Alternatives to Evernote for the Web with any license





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  • Laverna icon


    Laverna is a JavaScript note taking application with Markdown editor and encryption support. Consider it like open source alternative to...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted

    • Laverna has the following advantages over Evernote: 1. Encryption (and therefore privacy/security); 2. It's open source (trustworthy); 3. Self-hosted (you control your data); 4. Supports Windows, Mac & Linux (Evernote has no Linux version). JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 6 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • On its face it's a note-taking app.. so is Evernote. That's about where the similarities end. Evernote allows attachments, pictures, stripped down HTML versions of websites, all sorts of advanced features. Laverna is... self-hosted basic text format notes. This is as much a replacement to Evernote as cardboard boxes are a replacement for tires. Guest • Jan 2018 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is open-source, encrypted storage that allows you to host your own data. It also provides desktop apps for all platforms (unlike Evernote) Guest • Oct 2016 • 9 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Laverna is awesome, works on Linux and gives you options to secure your data. Oh and unlike Microsoft and Google, they don't leech all your data on a continuous telemetry stream Guest • Jan 2017 • 6 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Only requires a HTML5 compatible web browser and can use it offline. Works very well with Firefox and Google Chrome. Easy to install on personal web server. To sync data between devices can use a remote storage server. Guest • Mar 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Main reasons why I believe this is a best alternative to Evernote, OneNote, and Google Keep: Markdown & open source Guest • Dec 2016 • 8 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very fast. And more stylish while the package is relatively small. TorosFannyAug 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It supports markdown and encryption, you can sync data via Dropbox or your own server. Soon, it will get Android app, all free and open source! karlossss1996Sep 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This is a web application. With Evernote I can take note without any connection and it takes care of my synchronization later on... Guest • Jul 2016 • 15 agrees and 43 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Google Keep icon

    Google Keep

    Google Keep has several features including color coding notes, inserting images, creating lists, geo-fencing, shareable notes, and search by color.

    Free Windows Web Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Android Tablet iPad Chrome Android Wear

    • Google Keep is more like a sticky note where as Evernote is a digital filing system where everything is better organized. Guest • Jul 2016 • 32 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Google Keep doesn't support text formating, only simple plain text. Evernote is more for MSWord-like notes. Guest • May 2016 • 17 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's more for personal than professional use, but easy and fast to use. DrianmollerJan 2017 • 7 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has barely any of the features. Could work if you only need to store simple text and photos but much more than that and it just gets hard to organise. Guest • Mar 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very good note searching. Good integration between desktop and mobile. Use google docs for rich formatting and large texts. Guest • Sep 2016 • 6 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Purpose of Google Keep is different. It's better for sticky notes and todo lists while Evernote is made for organizing your images/articles/notes etc. angel_kokyAug 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Much simpler but still very powerful note keeping app. Keep is very easy to use and includes many powerful features. Guest • Aug 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Keep is good for sticky notes , short lists and quick reminders . Guest • Oct 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • The main reason I don't use Google Keep is that it doesn't have a Firefox plugin. Guest • Jul 2016 • 2 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Simplenote icon


    Made by the company behind WordPress , Simplenote is an easy way to keep notes, lists, ideas, and more. Your notes stay updated across all your devices.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

    • Very quick sync, responsive UI, works good across Windows, Linux and Android, although missing support for graphical notes and more text formatting options Guest • Nov 2016 • 8 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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! JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No import/export, requires use of "markups" instead of keystrokes for style changes Guest • Jul 2016 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not an archiver. Simplenote is for just that: simple markdown notes. Guest • Jun 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • True to its name, it is simple. Windows, Linux & Android all are supported. No media support. Text only. User2778798Jun 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Simplenote is just about making simple text notes Guest • Oct 2016 • 5 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Standard Notes icon

    Standard Notes

    Love Notes. Love Encryption. Standard Notes is a safe place for your notes, thoughts, and life's work. It's simple. Standard Notes is the easiest notes...

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS iPad Self-Hosted

    • Multi-platform support- Linux included. Open Source code. End-to-end encryption. No device limit. 100 per cent free. TBOTOApr 2017 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open-source, free, great experience, and support for almost every platform. zaneNov 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is built from the ground-up to last 100 years - so a very different development model. Core software is plain text, and extended through plugins for Markdown and other rich text. scooterdogFeb 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It's secure and private, support nice plugins like markdown format. mm140Feb 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • Paperwork icon


    OpenSource note-taking & archiving alternative to Evernote, Microsoft OneNote & Google Keep.

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted PHP Cloudron

    • Easily the most advanced alternative to Evernote. Basically has all the functionality of Evernote's web app, plus it's free and open source. The downside is that it's self-hosted, which means that if you're a beginner with setting stuff you you'll find it hard to get going. If that's the case, see if TagSpaces or Elephant might do what you want. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 1 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Nimbus Note icon

    Nimbus Note

    Nimbus Note is an easy way to take notes and capture text/pictures from Web pages. Need to quickly create a note or clip part of a web page—such as text, pictures, or...

    Freemium Windows Web Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Windows Phone Chrome Chromium

    • Nimbus Note is practically an Evernote clone - and a great app too (I use it often). jasoncomelySep 2015 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. JohnFastmanJan 2017 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Can import from Evernote including tags and images. xeam404Jul 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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! bibjasjsAug 2016 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Nimbus Note looks similar, and with similar functionality to Evernote, and a bit faster too. conceptualJan 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Guest • Jul 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Notezilla icon


    Colorful & powerful sticky notes app for Windows & Phones. Set reminder alarms, attach them to any website or document, organize them using folders/tags, sync...

    Commercial Windows Web Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

    • Completely different application. Great for quick notes to stick to the desktop or an application, but not good for storing web pages, photos, etc. Guest • Jul 2016 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Notezilla is far more convenient, simple & easier then evernote. Love notezilla, worth trying Guest • Aug 2016 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I love the Windows desktop sticky feature. Super handy! Guest • Jul 2016 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Leanote icon


    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...

    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted

    • 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 • 4 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
  • Notion icon


    With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all. It's like Google Docs, but everything is...

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Web iPhone iPad

    • Bear is a better option if you do not need to share notes with others to collaborate. Notion is the best option overall in terms of functionality, but the interface takes some getting use to. Guest • Jan 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • WizNote icon


    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...

    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet iPad

    • 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 Disagree   Agree
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  • Thinkery icon


    Thinkery is a fast and lightweight tool for storing notes, bookmarks, todos, organized through #hashtags. Bookmarks are stored in full-text. Android and iOS app...

    Free Web Android iPhone Chrome Firefox

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    • It's good alternative for functionality but Thinkery is less debugged and its interface is not so good _strangemanApr 2016 Disagree   Agree