• Paperwork

    Free Self-Hosted PHP Cloudron Website

    OpenSource note-taking & archiving alternative to Evernote, Microsoft OneNote & Google Keep.


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  • CherryTree

    Free Windows Linux 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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  • Simplenote

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

    Made by the company behind Small WordPress iconWordPress, Simplenote enables users to take notes, lists, and ideas. These notes are stored on the cloud and are accessible across multiple devices.

    Simplenote's both client and server components are free and open-source. However, the service component of Simplenote requires free registration and accepting the terms of service.


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  • Notebook PEA

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Protects your private notes with a password. Notebook PEA is a self-decrypting archive, that will never store unencrypted text on your disk.


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  • Notes by Firefox

    Free Android Firefox Website

    Simple, secure notepad extension that now comes with a companion app for Android. Sign in with your Firefox Account to access, edit, or delete notes, and your notes will automatically sync between Firefox for desktop and Android.


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  • Joplin

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

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


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  • Journée

    Free Windows Linux Website

    A simplified, RedNotebook-type journal/diary app. With a focus on minimal design and a distraction free writing environment. Makes a folder full of dated text files that are easy to access even without the journal program.


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  • wreeto

    Free Personal Web Self-Hosted Website

    A simple workspace to help you focus. Expand your brain with a fast, cluttered-free knowledge organisation toolset!.


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  • Crypto Notepad

    Free Windows Website

    Crypto Notepad stands out through its relatively simple design, as it looks very similar to the standard Windows Notepad. It offers a few extra features, such as encryption and a customizable UI, but it remains lightweight and very easy to use.


    • Secure
      Crypto Notepad allows you to create secure notes using AES algorithms, able to customize different parameters of the encryption, such as: hash algorithm, key size, password iterations.

    • Multifunctional
      Crypto Notepad, besides the main features of the default Windows Notepad, also supports drag and drop, url detection, associate own file type with application, integrate with windows context menu.

    • Portable
      Crypto Notepad can be run from any location without being installed on your PC beforehand. For example, you can place it on a portable storage device and use it to create secure notes on the go.


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  • SafeNotes

    Free Personal Windows Website

    SafeNotes is easy-to-use, powerful, multipurpose encryption application. Can securely store your private notes, passwords, card pins and other private data and photos with strongest crypto-algorithms.


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  • Cryptee

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS iPad Chrome Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    Cryptee is a safety and privacy focused, encrypted and cross-platform personal data storage service. You can write personal documents, notes, journals, store photos and all sorts of other files.


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  • Knowte

    Free Windows Website

    Knowte is a note taking application that allows you to quickly and easily write and organize your notes. What makes it especially useful, is the search feature.


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  • Tomboy

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    easy install, cross platform, note taking. Sync notes between systems. Links between notes.


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  • TakeNote

    Free Web Self-Hosted Website

    TakeNote was made by developers for developers - a simple, plain-text note-taking app for the web with Markdown support. What you see is what you paste. No WYSIWIG, no formatting pasted from the web, and no features you don't need or want.

    TakeNote was made by developers for developers - a simple, plain-text note-taking app for the web with Markdown support. What you see is what you paste. No WYSIWIG, no formatting pasted from the web, and no features you don't need or want.

    Drag-and-drop notes into categories, instantly search through notes, and pin your favorites to the top.

    Beautiful, clean design with light and dark themes.

    Sync to GitHub
    In progress!

    / ! \ Warning: TakeNote is still in active development. You can visit to see the work in progress, but your account and the notes you create are temporary will not be persisted. All data will be lost once GitHub integration is complete.


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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

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


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  • Trilium Notes

    Free Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted Chrome ... Cloudron Firefox Website


    Notes can be arranged into arbitrarily deep hierarchy (tree)
    Notes can have more than 1 parents - see cloning
    Rich WYSIWYG note editing including e.g. tables and images with markdown autoformat
    Support for editing notes with source code, including syntax highlighting
    Fast and easy navigation between notes
    Seamless note versioning
    Note attributes can be used for note organization, querying and advanced [[scripting|scripts]]
    Synchronization with self-hosted sync server
    Strong note encryption
    Scripting - see Advanced showcases
    Scales well in both usability and performance upwards of 100 000 notes
    Night theme
    Markdown import & export


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