Evernote Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Evernote for Windows if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Windows alternative is Small Microsoft OneNote iconMicrosoft OneNote, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Evernote and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Evernote are Small Joplin iconJoplin (Free, Open Source), Small NoteLedge iconNoteLedge (Paid), Small Simplenote iconSimplenote (Free, Open Source) and Small Google Keep iconGoogle Keep (Free).

The list of alternatives was last updated on Oct 14, 2020

Platforms

× Clear
  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Online
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Linux
  • iPad
  • Android Tablet
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Self-Hosted
  • Google Chrome
  • Chrome OS
  • Firefox
  • BSD
  • Windows Phone
  • Apple Watch
  • Windows S
  • Electron / Atom Shell
  • Kindle Fire
  • Windows Mobile

Features

  • Notetaking
  • Note organization
  • MarkDown support
  • Markdown
  • Portable
  • Task Management
  • Todos
  • Works Offline
  • Cloud sync
  • Diary
  • Outliner
  • Knowledge base
  • Team Collaboration
  • Knowledge Management
  • Wiki
  • Hierarchical structure
  • Integrated Search
  • Lightweight
  • Encrypted Notes
  • Sync with Dropbox

License

  • Free
  • Open Source
  • Paid

  • A digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information. .
    Most users think this is great alternative to Evernote.
    • Freemium
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    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    • Kindle Fire
    Gu
    It is not real cross-platform (Linux is not compatible).

    Negative comment • more than a year ago • 47 users agree and 22 don't.

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    ug
    Can take notes, can draw, can make to-do lists, can add pictures, can add formulas! What more? Check it out it's also free.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 27 users agree and 7 don't.

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    ne
    Less restrained and cluttered than Evernote

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 19 users agree and 7 don't.

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  • An open source note taking and to-do application with synchronisation capabilities.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Evernote.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Termux
    • Firefox
    miromarvel767365
    The only app simillar enough with Evernote that even can import notes from it. No Monthly upload limit like Evernote. FOSS and private :) A little strange to work with at first, but very fun and intutitve after that :)

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 14 users agree and 3 don't.

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    Gu
    PRO: - markdown ? - let you encrypt your notes - save them on your computer(backup with thirdparty backupsoftware) - free, Open Source - crossplatform CON: - no OCR

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 16 users agree and 6 don't.

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    Gu
    open source with excellent sync options, plus encryption.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 7 users agree and 2 don't.

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  • NoteLedge Cloud is the world's most versatile multimedia note-taking app that allows you to take notes, sketch your ideas, record audio and video, organize multimedia content, share and present your work.
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Evernote.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    angelicalloyd036762665
    I like NoteLedge more because it has a simple and intuitive interface.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 19 users agree.

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  • The simplest way to keep notes.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Evernote.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    Gu
    Not an archiver. Simplenote is for just that: simple markdown notes.

    Negative comment • more than a year ago • 22 users agree and 2 don't.

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    lu
    The core features of evernote are about clipping information and saving it, note writing text notes. While it might be a good program it doesn't fit.

    Negative comment • 11 months ago • 6 users agree and 3 don't.

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    Gu
    Very quick sync, responsive UI, works good across Windows, Linux and Android, although missing support for graphical notes and more text formatting options

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 13 users agree and 5 don't.

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  • Google Keep has several features including color coding notes, inserting images, creating lists, geo-fencing, shareable notes, and search by color.
    Some users think this is a great alternative to Evernote, some doesn't.
    • Free
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Android Wear
    Gu
    Google Keep is more like a sticky note where as Evernote is a digital filing system where everything is better organized.

    Negative comment • more than a year ago • 63 users agree and 8 don't.

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    Gu
    Google Keep doesn't support text formating, only simple plain text. Evernote is more for MSWord-like notes.

    Negative comment • more than a year ago • 36 users agree and 5 don't.

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    Gu
    Keep is good for sticky notes , short lists and quick reminders .

    Negative comment • more than a year ago • 3 users agree.

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  • 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
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    Gu
    Does not support images or attachments, only text.

    Negative comment • more than a year ago • 27 users agree and 19 don't.

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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 • 11 months ago • 5 users agree and 1 doesn't.

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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 • 16 users agree and 6 don't.

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  • With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all.
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Evernote.
    • Freemium
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    Gu
    It manages to do more than any other note taker while feeling less cluttered than Evernote.

    Positive comment • 11 months ago • 3 users agree.

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    tr
    Notion is the most powerful notes solution i've ever seen. Notes, lists, tables, styles, templates, levels. This app has dark theme. Free for mobile single users.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 3 users agree and 4 don't.

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    ma
    Most comprehensive note, to-do, project management, and archiving software I know of. After years of searching for a decent app to do almost all the things Notion does, I finally found it and it does even more! Updates come through regularly with new features, includes very generous free account, and paid unlimited version is very affordable!

    Positive comment • 12 months ago • 3 users agree and 1 doesn't.

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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
    • Mac
    • 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 • 16 users agree and 6 don't.

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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 • 8 users agree and 3 don't.

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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 • 6 users agree and 6 don't.

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  • A desktop personal wiki with inline preview as-you-type and lots of plugins.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Evernote.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    Gu
    free, simple to use, clear and easy functions, not overloaded

    Positive comment • 11 months ago • 2 users agree and 1 doesn't.

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    Gu
    Great to store and organize notes, possibility ton includes pictures. You can synchronize your notes with your favorite cloud plateform, notes are saved in the .txt format. The problem is : you need to install an app (not available on android) to use effectively AND it uses a markdown different than other apps.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 7 users agree and 4 don't.

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    sa
    Includes nested notes, Wiki-like linking, and conversion to HTML

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 3 users agree and 4 don't.

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  • Beautiful note-taker and organizer. Use Nimbus Note for storing your ideas, lectures, web pages, food recipes, and any other information.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Evernote.
    • Freemium
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Foxit Reader
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    JohnFastman335800
    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.

    Negative comment • more than a year ago • 18 users agree and 7 don't.

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    jasoncomely53236
    Nimbus Note is practically an Evernote clone - and a great app too (I use it often).

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 4 users agree.

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    bi
    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!

    Positive comment • more than a year ago • 4 users agree and 1 doesn't.

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