DEVONthink Alternatives for Windows

    DEVONthink is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows 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 loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to DEVONthink are Notion (Freemium), Obsidian (Free Personal), Zotero (Freemium, Open Source) and Zim (Free, Open Source).

    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. With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all. It's like Google Docs, but everything is organized and discoverable by your team. Real collaboration in real-time.
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    3. 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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    4. 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
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Zotero only deals with referencing of PDF's, books etc.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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


    6. NoteLedge is a digital notepad that comes with powerful multimedia tools for creating notes and presenting works straight from a smart device.
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    7. Qiqqa is a free research and reference manager. Search for, read and annotate your PDFs. Then review your work, write up and create bibliographies instantly.
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    8. Online Notebook application: Zoho Notebook lets you combine text, images, audio, video, RSS feeds, documents and much more.
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    9. 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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    10. 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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