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  • Evernote icon


    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 of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a...

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

  • Microsoft OneNote icon

    Microsoft OneNote

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

    Freemium Windows Android Mac iPhone Windows RT Windows Phone ... iPad Apple Watch Android Wear Kindle Fire

  • 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. It just works. Your notes are synced across your devices when you create, add to or change them. ...

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

  • 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 lightweight markup syntax and see it previewed as-you-type. Creating a new page is easy by either...

    Open Source Windows Linux Mac BSD

  • 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 interesting, or remember an idea about the direction of the political landscape in post-industrial Australia?...

    Open Source Windows Linux Mac BSD

  • CherryTree icon


    A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file. The following languages are supported: Chinese Simplified (Channing Wong, up to date) Czech (Pavel...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • RedNotebook icon


    RedNotebook is a graphical diary and journal helping you keep track of notes and thoughts. It includes a calendar navigation, customizable templates, export functionality and word clouds. You can also format, tag and search your...

    Open Source Windows Linux Mac Xfce

  • Notezilla icon


    Colorful & powerful sticky notes app for Windows & Phones. Set reminder alarms, attach them to any website or document, organize them using folders/tags, sync sticky notes between devices & send notes across LAN or to any...

    Commercial Windows Android Web / Cloud iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • CintaNotes icon


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

    Freemium Windows

  • 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 down. What makes wikidPad different from other notepad applications is the ease with which you can...

    Open Source Windows Linux Mac BSD

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  • NixNote icon


    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 to try and get a usable environment for Linux. Features ...

    Open Source Windows Linux Mac

  • WizNote icon


    WizNote is a Note software, which is especially designed for Internet users and mobile Internet users. WizNote focuses more on notes of rapid collection, management, reading and sharing. WizNote is smaller, more stable, and more...

    Freemium Windows Linux Android Mac Web / Cloud iPhone ... Windows RT Android Tablet iPad

  • KeepNote icon


    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 notes, TODO lists, research notes, journal entries, paper outlines...

    Open Source Windows Linux Mac

    • Discontinued No new releases since March 2012, but last version, 0.7.8, is still working and can be downloaded from the official website.
  • 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 a single keypress, even if you work in another application. The basic idea in KeyNote NF is that...

    Open Source Windows

  • Leanote icon


    Leanote is an open source cloud notebook. Everyone familiar with Golang and mongodb are welcome to contribute code to it! Leanote provide services for note and blog. You can use "note" as your personal notebook, if you want...

    Open Source Windows Linux Mac Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    Notational Velocity

    Notational Velocity is a mouseless application for storing and retrieving notes. With Notational Velocity, searching for notes is not a separate action; rather, it is the primary interface. Searching encompasses all notes content...

    Open Source Mac

  • Oinker icon


    Oinker looks like a plain chat program on the surface, but it allows you to save the specified messages (called ‘oinks’ in Oinker) on the spot, and more importantly, it allows you to connect the messages in an infinite number of ways...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • 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 code editor, live preview Markdown and LaTeX cells, and find any note instantly via the full-text...

    Commercial Mac

  • Gruik icon


    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 what I mean)...) - You want to "Bring You Own Server" (later, a free hosted version will...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • TreePad icon


    A free and lightweight outliner, only 465KB in size. It allows you to store all your notes, emails, texts, hyperlinks, etc. into one or multiple plain-text databases. With the look and feel of the familiar Windows Explorer, editing...

    Free Personal Windows Linux Raspberry Pi

  • Zoho Notebook icon

    Zoho Notebook

    Online Notebook application: Zoho Notebook lets you combine text, images, audio, video, RSS feeds, documents and much more. Online Collaboration: You can share a single image or selection of text from a page rather than the whole...

    Free Personal Android Mac Web / Cloud iPhone Apple Watch

  • Fetchnotes icon


    Fetchnotes helps you capture and organize short notes like books to read, ideas and shopping lists - like sticky notes for the modern age. Spend less time organizing your notes and more time acting on them! With apps on the web...

    Free Android Web / Cloud iPhone Android Tablet iPad Chrome

  • Magpie icon


    magpie - Git-backed Evernote replacement Magpie is an attempt to make a reasonably sufficient Evernote replacement where the users control their data. Basically, magpie is just a web tool for managing text files in a git repo....

