Migrating from neuron

To use Emanote in your existing neuron notebook,

  • Configure it to use Neuron-like layout (this is optional)
  • In all notes, replace neuron’s z:zettels-style tag queries with Obsidian-style queries.
    • Note: Query results do not impact graph connections (thus backlinks). If you want to establish connections to multiple notes, do it by explicitly linking to them individually. Emanote chose this option, because it was simpler to implement. Users are encouraged to try to persuade the author otherwise if there is a compelling rationale.
  • If you have a head.html, transfer its contents to index.yaml (see example and explanation)

Capabilities Emanote provides, but neuron does not

  • Live server (thanks to Ema)
  • Better linking
    • Flexible WikiLinks (link to directories, or based on path, eg: [[Foo/Bar]]) including File WikiLinks.
    • More lenient handling of malformed Markdown (eg: broken links)
  • Obsidian-style queries
    • “Timeline backlinks” (Twitter-like registering of thoughts on any note)
  • Full-text search
  • Better hierarchical directory tree integraion
    • Full path based URLs (unless slug is set)
    • Static files can be placed anywhere (not just in ./static folder)
  • YAML based configuration at per-route level
  • Layer system (merge Zettelkastens, or overlay them)
  • Hierarchical tag index, and task index.

Porting existing Vim plugins

See JSON export.

Links to this page
  • Markdown ✍️

    You can link to a note by placing the filename (without extension) inside double square brackets. For example, [[neuron]] links to the file neuron.md and it will be rendered as Migrating from neuron. Note that it is using the title of the note automatically; you can specify a custom title as [[neuron|Moving off neuron]] which renders as Moving off neuron or even force use of filename with [[neuron|neuron]] which renders as neuron.

  • HTML Templates

    Unlike Neuron, Emanote’s generated HTML can be completely customized. Emanote uses the Heist HTML template system that supports non-trivial constructs like recursion; see here for a tutorial on its syntax.