4 out of 5 with 3 ratings

Elephant Reviews

Initial impressions very good.

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Lots of folks out there are on the lookout for an Evernote replacement. This is getting there. It's a good cross-platform note taking app that stores the data in a way you can easily sync it yourself using whatever service you like.

It has functional search, accepts images into notes and supports tagging. Unforunately, the images can't be resized or included as files in and of their own right (they have to be part of a note). Same with PDF files. At the moment, there is no browser addon on that allows you to clip content and .html files are read only - you cant use that as a format for taking notes.

I hope this continues getting developed and supported.

For those Evernote escapees looking for an alternative, Elephant might already be a good choice. But also, check out the excellent and open source TagSpaces, which is similar but more developed and far more functional than a note-taking app (serves also as a file organizer). Finally, if you're technical enough to "roll your own" and host something on your own server, try Paperwork. It' s an open souce web-based Evernote alternative but probably the closest thing to Evernote's "feel".


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I like it a lot but I use Mac and Ubuntu (Linux). The Mac edition is great, but the Linux version is a Java app which I am not that fond of. I plan to switch completely to Linux when My old Mac quits so I would like to see t his app become a full Linux app or a App Image application rather that a Java app. My understanding is that Java apps can be a security issue, at least that is what my Mac tells me. Not sure that's a deal breaker though. I was using Notebooks which is the best I have ever used but won't work on Linux. Note taking apps a great but this app and notebooks both are not really like Evernote in that the stuff is stored in a directory as separate files and the app is basically a file viewer, that allows me to still view the notes even if I am not around the app. Anxiously awaiting updates and I forsee this app getting really good.


Excelent alternative to Notational Velocity in Java

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Works as intended, writes to plain text and works as an alternative to Notational Velocity (nvpy, resoph notes).