Evernote Alternatives for iPhone

    There are many alternatives to Evernote for iPhone if you are looking for a replacement. The best iPhone alternative is Joplin, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Evernote and loads of them are available for iPhone so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPhone alternatives to Evernote are Microsoft OneNote (Freemium), NoteLedge (Paid), Simplenote (Free, Open Source) and Standard Notes (Freemium, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 11, 2021

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    • Joplin is an open source note-taking alternative to Evernote that is also available on most mainstream platforms. Unlike Evernote, Joplin is an offline first and client-side encrypted app. On top of no upload limit, it can also import notes from Evernote and other note-taking services. These advantages and this support for migration makes Joplin an easy recommendation. View 549 alternatives to Joplin
      Most users think Joplin is a great alternative to Evernote.
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      Joplin vs Evernote
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      miromarvel 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 :)
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      14
      utucuro 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.
      Top positive comment  8 months ago

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      It's open source and can be synchronised. It has calendar capabilities.
      Positive comment 2 months ago

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      It's free, open source, supports encryption and gives you full control over your data
      Positive comment 3 months ago

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      Its free and Open source We can save our data in our dropbox cloud. crossplatform
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      elu You can do anything as in Evernote!
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      generalSeven Let's me go cloud-free via syncthing across my android, linux & windows machines. Recently became significantly more useful for me because of the added ability to right-click on any notebook in the notebook sidebar to add a New sub-notebook (many times more efficient than creating a notebook which then must be dragged to under a notebook to make a sub-notebook).
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    • OneNote is one of the most ubiquitous note-taking apps out there, and with its notoriety comes widespread mainstream support and understanding. Like Evernote, it supports note-taking and to-do lists, and its interface can be considered much simpler and less cluttered than Evernote's as well. It isn't as crossplatform as Evernote, though it has support for plugins and supplementary apps and features. View 416 alternatives to Microsoft OneNote
      Most users think Microsoft OneNote is a great alternative to Evernote.
      • FreemiumProprietary
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      Microsoft OneNote vs Evernote
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      ugurozturk 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.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      neithan Less restrained and cluttered than Evernote
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

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      It is not real cross-platform (Linux is not compatible).
      Top negative comment  almost 4 years ago

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      It's a great alternative and cheaper than Evernote. Its not cross platform though.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      1
      jcsdevelopment I've used One-Note about a year now and it is, IMO, the best note-taker. For the price, you can't beat it. Much easier interface and putting things in folders works better than in Evernote.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      1
      OneNote is the most powerful note-taking app available. It in fact much more powerful and flexible than Evernote but is totally free.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      It's completly free, it's synchronizable, it's integrate whit other ms office suite elementes, it have a best design.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    • NoteLedge has a friendly and accessible interface for note-taking, but it comes with some key caveats in comparison to other Evernote alternatives. On top of being paid software (with additional subscription based pro service options on top of that), it is not available on Linux. It features multilingual support in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese. View 340 alternatives to NoteLedge
      Almost everyone thinks NoteLedge is a great alternative to Evernote.
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      NoteLedge vs Evernote
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      angelicalloyd036 I like NoteLedge more because it has a simple and intuitive interface.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    • As its name suggests, Simplenote is a simplified note-taking app for Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, Linux, and the web. It only supports text-based entry and doesn't really support media clipping or any of the more advanced or elaborate features found in other Evernote alternatives. However, for text-based notes, this is truly accessible and simple to use. View 357 alternatives to Simplenote
      Most users think Simplenote is a great alternative to Evernote.
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      Simplenote vs Evernote
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      Very quick sync, responsive UI, works good across Windows, Linux and Android, although missing support for graphical notes and more text formatting options
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      User2778798 True to its name, it is simple. Windows, Linux & Android all are supported. No media support. Text only.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

      3
      Not an archiver. Simplenote is for just that: simple markdown notes.
      Top negative comment  about 4 years ago

      20
      luminousdragongames The core features of evernote are about clipping information and saving it, note writing text notes. While it might be a good program it doesn't fit.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      2
      Denmon Good for plain text without the bloat of Evernote. Lately (late 2018/early 2019) it's been having trouble syncing reliably between devices, and there's no way to force a sync or see what's happening with sync. That's a showstopper problem, so I've switched to Standard Notes.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      JohnFastman Simplenote is a cross-platform app that allows you to take simple (as the name implies) text-based notes and sync them across your devices. There is markdown support, but little else. It's Evernote with almost everything but the note taking feature taken out. If that appeals to you, it's great. Also, thumbs up for open source and Linux support!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      5
      CarlosMorales I find it easier to use and manage.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    • Though Standard Notes only supports text entry out of the box, it has its own advantages compared to Evernote. Its features can also be expanded with extensions. It's end-to-end encrypted, open source (but freemium), and has no device limit. It can synchronize your notes to as many supported devices as you want. Our users find that it does not feature multilingual support, however. View 415 alternatives to Standard Notes
      Most users think Standard Notes is a great alternative to Evernote.
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      Standard Notes vs Evernote
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      edwardcook 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.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      5
      TBOTO Multi-platform support- Linux included. Open Source code. End-to-end encryption. No device limit. 100 per cent free.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

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      Does not support images or attachments, only text.
      Top negative comment  about 3 years ago

