Alternatives to Microsoft OneNote for Windows with any license

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  • Evernote icon

    Evernote

    Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving. The app allows users to create a "note" which can be a piece...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Blackberry Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear Kindle Fire Pebble

    • Evernote can't be used to draw with the stylus Guest • Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It is far and away lacking many features of onenote, most noticeably the ability to have sections and subsections of notes in binders. Making it not good for keeping ORGANIZED notes. Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Google Keep icon

    Google Keep

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

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

    • I can't write like a pencil and in several spaces in the screen Guest • Dec 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • You can save simple notes to Google Keep but OneNote does a whole lot more. Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Onenote allows hierarchy of notebooks, folders, notes. Much more useful than Evernote Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Laverna icon

    Laverna

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

    • Writing with a stylus is a major feature of Onenote. Laverna doesn't support that. Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Simplenote icon

    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. It just works. Your notes are...

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

    • I tried it on my chromebook nad as a extension it does not allow to have more than one file, everything is in the same file. This may not be the case with another os but for the one I have this is not an alternative. That's not to say it is not good if that is what you're looking for, It does what it does well. Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Zim icon

    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • synchronization across platforms is missing Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • CherryTree icon

    CherryTree

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

    Open Source Windows Linux PortableApps.com

    • its not OneNote, but its as close as I´ve found on linux. This finally frees me from Windows. Just started using it, but already i can see it will do. Now if only it accepts photos, voice clips, videos and webpages I can call it a day! Guest • Jan 2017 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 down. What makes wikidPad different...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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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 information.

    Freemium Windows PortableApps.com

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  • NixNote icon

    NixNote

    NixNote, formerly Nevernote, is an open source client for Evernote . It is written in Java so it will also run on Windows & OS-X, but the primary focus has been...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    KeepNote

    KeepNote: note-taking and organization. KeepNote is a note taking application that works on Windows, Linux, and MacOS X. With KeepNote, you can store your class...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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    • Discontinued No new releases since March 2012, but last version, 0.7.8, is still working and can be downloaded from the official website.