After Evernote restricted the number of devices you could use with the free plan, I moved over to Notion. Notion isn’t just a simple note taking app with independent documents, its a big database, where every note can connect to other notes making it easy to sort things into categories.
I’ve used Notion for a long time, but after I really got into privacy, I started to search for a encrypted alternative. I wasn’t comfortable anymore with organising my entire life in one central, unencrypted place owned by some coorporation.
So, I started to search for an alternative. I eventually found Anytype, but it was invite only, so I couldn’t try it yet.
I moved on and started using StandardNotes. I still use it today and I am pretty happy with it.
Now I got access to the Anytype alpha and wanted to write about it here.
When you launch Anytype for the first time, you are greeted with a seed phrase that secures your private key.
After you save that key and proceed, you get to your homescreen.
On the homescreen, you can create new sets using pre-build templates using the plus button on the top right.
Your anytype “account” is encrypted using a private key that is protected by your seedphrase and it is synced using IPFS.
Because of that, you can also use Anytype on your Smartphone:
One thing I noticed with the desktop app is that is always launches in full-screen mode and it feels kinda sluggish. I probably won’t continue to use it for now, but we’ll see how Anytype evolves.