Find an Evernote Alternative: 25+ apps for note-taking in 2018

Alternatives to Evernote for Windows, Mac, Web, iPhone, Android and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to Evernote.

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The list of alternatives was last updated: 1/15/2019 3:07:00 PM

Alternatives to Evernote for all platforms with any license

  • OpenNote

    OpenNote was built to be an open web based alternative to Microsoft OneNote and Evernote . Features Full WYSIWYG editor Touch friendly and mouse friendly ui Upload manager (not enabled in demo :) ) Light weight Multi user support Search PDO Connector/(MySql and SQLite Database Support) Move Folders(Cut and paste) Rename/Delete Folders(Click on folder title to get menu.)

    • Keeps your data out of 3rd party hands, and I like that. Add this to a freedombox and you're off to the privacy races :-) Guest • Jul 2015 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted

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  • wikidPad

    wikidPad is a Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down. What makes wikidPad different from other notepad applications is the ease with which you can cross-link your information. Links in a wiki are created by typing in WikiWords. A WikiWord is any mixed case word typed into the editor. TodoList or JohnDoe are example WikiWords.

    • If you like hierarchical ("logical") organization and still want to cross reference. Wikidpad is the number 1 choice for you. iwanaandersonDec 2016 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Tomboy

    Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application for Linux, Unix, Windows, and Mac OS X. Simple and easy to use, but with potential to help you organize the ideas and information you deal with every day. FEATURES - Highlighting text - Inline spell checking - Auto-linking web & email addresses - Undo/redo - Font styling & sizing - Bulleted lists - Note synchronization across several computers - Backup and Recovery

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • CintaNotes

    CintaNotes is an ultra-ergonomic, productivity-boosting notetaking app for Windows. It will help you collect, organize, and find any information.

    • It also grabs text from other sources with a keyboard shortcut and stores it as a note. Text from web pages is also stored with it's source URL. astral_cyborgNov 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Windows PortableApps.com

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  • Zoho Notebook

    Online Notebook application: Zoho Notebook lets you combine text, images, audio, video, RSS feeds, documents and much more. Online Collaboration: You can share a single image or selection of text from a page rather than the whole document, giving the author absolute control over what information is shared with others. Notebook also provides real-time collaborative editing. Firefox plug-ins for instant web clipping; Skype integration for instant chat and IP telephony.

    • It's a completely different format, with notes inside stacks and then inside notebooks, but its easy to use, highly customisable, and allows for integration from evernote! It's the best alternative. Guest • Oct 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Personal Mac Web Android iPhone Apple Watch

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  • Flamory

    Flamory remembers things, so you don't have to. Make snapshots of web pages, files and desktop apps. You can find snapshots later using full-text search and thumbnails. Paste them anywhere as links or screenshots. When history recording is enabled, snapshots will be created automatically. Here is how this will speed up your web research: Step 1 - Keep focused on the research, let Flamory take notes. Flamory saves a copy of every web page you visit.

    • It does some of the evernote functions Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree

    Free Personal Windows Internet Explorer Chrome Microsoft Office Powerpoint Microsoft Office Word ... Adobe Reader Notepad++ Firefox Adobe Acrobat

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  • Alternote

    Gorgeous note-taking app for Mac with Evernote integration. Alternote has pixel-perfect interface, robust search, distraction-free mode and lots more. It is designed to be the most convenient and natural way to make notes, collect information, write down your ideas, feelings and memories

    • I'm a Mac user and even I can't see the point of this. It's typical commercial eye-candy. Evernote already has a Mac-native client. So are you really going to pay for this to get a choice of 6 backgrounds (tomatoes?) and "distraction free" writing? Do you feel that distracted when you write in Evernote's normal client? JohnFastmanJan 2017 • 3 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • NixNote

    NixNote, formerly Nevernote, is an open source client for Evernote . It is written in Java so it will also run on Windows & OS-X, but the primary focus has been to try and get a usable environment for Linux. Features Synchronizes with Evernote servers Local data caching Cross platform Local-only and synchronized notebooks supported Database may be encrypted locally

    • Just for clarity: NixNote is an alternative CLIENT software that allows Linux users to access the Evernote SERVICE. It has been developed because Evernote do not provide a client for Linux users. JohnFastmanJan 2017 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Amazing alternative to Evernote for Linux, it works great! Evernote on web sucks, so this is a great solution for Linux users. ShaikailashAug 2016 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • QOwnNotes

    QOwnNotes is the open source plain-text notepad with markdown support and todo-list manager for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, that works together with the notes application of ownCloud. So you are able to write down your thoughts with QOwnNotes and edit or search for them later from your mobile device (like with CloudNotes) or the ownCloud web-service. The notes are stored as plain text files and are synced with ownCloud's file sync functionality.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Qt

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  • Taskade

    Did you know that the average person has about 70,000 thoughts a day? Use Taskade to capture your ideas, goals, and daily tasks. Taskade is a friendly space for your checklists, outlines, and notes. Use it as your simple to-do list and task manager. You can instantly make a list and share it with your friends, family, and team. Taskade declutters your thoughts so you can focus on your tasks, ideas, and getting things done.

