1.No tedious setting prior to note-taking all the tools and data arrangement strategy were presented by the software. Anyone could use this software to start taking notes immediately and don’t to worry about the aggregation and organizing information afterward. For other softwares like obsidian, you really need to think about how to organize your note for later organization by dataview plugin or other plugins.
2.Nice UI without any complex configuration.
1.Fake local data storage strategy, although the data were claimed to be stored in local disk, the user doesn’t actually own the data. The local data cannot be read or manipulated by third-party editor, which makes the entire user-own-their-note concept failed, and your note might die if the Anytype project is discontinued. so in terms of data availability, this app has no difference with Notion, since notion also has ways to export data as markdown or other formats.
2.Bad dark theme. The dark theme will have a blur glass like blurry effect in front of the reversed text and background color, which makes the dark theme lack of contrast and hard to read the content of the notes.
3.Unable to adjust the margin and font size. although I understand the restricted line length for a better reading experience, but the unadjustable font size makes it hard to read.
4.If you have to restrict the length of the line and have relatively large margin space, maybe you can offer a split or multiple panes to show more notes.
5.Predefined note structure makes user have to curate and standardize their note while writing their notes, which makes it easier for others to exploit these informatiton if the notes were accidentally leaked.
In general, this software has no intrinsic difference with Notion, it’s not an Obsidian-like local note-taking software that allows the users to actually own the data, but you have to accept the encryption strategy and syncing that the company set by default, you don’t have easy access to note storage files which are in .idb format.
Previously I thought that Anytype could reproduce a Notion-like note taking experience on a markdown-based file system, but actually, it’s not and I am a little disappointed. still, this is a very nice note-taking software. And the developer has the ambition to push it into the next level, while I read the documentation, I found the developer mentioned machine learning multiple times, Anytype offers note-taking environment that allows high level of curation and labeling of information which might be exploited by machine learning algorism. this could be a concern for privacy first users.