Notes Alternatives

    Notes is described as 'Use Notes to capture a quick thought, create checklists, sketch ideas, and more. And with iCloud, you can keep your notes up to date across all your devices' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Notes for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Joplin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Notes are Standard Notes (Freemium, Open Source), Google Keep (Free), Microsoft OneNote (Freemium) and Evernote (Freemium).

    This page was last updated May 24, 2021

    1. Rebel aims to provide you a distraction-free note taking experience. Focus more on writing and less on formatting and saving. As you write your note, Rebel will format it based on your markdown syntax.
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    2. Write beautifully. Organize easily. Find everything. Fuss free writing. Saves notes as RTF files on user specified folder. Can search across all notes. No sign up/log in required. Portable application.


      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Notesnook is a simple and cross-platform private notes app that keeps your notes organized and synced on your phone, tablet and computer. Take notes, capture ideas, create to-do lists, keep a journal, write your assignments and manage projects, we have got you covered.
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    3. North brings you the simplest, fastest experience in saving your thoughts with context on your iPhone, iPad or Mac. Jot down, copy-paste, list out – all in one app.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Spiral is a program that allows users to take notes in a format similar to a spiral notebook.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      The Guide is a two-pane outliner - a program that allows you to arrange text notes in a tree-like structure. It supports formatted text, exporting to RTF and hyperlinks (both internal and external).

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.0, released in December 2008, can be still downloaded from SourceForge, but it has been reported as buggy.

    4. Create a list to organise an event or activity, or just to plan out what you need to do this weekend. Fill your list with the tasks you need to work through, invite others to help you finish them.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Lightweight notes and publishing, anywhere. Journals brings note taking, private secure journalling and public blogging all into one place. Edit your notes in markdown organise entries in a tree structure.
    5. Create fully tagged and archived notes with just a few taps! For podcast fans, documentary watchers and lifelong learners. https://www.polybook.
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    6. A note-taking app for your Mac's menu bar. FEATURES: - It's free and there are absolutely no ads (for a limited time only)!
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