    Free Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Chrome Firefox

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  • Quip

    Quip is a modern word processor that enables you to create beautiful documents on any device, including the iPad, iPhone, and the desktop. It combines documents and messages into a single chat-like “thread” of updates — making collaboration easy. Take notes, organize to-do lists, and collaborate within your company. Share folders to organize your projects at home or at work. All features work perfectly offline, syncing whenever you have an internet connection.

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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  • WizNote

    WizNote is a Note software, which is especially designed for Internet users and mobile Internet users. WizNote focuses more on notes of rapid collection, management, reading and sharing. WizNote is smaller, more stable, and more suitable for computers, phones and mobile devices. It has a more abundant notes organization and rapid fulltext retrieval. Using associated online service, you can synchronise the notes between your computer and your cell phone.

    • Ppen source, availabe for all platforms, good markdown support, sync with cloud, easy to share your notes, can revieve comments on each note, great team work function. carlsplaceDec 2016 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Windows S Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad

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  • lumio

    SPOTLIGHT CONTENT THAT MATTERS Highlight text or data, save images, videos or entire pages from the web. Your highlights are recorded together with all source information. ORGANIZE SAVED INFORMATION Organize your highlights in collections the way you organize songs in playlists. Drag and drop to re-arrange them in the order you like. SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE Share your insights via lumio collections or via lumio’s Slack and Trello integrations. No more messy spreadsheets or documents.

    • Discontinued Lumio is discontinued on Nov 2018, message published on 03-09-2018

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux iPhone Chrome OS ... iPad Chrome

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  • Nuclino

    Nuclino is the easiest way to organize and share knowledge in teams. Create real-time collaborative documents and connect them instantly like a wiki. Use the tree, board, and graph view to explore and organize your knowledge visually. It's great for meeting notes, product requirements, docs, decisions, and more.

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS iPad

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  • historious

    Historious saves a copy of web pages you bookmark, so that you can find pages youve bookmarked easily without needing to add words as tags which are already in the page text. Tags can still be added, and you can use the special tag "unread", which removes itself when you read the page, and comes with its own special "read later" bookmarklet.

    • Not a note-taking application. Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Web

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  • Elephant

    Elephant is a 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. Elephant stores notes in plain files and folders. No databases and no migration. Cross-platform for Mac, Windows and Linux. Built for longevity with a classic interface. New versions will never offer weird functionality.

    • If you want to take control over your notes and want the notes to be readable in 50 years or more, then Elephant can be a good alternative. mtibbiMar 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Piggydb

    Piggydb is a Web notebook application that provides you with a platform to build your knowledge personally or collaboratively. With Piggydb, you can create highly structured content by connecting knowledge fragments to each other to build a network structure, which is more flexible and expressive than a tree structure. Fragments can also be classified using hierarchical tags. Piggydb does not aim to be an input-and-search database application.

    • Discontinued Development has shifted from Piggydb to Cotoami. https://piggydb.net/2017/04/04/piggydb-oinker-cotoami-we-need-your-help/

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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  • Hypothes.is

    We think simple tools can help us all improve the quality of information on the Internet and in the greater world around us. Our team is building an open platform for discussion on the web. It leverages annotation to enable sentence-level critique or note-taking on top of news, blogs, scientific articles, books, terms of service, ballot initiatives, legislation and more. Everything we build is guided by our principles.

    • Evernote allows you to store and index notes, files and other data using a service that syncs all this between devices. Hypothes.is is a project to develop a new "layer" over the top of existing websites (only), which allows a people to share comments on those websites. JohnFastmanJan 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Web Chrome Firefox

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  • KeyNote NF

    KeyNote NF is a flexible, multi-featured tabbed notebook, based on Windows standard RichEdit control. It's always accessible with a single keypress, even if you work in another application. The basic idea in KeyNote NF is that you can include many separate notes within a single file. This means that you do not need to open several files - for most purposes it is enough to create only one file and hold all your notes inside it.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • MyTetra

    MyTetra is open source and cross platform personal manager for information accumulation. It is powerful program for data memorization and structuring notes.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • AllMyNotes Organizer

    AllMyNotes Organizer is a multi-functional hierarchical information manager for Windows. Store all your Notes in virtual folders in one file! Everyone is unique so AllMyNotes Organizer offers freedom of individualizing your notes in totally customizable tree structure. All Notes stored in a single AllMyNotes Organizer file and can be grouped into flexible virtual folders enabling easy, intuitive access, and instant search at all times.

    Freemium Windows

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