This is in part a rant and in part a call for help.
Remnote has all the features I could dream of. Yet, recently I have been exploring alternatives because creating new Rems it’s frustrating.
When compared to any of it’s other competitors, Remnote it’s the slowest at launching, loading a database, searching and creating a new item. This is true for both the web interface and the macOS app.
To set things straight, this is what I travel on:
Internet connection is 100+ Mb/s.
A screaming M1 Max MacBook Pro, which chews through any task like it’s nothing.
I have tested my library loading times on any possible browser, and I’ve also tried starting from scratch.
Is the above reflected in anyone else experience?
I appreciate that this might sound like I am being to hard on this app, or asking for something it’s not supposed to deliver. Yet, I think we all agree on the fact that the number one requisite for a PKM system is speed.
A student needs to be able to input new information quickly and move on to the next thing. If the wait to getting started is a minute or more, it’s easy to loose momentum. PKMs, Second Brains or a note managing systems are supposed to be an addition to one’s life, not busywork. This is why I felt it was important to voice out my concern.
I love Remnote, I have been on board since the very early days. However, this app has been increasingly feeling more of an obstacle than an aid to my workflows.