What is new?
- This Local Native release marks as a personal milestone to satisfy my day-to-day use case for web bookmarking and note-taking with title, URL, tags, and description.
- Search, create, read, delete and pagination are implemented for desktop (gnu/linux, mac), browser extension (firefox, chrome/brave) and mobile (ios, android).
- On desktop, time-series charts are shown to allow filtering on time range, and tag cloud is visualized.
About sync with other devices
Maybe the biggest drawback of not using a centralized service is losing the "convenience" of everything synced on every device.
- Currently, the Local Native desktop implemented wired sync based on files via exchange and appending items from one to another and vice versa.
- Also, the Local Native desktop implemented
ssbsync by setting up target keys.
- Wireless via bluetooth seems achievable (on android).
- safe network?
Known quirks could be improved
There is definitely plenty of room for improvements, some known ones among many others:
- No windows desktop build because of an upstream issue.
- On iOS, the layout of the tags is not optimal as it does not scroll, and each tag is the same width regardless of character length.
- Crash when adding note on Nexus 5X. (on Pixel 2 and Nexus 6 is fine)
- Mac app store build has a sandbox issue, so it is not quite usable. (DMG works)
However, given this release now satisfied my day-to-day bookmarking needs, my limited spear time will be mostly on trying more aspirational things.
This serves as proof that one has a choice to not use a centralized service to manage web bookmarking and note-taking.