• Google Keep icon

    Google Keep

    Google Keep has several features including color coding notes, inserting images, creating lists, geo-fencing, shareable notes, and...

    Free Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet ... iPad Chrome Android Wear

    • Very good note searching. Good integration between desktop and mobile. Use google docs for rich formatting and large texts.
      Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Google Keep is more like a sticky note where as Evernote is a digital filing system where everything is better organized.
      Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • The main reason I don't use Google Keep is that it doesn't have a Firefox plugin.
      Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Google Keep doesn't support text formating, only simple plain text. Evernote is more for MSWord-like notes.
      Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Microsoft OneNote

    A digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Windows RT Windows Phone ... iPad Apple Watch Android Wear Kindle Fire

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    Laverna

    Laverna is a web application written on JavaScript. It's built to be an open source alternative to Evernote. Laverna stores...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

    • Main reasons why I believe this is a best alternative to Evernote, OneNote and Google Keep: - Markdown - Open-source
      Guest • 15 hours ago Disagree   Agree
    • It is open-source, encrypted storage that allows you to host your own data. It also provides desktop apps for all platforms (unlike Evernote)
      Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • This is a web application. With Evernote I can take note without any connection and it takes care of my synchronization later on...
      Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Simplenote

    Simplenote is an easy way to keep notes, lists, ideas, and more. Your notes stay updated across all your devices. No buttons to press....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

    • Very quick sync, responsive UI, works good across Windows, Linux and Android, although missing support for graphical notes and more text formatting options
      Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Simplenote is just about making simple text notes
      Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • No import/export, requires use of "markups" instead of keystrokes for style changes
      Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Zim

    Zim brings the concept of a wiki to your desktop. Store information, link pages and edit with WYSISYG markup or directly typing some...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Paperwork icon

    Paperwork

    OpenSource note-taking & archiving alternative to Evernote, Microsoft OneNote & Google Keep

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted PHP

  • CherryTree icon

    CherryTree

    A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file. ...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Notezilla

    Colorful & powerful sticky notes app for Windows & Phones. Set reminder alarms, attach them to any website or document...

    Commercial Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

    • Notezilla is far more convenient, simple & easier then evernote. Love notezilla, worth trying
      Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Completely different application. Great for quick notes to stick to the desktop or an application, but not good for storing web pages, photos, etc.
      Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • I love the Windows desktop sticky feature. Super handy!
      Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    TagSpaces

    TagSpaces is a multiplatform application, which allows you to manage and organize your local files with the help of tags.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Self-Hosted ... Chrome Firefox

    • TagSpaces is built as an Evernote alternative for note taking and information management
      Venom88Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    CintaNotes

    CintaNotes is an ultra-ergonomic, productivity-boosting notetaking app for Windows. It will help you collect, organize, and find any...

    Freemium Windows

    • It also grabs text from other sources with a keyboard shortcut and stores it as a note. Text from web pages is also stored with it's source URL.
      astral_cyborgNov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    wikidPad

    wikidPad is a Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    OpenNote

    OpenNote was built to be an open web based alternative to Microsoft OneNote and Evernote . ...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

    • Keeps your data out of 3rd party hands, and I like that. Add this to a freedombox and you're off to the privacy races :-)
      Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    NixNote

    NixNote, formerly Nevernote, is an open source client for Evernote . It is written in Java so it will also run on Windows &...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Amazing alternative to Evernote for Linux, it works great! Evernote on web sucks, so this is a great solution for Linux users.
      ShaikailashAug 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    WizNote

    WizNote is a Note software, which is especially designed for Internet users and mobile Internet users. WizNote focuses more on notes...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Windows RT Android Tablet iPad

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    Nimbus Note

    Nimbus tools will make sure you never forget or lose your valuable data again. Create and edit notes, save web pages, screenshots and...

