Self-Hosted Evernote Alternatives

Host your own Evernote Clone? Popular Self-Hosted Alternatives to Evernote. Explore 20 installable apps like Evernote, for the DIY guys.

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  • Laverna

    Laverna is a JavaScript note-taking web application with a Markdown editor and encryption support. It's built to be an open source alternative to Evernote. The application stores all your notes in your browser databases such as indexedDB or localStorage, which is good for security reasons, because only you have access to them.

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    • 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 • 13 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • 8 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 • 10 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 • 16 agrees and 43 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Turtl

    Turtl is a private place to keep your notes, research, passwords, bookmarks, dream logs, photos, documents and anything else you want kept safe. Turtl's easy tagging and filtering make it ideal for organization and research whether for personal or professional projects. Think of Turtl as Evernote with ultimate privacy. How is it private? -------------------- Turtl takes your password from when you sign up and uses it to create a cryptographic key.

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    • Turtl stores your info encrypted, unlike Evernote. Much more private. Guest • Oct 2016 • 10 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • you can easily share boards of bookmarks & notes you can synch files & images it's cross platform & free Guest • Dec 2016 • 6 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Windows versions do not work properly. There is very little documentation and a poor forum. AnonATMar 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. kbabirFeb 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Guest • Mar 2017 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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 app you'll ever use. That means a more reliable, long-term experience. Encrypted writing is your best writing. You never really know the power of your words until you experience total-privacy for the first time.

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    • Multi-platform support- Linux included. Open Source code. End-to-end encryption. No device limit. 100 per cent free. TBOTOApr 2017 • 8 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open-source, free, great experience, and support for almost every platform. zaneNov 2017 • 4 agrees and 2 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 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does not support images or attachments, only text. Guest • May 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's secure and private, support nice plugins like markdown format. mm140Feb 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Privacy, sanity, and no feature creep or bloat, plus a dark theme! technoApr 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • Paperwork

    Paperwork aims to be an open-source, self-hosted alternative to services like Evernote , Microsoft OneNote or Google Keep . Paperwork is written in PHP, utilising the beautiful Laravel 4 framework. It provides a modern web UI, built on top of AngularJS & Bootstrap 3, as well as an open API for third party integration. For the back-end part a MySQL database stores everything.

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    • 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 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • TagSpaces

    TagSpaces is an open source personal data manager. It helps you organize and browse your files on every platform. Cross-platform file tagging and file finding Organize your photos, ebooks, music, recipes or invoices in the same way on almost every platform. We currently support Windows, Linux, OS X, Android, Firefox and Chrome With the help of tags you can do research better or you can manage projects using the GTD methodology.

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    • TagSpaces is built as an Evernote alternative for note taking and information management Danilo_VenomOct 2016 • 9 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Superb, open-source, free, cross-platform organizer or files and notes. Still a work in progress, but already extremely useful. No automatic giving up of private data to the cloud; instead you can sync whichever folder you like to the cloud using your favourite service. Very highly recommended. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Note taking is only a small part - tagging of local files is the main purpose. Guest • Jan 2017 • 8 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • OpenNote

    OpenNote was built to be an open web based alternative to Microsoft OneNote and Evernote . Features Full WYSIWYG editor Touch friendly and mouse friendly ui Upload manager (not enabled in demo :) ) Light weight Multi user support Search PDO Connector/(MySql and SQLite Database Support) Move Folders(Cut and paste) Rename/Delete Folders(Click on folder title to get menu.)

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    • 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 :-) Guest • Jul 2015 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Leanote

    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. The code of Leanote can be found on Github but you have to pay to get the app from the official website, hence this freemium license.

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    • 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 • 6 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
  • Piggydb

    Piggydb is a Web notebook application that provides you with a platform to build your knowledge personally or collaboratively. With Piggydb, you can create highly structured content by connecting knowledge fragments to each other to build a network structure, which is more flexible and expressive than a tree structure. Fragments can also be classified using hierarchical tags. Piggydb does not aim to be an input-and-search database application.

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  • Tracks

    Tracks is a web-based application to help you implement David Allen’s Getting Things Done™ methodology. It was built using Ruby on Rails, and comes with a built-in webserver (WEBrick), so that you can run it on your own computer if you like. It can be run on any platform on which Ruby can be installed, including Mac OS X, Windows XP and Linux. Tracks is Open Source, free and licensed under the GNU GPL.

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  • note space

    Note space is a program in which to keep your written thoughts This space has these characteristics: It presents a very visual organization on screen; notes are displayed as arrays of cards It's safe and secure; it runs on your own computer and not on the Internet It's completely personal; it's not for sharing anything with others It's restful and without clutter, with a minimalist design It's free, and open source too It runs on any desktop or laptop...

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  • Meemo

    Quickly filter and search for notes using categories based on hash tags. Additional full text search allows to find notes, even without tagging and never lose an idea again.

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  • Jotter

    Jotter is a lightweight, no database, powerful web notebook that lets you create and manage notes online safely, quickly & easily.

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  • Knowfox

    Knowfox is a personal knowledge management system with the following features * Hierarchies. Inspired by Dave Winer's Worldoutline and Fargo, knowledge bases can have a deep structure * Tags. Where a single hierarchy is not enough, tags can link common topics in the least intrusive way. * Typed relationships. Sometimes, hierarchies are too strict and tags are too loose. For example, there may be links from authors to books, founders to companies, cause to effect.

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  • Synology Note Station

    Note Station allows your precious ideas to be synced from your own Synology NAS server device to all your computers and mobile devices with maximum privacy and security. Synology Note Station is a free add-on package for your Synology NAS server device. It provides a central, self-hosted notes server, with optional remote access from the internet. Notes can be accessed from the web interface or the free apps for iOS and Android, which provide local caching and off-line access.

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  • Forensic Notes

    Forensic Notes - Digital documents are easy to fabricate, lose or get hacked. Take you digital documentation into the 21st century with Forensic Notes. Secure. Private. Credible. Detectives / Investigators / Police Officers Court-verifiable documentation - Replicates paper notebooks used during criminal and civil investigations. Digital Forensic Examiners / Cybercrime / Incident Response Used for documenting investigations and responses to cybercrime threats.

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  • NotePlex

    NotePlex (by ClientEngage) is a fully-featured SaaS note-taking app. Roll your own SaaS platform, grow your userbase and start collecting advertising-revenues as your users multiply.

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  • Tinynotebook

    Advanced search Begins With b: Example. b:In the beginning God Ends With e: Example. e:and there was light These Words t: Example. t:created beginning Phrase p: Example. p:love not Regex r: Example. r:(\bLove[\S]{0,9}\b) Technical Specifications PHP PDO database driver passwords stored with sha512 with bread TinyMCE, CKeditor, nicEditor niceditor also uploads to imgur so that the photos isn't stored locally

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