I love Jekyll and Github pages. My blog is based on those two. I decided to use them to take notes as well. It is easy to write, accessible everywhere, safe and versioned.
Before I was using Apple’s Notes application. That was good already: saving to cloud, searching, formatting, etc. However, I hate copy pasting things in that application. Formatting is aweful and you have to click around too many times to fix it. Other downsides are it is using a cloud service from Apple -which I don’t like the idea-; you cannot make your notes public; you cannot easily access them anywhere else.
But, with Jekyll and Github pages:
- My notes are safe on Github
- I can access my notes everywhere as it is just public and online
- It is so easy to write something down with Markdown syntax (I use Kramdown btw)
- My writings are versioned and I can check history any time I want
- It is Git! Easy to maintain.
- Prepare stuff while offline.
This is also much better than Evernote or something similar as I often note code fragments.
Downside is that one shouldn’t write private stuff there. Well, this is no problem for me as I have another mechanism for that.
My notes are available at http://personalnotes.aliok.com.tr .
Source is hosted on Github.