Note Taking

  • Beyondpad

    Free Web Windows 10 Firefox Marketplace Chrome Website

    Notes, boards and lists, templates and forms, tags and other tools for data driven note taking.


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  • Flock

    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Web Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Website

    Flock is the fastest growing team messenger and loved by over 25,000 companies globally. It also comes with its powerful platform, FlockOS.


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  • Elephant

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Elephant is a notetaker with a classic interface you already know.

    Keep your notes to yourself. No accounts or clouds. For syncing use Dropbox, Github, rsync, ...

    No feature bloat or redesigns, ever.

    Elephant stores notes in plain files and folders. No databases and no migration.

    Cross-platform for Mac, Windows and Linux.

    Built for longevity with a classic interface. New versions will never offer weird functionality. There will never be a chat feature and it will never show stuff from Financial Times.

    Premium is free, no ads. Open source.


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  • QOwnNotes

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Qt Website

    Plain text notepad with markdown support and todo list manager for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, that works together with the notes application of ownCloud.


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  • Leanote

    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted Website

    Leanote provides services for note and blog. You can use "note" as your personal notebook, if you want to share with friends, just publish note or notebook to the blog.


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  • Oinker

    Free Web Website

    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 to build sophisticated contents.


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  • Memento

    Freemium Windows Android Java Website

    Memento is a personal database that allows you to store all personal data in one place.
    Collections, purchases, inventory, recipes, tasks – let Memento handle all that.

    Main features:

    • Storing entries with custom fields;
    • Synchronization with Google Docs. Edit and view Memento entries via Google Docs.
    • 13 types of fields: – text, integer, currency, image, audio, contact, Google Maps coordinate and others;
    • 11 ready library templates for storing entries;
    • Backing up and restoring data;
    • Importing and exporting CSV files;
    • Sending entries via SMS, e-mail and other available services;
    • Barcode scanner, creating entries with data and images retrieved from Google Base.


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  • Osmo

    Free Windows Linux BSD Xfce Website

    Osmo is a handy personal organizer, which includes calendar, tasks manager, address book and notes modules. It was designed to be a small, easy to use and good looking PIM tool to help to manage personal information. In its current state the organizer is quite convenient to use - for example, the user can perform nearly all operations using the keyboard. Also, a lot of parameters are configurable to meet the users preferences. On the technical side, Osmo is GTK+ based tool which uses a plain XML database to store all personal data.


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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.

    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)


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  • KeepNote

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    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, etc in a
    simple notebook hierarchy with rich-text formatting, images, and more.
    Using full-text search, you can retrieve any note for later


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  • AllMyNotes Organizer

    Freemium Windows Website

    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 notes in totally customizable tree structure.

    All Notes stored in a single AllMyNotes Organizer file and can be grouped into flexible virtual folders enabling easy, intuitive access, and instant search at all times.

    And with AllMyNotes Organizer Portable your Personal Information is safe from prying eyes! Just set a password for your notes, and AllMyNotes Organizer will encrypt it using 1800-bit cipher. The easiest way to keep all your Notes with you on the go. Highly performant database-driven storage file format. Export to RTF and plain text. 24 languages, Skined interface.

    Ideal for keeping your most sensible private information with you. Even if USB stick will be lost - no problem, nobody will be able to access your data without knowing your password.

    Major features: Can be used on any PC (no installation is required), Encrypted data storage, Instant Search, RichText editor, Access Restriction by Password, Password Generator Utility, Icons, Tasks, Free-form tree, Automatic Backups, Skins, Multilingual, Import and Export


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  • Notezilla

    Commercial Windows Web Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Website

    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 contact across the globe.


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  • RedNotebook

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Xfce Website

    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 entries.


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  • ResophNotes

    Free Windows Website

    Quick Notes on Windows


    •Simple and fast notes on Windows

    •Sync online with Small Simplenote iconSimplenote

    •Support proxy (require HTTPS protocol)

    •Optional Proxy username and password

    •Access notes on iPhone and iPad through Simplenote app

    •Portable version suitable for flash drive

    •Support relative path from ResophNotes.exe

    (no modification on host computer)


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  • NoteCase Pro

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... Xfce Website

    NoteCase Pro is an advanced multi platform outliner that helps you organize your text notes into a document, with individual notes placed in the tree-like structure. Multilanguage support. Active hyperlinks supported.

    Free Open Source version (also portable): .
    This open source project "NoteCase" is now discontinued, the last version being 1.9.8.


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  • collabedit

    Freemium Web Website

    Real-time, browser based, collaborative text editor. It supports syntax highlighting for several programming languages, has integrated chat, requires no sign up and is very simple to use.


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  • TagSpaces

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet Self-Hosted Chrome Firefox Website

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


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  • Google Keep

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Chrome Android Wear Website

    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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  • CopyQ

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Clipboard manager with searchable and editable history.

    It's possible to save plain text, images, HTML and other formats, use plugins, filter out content by text, data format or window from which it is copied, use multiple tabs, control application using command-line interface and scripting, assign system-wide shortcuts, paste item into application just by selecting it in tray menu and more.


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  • InstaNotes

    Freemium Web Website

    Online tool for creating and sharing notes using widgets: image, text, header, card.
    All notes are private, but you can share note with your friends, clients, customers using special link.


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    Freemium Web Vivaldi Browser Chrome Firefox Website

    A personal startpage and bookmark manager. It helps you to spend less time digging for links and more time browsing them.

  • Clear

    Commercial iPhone iPad Apple Watch Website

    Life is messy. Keep it together with Clear, an amazing new app for list-keeping that is unbelievably simple, quick and satisfying to use. Clear is designed with simplicity and flexibility in mind and works great with any list you throw at it!


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  • nvPY

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

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


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  • MyTetra

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

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


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  • Flashnote

    Free Windows Linux Website

    Flashnote is a quick notes manager created for such cases. When you need a rough copy to save or to process some pieces of a text, Flashnote is small, quick and convenient. Press the shortcut-key combination and a rough copy is on the screen in a flash of a second. Press ESC and the program hides. It's that simple. You don't need to find a place for text, to run Notepad or huge heavy PIM. Flashnote is a lightweight notes manager, everything gets done quickly, simply and in a more convenient way.

    Flashnote is NOT a substitute for Notepad or some other text editor. Flashnote is a quick notes manager that can be used any time during work process and without fear of damaging important data. You'll find it a real help for your computer work.


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