- Laverna has the following advantages over Evernote: 1. Encryption (and therefore privacy/security); 2. It's open source (trustworthy); 3. Self-hosted (you control your data); 4. Supports Windows, Mac & Linux (Evernote has no Linux version).
- On its face it's a note-taking app.. so is Evernote. That's about where the similarities end. Evernote allows attachments, pictures, stripped down HTML versions of websites, all sorts of advanced features. Laverna is... self-hosted basic text format notes. This is as much a replacement to Evernote as cardboard boxes are a replacement for tires.
- It is open-source, encrypted storage that allows you to host your own data. It also provides desktop apps for all platforms (unlike Evernote)