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Requirements:

  • Hierarchical/tree based structuring of notes
  • Multi user (simultaneous access to different notes)
  • Definitely NOT SaaS
  • Not an Emacs/Vim plugin

Want (but not need):

  • a GUI tool
  • Libre/Open source

Don't care:

  • if self-hosted web app or native program
  • Would you also like to use complex formatting, LaTeX, tables, embedded images in your notes? – andselisk Jul 8 '17 at 15:12
  • It'd be a nice extra, but not something I (still) am looking for. (Sorry for the late reply) – Xunie Jan 7 '18 at 17:15
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How about Emacs's Org mode?

  • Hierarchical/tree based structuring of notes — Check. This is its most characteristic feature, as a descendant of outline.el.

  • Multi user (simultaneous access to different notes) — This isn't provided by Org itself, but because Org documents are plain text, you can use generic tools such as SSH or version control systems (e.g., Git).

  • Definitely NOT SaaS — Check.

  • Libre/Open source — Check; it's part of a GNU product.

Org is a native application. It's written in Emacs Lisp.

  • Well, it doesn't sync automatically, which I would really, REALLY appreciate. And since I don't know how to work Emacs in the first place... Also, this answer is off-topic according to the help page. Which states "ready-to-use". Using multiple programs to accomplish this task is not what I would call "ready to use" – Xunie Jul 1 '17 at 23:18
  • @Xunie Try Tramp. Then, whenever you save the file, it's actually saved remotely. Same for loading. – Kodiologist Jul 1 '17 at 23:21
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    @Xunie "Using multiple programs to accomplish this task is not what I would call 'ready to use'" — Welcome to the Unix philosophy. – Kodiologist Jul 1 '17 at 23:25
  • I can't expect these people to all grok Emacs, neither am I interested in learning yet another text editor just to take some notes. UNIX philosophy or not, still off-topic. ;-) – Xunie Jul 1 '17 at 23:30

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