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    CherryTree Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to CherryTree for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. 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 Simplenote. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to CherryTree and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to CherryTree are Obsidian, Zim, Zettlr and Turtl.

    CherryTree is mainly a Note-taking Tool but alternatives to it 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 May 24, 2022
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    • Windows
    • Linux
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    1. 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 3 months ago

      distantkay It is not hierarchical note
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    2. Powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.
      Obsidian vs CherryTree opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      andgregorik CherryTree feels like an ancient WIP beta of Obsidian. I used to be a CT guy for 2 yrs but as of late 2020 I'm an Obsidian convert. It does everything that CT can but with panache and speed. And of course it does a lot more.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago


    3. 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 10 months ago

      UI, design is just bad. UX is not even close to CherryNotes.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

    4. 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  about 4 years ago

      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

      Does not have hierarchical note ability
      Top negative comment  almost 4 years ago

      priang I can't add images to the notes
      Negative comment 10 months ago

      Not the same. No multi-level sub-folder system.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

    5. 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.
      pihentagy WYSIWYG editor, hierarchical structure, plain text files, versioning (handles git). Great tool!
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

      LordMax Very similar, simplest and use txt files
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      len51 I use Zim & CherryTree both.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      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

      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.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago


    6. 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.
    7. 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
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Cherrytree has mutch more options (tables, blob-fields) for saving files.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

    8. Dynalist is a web app that lets you break down and organize your thoughts in the format of lists.
    9. TagSpaces is an offline, open source, document manager with tagging support.
    10. Trilium Notes is a hierarchical note taking application.
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