How I'm Using Standard Notes
I started using Standard Notes by the end of 2020. I loved the simplicity, the privacy focus, and the syncing between devices. I subscribed to the 5-year extended plan at a discounted price then.
I had thousands of notes in Evernote that were accumulated during 7+ years of use. When I realized that all that information was trapped in one proprietary application, I asked myself: “What if I wanted to move these notes around?”. Also, Evernote got increasingly slower and bulkier. After learning about Markdown and Standard Notes, I exported all my notes from Evernote to the markdown format.
Starting over (almost) from scratch
So I had all my notes backed up in markdown, now what?
I didn’t actually re-imported all of them to Standard Notes. I archived my old notes because I noticed that most of those notes were assorted clippings from the internet. I realized I was a hoarder of information created by other people.
So I started over, copying only a dozen notes that had information I wanted to continue having access to.
As of today, this is how I’m organizing my notes:
(Note: I use nested tags, a feature only available on paid plans in Standard Notes)