Note-Taking: The Vision of ERA

Posted on 09/15/2021

We believe that the process of writing, searching, and reading technical notes should be effortless. The vision of ERA is to provide a note-taking tool that seamlessly integrates with your development environment, without imposing long loading times, distracting animations, sluggish user interfaces, or unnecessary features that decreases your productivity.


ERA is a simple and user-friendly note-taking tool designed specifically for software engineers, with support for Markdown. We prioritise user privacy by storing all notes locally using a popular and efficient SQLite database. We aims to be the go-to markdown note-taking tool for developers and engineers worldwide, by providing a simple and easy-to-use solution, that integrates easily in your daily workflow.

Meet ERA - The Note-Taking Tool For Developers

ERA is designed to be professional, simple, and user-friendly. You don't need to study complicated user documentation for hours to learn how to use it. Instead, you can use it right away to take notes, document your work, and store your sensitive data locally on your machine.

As software engineers ourselves, we recognize that the majority of note-taking solutions in the market are not built for developers and their needs. Many of these tools compromise your privacy and data security, run solely in the browser, and are not tailored towards technical documentation.

Markdown Support

We have chosen to use Markdown as the primary language for note-taking in ERA. Markdown is a lightweight markup language that is easy to read and write. It allows users to format their notes using simple syntax, such as # for headers, * for emphasis, and - for lists. Markdown is widely used in the developer community and is compatible with many applications and tools, making it easy to integrate with your existing workflow. By using Markdown, we aim to provide users with a straightforward and flexible note-taking experience that can be tailored to their individual needs.

Privacy First

We understand the importance of data privacy and security. That's why we have made it a priority to store all notes locally, rather than on external servers. By storing data locally, users have complete control over their notes and can be confident that their sensitive information is not being shared or stored online.

To make this possible, we have chosen SQLite as the database for ERA. SQLite is a popular and widely-used database engine that is well-suited for local storage. It is fast, reliable, and lightweight, making it a great choice for a simple and fast, markdown note-taking tool like ERA. By using SQLite, we can provide users with a robust and efficient database that is optimized for local storage, ensuring that their notes are safe and secure.

Our Goals

We are committed to build a note-taking tool that is explicitly targeted towards software engineers and developers. And that should never change. We are confident that ERA will be the go-to note-taking solution for developers and engineers worldwide.