Note Taking

Programs that help you manage or take your notes with a preference for wiki and open-source note-taking applications.


  • CherryTree

    Free Windows Linux PortableApps.com Website

    A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.

     

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  • DokuWiki

    Free Self-Hosted Cloudron Website

    DokuWiki is a standards compliant, simple to use Wiki, mainly aimed at creating documentation of any kind. It is targeted at developer teams, workgroups and small companies. It has a simple but powerful syntax which makes sure the datafiles remain readable outside the Wiki and eases the creation of structured texts. All data is stored in plain text files – no database is required.

     

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  • XWiki

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted Website

    A powerful Open Source collaborative platform enhancing collaboration and communication.

     

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  • wikidPad

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    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 cross-link your information. Links in a wiki are created by typing in WikiWords. A WikiWord is any mixed case word typed into the editor. TodoList or JohnDoe are example WikiWords. The term wiki means "quick" in Hawaiian, and wikis are all about quickly linking your information together. Wikis are not a new concept, in fact there are many web based wiki servers avai

     

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  • Simplenote

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

    Made by the company behind Small WordPress iconWordPress, 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.

    Registration is required but the app and service are free.

     

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  • TiddlyWiki

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web BSD ... Self-Hosted Xfce Website

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

     

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  • Joplin

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Chrome Termux Firefox Website

    An open source note taking and to-do application with synchronisation capabilities.

     

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  • Standard Notes

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Website

    Standard Notes is a simple and private notes app. It allows you to write and sync your notes across all your devices, including your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and web browser.

    Private means your notes are end-to-end encrypted, so only you can read your notes. Even we can't read the contents of your notes.

    Simple means it does one job and does it well. Standard Notes is a safe and lasting place for your life's work. Our focus is making it easy to write notes wherever you are and syncing them with encryption to all your devices.

    Standard Notes comes free with:
    • Seamless sync across all your devices, with easy to use applications on iPhone, iPad, Mac, web browsers, and other platforms.
    • Offline access, so you can access your downloaded notes even without a connection.
    • No limit on number of devices.
    • No limit on number of notes.
    • Passcode lock protection, along with Touch ID and Face ID protection.
    • A tagging system to organize your notes (like #work, #ideas, #passwords, #crypto).
    • The ability to pin, lock, protect, and move notes to trash, which allows you to recover deleted notes until the trash is emptied.

    We made Standard Notes simple because longevity is important to us. We want to make sure we're here, protecting your notes, for the next hundred years. You shouldn't have to find a new notes app every year.

    To sustain our development, we offer an optional paid program called Standard Notes Extended. Extended gives you access to powerful tools including:
    • Productivity editors
    • Beautiful themes
    • Powerful cloud tools including daily backups

    You can learn more about Extended at standardnotes.org/extended.

    We're always happy to talk, whether it be a question, thought, or issue. Please feel free to email us any time at help@standardnotes.org. When you take the time to send us a message, we'll be sure to do the same.

     

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  • Zim

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    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 clicking on the "Create new note" button, by linking to a non-existing page or by writing a CamelCase name in any note. Pages are stored in a folder structure, like in an outliner, in plain text format with lightweight markup, and can have attachments (stored along the notes).

    This tool can be used to keep track of TODO lists or ideas, to take notes during a meeting, to draft any other kind of text (blog entries, important mails, etc.) or to write long texts like lab research notebooks thank's to the headers structure and the table of content navigation.

    Zim handles several types of formatting markup, like headings, bullet lists, checkbox, tables and of course bold, italic and highlighted. This markup is saved as a hybrid wiki/markdown text so you can easily edit it with other editors. Because of the autosave feature you can switch between pages and follow links or even close the software anytime while editing without worries. The interface also provides multi-document tabs, and it remembers the cursor position in all notes for quick resuming in your note taking endeavors.

     

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