Falcon Alternatives

    Falcon is described as 'A simple, markdown based note-taking app' and is an app in the News & Books category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Falcon for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Joplin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Falcon are Standard Notes (Freemium, Open Source), Microsoft OneNote (Freemium), Evernote (Freemium) and CherryTree (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 21, 2021

    1. The Guide is a two-pane outliner - a program that allows you to arrange text notes in a tree-like structure. It supports formatted text, exporting to RTF and hyperlinks (both internal and external).

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.0, released in December 2008, can be still downloaded from SourceForge, but it has been reported as buggy.

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      PileMd has a really beautiful Markdown Editor, looks like Preview. It's like a RichText Editor but it's actually Markdown, and it works like a word processor, complete with Undo/Redo histories, list completion and clickable urls.
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    2. Passfindr is a web based premium Personal knowledge base, Password manager and Bookmark manager application to securely store passwords and other sensitive information in a virtual vault locked with individual master passwords.
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    3. Note-taking extension for Vim text editor.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Electron / Atom Shell
      P3X OneNote Linux is, actually, an independent browser window for the online OneNote. You can use this program without having to clutter your browser.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Visual Studio Code
      VSNotes is a Visual Studio Code extension. VS Notes is a simple tool that takes care of the creation and management of plain text notes and harnesses the power of VS Code via the Command Palette.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      Markdown is good because it is plain text, you can open and edit it anywhere and anytime. It can be converted to various format documents easily. Markdown is bad because you have to remember the markdown syntax. With TextNut, you don’t have this worry.

      Discontinued

      App is no longer available on App Store or external download sites. No further word about it on twitter since 2016. See https://twitter.com/TextNutWriter

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    4. An android app for writing and storing AES-128 encrypted notes. Supports notes, checklists and even spreadsheets. It is the only app in play store offering multiple security options like password protection, pattern lock and pin lock.
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    5. Swiftnotes is a note taking app that takes simplicity and speed to a whole new level.

      Discontinued

      This project is no longer maintained. Last version, 3.1.4, released in April 2017, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Android
      Take simple text notes. You can put them into folders to create your own quick, easy and robust file structure.

      Discontinued

      last update 2014; source available in repo

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