Productivity - Note Taking and Notepad (Top 20)

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  • Evernote

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Blackberry Windows S Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear Kindle Fire Pebble Website

    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 photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten "ink" note.

    Notes can also have file attachments. Notebooks can be added to a stack while notes can be sorted into a notebook, tagged, annotated, edited, given comments, searched, and exported as part of a notebook.

    Evernote Premium features:

    Offline notes
    Your notes are available anywhere, anytime, even without an internet connection. Perfect for flights, international travel and working on the go.

    Passcode lock
    Make sure only you can access your notes. Add a layer of security on mobile devices to protect your valuable information such as business plans, receipts, health information, and photographs.

    Business card scanning
    Leave behind your stack of cards by scanning them using Evernote's camera. Capture and store all contact information, a photo of the card and choose to automatically pull additional profile details from LinkedIn.

    Presentation mode
    Present directly from your notes in a full-screen layout for more collaborative, efficient meetings.

    PDF annotation
    When a picture’s worth a thousand words, you can avoid lengthy email dialogue. There’s no quicker way to call attention to contract edits or design changes.

    Context and Knowledge Discovery
    Context reveals notes with related content and documents, and Knowledge Discovery identifies co-workers who are experts on the topic or project you're working on.

    Faster image recognition
    Find what you’re looking for, faster. We scan your images faster, so text within them is searchable sooner. Find text in handwritten notes, Post-it® Notes, whiteboard drawings and more.

    Search in PDFs and Office docs
    Your files are easily searchable within Evernote. Quickly locate your Office and work documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and PDFs.

     

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  • Microsoft OneNote

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone Windows S ... Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear Kindle Fire Website

    A digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information. .

     

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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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  • Laverna

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted Website

    Laverna is a JavaScript note taking application with Markdown editor and encryption support. Consider it like open source alternative to Small Evernote iconEvernote.

     

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Papaly

    Free Web iPhone Chrome OS Vivaldi Browser Chrome ... Firefox Website

    Papaly is a simple social bookmarking tool to manage all your links. Create custom boards and categories. Share and follow topics of interest to discover new content.

     

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  • Nextcloud

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Cloudron Website

    A safe home for all your data – Access & share your files, calendars, contacts, mail & more from any device, on your terms.

     

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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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  • Tomboy

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

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

     

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  • CintaNotes

    Freemium Windows PortableApps.com Website

    CintaNotes is an ultra-ergonomic, productivity-boosting notetaking app for Windows. It will help you collect, organize, and find any information.

     

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  • Scrivener

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad Website

    Typewriter. Ring-binder. Scrapbook. Scrivener combines everything you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop.

     

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  • 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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  • start.me

    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.

     

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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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  • 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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  • Glip

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Website

    Glip is instant messaging for teams and businesses to communicate and get work done at the same time. In Glip you work where your conversations are, so you always know what your team is doing and what needs to get done next. Video chat, manage team projects & tasks & team calendar, share files with automatic version control & annotations, edit interactive notes and more. And it's all fully searchable, so you'll never lose a thing.

    Glip is the only business messaging app with built-in productivity, in addition to integrations with the apps you already use like Dropbox, Google Drive, Mailchimp, Evernote, Asana, Trello, GitHub, Zendesk and many more.

     

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  • OpenNote

    Free Self-Hosted Website

    OpenNote was built to be an open web based alternative to Small Microsoft OneNote iconMicrosoft OneNote and Small Evernote iconEvernote .

    Features

    Full WYSIWYG editor
    Touch friendly and mouse friendly ui
    Upload manager (not enabled in demo :) )
    Light weight
    Multi user support
    Search
    PDO Connector/(MySql and SQLite Database Support)
    Move Folders(Cut and paste)
    Rename/Delete Folders(Click on folder title to get menu.)

     

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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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