Note Taking

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

  • CherryTree icon


    Free Windows Linux Website

    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:

    Armenian (Seda Stamboltsyan, up to date)
    Chinese Simplified (Channing Wong, TO BE UPDATED)
    Czech (Pavel Fric, up to date)
    Dutch (Luuk Geurts, up to date)
    English (default)
    French (Klaus Becker, up to date)
    German (Frank Brungräber, up to date)
    Greek (Delphina, up to date)
    Italian (Vincenzo Reale, up to date)
    Japanese (Piyo, up to date)
    Lithuanian (Zygis, TO BE UPDATED)
    Polish (Marcin Swierczynski, up to date)
    Portuguese Brazil (TO BE UPDATED)
    Russian (Andriy Kovtun, up to date)
    Slovenian (Erik Lovric, up to date)
    Spanish (Daniel MC, up to date)
    Turkish (Ferhat Aydin, TO BE UPDATED)
    Ukrainian (Andriy Kovtun, up to date)


  • DokuWiki icon


    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.


  • XWiki icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted Website

    XWiki is a powerful Open Source collaborative platform allowing companies of all sizes to save time and money while enhancing collaboration on both team and organizational level. Being focused on efficient communication and collaboration, XWiki redefines the value of business knowledge by allowing any user to access critical information in a fast and efficient way while reducing the organizational silos.

    Email overload and loss of important knowledge when someone leaves the company are long forgotten by organizations using XWiki as the vital information is now easily accessible, the training and operational costs are reduced and regular backups are performed to prevent data loss.

    Self-hosted XWiki software is free and opensource, hosting service at is paid.


  • wikidPad icon


    Free Mac OS X 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


  • TiddlyWiki icon


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

    TiddlyWiki is a single html file with all the characteristics of a wiki - including all of the functionality (including editing, saving, tagging and searching) and the style sheet. Because its a single file, its very portable - you can email it, put it on a web server or share it via a USB stick. It has a broad range of tools and an ever expanding plethora of plugins.


  • Zim icon


    Free Mac OS X 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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