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    Bear Alternatives for Linux

    Bear is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Standard Notes or Google Keep. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Bear and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Bear are Obsidian (Free Personal), Simplenote (Free, Open Source), CherryTree (Free, Open Source) and Zettlr (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 4, 2022
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    1. FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work.
      FocusWriter vs Bear opinions
      This alternative is disputed. FocusWriter is still a legitimate alternative to Bear, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      JohnFastman Bear is a proprietary productivity app for Mac-based products. FocusWriter is an open source word processor for people who find toolbars distracting.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

    2. Online Notebook application: Zoho Notebook lets you combine text, images, audio, video, RSS feeds, documents and much more.
      Zoho Notebook vs Bear opinions
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      It is completely free cross-platform app available on all major platforms like Mac, iOS, Android, Windows, Linux etc. It has has the feature you require from a not taking app plus it has very minimalistic design.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      Allows you to create individual notebooks with notes and other sources inside like voice recordings, images and plain notes!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago


    3. Dendron is an open-source, local-first, markdown-based, note-taking tool built on top of VSCode. It supports all the usual features you would expect like tagging, backlinks, a graph view, split panes, and so forth.
    4. Cryptee is a safety and privacy focused, encrypted and cross-platform personal data storage service. You can write personal documents, notes, journals, store photos and all sorts of other files.
    5. Plain text notepad with markdown support and todo list manager for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, that works together with the notes application of ownCloud.

    6. AppFlowy is an open source alternative to Notion. You are in charge of your data and customizations.
    7. The problem with notetaking apps like Evernote or Apple Notes is that once you write a note, after a week you never look at it again. Without any organization, you're stuck praying that search will work for your future self.
    8. The note-taking app with robust Markdown editor, supporting macOS, Windows, and Linux. This app is designed to be the most convenient way to make notes in Markdown for your daily hacking.
    9. Operating environment for the new Internet. An all-in-one solution that breaks down barriers between applications, gives back privacy and data ownership to users.
    10. Leanote provides services for note and blog. You can use "note" as your personal notebook, if you want to share with friends, just publish note or notebook to the blog.
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