Say hello to your second brain
LinkEdit is a minimalist personal knowledge manager (PKM). Point to any folder on your Mac and manage your markdown notes. Create auto-updating links between your files which can go in both directions.
- Free app without subscription
- One-time In-App Purchase to unlock unlimited backlinks
- No tracking or third-party analytics, your notes are fully private to you
- Open file system storage
- Compatible with iCloud Drive or Dropbox
- Auto-updating backlinks
- Basic Markdown preview
- Open Quickly panel
- Customisable text editor
Features you can expect from any great Mac app, thanks to SwiftUI and AppKit.
- Multiple windows and tabs
- Inline file renaming
- Drag and Drop
- Find and Replace
- System Spell Checking
- Automatic theme switching
- Low memory usage
LinkEdit Markdown parser uses SwiftUI.
Build connections between your notes.
- Links can be clicked when note is in a preview mode.
- Notes show amount of backlinks in a sidebar and total count of all links in bottom status bar
- List of backlinks is accessible in a separate “Inspector” window
- You can even rename your files and move them. Links will continue to work with limitations described below.
- Auto-updating links only can work when you rename your files within the LinkEdit.
- You can move your files anytime as long as your file names are unique.
- If your file name is not unique, LinkEdit will use full path to your note and will keep it up-to-date whenever possible. This means you can move the file and rename it, link path will update automatically. However you have to do it within LinkEdit.
- Links and backlinks metadata stored as JSON files in the
- Deleting linked file will remove link from metadata
- You can only link to a files within your root folder.
At this moment LinkEdit backlinks requires your root folder to have a unique name.
Navigate to the
meta folder and delete a folder when necessary to prevent metadata mixing between 2 separate root folders AKA “vaults”.
- LinkEdit supports Mac App Store sandbox, meaning it does not have access to your files unless you grant access in Finder
- LinkEdit remembers one folder as your default and retains access between app launches
- LinkEdit keeps a list of recently opened folders and you can work with them in multiple windows
- Access to non default folder is not saved after you quit LinkEdit, you will have to use the open dialog again
- You can change default folder in Obsidian preferences
Command + ,.
Drop me a line via email, and follow LinkEdit on Twitter.
- LinkEdit has no tracking or third-party analytics, your notes are fully private to you.
- LinkEdit does not upload your notes anywhere.
- You are welcome to sync the files you own with any tools available such as iCloud Drive.
Last Updated: August 20, 2022