Denote - Alternative for your zettelkasten in emacs
While I was doing my research for an alternative to The Archive in Windows being unhappy with the mainstream options I found Denote. After working with the archive for 2 years and reading a bunch of times the Getting Started I can say this one ticks all of the boxes for me. Yes the downside is learning emacs, although maybe not A LOT of emacs and just what's necessary to feel comfortable with Denote. Also, it doesn't rely on org-mode so you don't need to also be familiar with how org mode works and just stay within emacs for your note taking needs. Another big win is that of course its free.
I'll leave a link to a video from the developer here.
What do you think about it?