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      RemovedUser Standard Notes is the service that I can trust to not share and read my notes.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      Standard Notes is a multiplatform application (Windows, Android, Linux), secure with perfect synchronization on several devices. Only problem: it is not multilingual.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      Denmon Best option for plain-text synced notes I've found. Moved to this from Simplenote due to sync problems there. UI is not the prettiest but I like the visibility into what's happening with sync and the option to choose different editors for notes. Sync protocol is well documented and you can even run your own Standard File server if you really want. Developer is active and responsive, and has the right approach (IMHO).
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      1
      D2MS Solid, simple and secure note taking app that works across platforms.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    • Google Keep brings the power of Google Docs to note-taking, and features what is basically a post-it note interface with the rich content support found in its more formal document processing cousin. Being web based allows for perfect synchronization across devices, though it is not end-to-end encrypted. View 284 alternatives to Google Keep
      Some users think Google Keep is a great alternative to Evernote, some don't.
      • FreeProprietary
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      Google Keep vs Evernote
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      Drianmoller It's more for personal than professional use, but easy and fast to use.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      Very good note searching. Good integration between desktop and mobile. Use google docs for rich formatting and large texts.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      3
      Google Keep is more like a sticky note where as Evernote is a digital filing system where everything is better organized.
      Top negative comment  almost 5 years ago

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      There is almost no similarity at all. It's very feature poor, clunky to use and has poor cosmetics.
      Negative comment about 2 months ago

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      The functionality of Keep is extremely simple, it's basically a post it note system
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      0
      shelehovchanin Lists. Ability to draw. Joint notes. The simplest interface, like ordinary stickers.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      0
      it's more like a sticky note and doesn't allow to organize all your notes or format text
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    • Notion is another popular Evernote alternative. Available on the same platforms save for Linux operating systems, Notion has most of the features found in Evernote as well. In addition to these, Notion is robust, as it can also be used as a project management app, personal database, and a hub for public documentation. However, it lacks optical character recognition and camera capturing support for importing media. Many AlternativeTo users praise its interface as clean and sleek in comparison. View 327 alternatives to Notion
      Almost everyone thinks Notion is a great alternative to Evernote.
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      Notion vs Evernote
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      It manages to do more than any other note taker while feeling less cluttered than Evernote.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      3
      treeg 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.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      It's overall more intuitive, less cluttered and more functional than Evernote. This is the first note taking app I've enjoyed using from day one.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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      edapm It looks great, with a lot more features. Evernote is quite cluttered, whereas Notion's UI is really sleek.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      It does almost everything better than Evernote, except the camera capture feature and lacks OCR.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      sd18x2 Does everything that Evernote does, except better. Plus hundred other things that Evernote doesn't do.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      matthisdrolet 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!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    • Nimbus Note features an interface that is incredibly similar to Evernote's, but it has a few limitations in comparison. For one, it's not available for Linux or as a Firefox browser plugin. It also has a 100 MB limit for synced data and is not updated as frequently due to the development team's smaller size. Like Evernote, it does not encrypt data, so for those looking for a more private alternative, this likely isn't for you. View 163 alternatives to Nimbus Note
      Most users think Nimbus Note is a great alternative to Evernote.
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      Nimbus Note vs Evernote
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      jasoncomely Nimbus Note is practically an Evernote clone - and a great app too (I use it often).
      Top positive comment  almost 6 years ago

      5
      bibjasjs 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!
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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      JohnFastman 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.
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

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      Nimbus has the potential to seriously challenge Evernote. I found it intuitive, easy to use with a beautiful and neat interface. Better than OneNote esp since it offers tagging.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      almost same evernote. all functions
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Nimbus Note is for PC users, very simillar to Evernote. It is possible to import all information at once. If you are fine with 100 MB synced data it is free for any number of devices. It has very good online web interface, Windows app is nice, work offline but has some bugs in text editor (formatting) and has no updates for a long period. I cannot recommend Windows Metro App, it is unusable. For users, who prefer MS or Google and want to use images in their notes, is it possible way.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      conceptual Nimbus Note looks similar, and with similar functionality to Evernote, and a bit faster too.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    • 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. View 181 alternatives to Bear
      Almost everyone thinks Bear is a great alternative to Evernote.
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      Bear vs Evernote
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      abudkarim A lot less bloated than Evernote.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

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      lisabowman88 Evernote has become too cluttered and slow over the years. Bear focuses on the essentials and is a lot more pleasant to use.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      Bear is a writing app while Evernote is mainly designed around holding notes and other data.
      Top negative comment  almost 4 years ago

      -1
      I chose Bear because (1). it uses iCloud instead of a 3rd party server which at least simplifies the privacy issue (Hoping it has a NO cloud option). (2). This has web data capture (hopefully full page) and EN's web clipper is no longer available with Safari 13.0 at all. (3) I don't want my every little DoIt list to be on EN's website for my "convenience"
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      surehand53 - simple note taking - many useful functions
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      It's free, includes everything that Evernote has and even has nice export capabilities.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    • Dynalist is a web app that lets you break down and organize your thoughts in the format of lists. View 77 alternatives to Dynalist
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      Dynalist vs Evernote
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      Dynalist uses outlines for organizing your notes. Unlike Workflowy, it allows you to separate your outlines into separate folders and to nest outlines. Lots of excellent features. A great alternative to Evernote if you're look for a digital bullet journal.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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