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  • Laverna icon

    Laverna

    Laverna is a JavaScript note taking application with Markdown editor and encryption support. Consider it like open source alternative to...

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    • 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
    • Main reasons why I believe this is a best alternative to Evernote, OneNote and Google Keep: - Markdown - Open-source Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Laverna has the following advantages over Evernote: 1. Encryption (and therefore privacy/security); 2. It's open source (trustworthy); 3. Self-hosted (you control your data); 4. Supports Windows, Mac & Linux (Evernote has no Linux version). JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Laverna is awesome, works on Linux and gives you options to secure your data. Oh and unlike Microsoft and Google, they don't leech all your data on a continuous telemetry stream Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Only requires a html5 compatible web browser and can use it offline. Works very well with firefox and google chrome. Easy to install on personal web server. To sync data between devices can use a remote storage server. Guest • Mar 2017 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
  • Simplenote icon

    Simplenote

    Made by the company behind WordPress , Simplenote is an easy way to keep notes, lists, ideas, and more. Your notes stay updated across all your devices.

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    • 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
    • No import/export, requires use of "markups" instead of keystrokes for style changes Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Simplenote is a cross-platform app that allows you to take simple (as the name implies) text-based notes and sync them across your devices. There is markdown support, but little else. It's Evernote with almost everything but the note taking feature taken out. If that appeals to you, it's great. Also, thumbs up for open source and Linux support! JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Not an archiver. Simplenote is for just that: simple markdown notes. Guest • Jun 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • True to its name, it is simple. Windows, Linux & Android all are supported. No media support. Text only. User2778798Jun 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Simplenote is just about making simple text notes Guest • Oct 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 lightweight markup syntax and see it...

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    • Great to store and organize notes, possibility ton includes pictures. You can synchronize your notes with your favorite cloud plateform, notes are saved in the .txt format. The problem is : you need to install an app (not available on android) to use effectively AND it uses a markdown different than other apps. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Includes nested notes, Wiki-like linking, and conversion to HTML samuelhunterJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • it's impossible to use it in sync Many time it lost files if more than one device is in use... also not at the same time. LordMaxJul 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Turtl icon

    Turtl

    Turtl is a private place to keep your notes, research, passwords, bookmarks, dream logs, photos, documents and anything else you want kept safe. Turtl's easy tagging...

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    • Turtl stores your info encrypted, unlike Evernote. Much more private. Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • you can easily share boards of bookmarks & notes you can synch files & images it's cross platform & free Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Turtl is presently more of a bookmark sync utility than Evernote replacement. (For an open source Evernote replacement see TagSpaces). Unlike Evernote, Turtl is open source and use end-to-end encryption so that you can store simple notes and online bookmarks with full privacy, even from the Turtl developers. A browser plugin works together with the client to capture links. It's still being developed but already a good choice for cross-platform bookmark/note syncing. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Windows versions do not work properly. There is very little documentation and a poor forum. AnonATMar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Turtl has a great potential to be a full alternative to evernote in the future. But that will take time, still waiting for import feature from other services like evernote,simplenote etc. kbabirFeb 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Client-side AES encryption (private), open-source and free syncing. Markdown support, attachments, bookmarks, browser plugins and apps for Win, OsX, Linux and Android. Best used for simple notes, but it's infinitely better than, say Simplenote and much more private than Evernote. Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Paperwork icon

    Paperwork

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

    Open Source Linux Web Self-Hosted PHP Cloudron

    • Easily the most advanced alternative to Evernote. Basically has all the functionality of Evernote's web app, plus it's free and open source. The downside is that it's self-hosted, which means that if you're a beginner with setting stuff you you'll find it hard to get going. If that's the case, see if TagSpaces or Elephant might do what you want. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Tomboy

    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 interesting, or remember an idea about the...

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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 down. What makes wikidPad different...

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    • If you like hierarchical ("logical") organization and still want to cross reference. Wikidpad is the number 1 choice for you. iwanaandersonDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    NixNote

    NixNote, formerly Nevernote, is an open source client for Evernote .

    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
    • Just for clarity: NixNote is an alternative CLIENT software that allows Linux users to access the Evernote SERVICE. It has been developed because Evernote do not provide a client for Linux users. JohnFastmanJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
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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 Piggydb, you can create highly...

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