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, which is both free and Open Source. 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 (Free Personal), Zotero (Freemium, Open Source), Zim (Free, Open Source) and Zoho Notebook (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Jul 21, 2021

    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.
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    2. A second brain, for you, forever. The human brain is non-linear: we jump from idea to idea, all the time. Your second brain should work the same.
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    3. Zotero is a free, easy-to-use Firefox/Chrome extension or standalone program to help you collect, organize, manage, search 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.
      marty1 Devonthink Does WAAAY More than zotero even thinks about
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      Zotero only deals with referencing of PDF's, books etc.
      Negative comment about 1 year 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.
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      Some users think Zim is a great alternative to DEVONthink, some don't.
    5. Online Notebook application: Zoho Notebook lets you combine text, images, audio, video, RSS feeds, documents and much more.
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    6. Features Notes can be arranged into arbitrarily deep hierarchy (tree) Notes can have more than 1 parents - see cloning Rich WYSIWYG note editing including e.g.
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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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    8. 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.

    9. 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. NixNote, formerly Nevernote, is an open source client for Evernote . It is written in Java so it will also run on Windows & OS-X, but the primary focus has been to try and get a usable environment for Linux.
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