BasKet Alternatives

    BasKet is an open-source note manager for KDE. With its comfortable, familiar interface and freeform notes, it's captured a loyal base of fans. However, the app is only for Linux and requires KDE, which might be a bit heavy for some users. Many lighter weight options can be found with the portable filter and the list can be narrowed down with Markdown support and integrated-search.

    Alternatives for Mac and Windows are vast while some other great options hold their own for Linux. Some newer and bigger name note tools have managed to cover all those platforms as well as Android and iOS.

    This page was last updated Oct 6, 2021

    1. Stickynotes for your desktop easily from the command line! Built using PySimpleGUI.
    2. Note-taking extension for Vim text editor.


      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      A freeware, lightweight, hierarchical notepad app. Development is (very slowly) ongoing but although the latest version is in late Beta the previous version works very well.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Electron / Atom Shell
      P3X OneNote Linux is, actually, an independent browser window for the online OneNote. You can use this program without having to clutter your browser.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Visual Studio Code
      VSNotes is a Visual Studio Code extension. VS Notes is a simple tool that takes care of the creation and management of plain text notes and harnesses the power of VS Code via the Command Palette.
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    3. Cardfile is a personal information manager, based on index cards, that was distributed with Microsoft Windows starting from the original version 1.01 until Windows NT 4.0 Server.
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    4. Just by taking notes, we create an optimized learning course for you to remember for a long time. 1. Take notes: Plant seeds in the garden of knowledge! 2. Learn: Create courses and learn Smart! 3. Manage your knowledge: Manage your checklist and current learning status!
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    5. 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):...
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    6. Quickly and easily access your Simplenote account from your OS X dashboard. Stay organized with no effort. Let your notes automatically sync between multiple devices.
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    7. An android app for writing and storing AES-128 encrypted notes. Supports notes, checklists and even spreadsheets. It is the only app in play store offering multiple security options like password protection, pattern lock and pin lock.
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