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    Evernote easily captures information in any environment on most devices and platforms, and makes this information accessible and...

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    Microsoft OneNote

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

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    Free 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...

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    Commercial Mac

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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

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    Simply awesome note taking.

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    Scroll, Quill & INK

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Free Mac iPhone iPad

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    mvilla Draft

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nvPY Comments

Following up

Comment by Cyrille
about nvPY Jul 2016

Cross-platform open source with 4 years continued activity; I'm following up! Hopefully nvPY can integrates in a mostly cli workflow.


A good start!

Positive Comment by bwoah
about nvPY Jun 2012

Thrilled to see a cross-platform version of Notational Velocity Alt. Keyboard shortcuts work great, making it a lightning fast way to find notes and add new ones. Will be nice once a preferences menu is added to easily change fonts and themes, but this is a perfectly usable application as is.