Productivity - Note Taking and Notepad (Top 20)
Top 20 - Windows, Web, Self Hosted, Chrome
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.
Microsoft OneNote, part of the Microsoft 365 (Office), is a digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information. It also offers shared notebooks, syncing between multiple computers and devices via Windows Live online storage, and optical character recognition (OCR) for getting a text from pictures, business cards, etc.
Google Keep is a service provided by Google which integrates note-taking and web surfing.
Quickly capture what’s on your mind and recall it easily wherever you are. Create a checklist, enter a voice note or take a photo and annotate it. Everything you add is available instantly on all your devices – desktop and mobile.
With Google Keep, you can: • Keep track of your thoughts via notes, lists and photos • Have voice notes transcribed automatically • Colour-code your notes to help find them later • Swipe to archive things you no longer need • Turn a note into a checklist by adding checkboxes • Use your notes from anywhere - they are safely stored in the cloud and available on the web at http://drive.google.com/keep
The application stores all your notes in your browser databases such as indexedDB or localStorage, which is good for security reasons, because only you have access to them.
- Markdown editor based on Pagedown
- Manage your notes, even when you're offline
- Secure client-side encryption
- Synchronizes with cloud storage services (currently only with Dropbox and remoteStorage)
- Three editing modes: distraction free, preview, and normal mode
- WYSIWYG control buttons
- MathJax support
- Syntax highlighting
- No registration required
- Web based
Take quick notes on Post-It(r) like sticky notes on Windows desktop, stick those notes to websites, documents & folders. Set reminder alarm to each sticky note. To avoid desktop clutter, you can organize those sticky notes inside folders. Send sticky notes to another computer over local network (LAN) or Internet, Sync sticky notes between computers using the cloud service, access your sticky notes on any smart-device such as iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android and Web Browser.
Other attractive features include pictures inside sticky notes, tagging sticky notes, linking sticky notes, locking sticky notes, encrypting sticky notes, sticky notes with skins, spell-check, formatting text inside sticky notes, change fonts, styles etc.
Desktop sticky notes Pin sticky notes on top of other apps Attach sticky notes to docs & websites Set reminders to sticky notes Organize sticky notes using folders and tags Synchronize sticky notes with Android, iPhone/iPad Skins support, spell-check, insert pictures in sticky notes Send notes to computer over local network Send notes to computer over internet
Made by the company behind WordPress, 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.
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.
Papaly.com is a personalized start page that is your go-to bookmark manager that fits all your needs. You’re able to sync your bookmarks fast and easy with step by step instructions! You're able to access your bookmarks from any platform that has internet access. Get one of the best Productivity tools on Chrome! With Papaly, you can use features including:
Share & Publish Publish the board you want to share, by a shortened link. Even share your board through Social Media Profiles and other channels.
Co-ownership and Private Boards Share and invite others to your board that is either public or private.
Reduce Open Tab Clutter and Save Memory Try out our pack and unpack of your current tabs feature. This will help you with reducing Google Chrome memory usage along with storing your tabs in cloud.
Ability to turn off New Tab and Results in Search No other Chrome Extension and Bookmark Manager has this feature available.
Social Bookmarks Be able to sync up your Social Media accounts to get all in one access to them.
Some other features:
- RSS reader and feed
- Populate Boards from Browser's Bookmark
- Leave notes inside Categories and Bookmarks
- Sync Searches and Bookmarks Cross Browsers
- Explore Content
- New Tab Speed Dial Functionality
- Drag and Drop Searches with Bookmarks
- Customizable Themes
- Bookmark Manager Edit Mode
- Rename Categories and Links
- Bookmarking Made Easy
- Display Name Customization
You should have full control over your data. We help you achieve that: a safe home for all your data. Secure, under your control and developed in an open, transparent and trustworthy way. We are Nextcloud.
Nextcloud offers industry-leading on-premises file sync and online collaboration technology. Our expertise is in combining the convenience and ease of use of consumer-grade solutions like Dropbox and Google Drive with the security, privacy and control business needs.
Our self-hosted solutions ensure you know where data is, who has access, and that even meta-data does not leak.
We create three products, integrated and acting as one:
Nextcloud Files offers an on-premise Universal File Access and sync platform with powerful collaboration capabilities and desktop, mobile and web interfaces.
Nextcloud Talk delivers on-premises, private audio/video conferencing and text chat through browser and mobile interfaces with integrated screen sharing and SIP integration.
Nextcloud Groupware integrates Calendar, Contacts, Mail and other productivity features to help teams get their work done faster and easier.
Our products integrate powerful capabilities to control and monitor data exchange and communication, including our unique File Access Control and workflow features, extensive audit logs, fine-grained sharing controls and more.
