Dendron vs Obsidian
Dendron is an open-source, local-first, Markdown-based note-taking tool in a form of a VS Code plugin. It aims to create a world class developer experience for managing knowledge.
Obsidian is a stadalone Markdown-based note-taking text editor with excellent note-linking abilities. You can easily build and navigate whole knowledge bases with Obsidian.
Fan of note-taking apps? 🤔
Maybe Paper is what you're looking for.