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Open Source Dropbox Paper Alternatives

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

Dropbox Paper 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 Dropbox Paper.
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  • Android
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  • Android Tablet

Dropbox Paper is more than a doc—it’s a workspace that brings creation and coordination together in one place.

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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
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    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.

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  3. A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.

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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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    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.

    Cryptee Photo Gallery / Albums


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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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    Foam

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Visual Studio Code

    Foam is a personal knowledge management and sharing system inspired by Roam Research, built on Visual Studio Code and GitHub.

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  8. Operating environment for the new Internet. An all-in-one solution that breaks down barriers between applications, gives back

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    wreeto

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    A simple workspace to help you focus. Expand your brain with a fast, cluttered-free knowledge organisation toolset!.

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    Twake

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

    Twake is a real-time teamwork platform. It is a suite of collaborative tools that includes the specificities of some bestsellers (Slack, Trello, Google Drive...).

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