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DEVONthink Alternatives for Linux

DEVONthink 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 Zotero or Zim. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to DEVONthink and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to DEVONthink are Obsidian, Trilium Notes, Zoho Notebook and Dendron.

DEVONthink alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Todo List Managers or Research Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of DEVONthink.
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    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.

    Desktop and mobile apps
  2. Powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.

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    Zotero

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Microsoft Office Word
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • LibreOffice
    • Firefox

    Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, share research and cite your research sources directly in your favourite word processor, with 300 MB free online storage.

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    Most users think Zotero is a great alternative to DEVONthink.

    Zotero only deals with referencing of PDF's, books etc.

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    Devonthink Does WAAAY More than zotero even thinks about

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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.

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    Some users think Zim is a great alternative to DEVONthink, some don't.
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    Trilium Notes

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

    Trilium Notes is a hierarchical note taking application.

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  6. Online Notebook application: Zoho Notebook lets you combine text, images, audio, video, RSS feeds, documents and much more.

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  7. 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.

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    AppFlowy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    AppFlowy is an open source alternative to Notion. You are in charge of your data and customizations.

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    RedNotebook

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    • Xfce

    RedNotebook is a graphical diary and journal helping you keep track of notes and thoughts. It includes a calendar navigation, customizable templates, export functionality and word clouds. You can also format, tag and search your entries.

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  10. wikidPad is a Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down. What makes wikidPad different from other notepad applications is the ease with which you can cross-link your information.

    Discontinued

    Last update was in November 2018, and various links are dead on their website.

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