Have yet to find the English term, but in Dutch those decorative lines flowing from initials and versals are called Cadellen. The dutch wikipedia page on book illumination is quite good.
I'm testdriving Joplin for the more structured “projects and tasks” part of note taking. Can sync through Nextcloud. Nextcloud seems to be offered more often as a specific syncing option besides the usual dropboxes and iclouds etc.
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