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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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    Google Keep

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

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

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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.
      Pocc 7/5/2016
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    Google Drive - Docs

    Google Docs is an online word processor, part of Google Drive , that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad

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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

    • Only work on one client, whereas Simplenote's big thing is that they sync across multiple clients.
      Guest 6/12/2016
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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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    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone HP webOS Blackberry iPad

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

    Free Windows

    • ResophNotes is awesome. Way better than using a browser to update Simplenote, just wish you could publish live pages from it.
      garethphillips 2/15/2016
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    Free Personal Mac Web / Cloud Android iPhone Blackberry

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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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    Notational Velocity

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    Open Source Mac

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    Commercial Mac

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Self-Hosted

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    Nimbus tools will make sure you never forget or lose your valuable data again. Create and edit notes, save web pages, screenshots and...

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Windows Phone ... Chrome Chromium

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    nvPY is a note-taking tool inspired by Notational Velocity, nvALT and ResophNotes. It syncs with simplenote, and runs on Linux...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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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    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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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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    Free Web / Cloud

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    Plain text notepad with markdown support and todo list manager for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, that works together with the notes...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Qt

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    Make lists and get organized. TaskPaper is a plain text to-do list that’s surprisingly adept. Outliners are powerful, but hard to...

    Commercial Mac

Simplenote Comments

Formatting notes + Unofficial android apps

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)


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

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 ???).