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Pods v0

Goal

Make it possible for people to import/export their data between Dendron and any other platform that contains information a user might care about.

Details

Dendron wants to be your central digital nervous system - our end goal is to be the best possible way to create, build, use, and share the knowledge that matters to you. To do that effectively, we believe its important that you have full control of your information. This means having your data available in plaintext markdown and having an note-taking tool that is local and open source. But we want to go further than that which is where pods come in. Dendron refers to a pod as anything you could conceivably use to store/publish notes. Evernote, Roam, static websites, twitter - any and all of these things are potential pods. The vision with pods is that you should be able to seamlessly move your information in and out a pod and in and out of Dendron.

Unlike what the notion marketing folks might tell you, we don’t believe there is a one size fits all approach when it comes to knowledge management, a concept that includes collecting articles, project management, journaling, collaboration, and basically any workflows that involve working with information.

While Dendron will make it possible for you to do these things, it will also help you move your information to tools that do it better for a given use case. Imagine being able to collaborate on a note using google docs, use the spreadsheet functionality in airtable to organize and all the while keep a canonical copy of that note inside Dendron where it is just a lookup away.

If you have ideas about pods and pod related workflows that you would like to see us build, please come discuss them with us in our newly created #pods channel.

Tasks

  • establish basic pod framework
  • use pods via extension
  • use pods via CLI
  • create 2 pods
  • support custom pods
  • document pods

Next

  • community voting on pods
  • stabilize pod API