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: 8/15/2018 7:15:00 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.)

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted

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    • 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
  • Leanote

    Leanote provides services for note and blog. You can use "note" as your personal notebook, if you want to share with friends, just publish note or notebook to the blog. The code of Leanote can be found on Github but you have to pay to get the app from the official website, hence this freemium license.

    Freemium Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted

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    • Probably the most complete open source, self-hosted or paid-for Evernote alternative in terms of functionality. Sadly, the English instructions aren't easy to find or that clear. But it works phenomenally well as an Evernote alternative. JohnFastmanJan 2017 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It supports, markdown, sequence diagram, flowchart, math, and syncing. The desktop clients (Win/MacOs) also export to HTML and PDF. It support Nested notebooks. I doesn't have web clipper, and this is fine as I don't need it. I like to structure my notes using Markdown. Many of instructions are in Chinese and some are in English. If you drop in question in English (in the forum), someone would reply in English. The team is in the progress of translating Chinese manual to English. iwankelaiahOct 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Tomboy

    Have you ever felt the frustration at not being able to locate a website you wanted to check out, or find an email you found interesting, or remember an idea about the direction of the political landscape in post-industrial Australia? Or are you one of those desperate souls with home-made, buggy, or not-quite-perfect notes systems? Time for Tomboy. We bet you'll be surprised at how well a little application can make life less cluttered and run more smoothly.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X 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.

    Freemium Windows PortableApps.com

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    • 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
  • Bear

    Bear is a beautiful and flexible writing app for note-taking and prose, both on the go for iOS devices and for the Mac OS desktop. KEY FEATURES - Stay organized by linking notes to each other. - Use hashtags to organize and add context to notes. - Notes are stored in plain text, easily portable. - Focus mode to keep you on track. - Advanced markdown with full in-line image support - Powerful search to easily find notes with Search Triggers.

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    • Bear is a writing app while Evernote is mainly designed around holding notes and other data. Guest • Jul 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • - simple note taking - many useful functions surehand53Jun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It's free, includes everything that Evernote has and even has nice export capabilities. Guest • Jun 2017 • 0 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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.

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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

    Commercial Mac OS X

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    • 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 • 1 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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    • 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 • 5 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
  • 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 OS 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.

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

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    • 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 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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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  • 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.

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

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  • Quiver

    Quiver is a notebook built for programmers. It lets you easily mix text, code and Markdown within one note, edit code with an awesome code editor, live preview Markdown and LaTeX cells, and find any note instantly via the full-text search. ## Mix Text, Code and Markdown A note in Quiver is comprised of cells --- snippets of text, code, Markdown or LaTeX. You can freely mix different cell types within one note. You can set different languages for different code cells, too.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac

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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.

    Free Personal Mac OS X Web Android iPhone Apple Watch

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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.

    Freemium Web

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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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • 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
  • 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 OS X Windows Linux

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