Elephant Alternatives

    Elephant is described as 'notetaker with a classic interface you already know. Keep your notes to yourself. No accounts or clouds. For syncing use Dropbox, Github, rsync, ... No feature bloat or redesigns, ever' and is a Note-taking App in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Elephant for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone and Linux. The best alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Standard Notes or Microsoft OneNote. Other great apps like Elephant are Google Keep (Free), Evernote (Freemium), Simplenote (Free, Open Source) and CherryTree (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 8, 2021

    1. Cardfile is a personal information manager, based on index cards, that was distributed with Microsoft Windows starting from the original version 1.01 until Windows NT 4.0 Server.
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    2. Efficient Diary is an elegant, easy-to-use and powerful electronic diary software package.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Google Chrome
      Mindful is a space for your thoughts, ideas and ongoing tasks. It's a Chrome browser extension that helps you get ideas out and organize them with note-taking capabilities that automatically syncs across browser instances.
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    3. NoteCase Pro is an advanced multi platform outliner that helps you organize your text notes into a document, with individual notes placed in the tree-like structure. Multilanguage support. Active hyperlinks supported. Free Open Source version (also portable):...
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    4. Metanota is a beautiful OSX client and editor for creating and managing notes using the well known SimpleNote cloud service. Other note-taking cloud providers will follow shortly.


    5. An android app for writing and storing AES-128 encrypted notes. Supports notes, checklists and even spreadsheets. It is the only app in play store offering multiple security options like password protection, pattern lock and pin lock.
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    6. Notenik is a note-taking app for the Mac that provides unusual levels of flexibility in terms of the types of information stored, the ways that notes can be organized, and the formatting available for output.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      Full featured Simplenote syncing plain text notepad. A full featured Simplenote syncing notepad application. Keep your notes synced between your phone and your computer.
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    7. Swiftnotes is a note taking app that takes simplicity and speed to a whole new level.

      Discontinued

      This project is no longer maintained. Last version, 3.1.4, released in April 2017, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Android
      Take simple text notes. You can put them into folders to create your own quick, easy and robust file structure.

      Discontinued

      last update 2014; source available in repo

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