• 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 9/29/2016
    • Google Keep is more like a sticky note where as Evernote is a digital filing system where everything is better organized.
      Guest 7/27/2016
    • The main reason I don't use Google Keep is that it doesn't have a Firefox plugin.
      Guest 7/5/2016
    • Google Keep doesn't support text formating, only simple plain text. Evernote is more for MSWord-like notes.
      Guest 5/19/2016
  • Microsoft OneNote icon

    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

  • Laverna icon


    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

    • 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 10/1/2016
    • This is a web application. With Evernote I can take note without any connection and it takes care of my synchronization later on...
      Guest 7/3/2016
  • Simplenote icon


    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

    • Simplenote is just about making simple text notes
      Guest 10/22/2016
    • No import/export, requires use of "markups" instead of keystrokes for style changes
      Guest 7/5/2016
  • Zim icon


    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

  • TiddlyWiki icon


    TiddlyWiki is a highly customizable notewiki for capturing, organising and sharing complex information.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Xfce

    • Although the approach is different, it is an alternative for other platforms in regards to note-taking in which Evernote does not cover (self-hosting mostly).
      TVDN 8/5/2016
  • Tomboy icon


    Have you ever felt the frustration at not being able to locate a website you wanted to check out, or find an email you found...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Paperwork icon


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

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted PHP

  • Notezilla icon


    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 8/2/2016
    • 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 7/5/2016
    • I love the Windows desktop sticky feature. Super handy!
      Guest 7/4/2016
  • CherryTree icon


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

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • TagSpaces icon


    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
      Venom88 10/8/2016
  • CintaNotes icon


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

    Freemium Windows

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  • wikidPad icon


    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

  • NixNote icon


    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.
      Shaikailash 8/25/2016
  • OpenNote icon


    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 7/11/2015
  • DEVONthink icon


    Meet DEVONthink — designed to manage and keep in order all those disparate pieces of information so important to your work or studies....

    Commercial Mac

    • It has everything Evernote has and it doesn't lock your files into a proprietary format. And you don't have to pay a yearly fee for software you already paid for.
      Guest 10/2/2016
    • It's lacking in cloud-sync, and requires the extraordinarily expensive "Pro Office" version to convert image-based (e.g. scanned) PDFs so they're searchable, but this seems to be one of the closest equivalents to Evernote.
      Guest 6/29/2016
  • WizNote icon


    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

  • Nimbus Note icon

    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!
      bibjasjs 8/26/2016
    • Can import from Evernote including tags and images.
      xeam404 7/13/2016
    • Nimbus Note is practically an Evernote clone - and a great app too (I use it often).
      jasoncomely 9/15/2015
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  • Quip icon


    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


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

    Commercial Mac

  • ResophNotes icon


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

    Free Windows

  • Stickies icon


    Stickies is a PC utility written to replace Post-It-style notes left stuck to your monitor. The design goal behind Stickies is that...

    Free Windows

    • The key feature of Evernote is its syncing capabilities. Stickies does not offer syncing.
      Guest 1/30/2016
  • Turtl icon


    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 10/26/2016
  • hackpad icon


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

    Free Personal Web / Cloud

  • historious icon


    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 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

  • Notational Velocity icon

    Notational Velocity

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

    Open Source Mac

  • Thinkery icon


    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
      _strangeman 4/30/2016
  • 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

  • memit icon


    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

  • nvALT icon


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

    Open Source Mac

  • Leanote icon


    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

  • Quiver icon


    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

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Evernote Comments

markup issues

Negative Comment by andrewbell
about Evernote 2 days ago

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...


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


Changes to plans and pricing 4 Helpful

Negative Comment by babomancer
about Evernote Jun 2016


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

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.


Life helper

Positive Comment by lillymilligan76
about Evernote Apr 2016

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


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!


like it but..

Comment by robertmu
about Evernote Jan 2016

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


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


Great for notetaking

Positive Comment by Thelle
about Evernote Jun 2012

I love evernote so much. It has great tagging feature and works crossplatform! It is so good!

itimjim great comment about collaboration should though be taken into account!