• Notepad++ icon


    Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.

    Open Source Windows

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

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

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    Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku OpenSolaris ... Xfce

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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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    Official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment. Has syntax highlighting and is suitable for programming, with support for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD OpenSolaris

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Notepad2 Discontinued

    Notepad2 is a fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting. Simple as possible, but yet powerful. Has full...

    Open Source Windows

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    PSPad is a freeware programmers editor in 8 languages for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Some features are highlighted syntax...

    Free Windows

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    Most simple text editor. Just plain text, saves in .txt format. Not available for download; bundled with all versions of Windows.

    Free Windows

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    RedNotebook is a graphical diary and journal helping you keep track of notes and thoughts. It includes a calendar navigation...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

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    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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    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

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    A simple but effective way to keep on top of your tasks, 10 languages. ToDoList is a rare form of task management tool, one that...

    Open Source Windows

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    Task Coach

    Task Coach is a well-structured, portable, open source todo / task manager (supporting 50 languages). It grew out of frustration that...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux iPhone BSD iPad

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    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 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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    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

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

    Commercial Mac

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    A modified version (fork) of Notepad2 based on Kai Liu's and other people's patches.

    Open Source Windows

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    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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    ReText is a simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText documents with syntax highlighting and optional live preview. It is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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

    Commercial Mac

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    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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    SynWrite is a free source code editor and notepad replacement for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. SynWrite features: syntax...

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    EditPad Lite

    EditPad Lite is a general-purpose text editor, designed to be small & compact, yet offer all the functionality you expect from a...

    Free Personal Windows

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    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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    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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    AllMyNotes Organizer

    AllMyNotes Organizer is a multi-functional hierarchical information manager for Windows. Store all your Notes in virtual folders in...

    Freemium Windows

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    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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    Well, Gruik is for you if... - You take a lot of notes (post-it, gists, evernote, blog entries, .txt on your desktop (Oh you know...

    Open Source Web / Cloud 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...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    magpie - Git-backed Evernote replacement Magpie is an attempt to make a reasonably sufficient Evernote replacement where the users...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

QuickNote Comments

The QuickNote developer Jens Müller just announced in ...

Comment by em4020
about QuickNote Jun 2011

The QuickNote developer Jens Müller just announced in an e-mail to me: "For version 5.5 I have planned, that the text of the main note will be automatically saved while shutting down".
Many thanks to Jens Müller for this very quick improvement.


Maybe it would be possible to repair a small daily very int ...

Comment by em4020
about QuickNote Jun 2011

Maybe it would be possible to repair a small daily very interfering lack with the next version:
After quitting of "Vista business 64 bit" with a restart-command, "QuickNote" prevents the shutting down and the restart of the computer, although "Warn if removable media in drives at shutdown" is not selected.
This is very annoying if one after "Windows quit and restarting" exits the room, and then later ascertains the fact, that Windows is not quit yet because QuickNote prevents this.


I like QuickNote very much as a very flexible multi functio ...

Comment by em4020
about QuickNote Jun 2011

I like QuickNote very much as a very flexible multi function text editor and text storage box for daily use, because it is always with one mouseclick at the top of the screen ready to use. The storage location folder(s) is (are) freely selectable.
If I write comments in online applications or forums I first edit the text with Quicknote, then do some changes or translations (http://alternativeto.net/desktop/promt---free-online-translator-and-dictionary/) before posting the text online.
I have some often used standard texts as my phone number, OpenID-URL, account-numbers, fax number, mail-adresses, signatures, which I have stored in some texts in Quicknote, always ready to copy and paste it very quickly in e-Mails or other documents.
Only with QuickNote you can paste text from ComboBoxes or ErrorMessages in an editor.
I know no other editor with so many daily useful advantages. Try it and like it !