Alternatives to Simplenote for all platforms with any license

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  • 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

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    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

    • Only work on one client, whereas Simplenote's big thing is that they sync across multiple clients. Guest • Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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

    • Microsoft Onenote is a fully functional note and content-tracking application. Simplenote keeps track of notes -- doing one thing and doing one thing well. PoccJul 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Tomboy icon

    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Google Tasks

    Tasks adds a to-do list to Gmail. After adding the lab, click the Tasks link above the chat box on the left-hand-side of the page. Your task list will appear on the...

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome OS Gmail

    No features added Add a feature
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    RedNotebook

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com Xfce

    No features added Add a feature
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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

    No features added Add a feature
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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

    No features added Add a feature
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    Toodledo

    An easy to use, web-based to-do list. Get organized, stay motivated, and be more productive. Toodledo allows you to: ## Organize Your Tasks. Use folders...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone HP webOS Blackberry ... iPad

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    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

    No features added Add a feature
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    ResophNotes

    Very similar to Notational Velocity but for Windows. Features •Simple and fast notes on Windows •Sync online with Simplenote Support proxy...

    Free Windows

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    • ResophNotes is awesome. Way better than using a browser to update Simplenote, just wish you could publish live pages from it. garethphillipsFeb 2016 Disagree   Agree

Simplenote Comments

open source?

Comment by spirit
about Simplenote Feb 2017

so this is not really open source? only the app clients are open source and not the source code responsible for all the actual features and processes which power the app?

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Not a good privacy prospect.

Negative Comment by JohnFastman
about Simplenote Jan 2017

Not only is the service not open source, the privacy policy is every bit as alarming as with any other service that "for free" stores your information on its servers in unencrypted format in US juridiction, including that they may sell it. From the privacy policy (10th January 2017):

Automattic, Inc may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your personally identifiable information...

Careful what you put into Simplenote, therefore. And follow the default advice for cloud services: put on other people's servers (services) only things you wouldn't mind becoming public/published.

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Not an opensource application 1 Helpful

Comment by thierryl
about Simplenote Jan 2017

Altough, this application is mentioned as open-source, it's not.
The service is centralised and no mention on its licensing is provided on the official site.

Ok, there are some clients published on Github under a free license here:
https://github.com/Automattic.
But that doesn't mean i can inspect the server code, modify it and redisribute in the sense of the OSI definition (https://opensource.org/licenses)

I could write an open-source client for Instapaper (It's now free in an unlimited version).
Would it mean that it's now an opensource software ?
To get real opensource alternatives to Evernote, please take a look at Laverna or Paperwork for instance.

So please, edit the license field and set FREE or FREEMIUM instead

[Edited by thierryl, January 07]

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Simplenote does not use image files. (.jpg, .png, .gif, etc...) 2 Helpful

Comment by bandai-anime000000
about Simplenote Nov 2016

Simplenote is a very nice app. Fast, Intuitive, Clean, Syncronize.
But one bad point that does not use image files.

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Formatting notes + Unofficial android apps 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by pihentagy
about Simplenote Feb 2012

It has now markdown with extra formatting!

It has unofficial android apps (Jadenotes, and there are others)

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Very fast and very sleek. Does nothing but store your notes ... 1 Helpful

Comment by tomasradej
about Simplenote Jun 2011

Very fast and very sleek. Does nothing but store your notes in plain text + supports tags. I love it, both the online application and the iPhone app. Ad-supported (but in settings it says Display Ads: Off ???).

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