Self-Hosted Evernote Alternatives

    Evernote is not available as a self-hosted solution but there are plenty of alternatives for power users and business that want to host a solution on-premise. The best Self-Hosted alternative is Standard Notes, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Evernote and many of them are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to Evernote are Turtl (Freemium, Open Source), Trilium Notes (Free, Open Source), Leanote (Freemium, Open Source) and Dendron (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 21, 2021

    1. 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.
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      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 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

      11
      Does not support images or attachments, only text.
      Top negative comment  about 3 years ago

      8
      RemovedUser Standard Notes is the service that I can trust to not share and read my notes.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

      1
      Standard Notes is a multiplatform application (Windows, Android, Linux), secure with perfect synchronization on several devices. Only problem: it is not multilingual.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      1
      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 almost 3 years ago

      1
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    2. 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.

      Discontinued

      The project doesn't seem to be actively developed anymore. Last updates was in 2019.

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      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  almost 5 years ago

      10
      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

      0
      AnonAT Windows versions do not work properly. There is very little documentation and a poor forum.
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

      5
      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 over 4 years ago

      1
      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

      0
      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

      0


    3. Features Notes can be arranged into arbitrarily deep hierarchy (tree) Notes can have more than 1 parents - see cloning Rich WYSIWYG note editing including e.g.
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    4. 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 the blog.
      Leanote vs Evernote opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Leanote is a great alternative to Evernote.
      JohnFastman 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.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      8
      iwankelaiah 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.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      1
    5. Dendron is an open-source, local-first, markdown-based, note-taking tool built on top of VSCode. It supports all the usual features you would expect like tagging, backlinks, a graph view, split panes, and so forth.
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    6. OpenNote was built to be an open web based alternative to Microsoft OneNote and Evernote .
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      OpenNote vs Evernote opinions
      Some users think OpenNote is a great alternative to Evernote, some don't.
      Keeps your data out of 3rd party hands, and I like that. Add this to a freedombox and you're off to the privacy races :-)
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

      3
    7. 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.
    8. Carnet is a complete and rich note taking app for Android and Linux that can be synced with NextCloud (selfhosted) or the official Carnet server.
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      Carnet vs Evernote opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Crystale It has a great UI and it is Open Source.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • Visual Studio Code
      Foam is a personal knowledge management and sharing system inspired by Roam Research, built on Visual Studio Code and GitHub. You can use Foam for organising your research, keeping re-discoverable notes, writing long-form content and, optionally, publishing it to the web.
      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      { wreeto } is a fast, cluttered-free knowledge organisation toolset. With { wreeto }, you can: - Take Notes: Write everything down in markdown format and quickly search to find data.
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