Security is Nextcloud users' greatest concerns and our prime advantage over competitors. Nextcloud features a host of unique, innovative security technologies from brute force protection to advanced server side and integrated end-to-end, client side encryption with enterprise-grade key handling and a wide range of security hardenings. Our security has been reviewed by trusted third parties and is backed by a USD 5000 Security Bug Bounty Program, providing the confidence that data meant to stay private will stay private.
Standard Notes is a simple and private notes app. It allows you to write and sync your notes across all your devices, iOS, Android, Linux, Windows, MacOS, 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 optional paid subscriptions with additional benefits. A premium subscription gives you access to powerful tools including:
- Super note type
- Beautiful themes
- Web clipper
- Encrypted files
- Hardware security key support
Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application for Linux, Unix, Windows, and Mac OS X. Simple and easy to use, but with potential to help you organize the ideas and information you deal with every day.
- Highlighting text
- Spell checking
- Auto-linking web & email addresses
- Font styling & sizing
- Bulleted lists
- Note synchronization across several computers
- Backup and Recovery
CintaNotes is an ultra-ergonomic, productivity-boosting notetaking app for Windows. It will help you collect, organize, and find any information.
GROW YOUR MANUSCRIPT YOUR WAY Tailor-made for long writing projects, Scrivener banishes page fright by allowing you to compose your text in any order, in sections as large or small as you like. Got a great idea but don't know where it fits? Write when inspiration strikes and find its place later. Grow your manuscript organically, idea by idea.
SEE THE FOREST OR THE TREE Whether you plan or plunge, Scrivener works your way: hammer out every last detail before typing a word, or carve out a draft and restructure later. Or mix your methods and do a bit of both. In Scrivener, everything you write is integrated into an easy-to-use project outline. So working with an overview of your manuscript is only ever a click away, and turning Chapter Four into Chapter One is as simple as drag and drop.
RESEARCH WITHIN REACH Need to refer to research? In Scrivener, your background material is always at hand, and you can open it right next to your work. Write a description based on a photograph. Transcribe an interview. Take notes about a PDF file or web page. Or check for consistency by referencing an earlier chapter alongside the one in progress.
GETTING IT OUT THERE Once you're ready to share your work with the world, compile everything into a single document for printing, self-publishing, or exporting to popular formats such as Word, PDF, Final Draft or plain text. You can even share using different formatting, so that you can write in your favorite font and still satisfy those submission guidelines.
- Familiar Text Editing
- Formatting Presets
- Import: Word documents, plain text files, Final Draft scripts, images, PDF documents, movies, sound files and web pages.
- Templates and Icons
- Tools for Non-Fiction
- View Documents Side by Side
- Full-Screen Writing
- ...and more!
Linux appimage available at https://www.wayoflinux.com/blog/scrivener-returns
A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.
- Rich text
- Syntax highlighting
- Images handling
- Embedded files handling
- Multi-level lists handling
- Simple tables handling
- Codeboxes handling
- Execution of the code for code nodes and codeboxes
- Alignment of text, images, tables and codeboxes
- Hyperlinks associated to text and images
- Spell check
- Intra application copy/paste
- Cross application copy/paste
- Copying a list of files from the file manager and pasting in cherrytree will create a list of links to files, images are recognized and inserted in the text
- Print & save as pdf file of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
- Export to html of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
- Export to plain text of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
- TOC generation for a node / node and subnodes / the whole tree, based on headers h1, h2 and h3
- Find a node, find in selected node, find in selected node and subnodes, find in all nodes
- Replace in nodes names, replace in selected node, replace in selected node and subnodes, replace in all nodes
- Iteration of the latest find, iteration of the latest replace, iteration of the latest applied text formatting
- Import from html file, import from folder of html files
- Import from plain text file, import from folder of plain text files
- Import from basket, cherrytree, epim html, gnote, keepnote, keynote, knowit, mempad, notecase, rednotebook, tomboy, treepad lite, tuxcards, zim
- Export to cherrytree file of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
- Password protection
- Tree nodes drag and drop
- Automatic link to web page if writing the URL
- Automatic link to node if writing node name either with no spaces and camelcase or surrounded by [[node name]]
start.me is a premium bookmark manager. It helps users spend less time digging for links and more time browsing them. The product is rich in features, offering various integrations, a rich mobile experience, apps for both iOS and Android and browser extensions for both a number of major browsers.
- Bookmarks & RSS feeds
- Broken link checker
- Custom search
- Custom background & themes
- Dozens of other Widgets (Weather, Stock data, Charts, Galleries, etc)
- Simple drag and drop interface
- Import/Export your bookmarks/RSS-feeds (OMPL-support)
- Search engines support (add your own custom search)
- Extensions for popular browsers like Google and Firefox
- Make your pages public (and share them)
Why use start.me?
- Save time, everytime you go online
- Have all your favorite bookmarks always at hand.
- Always be up-to-date by tracking your favorite RSS feeds
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.
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
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.
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.)
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.