Multi-Platform/OS Zettelkasten Program - Need Advice Please
Recently discovered the wonderful world of Zettelkasten.
Currently, using pen and index cards.....OK, for now, but can see benefits of having a digital system, easily searchable, etc.
Issue for me in selecting digital tools is the various OS related issues I have and how to resolve them.
At work, I use a Win 10 laptop. Due to nature of company I work at, the IT dept locks down our computers really tightly for security. So, I cannot install any software myself, would have to have IT do it and it's a big deal to get a program that is not typically used installed.
One workaround is having a program that does not have to be 'installed' to run on the laptop. Example is ToDoList by AbstractSpoon. I just copied the program files to my documents folder and can run it by double-clicking program file.
Other option is to use an online app like Notion, etc. I can run it from web browser OK on laptop. Downside is having to be online to use it. But it does allow me access it on my personal laptops such as MacBookPro and a few other laptops dual booting linux and Win10.
So, seems like either I go with online program like Notion, etc (preferably a non-subscription based app, but willing to consider if benefits are enough), or 'portable' Windows 10 app for work and installable app for my personal laptops.
I do like idea of solution that allows my data to be used on whichever laptop I want to use. So, either online data or on USB drive?
Hope this is not too confusing......
Greatly appreciate any and all input from the great minds here!