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Windows Phone ... Chrome Chromium

    • this is the closest program I have found that is a direct replacement for Evernote in both function and "feel". Support staff is excellent. There is even an Evernote Importer built in!
      bibjasjsAug 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Can import from Evernote including tags and images.
      xeam404Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Nimbus Note is practically an Evernote clone - and a great app too (I use it often).
      jasoncomelySep 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Turtl

    Turtl is a private place to keep your notes, research, passwords, bookmarks, dream logs, photos, documents and anything else you want...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Self-Hosted

    • Turtl stores your info encrypted, unlike Evernote. Much more private.
      Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Quip

    Quip is a modern word processor that enables you to create beautiful documents on any device, including the iPad, iPhone, and the...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Alternote icon

    Alternote

    Gorgeous note-taking app for Mac with Evernote integration. Alternote has pixel-perfect interface...

    Commercial Mac

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  • ResophNotes icon

    ResophNotes

    Very similar to Notational Velocity but for Windows. Features •Simple and fast notes on Windows •Sync online with...

    Free Windows

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    hackpad

    Smart collaborative documents. Personal notes. Classroom collaboration. Company wiki. Hackpad has you covered.

    Free Personal Web / Cloud

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    historious

    Historious saves a copy of web pages you bookmark, so that you can find pages youve bookmarked easily without needing to add words as...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Flamory icon

    Flamory

    Flamory remembers things, so you don't have to. Make snapshots of web pages, files and desktop apps. You can find snapshots later...

    Free Personal Windows Internet Explorer Chrome Microsoft Office Powerpoint Microsoft Office Word Adobe Reader ... Notepad++ Firefox Adobe Acrobat

  • KeyNote NF icon

    KeyNote NF

    KeyNote NF is a flexible, multi-featured tabbed notebook, based on Windows standard RichEdit control. It's always accessible with...

    Open Source Windows

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    Notational Velocity

    Notational Velocity is a mouseless application for storing and retrieving notes. With Notational Velocity, searching for notes is...

    Open Source Mac

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    memit

    Memit is a social knowledge management service (both web and mobile) that is built to make people smarter based on the content they...

    Free Web / Cloud iPhone

  • Thinkery icon

    Thinkery

    Thinkery is a fast and lightweight tool for storing notes, bookmarks, todos, organized through #hashtags. Bookmarks are stored in...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome Firefox

    • It's good alternative for functionality but Thinkery is less debugged and its interface is not so good
      _strangemanApr 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    nvALT

    nvALT is a fork of the original Notational Velocity with some additional features and interface modifications by Brett Terpstra and...

    Open Source Mac

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    Leanote

    Leanote is an open source cloud notebook. Everyone familiar with Golang and mongodb are welcome to contribute code to it! Leanote...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    Piggydb

    Piggydb is a Web notebook application that provides you with a platform to build your knowledge personally or collaboratively. With...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    Transpose

    A smart workspace. Manage your notes, data, clients, workflow, calendar, audio notes, projects, team collaboration, and more with...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • MyTetra icon

    MyTetra

    MyTetra is open source and cross platform personal manager for information accumulation. It is powerful program for data memorization...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Quiver icon

    Quiver

    Quiver is a notebook built for programmers. It lets you easily mix text, code and Markdown within one note, edit code with an awesome...

    Commercial Mac

  • Omni Notes icon

    Omni Notes

    Note taking open-source application aimed to have both a simple interface but keeping smart behavior.

    Open Source Android

  • Oinker icon

    Oinker

    Oinker looks like a plain chat program on the surface, but it allows you to save the specified messages (called ‘oinks’ in Oinker) on...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • QOwnNotes icon

    QOwnNotes

    Plain text notepad with markdown support and todo list manager for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, that works together with the notes...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Qt

Evernote Comments

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Positive Comment by elainecharles
about Evernote 12 days ago

helps me make notes, to-dos, voice memos and much more. very handy. 10/10 from me.

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markup issues

Negative Comment by andrewbell
about Evernote Oct 2016

Can easily screw up the notes, if the markup is pretty complicated. Happened many times with me, so I had to switch to other solutions.
Hard to export your data, only some enux format, which is proprietary.
Recent update limit number of connected devices, which is another downside...

