With all the different note-taking tools out there, Laverna may be a nice option for those readers looking for a Markdown note-taking app that offers a little extra privacy. Users create encrypted Notebooks with custom headings, check lists, and code blocks all by using Markdown. (See the 10-02-2015 edition of the Scout Report for an online tutorial on using Markdown). That said, Laverna helpfully includes shortcuts for all Markdown features by adapting icons similar to those used in Microsoft Word. Laverna will also appeal to users looking for simplicity: unlike some online notetaking platforms, Laverna sports an unfussy interface that allows users to focus on their notes rather than other distractions. In addition, users can sync their Laverna notes with Dropbox or Remote Storage. Laverna is not quite ready for Android devices, but is available for machines running Linux, MacOS, and Windows.