Evernote Alternatives

Evernote works as a freemium note-taking service compatible with many device form factors and operating systems, from availability on Windows, macOS, and Linux, to an app available on the App Store and the Google Play Store.

With other alternatives available that also synchronize across devices, it all comes down to your preferred format and layout. If Evernote is not working for your taste, there are plenty of alternatives that also allow you to synchronize your written notes and content on many devices. You might also prefer open source alternatives to Evernote.

One feature that you may be looking for in alternatives to Evernote is support for recognizing handwriting and adding it to notes as text.

The list of alternatives was last updated on Jan 14, 2021

  • A digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information. .
    Most users think this is great alternative to Evernote.
    • Freemium
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Windows Phone
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    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    • Kindle Fire
    Gu
    It is not real cross-platform (Linux is not compatible).
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    ug
    Can take notes, can draw, can make to-do lists, can add pictures, can add formulas! What more? Check it out it's also free.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    ne
    Less restrained and cluttered than Evernote
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  • An open source note taking and to-do application with synchronisation capabilities.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Evernote.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Termux
    • Firefox
    miromarvel767365
    The only app simillar enough with Evernote that even can import notes from it. No Monthly upload limit like Evernote. FOSS and private :) A little strange to work with at first, but very fun and intutitve after that :)
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    ut
    Offline first, open source, client-side encryption, yet supports a wide variety of sync options. Has a better dark mode compared to Evernote and web clipping is actually a lot better with Joplin since you can have imported pages converted to Markdown, so you don't have weird behavior as in Evernote when you want to change something in an imported webpage.
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    Positive comment • 3 months ago

    Gu
    PRO: - markdown ? - let you encrypt your notes - save them on your computer(backup with thirdparty backupsoftware) - free, Open Source - crossplatform CON: - no OCR
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  • NoteLedge Cloud is the world's most versatile multimedia note-taking app that allows you to take notes, sketch your ideas, record audio and video, organize multimedia content, share and present your work.
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Evernote.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    angelicalloyd036762665
    I like NoteLedge more because it has a simple and intuitive interface.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

  • The simplest way to keep notes.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Evernote.
    • Free
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    Gu
    Not an archiver. Simplenote is for just that: simple markdown notes.
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    Gu
    Very quick sync, responsive UI, works good across Windows, Linux and Android, although missing support for graphical notes and more text formatting options
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    Us
    True to its name, it is simple. Windows, Linux & Android all are supported. No media support. Text only.
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  • 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.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Evernote.
    • Freemium • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    Gu
    Does not support images or attachments, only text.
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    edwardcook889398
    A clean and simple, yet versatile and secure end-to-end encrypted notes app. There are multiple available extensions that allow for including images, building spreadsheets, and using markdown, among many other things.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    TB
    Multi-platform support- Linux included. Open Source code. End-to-end encryption. No device limit. 100 per cent free.
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  • Google Keep has several features including color coding notes, inserting images, creating lists, geo-fencing, shareable notes, and search by color.
    Some users think this is a great alternative to Evernote, some doesn't.
    • Free
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Android Wear
    Gu
    Google Keep is more like a sticky note where as Evernote is a digital filing system where everything is better organized.
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    Gu
    Google Keep doesn't support text formating, only simple plain text. Evernote is more for MSWord-like notes.
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    Negative comment • more than a year ago

    Gu
    Keep is good for sticky notes , short lists and quick reminders .
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  • With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all.
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Evernote.
    • Freemium
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    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    Gu
    It manages to do more than any other note taker while feeling less cluttered than Evernote.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    tr
    Notion is the most powerful notes solution i've ever seen. Notes, lists, tables, styles, templates, levels. This app has dark theme. Free for mobile single users.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    ma
    Most comprehensive note, to-do, project management, and archiving software I know of. After years of searching for a decent app to do almost all the things Notion does, I finally found it and it does even more! Updates come through regularly with new features, includes very generous free account, and paid unlimited version is very affordable!
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  • Whether it's bookmarks or passwords, files or shopping lists...Turtl organizes it all and makes it easy to find later. Sync across your devices. Leave nothing behind.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Evernote.
    • Freemium • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    Gu
    Turtl stores your info encrypted, unlike Evernote. Much more private.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    An
    Windows versions do not work properly. There is very little documentation and a poor forum.
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    Negative comment • more than a year ago

    Gu
    you can easily share boards of bookmarks & notes you can synch files & images it's cross platform & free
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  • A desktop personal wiki with inline preview as-you-type and lots of plugins.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Evernote.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    Gu
    free, simple to use, clear and easy functions, not overloaded
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    Gu
    Great to store and organize notes, possibility ton includes pictures. You can synchronize your notes with your favorite cloud plateform, notes are saved in the .txt format. The problem is : you need to install an app (not available on android) to use effectively AND it uses a markdown different than other apps.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    sa
    Includes nested notes, Wiki-like linking, and conversion to HTML
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  • A productivity and task management tool appropriate for both individuals and businesses. With Nimbus Note users can create notes and to-do lists, share them with others, and archive important data.
    Save anything. Access it anywhere. Share with anyone.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Evernote.
    • Freemium
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    JohnFastman335800
    No Linux, no Mac client, no Firefox plugin. Your data rests unencrypted on US-based data centers in readable format. So all the privacy concerns of Evernote minus some of the convenience.
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    Negative comment • more than a year ago

    jasoncomely53236
    Nimbus Note is practically an Evernote clone - and a great app too (I use it often).
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    bi
    this is the closest program I have found that is a direct replacement for Evernote in both function and "feel". Support staff is excellent. There is even an Evernote Importer built in!
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