    Open Source Windows Linux Mac Web / Cloud

    • Discontinued This project is both discontinued and dangerous: "Magpie is no longer under active development. There has been a `disclosure`_ of a bug that exposes the entire filesystem through Magpie."
  • My Notes Keeper icon

    My Notes Keeper

    Home Of My Notes Keeper - My Notes Keeper is the premier note/outliner application for Windows 9x/2000/XP/NT. It allows you to store all of your notes and information in an easy-to-use outline, where you can quickly find what you...

    Commercial Windows

  • AllMyNotes Organizer icon

    AllMyNotes Organizer

    AllMyNotes Organizer is a multi-functional hierarchical information manager for Windows. Store all your Notes in virtual folders in one file! Everyone is unique so AllMyNotes Organizer offers freedom of individualizing your...

    Freemium Windows

  • TreeDBNotes icon


    TreeDBNotes is a powerful and easy-to-use personal database program, Word Processor with Tree Structure. User interface in 21 languages available. Features: Search, Replace, Case options, Insert file/ link/ image/ time/ date/...

    Freemium Windows

    • Yes, however - TreeDBNotes lack certain features, and needs improvement Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • OutWiker icon


    Outwiker - Personal wiki and outliner License: GPL 3 EN: OutWiker is designed to store notes in a tree. Such programs are called "outliner", personal wiki, or tree-like editors. OutWiker's main difference from...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Elephant icon


    Elephant is a notetaker with a classic interface you already know. Keep your notes to yourself. No accounts or clouds. For syncing use Dropbox, Github, rsync, ... No feature bloat or redesigns, ever. Elephant stores notes in...

    Open Source Windows Linux Mac

  • footnote icon


    A beautiful, fast, and simple note taking app in the style of elementary

    Open Source Linux

  • The Guide icon

    The Guide

    The Guide is a two-pane outliner - a program that allows you to arrange text notes in a tree-like structure. It supports formatted text, exporting to RTF and hyperlinks (both internal and external).

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.0, released in December 2008, can be still downloaded from SourceForge, but it has been reported as buggy.
  • Scroll, Quill & INK icon

    Scroll, Quill & INK

    Fast and portable note editor. Supports: Mardown format, HTML previews, tagging, favorites, searching, Dropbox and Google Drive synchronization, embedded photos.

    Open Source Windows Linux Mac

  • OmniOutliner icon


    OmniOutliner is a start-to-finish writing app. Perfect for collecting information, outlining Big Ideas, adding structure to any sort of writing, and much more. From grocery lists to email drafts to long-form composition. Write ...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

RightNote Comments


Positive Comment by johnbarness
about RightNote Feb 2016

Thank you for great program for making notes!
The one really makes my life easier when at work! I have to work a lot with various amount of tasks and Rightnote memorize all of them easily. By the way I heard that virtual data rooms like Ideals are ready to replace traditional data rooms in order to improve business processes.


RN is the best note-taking application

Positive Comment by victordrastik
about RightNote Aug 2015

Keynote was the best note-taking application I ever used, and RightNote has everything Keynote had plus much more. It is fast, reliable, updated frequently and can easily store vast amounts of text. Works flawlessly with all modern versions of Windows.


Nothing better or more powerful

Positive Comment by westman0603
about RightNote Jul 2015

I am a power user for over a year. My databases are large. rightnote scales well with no maximum note file (*.rnt) database size I've seen and I'm well past the developers recommendation. I've used latest Onenote, evernote (not really comparable) treepad, many others, this is clearly the best for me. I use it for technical notes and personal notes and journaling.


Made our lives easier and more effective

Positive Comment by SteveDee
about RightNote Jun 2015

We dont like RightNote, we LOVE it. All of these years using patched together systems to track all of the info going through a professional firm, and RightNote puts it in one, simple place! Thank you!!!


Exclent Application for cross platform

Positive Comment by ddpicard
about RightNote Jun 2015

I have been using RightNote since 2009 and love it. I am a linux user and RightNote works perfectly with every version of WINE I have used.


