• 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...

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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

    • Locked-in data. Links in OneNote are a pain. No advanced search options.
      iwanaandersonDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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 notes in indexedDB and personal settings in local storage. ## Features ----------- * Markdown...

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

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android 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 Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    TiddlyWiki is a highly customizable notewiki for capturing, organising and sharing complex information.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud BSD Xfce

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    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 PortableApps.com

  • TagSpaces icon


    TagSpaces is a multiplatform application, which allows you to manage and organize your local files with the help of tags.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Self-Hosted Chrome Firefox

  • 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 Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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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

  • 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 PortableApps.com

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    OpenNote was built to be an open web based alternative to Microsoft OneNote and Evernote . Features Full WYSIWYG editor Touch friendly and mouse friendly ui Upload manager (not enabled in demo :) ) Light weight Multi...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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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 & OS-X, but the primary focus has been to try and get a usable environment for Linux. Features ...

    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. As you become more experienced with DEVONthink and its easy, intuitive interface you will quickly...

    Commercial Mac

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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 of rapid collection, management, reading and sharing. WizNote is smaller, more stable, and more...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android 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 Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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

    Open Source Windows

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    Gorgeous note-taking app for Mac with Evernote integration. Alternote has pixel-perfect interface, robust search, distraction-free mode and lots more. It is designed to be the most convenient and...

    Commercial Mac

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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

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    Piggydb is a Web notebook application that provides you with a platform to build your knowledge personally or collaboratively. With Piggydb, you can create highly structured content by connecting knowledge fragments to each other to...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

  • 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 Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    MyTetra is open source and cross platform personal manager for information accumulation. It is powerful program for data memorization and structuring notes. .

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Easier to use, can paste/save image from web, easy to use, easy to backup, and maybe easy to sync, simply the best for linux
      Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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 the spot, and more importantly, it allows you to connect the messages in an infinite number of ways...

    Free Web / Cloud

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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

  • nvPY icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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

  • BasKet icon


    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 Web / Cloud Android iPhone Apple Watch

  • 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

  • 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 Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Chrome

  • Nuclino icon


    Your Team's Collective Brain - A lightweight real-time wiki that works the way you think.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • 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 Mac Windows Linux 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." https://github.com/charlesthomas/magpie/
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    Tracks is a web-based application to help you implement David Allen’s Getting Things Done™ methodology. It was built using Ruby on Rails, and comes with a built-in webserver (WEBrick), so that you can run it on your own computer if...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

wikidPad Comments

Why is there only a build for Windows users

Negative Comment by ruskelljd
about wikidPad Mar 2016

What's the deal with Mac and Linux users can build their own but they build it for Windows users.


Not everybody's cup of tea, but gold for power-users

Positive Comment by iwanaanderson
about wikidPad Feb 2016

I have been using WikidPad as a personal wiki for almost 5 years now and it contains everything from minutes, to private notes to a collection of files that are arranged in a matrix fashion. However, it took me about a year until I could appreciate most of the features.

I disagree that a modern program has to have buttons to click instead of meta-language. Using wikidpad is super efficient exactly because your thoughts will not be better if you do a lot of formatting, but using meta language makes me much faster.

I would love to have a more beautiful interface and better image integration, but so far I could not find any program that is
- as efficient when entering text, links and files,
- is portable and cross platform,
- can be used offline


Too limited, too complicated.

Comment by snakyjake4
about wikidPad Oct 2015

Steep learning curve and not intuitive. Couldn't embed pictures, graphics, etc.


Do not recommend this

Negative Comment by JohnAlternate
about wikidPad Jan 2015

It is 2015, and its still based on code for mark up.

When I write stuff, I primary want to concentrate on CONTENT, not fiddling with markup.
Although its pretty sparse, it gets worse when images, tables would be added.

This is why this kind of applications should have basically their own category.
They are more to create HTML pages FAST. They are NOT to mark up own thoughts fast. I want to click a button and have piece of text be bold, be of paragraph 1 etc. And not mess with formating, which deviates original text by a lot - with this application, even see those ugly formatting in view.

Sorry guys, but leave TeX/LaTeX to publishers, and not users.

This app is completely overrated and somehow ugly.


Memory hog warning

Negative Comment by 10basetom
about wikidPad Jan 2014

Keep in mind that this program consumes about 60 MB on launch. IMHO this is a bit overkill for what is basically a fancy tree outliner.


Wikidpad is just awesome. I use it on a daily basis.There i ...

Comment by Mickets
about wikidPad Jun 2011

Wikidpad is just awesome. I use it on a daily basis.

There is a steep learning curve, but once you understand and handle tagging, saved searches, and other wonders, you'll be fine.

Export to HTML (continuous, manually or via command line options) is great, as I can generate a browser version for the laymen to read. I can even send it to my phone and take it with me.

New users MUST read the tutorial and try it out.

Warning: it doesn't make/keep backups of your data. So I strongly recommend you keep a scheduled backup of your Wiki running. I do that with Cobian Backup.

The regular expression search and replace is very powerful, but also dangerous: regex is default in search/replace, and if you intended to do a simple text search/replace and didn't notice regex was selected, you will literally destroy your Wiki in a matter of seconds,.. regex shouldn't be default.


Wikidpad is absolutely awesome. I'm not quite sure where ex ...

Comment by Xgenei
about wikidPad Jun 2011

Wikidpad is absolutely awesome. I'm not quite sure where exactly it fits into the workflow. It probably is broad spectrum - everything from a notetaker to a meta-knowledge organizer handling documents and other objects with applomb. But personally it's just too automatic for me. I just cant seem to get through the lack of manual control over the creation of notes. And I suspect this lack of manual control stymies others as the program is definitely low-profile afa tutorials and a helpful community. It's going nowhere. Pity! It's a viable alternative to such high dollar gear as The Personal Brain, and ancient tech like TreePad. I sincerely hope it gets whatever tweeking it needs to make a control freak brain like mine settle down to productive nirvanna. Oh and the html exports of all this (nonexistent) work - at least in my tests - is superb.


I am using wikidPad on Windows every day at my job. Can't l ...

Comment by scameronde
about wikidPad Jun 2011

I am using wikidPad on Windows every day at my job. Can't live without it.
Because i have a Mac at home i tried to setup wikidPad (2.0beta) on my mac. It was a bit of work, but now it works flawlessly. I can really recommend it. It is superior to all other desktop wiki solutions on the mac (your mileage might vary).

To make things easier for other fellow Mac users, i have created new installation instructions and a dmg image for mac. Both should be up the next days (see wikidPad page on Sourceforge).


There are no binaries for Linux. It depends on WINE (which ...

Comment by Harry
about wikidPad Jun 2011

There are no binaries for Linux. It depends on WINE (which the user is expected to configure). I hardly call this Linux compatible.


I agree with Mutant. Tried setting this up on a Mac but fa ...

Comment by Chong
about wikidPad Jun 2011

I agree with Mutant. Tried setting this up on a Mac but failed because I wasn't able to set up the dependencies.


Wikidpad on Mac is a horrible experience. I would go so far ...

Comment by Mutant
about wikidPad Jun 2011

Wikidpad on Mac is a horrible experience. I would go so far to say that it should be even listed as compatible. On Windows it was a dream however...


Although not really lightweight -- it depends on python lib ...

Comment by Midas
about wikidPad Jun 2011

Although not really lightweight -- it depends on python libraries to run -- this is one marvelous, intuitive and flexible notepad cum html editor hybrid. Plus it is portable, you can carry it around in your thumbdrive. Highly recomended!