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    Evernote Alternatives for Linux

    Evernote is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Standard Notes or Simplenote. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Evernote and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Evernote are Google Keep, Obsidian, Turtl and Zim.

    Evernote is mainly a Note-taking Tool but alternatives to it may also be Todo List Managers or Task Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Evernote.
    This page was last updated May 25, 2022
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    1. 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.
      Joplin vs Evernote opinions
      Most users think Joplin is a great alternative to Evernote.
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      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  over 1 year ago

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      PRO: - markdown ? - let you encrypt your notes - save them on your computer(backup with thirdparty backupsoftware) - free, Open Source - crossplatform CON: - no OCR
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

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      priang It's not WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) as Evernote. You need to learn Markdown.
      Top negative comment  25 days ago

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      Eduardo3382 There is a large community behind this app that can assist you if you find some problem.
      Positive comment 16 days ago

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      Best alternative to evernote for me: - imported all my notes and notebooks - markdown editor is the same on every platform - synchronization with unlimited number of devices - client-side encryption - offline-first data - supports many platforms - many useful markdown plugins - really dark mode - free Con - Sometimes fails to open long note in editor on my old Android phone
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

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      It's open-source and cross-platform
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      It's open source and can be synchronised. It has calendar capabilities.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    2. 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.
      Standard Notes vs Evernote opinions
      Most users think Standard Notes is a great alternative to 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 2 years ago

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

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      calender Not good as joplin because almost all features are paid
      Positive comment 3 months ago

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      RemovedUser Standard Notes is the service that I can trust to not share and read my notes.
      Positive comment almost 2 years 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 3 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 3 years ago

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      D2MS Solid, simple and secure note taking app that works across platforms.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    3. 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.
      Simplenote vs Evernote opinions
      Most users think Simplenote is a great alternative to 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 5 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 5 years ago

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      Not an archiver. Simplenote is for just that: simple markdown notes.
      Top negative comment  almost 5 years ago

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      pufeed Simplenote is very literal in the name. It is as basic as you can get. Markdown notes. That's it.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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      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 2 years ago

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      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 3 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 5 years ago

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    4. 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.
      Google Keep vs Evernote opinions
      Some users think Google Keep is a great alternative to Evernote, some don't.
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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 5 years ago

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      Drianmoller It's more for personal than professional use, but easy and fast to use.
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      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 6 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 1 year ago

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      The functionality of Keep is extremely simple, it's basically a post it note system
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      shelehovchanin Lists. Ability to draw. Joint notes. The simplest interface, like ordinary stickers.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      it's more like a sticky note and doesn't allow to organize all your notes or format text
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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    5. Powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.
      Obsidian vs Evernote opinions
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      jjhon314314 Obsidian is an excellent note-taking app that allows you to write in markdown and use the zettelkasten system.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      joshuadwagner ? Building an interface on top of a directory of Markdown files. Huge interoperability gains. ?? ? Amazing plugins (99% free) by a vibrant Forum/Discord community. ?? It's about making sense of information and utilizing it, not just collecting and archiving it. Obsidian and the community excel at that.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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      ststefa Manages data (mostly markdown) in plain files. Has excellent inter-note linking and tagging capabilities. Syncs nicely between devices with a sync-tool of choice (icloud drive in my case). Offers extension through lots of clever plugins. Strikes an almost perfect balance between simplicity and usefulness (at least for me). Someone on the internet (tm) put it very appropriately: "It's an IDE for notes".
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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    6. Turtl is open source and encrypted end-to-end, so it's desirable as an Evernote alternative from a privacy standpoint. However, its development has ceased since 2019. It also lacks some of the more intricate features of Evernote and some of its highest rated alternatives, such as the ability to import notes from other programs.
      Turtl vs Evernote opinions
      Most users think Turtl is a great alternative to Evernote.
      Turtl stores your info encrypted, unlike Evernote. Much more private.
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      you can easily share boards of bookmarks & notes you can synch files & images it's cross platform & free
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      AnonAT Windows versions do not work properly. There is very little documentation and a poor forum.
      Top negative comment  about 5 years ago

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      Client-side AES encryption (private), open-source and free syncing. Markdown support, attachments, bookmarks, browser plugins and apps for Win, OsX, Linux and Android. Best used for simple notes, but it's infinitely better than, say Simplenote and much more private than Evernote.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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      kbabir Turtl has a great potential to be a full alternative to evernote in the future. But that will take time, still waiting for import feature from other services like evernote,simplenote etc.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      JohnFastman Turtl is presently more of a bookmark sync utility than Evernote replacement. (For an open source Evernote replacement see TagSpaces). Unlike Evernote, Turtl is open source and use end-to-end encryption so that you can store simple notes and online bookmarks with full privacy, even from the Turtl developers. A browser plugin works together with the client to capture links. It's still being developed but already a good choice for cross-platform bookmark/note syncing.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    7. Zim is a much more structured, wiki-like text editor. Though it can be used for note-taking (and with features like nested lists, an argument can certainly be made that it should be used for more complex information recording), it is an application that can be used for wiki structuring and formal page publishing.
      Zim vs Evernote opinions
      Most users think Zim is a great alternative to Evernote.
      free, simple to use, clear and easy functions, not overloaded
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      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.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      samuelhunter Includes nested notes, Wiki-like linking, and conversion to HTML
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      LordMax it's impossible to use it in sync Many time it lost files if more than one device is in use... also not at the same time.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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    8. A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.
      CherryTree vs Evernote opinions
      Most users think CherryTree is a great alternative to Evernote.
      CherryTree is a great alternative, particularly if you're also looking for the notebook/wiki setup (think of it as a newer, less buggy Zim). SQLite storage, optional encryption, hierarchical node structure, syntax highlighting (for code documentation), customizable keyboard shortcuts, cross-platform, etc.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      priang Rich text with images; Syntax highlighting (store codes); You can link notes; You can export notes as HTML (a web page), PDF, and others; Really customizable.
      Positive comment 25 days ago

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    9. Dynalist is a web app that lets you break down and organize your thoughts in the format of lists.
      Dynalist vs Evernote opinions
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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 2 years ago

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    10. Online Notebook application: Zoho Notebook lets you combine text, images, audio, video, RSS feeds, documents and much more.
      Zoho Notebook vs Evernote opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Zoho Notebook is a great alternative to Evernote.
      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.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Free. Beautiful Design. Very compatible
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      It is basically attempting to overtake Evernote since their pricing restructure. You can import pictures, tasks are emailed to you when due. Customizable folders.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      free, huge range of functions
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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