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PrivacyMay 27, 2022

Is DuckDuckGo Search & Browser Really Private?

I don't trust Microsoft and consequentially I can't trust DuckDuckGo. Microsoft holds all the cards when it comes to DuckDuckGo which is a ticking bomb. In short, can DuckDuckGo exist without Bing? No.
By Abdullah Atta
Lead developer
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PrivacyMay 27, 2022

Is DuckDuckGo Search & Browser Really Private?

I don't trust Microsoft and consequentially I can't trust DuckDuckGo. Microsoft holds all the cards when it comes to DuckDuckGo which is a ticking bomb. In short, can DuckDuckGo exist without Bing? No.
Abdullah Atta
By Abdullah Atta
Lead developer
DevelopmentMarch 22, 2022

Using React Native Skia to Build a 60 FPS Free-hand Drawing App

Let's explore @spotify/react-native-skia by building a fully native, 60 FPS, free-hand drawing app that allows us to change stroke color, width & export the drawing as an SVG file.
NotesnookNovember 02, 2021

Notesnook v1.6.0: Encrypted File Attachments, Notification Notes, Compact Mode & Widgets!

After about a month and a half of battling with encryption, S3 APIs, bugs, and testing, we are finally here with version 1.6.0.
PrivacyJuly 26, 2021

Privacy on WhatsApp: Are We Ready for a World Without Privacy of Data?

We are unknowingly beckoning the devil: a world where our every word will be watched and sold. The changes to Whatsapp privacy policy are a clear indication.
Notesnook

Notesnook v1.4: Monographs, UI Updates, and Yearly Plan

June 26, 2021
Abdullah Atta
By Abdullah Atta
Lead developer
DevelopmentMay 24, 2022

Using Javascript to Render Invalid HTML

HTML is an extremely flexible markup language but that doesn't mean there are no rules. Over the course of many years, browser engines became quite resilient to malformed HTML. But they weren't ready for Javascript.
DevelopmentJanuary 22, 2022

NeutralinoJS: The Next Best Alternative to Electron & Tauri

NeutralinoJS was not a new idea — instead of packaging the whole Node + Chromium with every app, why not reuse the already installed browser each OS comes with?
DevelopmentOctober 09, 2021

React useRef Hook for Dummies: How to Use useRef Correctly with Examples

React useRef hook is much more 'useful' than you might think at first. useRef is especially useful when you need to access functions of a component.
NotesnookJuly 08, 2021

A More Native Desktop Experience, Faster Sync, Vault Deletion & Improved Account Security

This release feels more like v1.5 than v1.4.1 but eh... there's now a more native desktop experience, a faster sync, better security, and improved UX.
NotesnookJune 20, 2021

Why We Made Another Note Taking App?

There are many online notepad and note taking apps. All can be used for writing notes. But none care about privacy of data. Notesnook is here to change that.
NotesnookMarch 25, 2022

Improving User Account Security with Two-factor Authentication

Our 1st priority was always to make our users' notes secure, and 2FA was a huge step towards that. Learn how we added 2-factor authentication & why we made certain decisions.
DevelopmentAugust 11, 2021

React Native JSI: Part 2 - Converting Native Modules to JSI Modules

React Native JSI seems daunting but JSI is, by far, the best way to deliver native performance. And the best part? No overhead. No unnecessary Promises.
DevelopmentJune 28, 2021

React Native JSI: Part 1 - Getting Started

React Native JSI (Javascript Interface) is the new layer that helps in communication between Javascript and Native Platforms easier and faster.