Contribute to memos


memos is built with a curated tech stack. It is optimized for developer experience and is very easy to start working on the code:

  • It has no external dependency.
  • It requires zero config.
  • 1 command to start backend and 1 command to start frontend, both with live reload support.


  • Node.js, requires version >=18.0
  • pnpm, requires version >=8.0
  • Go, requires Go >= 1.19
  • Air for backend live reload


  1. Clone the repo

    git clone
  2. Start backend using air

    air -c scripts/.air.toml
  3. Start frontend

    cd web && pnpm i && pnpm dev

memos should now be running at http://localhost:3001 and change either frontend or backend code would trigger live reload.