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    Laverna

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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted

    • 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 4 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 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 • 5 agrees and 1 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 3 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 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very fast. And more stylish while the package is relatively small. TorosFannyAug 2017 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 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 • 11 agrees and 38 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Self-Hosted

    • Turtl stores your info encrypted, unlike Evernote. Much more private. Guest • Oct 2016 • 9 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • you can easily share boards of bookmarks & notes you can synch files & images it's cross platform & free Guest • Dec 2016 • 5 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 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Windows versions do not work properly. There is very little documentation and a poor forum. AnonATMar 2017 • 2 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 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    Paperwork

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

    Free Open Source Linux 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 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    TagSpaces

    TagSpaces is a multiplatform application, which allows you to manage and organize your local files with the help of tags.

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    • TagSpaces is built as an Evernote alternative for note taking and information management Danilo_VenomOct 2016 • 8 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Note taking is only a small part - tagging of local files is the main purpose. Guest • Jan 2017 • 7 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 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    Standard Notes

    Protect your privacy while getting more done. That's Standard Notes. 100% Private. Your notes are encrypted and secured so only you can decrypt them. No one but...

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    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...

    Freemium Mac 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 • 3 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. iwankelaiah13 days ago Disagree   Agree
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    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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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...

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    note space

    Note space is a database program in which to keep your notes This space has these characteristics: It presents a very visual organization on screen; notes are...

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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....

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web Windows Mobile Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Microsoft Azure

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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...

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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...

    Free Open Source Linux Web Self-Hosted Cloudron

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