Logseq: a free and open source application to create notes, manage tasks, create a knowledge graph, etc.

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Short: Logseq is a versatile knowledge platform supporting Markdown and Org mode. You can create tasks, manage notes and do a lot more with them.

In the information age, it is crucial to properly organize your thoughts, to-do list, and any other notes related to your work/life.

While some of us choose to use separate apps and services, how about using an open-source, privacy-friendly all-in-one app to do it all?

This is where Logseq comes in.

Logseq: Privacy-friendly knowledge platform with support for Markdown and Org mode

Logseq aims to help you organize, create to-do lists, and create a knowledge graph.

You can use existing markdown or organize mode files to easily edit, write, and save new notes.

Officially, Logseq is still in beta testing, but it’s been receiving recommendations since it’s been in alpha.

Not to mention, it can also be a nice open source alternative to Obsidian. By default, it relies on your local directory, but you can choose any cloud directory to sync through your file system. So you control your data.

If you haven’t configured any cloud storage, you can try using the Rclone, Insync, or rsync commands.

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Logseq offers powerful capabilities and also supports plugins to further extend functionality. Let me highlight some of the key features to help you decide.

Logseq Features

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Logseq offers all the essentials for a knowledge application platform. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Markdown Editor
  • Support for files in org mode
  • Back link
  • Page and block references (link between them)
  • Embed pages and blocks to add citations/references
  • Support for adding tasks and to-do lists
  • Possibility to add tasks according to priority or by order A, B, C.
  • Publish pages and access them using localhost or GitHub pages
  • Support for advanced commands
  • Ability to create a template from your existing resource for reuse
  • Page aliases
  • PDF Highlights
  • Create maps and review them quickly to memorize things
  • Excalidraw Integration
  • Zotero Integration
  • Add a custom theme by simply creating a custom.css file. There are also community created files for quick use.
  • Custom keyboard shortcuts
  • Ability to self-host Logseq
  • Cross-platform support

Even though this is beta software, it worked as expected in my brief tests. I’m not an advanced user checking out the awesome knowledge graph, but if you have lots of Markdown notes, you can add them, link them, and check the generated graph yourself.

I was able to add tasks, link pages, add references, embed pages, check knowledge graph for my existing data.

You can always change the Marketplace theme and add functionality using plugins, which should help customize your workflow experience.

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I found it incredibly easy to use, and the documentation explains everything well if you get stuck somewhere.

Install Logseq on Linux

You can find the AppImage file in its GitHub releases section for pre-releases and betas. Moreover, you should also find it on Flathub. So, you can install it on any Linux distribution of your choice.

If you need help, you can refer to our AppImage and Flatpak guides to get started.

Either way, you can head to its official webpage to know more about it.

Have you ever tried Logseq? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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