AHOY! is described as 'light-weight note-taking application for Windows. In spite of its simplicity AHOY!' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to AHOY! for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Android, Mac and iPhone. The best alternative is Joplin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like AHOY! are Standard Notes (Freemium, Open Source), Google Keep (Free), Microsoft OneNote (Freemium) and Evernote (Freemium).
Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor.