Category: Electron App, Date: 12/2018


Frank is a minimalist Markdown notes app I wrote, when I wanted something simple, minimalist in nature and that did not require signup to some arbitrary online service. I love Markdown anyway and wanted to learn some new tech. Frank was born.

Node.js core with Backbone.js and NeDB all wrapped up in an Electron app for cross-platform availability.

To remove the need for lots of menus, the focus was put on shortcuts. Also, RegEx seach is implemented for quick filtering.

Here’s a quick shot of the UI (I did say it was minimalist!)


  • Backbone.js
  • Electron
  • Markdown
  • NeDB
  • Node.js