Spent a little more time with this – looks like a really nice tool. Some things that stand out:
can easily embed code snippets
can add properties to any block that can be queried
powerful query language, so you can build content out of queries. This gives you the ability to have dynamic content.
As an example, you could log billable time and add an hours property to each entry. Then you could write a query that would sum up, report hours, etc. This is more than a notes tool, it’s a full blown database, stored in Markdown files.
I’m also learning a lot about how to use notes systems like this. Logseq people advocate working mostly in your journal. You make entries that have links/tags to other topics. When you view these other topics, all the entries with links/tags show up. Workflowy also does this, but it’s not quite a slick as Logseq.
This is not as powerful as sharing nodes in Workflowy, but would still allow you to have different graphs – perhaps one for personal, and then another for a project/company.
Logseq seems to detect file changes pretty well – if I do a git pull in my logseq dir which pulls in changes, the content in the Logseq app seems to update. Not sure what happens yet when you get a git conflict …
Encryption is probably a much harder problem to solve – at least with un-encrypted files, you could always manually fix them up if something went wrong – especially if you use Git as the store as you can always see what changed, revert, etc.
If I used Logseq, I’d probably not encrypt my notes so I could store them in Git. And as I use my own private Git server, things are fairly private. One person mentioned encrypting hard drive – that might be the best way to do security on personal computers and servers. However, this gets back to the trade-off – if you encrypt/lock down things are you in more danger of:
an unauthorized person gaining access to data and doing theft/damage/harm?
you loosing encryption keys, etc and locking yourself out?
In general, I think we personally and as organizations tend to have an inflated view of how important our data/ideas are (at least for those of us who are not celebrities). No one cares. In the information age, as the supply increases, information (and ideas) are increasingly of less value (supply and demand), and connecting ideas/people/organizations, and the ability to execute is what matters. Discipline and connections (in an individual or company) is hard to steal.
The only attraction to my notes might be if someone could steal something (money, identity, ransomware, etc). The blessings of obscurity .
The value of connections is also why tools like Obsidian, Roam, Notion, LogSeq, Workflowy are interesting – they help you to connect information. What I’ve learned about LogSeq had changed how I use Workflowy – I do a lot more [[ … ]] links.