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    Evernote

    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...

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    Google Keep

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

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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 settings in local storage.

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    • 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. .

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    • 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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    Google Docs is an online word processor, part of Google Drive , that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time. Here's what you can do with Google Docs: • Upload a Word document...

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    Zim

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    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, customizable templates, export functionality and word clouds. You can also format, tag and search your...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com Xfce

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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

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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 from other notepad applications is the ease with which you can...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Toodledo

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

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    Producteev

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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 (require HTTPS protocol) Optional Proxy username and password...

    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
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    Note taking open-source application aimed to have both a simple interface but keeping smart behavior.

    Open Source Android

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    Open Source Mac

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    Leanote

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    Free Web / Cloud

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    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Nitro

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    Open Source Mac Linux Web / Cloud

    • Discontinued Latest commit d44b5db on Mar 29, 2014: https://github.com/CaffeinatedCode/nitro
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    ColorNote

    ColorNote is a simple notepad app. It give you a quick and simple notepad editing experience when you write notes, email, message, shopping lists and todo lists. ColorNote makes taking a note easier than any other notepad apps. ...

    Free Android Android Tablet

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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 one file! Everyone is unique so AllMyNotes Organizer offers freedom of individualizing your...

    Freemium Windows

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    BasKet

    A note taking application for KDE. Lots of features. This multi-purpose note-taking application helps you to: * Easily take all sort of notes * Collect research results and share them * Centralize your project data and...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    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 Mac Web / Cloud Android iPhone Apple Watch

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Simplenote Comments

Not a good privacy prospect.

Negative Comment by JohnFastman
about Simplenote 14 days ago

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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