Rightnote is excellent

Comment by robertschwartz
about RightNote Jun 2015

I'm a long-term user of MyBase note-taking program. I tried the trial of Rightnote and decided to switch. It's ability to link external files in the program and to capture web sites with the URL makes it a good tool for my work.


RightNote Pro

Positive Comment by asokap
about RightNote Jun 2015

I have been a fan of outliners in one form or another for at least 20 years. My old favorite was Ecco, simply because there wasn't anything that was really comparable to it.

Since that time I've worked with several other note-taker / information manager products, and have accumulated pretty good lists of likes, dislikes, and deficiencies for all of them.

I've been seriously working with RightNote Pro for a couple of weeks now and am finding that the overall interface is just about the best possible solution for me. The combination of the outline tree on the left and page tabs on top provides me excellent flexibility and speed while having to open only one file to contain all my information. Finally, it has the least amount of "dislikes" on my list.

It's pretty light-weight (doesn't take up a lot of system resources) but still has ample capability for what I want to do. The FAQ's list a recommended max database size of around 300 MB, which is adequate for me and should be more than ample for most users. My only wish is that I could sorted lists in the text side of RightNote as I can today with Ecco and Notepad++. Perhaps that will come in a future release. (Hint, hint!)

If you want an easy-to-use information manager that you won't outgrow over time, I recommend this highly.


Very useful program

Positive Comment by erbjacob
about RightNote Jun 2015

Since I began to use RightNote, I found it very interesting. Very flexible and powerfull. I don't know if it's the best, but it's very good.


I use it daily and won't live without it 1 Helpful

Comment by dugsbunny
about RightNote Jun 2015

I've used RightNote for about three years now, and prior to starting with the app, I tried many alternatives, including some of the apps listed on RightNote offers the most complete suite of features without drowning me in a cluttered interface, and it even offers automated bug reporting in case of a crash (it happens but not often), and it offers the choice to continue the app or restart the app automatically. I especially like the web clipping feature where I can save a web page link into a note page just by pressing CNTRL-F7. I have been able to reduce digital clutter, and desktop paper by organizing all my personal files, notes, records, PDFs, and whatnot into RightNote. A while back, when I seriously contemplated leaving Windows and using Linux, the deal-breaker was the absence of a RightNote alternative that was Linux-compatible. I stay with Windows because RightNote is so good I refuse to live without it.


"RightNote" Is The Tool EVERYONE Should Have!

Positive Comment by kkanalz
about RightNote and Stickies Jun 2015

I don't know how I've done without RightNote for so long! Like others, I tried "Stickies" only to find that after creating five or six "Notes To Myself", the Stickies became disorganized and not easily managed beyond those five or six.

With RightNote, those problems are gone forever and I can generate as many "Notes To Self" and retrieve any of them quickly and easily; I can add to them, delete them (when a task is completed, for instance), copy them to a Word document, and so on.

As I said earlier, I don't know how I got along without RightNote before now! I'd rate it as eleven stars out of ten, Gangue!


RightNote is essential

Positive Comment by brucecaithness
about RightNote Jun 2015

This is by far the most important note saving and editing program in my arsenal. I love the tagging and search functions. I cannot think of a better aid for storing research and blogging notes. 5 star out of 5, or 10 out of 10.



Positive Comment by robertogonzalezastobiza
about RightNote Jun 2015

Very flexible and powerfull. The best.


Excellent Software

Positive Comment by ericgooch58
about RightNote Jun 2015

I've tried a ton of different "information management" programs, and RightNote is the one I chose. I've been using it for a year or two now, and couldn't be happier. It's been very stable, has a ton of options, has a great look to it, and I've found I prefer the "tree based" organization system over others.

Give it a try if you're looking for a good way to handle all your personal and business info!


Very good. Affordable.

Positive Comment by Desconhecido
about RightNote Jun 2015

I was pleased to acquire a license for Rightnote. Its portable version was essential, as I could not install any program in my work computer (and running portable apps did not violate any internal rule).It was also affordable, which is important as I hail from a bankrupt, badly administered third world country. Of course, there is room for improvement (wiki-like tagging and generation of search results come to mind), but it does not detract to the final product they currently have.