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great app

Positive Comment by micapresser94
about Evernote Sep 2016

really helps with tasks and its really easy to learn. one of the best apps ever made

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Changes to plans and pricing 4 Helpful

Negative Comment by babomancer
about Evernote Jun 2016

https://blog.evernote.com/blog/2016/06/28/changes-to-evernotes-pricing-plans/

Importantly for free/basic users: "Beginning today, the prices for our Plus and Premium tiers will change for new subscriptions, and access from Evernote Basic accounts will be limited to two devices."

Evernote have also announced higher prices for paid plans.

Evernote Basic
Free

The easiest way to get started with Evernote, Basic has been and will remain free of charge. Evernote Basic supports web clipping and note sharing, so you can capture memories, ideas, and inspiration and save them forever.

On Basic, you can access notes on up to two devices, such as a computer and phone, two computers, or a phone and a tablet, as well as on the web, so you can continue to take your notes with you throughout your day. Passcode lock on the mobile app, formerly a paid feature, is now available on Basic as well.

Evernote Plus
$3.99/month or $34.99/year (save 27%)

To stay in sync across all your devices, consider Evernote Plus. You’ll also enjoy the ability to take notebooks offline on a mobile device, so your notes will be with you wherever you go, even when there’s no Internet connection. You can forward emails into Evernote and keep them alongside related notes, complete with attachments, and 1 GB of upload space each month means you can keep all your projects together.

Evernote Premium
$7.99/month or $69.99/year (save 27%)

Get the full power of Evernote with Evernote Premium, a set of tools designed to help you go paperless and take ideas into action across all your devices. Find text buried inside Office docs. Annotate PDFs. Discover connections between notes, turn business cards into phone contacts, or present your work with one click. Premium includes 10 GB of monthly upload space, and you have all the benefits of Plus and Basic, too.

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Life helper

Positive Comment by lillymilligan76
about Evernote Apr 2016

App - reminder. It helps when there is no time for everything. Great design .

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Great app!

Comment by JamesJoyce
about Evernote Jan 2016

What I like most is the constant improvement, rapid correction of minor errors and great custom support! From my point of view, one of the best apps in productivity segment!

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like it but..

Comment by robertmu
about Evernote Jan 2016

i like it but i definitely think it needs to some improvements.

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I prefer OneNote hands-down.

Negative Comment by menace97
about Evernote and Microsoft OneNote Dec 2015

I have tried both Evernote and OneNote, both of which are free now, over the years and I still find OneNote to be much easier to use, collect, share, find information, etc.

Using OneNote with Onetastic fills in some of the gaps that were lacking in OneNote.

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I am looking for an alternative to Evernote that supports Markdown (or even better MultiMarkdown)

Comment by behrangsa
about Evernote and Day One Nov 2015

There's DayOne, but it misses some features that I need:

Also even better would be to allow the user choose what format (Markdown, RTF, etc.) each one of its posts should be in.

  1. A web-based interface apart from native apps
  2. Cross-platform (available on OS X and Windows and +1 if it is also available for Linux as well as iOS and Android)
  3. Beautiful UI (there are some cross-platform apps that are way too ugly)
  4. Syntax highlighting code
  5. Folders, tagging, uploading images, etc.

I think that's basically it.

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Best of its kind!

Positive Comment by Fylleth667
about Evernote Oct 2015

Been using it for years - ok, having some issues from time to time but it's always there when we talk about information retrieval and archiving!

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Evernote's making "mail to" functionality premium, so I'm looking at alternatives

Comment by pollyq
about Evernote Jun 2015

I like a lot of things about Evernotes functionality, but I got an email today saying that the ability to email something into a notebook is going to be premium functionality, and I'm just not willing to spend $50 a year for that, so looking for alternatives.

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Mobile app

Positive Comment by DamianN
about Evernote Mar 2015

Been using for a year now and I really like it. I think the desktop interface could do with some improvement, but the app for mobile is simply great.

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Evernote and Soho

Negative Comment by TommyDee
about Evernote Jul 2014

Would have switched to Evernote for cross platform value, but there seems to be no way to migrate my five or six years of Soho notes to Evernote. Alas.

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MustHave for notes

Comment by sunshinelove
about Evernote Jun 2013

I use it for everything! You can never imaging how much you need until you start using it.

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