Gingko Desktop – An Update

Hi all!

The Desktop version of Gingko is nearly ready to be launched!
You can find it on the new homepage, here:

Here are some of its features:

  • Downloadable desktop app for Windows, Linux, and Mac
  • Work entirely offline, and save to files, by default
  • Full undo/version history (not navigable yet, though)
  • Drag and Drop
  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Import/Export JSON files from/to web version (manually)
  • Export Markdown

And here is some of what’s still missing:

  • Automatic sync or backups
    (but you can save files to a Dropbox folder to achieve auto backups)
  • LaTeX support
  • Card-splitting
  • Search
  • Import OPML or Markdown
  • Export to Word, or any other format besides plain-text and JSON.

It’s been a long road, but I’m happy with how it’s turned out. It might not be much different to look at, but it’s been rewritten in such a way as to allow much more powerful features to be built in the future.

Check it out, let me know what you think, so I can iron out the last few bugs before announcing it to everyone on the full mailing list.


2 thoughts on “Gingko Desktop – An Update

  1. I’d love updates from within the app, but that can come after a good search/replace (maybe even with ‘ticks’ in the scrollbar showing matches, a la Chrome!). App is fun to play with but I can’t do anything extensive with it without search. 🙁

    Suggestion: to follow Mac app conventions, the Gingko menu should have Preferences and Quit (not ‘Exit’) and Hide_Gingko and Hide_Others, and there should also be a File menu next to the Gingko Menu for creating & closing windows & tabs, for Save/SaveAs options, for Page Setup, and for Print.

    1. Thanks for the comments. Updates from within the app are now working (as of version 0.8.5). Search will be coming.

      Mac conventions are very useful for me to hear about from you. I have never used a Mac extensively, so these details tend to be missing from my designs. Thanks!

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