Structure Layer

The key element of LeL is to extract meta information from the notes and visualize them in a meaningful way. This helps you to create multiple layers with ordinary plain text (markdown) files. These layers can be created via:

  • File structure
  • Tags
  • Relations (graph)

File structure

The simplest structure is created by files inside the notes/ structure. Similar to Keepnote you can freely choose your folder structure and depth.


Lel visualize the folder structures and lets you quickly search for the file you need - and with a click it opens in your favorite text editor.

For convience the navigation can be set to sticky and stays on the left side or can be pushed easily to the front.

Note: You can already see that some information is displayed in the nav menu (parsed names from the @name annotation - explained later).


Tags can be specified in any markdown file in the notes/ folder with the following annotation:

# Any md-file
@tags kerberoast, ad/kerberoast

Multiple tags can be set with , as the delimiter. Each tag can have multiple levels separated through /.

Through the Tags view in the menubar you can easily search and group notes together, which contain the same tag.


Note: New view planned for v0.0.2

Relations / Graph

But the most crucial part and the main reason for LeL is the graph representation layer. You can easily create a reactive graph by including specifiy annotations inside your document. More details can be found at the graph section.


Each node is represented by one document. The minimal requirements to create such a node are:

@name example.com,
@entity server

Please keep in mind to choose unique names. Names can also be separated by ,. Afterwards the names can be used to create relations between nodes via the @ref annotation.

@name other.example.com
@entity server
@ref (this)->[connect to]->(example.com)
@ref (example.com)->[respond to]->(this)

Note: Planned for v0.0.2 is the notification, when a name is used more than once. pic

More annotations details and other relations can be found in detailed graph section.