Programming language: JavaScript
License: GNU Affero General Public License v3.0
Tags: Note-taking & Editors    
Latest version: v0.45.6

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Trilium Notes

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Join the chat at https://gitter.im/trilium-notes/Lobby Trilium Notes is a hierarchical note taking application with focus on building large personal knowledge bases. See screenshots for quick overview:

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Trilium is provided as either desktop application (Linux and Windows) or web application hosted on your server (Linux). Mac OS desktop build is available, but it is unsupported.

  • If you want to use Trilium on the desktop, download binary release for your platform from latest release, unzip the package and run trilium executable.
  • If you want to install Trilium on server, follow this page.
    • Currently only recent Chrome and Firefox are supported (tested) browsers.

Trilium is also provided as a Flatpak:


See wiki for complete list of documentation pages.

You can also read Patterns of personal knowledge base to get some inspiration on how you might use Trilium.


Use a browser based dev environment

Open in Gitpod

Or clone locally and run

npm install
npm run start-server


  • CKEditor 5 - best WYSIWYG editor on the market, very interactive and listening team
  • FancyTree - very feature rich tree library without real competition. Trilium Notes would not be the same without it.
  • CodeMirror - code editor with support for huge amount of languages
  • jsPlumb - visual connectivity library without competition. Used in relation maps and link maps


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This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Trilium Notes README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.