Evernote Alternatives for Linux

    Evernote is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The most popular Linux alternative is Small Joplin iconJoplin, 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 Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Evernote are Small Simplenote iconSimplenote (Free, Open Source), Small Standard Notes iconStandard Notes (Freemium, Open Source), Small Google Keep iconGoogle Keep (Free) and Small Turtl iconTurtl (Freemium, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 10, 2021

    • An open source note taking and to-do application with synchronisation capabilities. View 546 alternatives to Joplin
      Most users think Joplin is a great alternative to Evernote.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Google Chrome
      • Termux
      • Firefox
      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  about 2 years ago

      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  7 months ago

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

      It's free, open source, supports encryption and gives you full control over your data
      Positive comment 2 months ago

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

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

      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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    • Made by the company behind WordPress, Simplenote enables users to take notes, lists, and ideas. View 356 alternatives to Simplenote
      Most users think Simplenote is a great alternative to Evernote.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Online
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      • Android Tablet
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      • Kindle Fire
      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

      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

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

      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

      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 about 2 years ago

      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

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

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    • Standard Notes is a simple and private notes app. It allows you to write and sync your notes across all your devices, including your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and web browser. View 413 alternatives to Standard Notes
      Most users think Standard Notes is a great alternative to Evernote.
      • FreemiumOpen Source
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      • Online
      • Android
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      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
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      • Self-Hosted
      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

      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

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

      RemovedUser Standard Notes is the service that I can trust to not share and read my notes.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

      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

      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 about 2 years ago

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

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    • Google Keep has several features including color coding notes, inserting images, creating lists, geo-fencing, shareable notes, and search by color. View 280 alternatives to Google Keep
      Some users think Google Keep is a great alternative to Evernote, some don't.
      • FreeProprietary
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      • Google Chrome
      • Android Wear
      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

      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

      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

      There is almost no similarity at all. It's very feature poor, clunky to use and has poor cosmetics.
      Negative comment 18 days ago

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

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

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

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    • Whether it's bookmarks or passwords, files or shopping lists...Turtl organizes it all and makes it easy to find later. Sync across your devices. Leave nothing behind. View 143 alternatives to Turtl
      Most users think Turtl is a great alternative to Evernote.
      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • Linux
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • Self-Hosted
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      Turtl vs Evernote
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      Turtl stores your info encrypted, unlike Evernote. Much more private.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      you can easily share boards of bookmarks & notes you can synch files & images it's cross platform & free
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      AnonAT Windows versions do not work properly. There is very little documentation and a poor forum.
      Top negative comment  about 4 years ago

      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 4 years ago

      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 4 years ago

      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 4 years ago



    • A desktop personal wiki with inline preview as-you-type and lots of plugins. View 264 alternatives to Zim
      Most users think Zim is a great alternative to Evernote.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      • BSD
      Zim vs Evernote
      pros, cons and recent comments
      free, simple to use, clear and easy functions, not overloaded
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      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 4 years ago

      samuelhunter Includes nested notes, Wiki-like linking, and conversion to HTML
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      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 4 years ago

    • Powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files. View 66 alternatives to Obsidian
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
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      • Linux
      Obsidian vs Evernote
      pros, cons and recent comments
      jjhon314314 Obsidian is an excellent note-taking app that allows you to write in markdown and use the zettelkasten system.
      Positive comment 7 months ago

    • A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file. View 469 alternatives to CherryTree
      Most users think CherryTree is a great alternative to Evernote.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      CherryTree vs Evernote
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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 2 years ago

    • Dynalist is a web app that lets you break down and organize your thoughts in the format of lists. View 76 alternatives to Dynalist
      • FreemiumProprietary
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      • Online
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      Dynalist vs Evernote
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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

    • Online Notebook application: Zoho Notebook lets you combine text, images, audio, video, RSS feeds, documents and much more. View 326 alternatives to Zoho Notebook
      Almost everyone thinks Zoho Notebook is a great alternative to Evernote.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
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      • Online
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      • Apple Watch
      Zoho Notebook vs Evernote
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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 2 years ago

      Free. Beautiful Design. Very compatible
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      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 1 year ago

      free, huge range of functions
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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