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 most popular Self-Hosted alternative is Small Standard Notes iconStandard 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 Small Turtl iconTurtl (Freemium, Open Source), Small TagSpaces iconTagSpaces (Freemium, Open Source), Small Leanote iconLeanote (Freemium, Open Source) and Small OpenNote iconOpenNote (Free, Open Source).

The list of alternatives was last updated on Nov 23, 2020

  • 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.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Evernote.
    • Freemium • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
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    Gu
    Does not support images or attachments, only text.

    Negative comment • more than a year ago

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    edwardcook889398
    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.

    Positive comment • 12 months ago

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

    Positive comment • more than a year 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.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Evernote.
    • Freemium • Open Source
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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    Gu
    Turtl stores your info encrypted, unlike Evernote. Much more private.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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    An
    Windows versions do not work properly. There is very little documentation and a poor forum.

    Negative comment • more than a year ago

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    Gu
    you can easily share boards of bookmarks & notes you can synch files & images it's cross platform & free

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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  • 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
    This alternative is disputed. It's still a legit alternative but it might have some issues that some users think is important.
    • Freemium • Open Source
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    • Android Tablet
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    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    Gu
    Note taking is only a small part - tagging of local files is the main purpose.

    Negative comment • more than a year ago

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    JohnFastman322714
    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.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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    Danilo_Venom292146
    TagSpaces is built as an Evernote alternative for note taking and information management

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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  • 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.
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Evernote.
    • Freemium • Open Source
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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
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    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    JohnFastman335804
    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 • more than a year ago

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    iw
    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 • more than a year ago

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  • OpenNote was built to be an open web based alternative to Microsoft OneNote and Evernote .Features
    Some users think this is a great alternative to Evernote, some doesn't.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Self-Hosted
    Gu
    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 • more than a year ago

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  • FeaturesNotes can be arranged into arbitrarily deep hierarchy (tree)Notes can have more than 1 parents - see cloning
    • Free • Open Source
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    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Cloudron
    • Firefox
  • 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.Features Online editor
    • Free • Open Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Self-Hosted
    Cr
    It has a great UI and it is Open Source.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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  • Piggydb is a Web notebook application that provides you with a platform to build your knowledge personally or collaboratively.

    Discontinued

    Development has shifted from Piggydb to Cotoami. https://piggydb.net/2017/04/04/piggydb-oinker-cotoami-we-need-your-help/

    • Free • Open Source
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    • Self-Hosted
  • recordando (Spanish for remembering) is a program in which to keep your written thoughtsThis space has these characteristics:
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
  • The Notes app is a distraction free notes taking app. It provides categories for better organization and supports formatting using Markdown syntax.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted