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Open Source CherryTree Alternatives

The best open source alternative to CherryTree is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Standard Notes or Simplenote. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to CherryTree and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to CherryTree are Zim, Zettlr, Turtl and TagSpaces.

CherryTree alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Todo List Managers or Task Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of CherryTree.
This page was last updated Jun 28, 2022
CherryTree
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • Linux
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A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite...

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  1. Joplin

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Termux
    • Firefox

    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.

    Joplin vs CherryTree opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Joplin is a great alternative to CherryTree.
    calender

    It supports hierarchical note

    Positive comment 4 months ago
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    distantkay

    It is not hierarchical note

    Negative comment over 2 years ago
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  2. Standard Notes

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid

    Standard Notes is a simple and private notes app. It allows you to write and sync your notes across all your devices, including your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and web browser.

    Standard Notes vs CherryTree opinions
    pros, cons and recent comments
    priang

    The UI is awesome, but you can not add images or highlight code, you need to pay fot it.

    Negative comment 11 months ago
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    UI, design is just bad. UX is not even close to CherryNotes.

    Negative comment over 3 years ago
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  3. 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 vs CherryTree opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Simplenote is still a legitimate alternative to CherryTree, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    It is not the equal of cherry notes. It is a great note ap for all three. I have been using cherry tree for several years and it is great. I will use the android version when it comes out. I use simple note with cherry notes and I will continue as it is a good lite weight application and easy to use and quick.

    Top positive comment  over 4 years ago
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    Just as easy to use as Cherry tree and is multi-platform. (no cherry tree on Mac). I have to use Windows (work). I use Mac (home) use Ubuntu for work notes. (my choice).

    Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago
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    Not the same. No multi-level sub-folder system.

    Top negative comment  over 4 years ago
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    priang

    I can't add images to the notes

    Negative comment 11 months ago
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    Does not have hierarchical note ability

    Negative comment about 4 years ago
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  4. 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.

    Zim vs CherryTree opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Zim is a great alternative to CherryTree.
    LordMax

    Very similar, simplest and use txt files

    Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago
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    len51

    I use Zim & CherryTree both.

    Top positive comment  about 1 year ago
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    andgregorik

    Unlike CherryTree, Zim hates Windows with a passion, and it's no longer supported as of 2019. Also, no dark theme. CT's UI feels snappier, faster. Other than that, Zim & CT are very close.

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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    Aas

    Same concept, but stores data in plain text file, so you can browse your notes even without the app. For example on Android with any text editor.

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    pihentagy

    WYSIWYG editor, hierarchical structure, plain text files, versioning (handles git). Great tool!

    Positive comment almost 4 years ago
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  5. Zettlr is a supercharged markdown editor that combines many writing editor features and collect them in one application. It aims at speeding up your workflow and help you write without any interruptions.



  6. Whether it's bookmarks or passwords, files or shopping lists...Turtl organizes it all and makes it easy to find later. Sync across your devices. Leave nothing behind.

    Turtl vs CherryTree opinions
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    Cherrytree has mutch more options (tables, blob-fields) for saving files.

    Negative comment about 4 years ago
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  7. TagSpaces

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    TagSpaces is an offline, open source, document manager with tagging support.

  8. Trilium Notes

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Cloudron
    • Firefox

    Trilium Notes is a hierarchical note taking application.

  9. Text editor - Notes, ToDo & Bookmarks. Markdown and todo.txt support.

  10. Cryptee

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    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.

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