notes from your mobile device you can use different apps.

Android

Tip

You could also use any sync-tool like Synchronize Ultimate or FolderSync to sync your note files and use software like neutriNotes to edit your notes.

iOS

Tip

You can also use Notebooks and sync your notes via WebDAV, there is a good tutorial at Taking Notes with Nextcloud, QOwnNotes, and Notebooks

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