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Online Evernote Alternatives

There are many alternatives to Evernote as a web app if you are looking for a replacement. The best Online alternative is Microsoft OneNote, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Evernote and loads of them are available as a web app so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Online alternatives to Evernote are Standard Notes, Simplenote, Google Keep and Notion.

Evernote alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but 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.
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  1. Microsoft OneNote icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesMicrosoft OneNote supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Microsoft OneNote.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Microsoft OneNote.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineMicrosoft OneNote can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMicrosoft OneNote supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportMicrosoft OneNote support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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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.

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    neithan

    Less restrained and cluttered than Evernote

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    It is not real cross-platform (Linux is not compatible).

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    priang

    There is not a good search engine inside the notes. This is essential in a note taking app.

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    It's a great alternative and cheaper than Evernote. Its not cross platform though.

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    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.

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    OneNote is the most powerful note-taking app available. It in fact much more powerful and flexible than Evernote but is totally free.

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  2. Standard Notes icon

    Standard Notes

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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.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionStandard Notes has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedStandard Notes is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownStandard Notes supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsStandard Notes can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineStandard Notes can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningStandard Notes has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableStandard Notes is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    TBOTO

    Multi-platform support- Linux included. Open Source code. End-to-end encryption. No device limit. 100 per cent free.

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    zane

    Open-source, free, great experience, and support for almost every platform.

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    Does not support images or attachments, only text.

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    calender

    Not good as joplin because almost all features are paid

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    RemovedUser

    Standard Notes is the service that I can trust to not share and read my notes.

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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.

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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.

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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.

    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownSimplenote supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningSimplenote has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchSimplenote lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesSimplenote can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
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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

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    User2778798

    True to its name, it is simple. Windows, Linux & Android all are supported. No media support. Text only.

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    Not an archiver. Simplenote is for just that: simple markdown notes.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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  4. Google Keep icon

    Google Keep

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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.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineGoogle Keep can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesGoogle Keep supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeGoogle Keep supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Sync with Google CalendarGoogle Keep can be synchronized with Google Calendar
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Google Keep simultaneously.
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    Drianmoller

    It's more for personal than professional use, but easy and fast to use.

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    Very good note searching. Good integration between desktop and mobile. Use google docs for rich formatting and large texts.

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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.

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

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    The functionality of Keep is extremely simple, it's basically a post it note system

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    shelehovchanin

    Lists. Ability to draw. Joint notes. The simplest interface, like ordinary stickers.

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    it's more like a sticky note and doesn't allow to organize all your notes or format text

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  5. Notion icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownNotion supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXNotion supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Notion simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Notion.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableNotion is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Notion.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingNotion supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    hussainiumairuk

    Notion is a powerhouse and I am excited to see how people implement Agile and Product Management in Notion using their powerful database features.

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    It does almost everything better than Evernote, except the camera capture feature and lacks OCR.

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    priang

    There is no offline option. The android version is too slow.

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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.

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    edapm

    It looks great, with a lot more features. Evernote is quite cluttered, whereas Notion's UI is really sleek.

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    It manages to do more than any other note taker while feeling less cluttered than Evernote.

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    sd18x2

    Does everything that Evernote does, except better. Plus hundred other things that Evernote doesn't do.

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  6. Nimbus Note icon

    Nimbus Note

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    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Android Tablet

    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.

    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Nimbus Note.
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesNimbus Note can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineNimbus Note can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeNimbus Note supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Nimbus Note simultaneously.
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    bicsparklighter

    because it is the closest in design. tags and folders. rich content

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    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!

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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.

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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.

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    almost same evernote. all functions

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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.

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    conceptual

    Nimbus Note looks similar, and with similar functionality to Evernote, and a bit faster too.

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  7. Dynalist is a web app that lets you break down and organize your thoughts in the format of lists.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownDynalist supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeDynalist supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXDynalist supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Dynalist.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineDynalist can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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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.

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  8. Logseq is a platform for knowledge sharing and management. It focuses on privacy, longevity, and user control. Notice: the backend code will be open-sourced as soon as we’re sure that the backend service meets the security standards.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownLogseq supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeLogseq supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Zoho Notebook

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    Online Notebook application: Zoho Notebook lets you combine text, images, audio, video, RSS feeds, documents and much more.

    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Zoho Notebook.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineZoho Notebook can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationZoho Notebook supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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    Almost everyone thinks Zoho Notebook is a great alternative to Evernote.

    Free. Beautiful Design. Very compatible

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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.

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    free, huge range of functions

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    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.

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  10. Cryptee icon

    Cryptee

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    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Cryptee is a safety and privacy focused, encrypted and cross-platform personal data storage service. You can write personal documents, notes, journals, store photos and all sorts of other files.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionCryptee has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedCryptee is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownCryptee supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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