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 Thinking Notebook 
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 Markdown IDE 
Vision
Are you drowning in information, but starving for knowledge?

Where do you keep your private remarks like ideas, personal plans, exam preparation notes, gift tips, how-tos, dreams, business visions, finance strategies, meeting minutes and auto coaching notes? Loads of documents, sketches and remarks spread around the file system, cloud, web and Post-it notes? Are you affraid of your knowledge privacy? Are you able to find particular remarks once you create them? Do you know how are the remarks mutually related when you browse, read or write them? No?
Think as you read
Knowledge graph
Markdown with preview
Hoisting
I18n
Think as you write
MindForger is human mind inspired personal knowledge management tool:
Human Mind
MindForger aims to mimic human mind - learning, recalling, recognition, associations, forgetting - in order to achieve synergy with your mind to make your searching, reading and writing more productive.
Personal
MindForger ensures that you own your personal data. It respects privacy and enables security of your knowledge.
Knowledge
MindForger seeks knowledge hidden in your remarks to enable its mining.
Management
MindForger starts where editors and search engines end. It thinks as you search, browse, read and write. Once you find a remark, MindForger brings its associations. As you browse notes and read them it looks up related relevant knowledge in your notebooks. If you edit a remark, MindForger brings associations as you write. It reminds you about existing content related to the text being written.
Tool
MindForger is a desktop application for Linux.
Features
Multiple documents
Refactoring
Stencils
Tag navigator
Math
Recent notes
Refactoring
MindForger provides IDE-style features for notes - they can be easily cloned, promoted, demoted, moved, extracted, refactored within one or across different Markdown files. MindForger connects conventional outline editor features with emerging technologies to make you more productive.
Stencils
MindForger brings a basic set of stencils for quick creation of various notebook types - ranging from (regular) meeting minutes, software analysis and design documents to S.M.A.R.T.E.R. goals and GROW model templates. You can easily add your own notebook/note stencils to boost your (organization) performance.
Analytics
MindForger provides and will provide even more metrics and integrity checks. In addition your repository with Markdown (text based) files can be easily analyzed with variety of tools for text analysis, mining and analytics.
Synchronization
Your data can be easily synchronized among all your devices (workstations, laptops, tablets, mobile phones) in a variety of ways. Use SCM (own Git, private GitHub or BitBucket repo) and/or cloud drive (with custom encryption) you trust.
Sharing
If you need to securely share MindForger repository or Markdown file with somebody else (colleague, friend, customer), then simply use a secure protocol (like SSH) and/or remote private SCM repository (like Git) which enables cooperation.
Backup
You can easily create compressed archive with your data and store it as backup. If you are fine with a remote private CMS repository or cloud drive, then MindForger repository can be backed up incrementally in more than one location.
FLOSS
Eisenhower matrix
G.R.O.W. model
Markdown with preview
MindForger is open, free, well performing Markdown IDE which respects your privacy and enables security:
Open
MindForger is open source software (FOSS) - anybody can download, review and audit its source code. MindForger also uses open formats - remarks are written in Markdown. Therefore you can edit them with any text or Markdown ( Remarkable, CuteMarkEd, UnColored) editor.
Free
Free software is primarily a matter of liberty, not price. You are free to do what you want with your copy of a free software regardless of how much is paid to obtain the program. MindForger is licensed under free software license + you don’t pay for downloading and using MindForger.
Performance
Even initial MindForger implementation is able to work with relatively big Markdown files and repositories - 1000s of sections and 100s of files are parsed and indexed instantly and can be searched, viewed and edited without any problem.
Privacy
MindForger stores your data locally on your machine. It does not upload anything anywhere. Neither your data nor anonymized digest is uploaded to the Internet (cloud, server or service).
Security
MindForger repository can be easily encrypted using any tool by you e.g. ecryptfs.
Community

Follow @mindforger on GitHub, Twitter, Google Groups, Facebook and YouTube.
Getting Started
First Steps
Content

If you want to try MindForger as Markdown IDE/editor, then check examples below. Simply clone Git repository and open it from its root directory using MindForger:


JavaScript Algorithms
git clone https://github.com/trekhleb/javascript-algorithms.git && cd javascript-algorithms && mindforger .
ProGit
git clone https://github.com/progit/progit && cd progit/en && mindforger .
Pure Bash Bible
git clone https://github.com/dylanaraps/pure-bash-bible.git && cd pure-bash-bible && mindforger .
Check documentation for more Markdown content examples.
Contribute
Current MindForger implementation is just an initial imperfect sketch of much broader vision. It's purpose is to demonstrate viability of thinking notebook idea and to show possible research directions.
Feel free to contribute! Don't hesitate to contact me.
Contribute
  • Bugs and suggestions ... submit bugs, issues, ideas and enhancements.
  • Translations ... translate MindForger to your language.
  • Platform support ... port MindForger to your favorite OS or distribution.
  • Code ... submit pull request or patch with implementation of a feature you missed.
  • Research ... consider making your AI/ML, NLP, data mining, ... research on top of (your) documents indexed to MindForger ontology.
  • Integration ... how-to or code enabling integration with your (favorite) project.
  • Enhancements ... submit performance, efficiency and/or productivity enhancements.
  • Documentation ... write a document, blog post or tweet, create YouTube video, ...
Releases

MindForger releases:

Knowledge Graph Navigator (1.47.0)
Standard Terminology and Toolbar (1.46.0)
Eisenhower Matrix, Tags View and Recent Notes (1.43.0)
Initial Release (1.42.0)

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