Privacy focused Google Keep Alternatives

    Google Keep is described as 'service provided by Google which integrates note-taking and web surfing' and is one of the leading apps in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Google Keep for a variety of platforms, including Android, Windows, Online / Web-based, Mac and iPhone. The best alternative is NoteLedge - Creative Notebook. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Joplin or Standard Notes. Other great apps like Google Keep are Microsoft OneNote (Freemium), Obsidian (Free Personal), Simplenote (Free, Open Source) and Evernote (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Sep 19, 2021

    1. Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor.
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      Joplin vs Google Keep opinions
      Most users think Joplin is a great alternative to Google Keep.
      xplosionmind It offers everything that Google Keeps offer, without any cost in terms of privacy and ads targeting
      Top positive comment  12 months ago

      hirawatt Open Source, Cross-platform, Encryption, Sync with numerous cloud services, Markdown Support with WYSIWYG support...NOW what else do you need from a note editor.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

      Clean UI, open-source, synchronization with several platforms (Dropbox, Nextcloud, etc.), markdown, mermaid syntax, etc. One of the best note taking app.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      08f20518 It's open-source and self-hosted!
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      - Open source - Not locked to Google's cloud services, you can sync with Nextcloud, Dropbox etc. and even to the file system (As a network share, or (what I use because I don't own a server) Syncthing to sync between devices.) - Supports markdown, which I highly like.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    2. 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.
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      Standard Notes vs Google Keep opinions
      Most users think Standard Notes is a great alternative to Google Keep.
      Doesn't have basic functionalities such as checklists that make up some of the core functionality of Google Keep
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      3SDDd8g3 SN is privacy focused and has a long-term vision
      Positive comment 4 months ago

      Raghavkrishna823 this is the best at encrypting but it does'nt have check list but i use it all the time
      Comment about 1 month ago


    3. Notebook PEAs - encryption of notes. Protects your private notes with a password. The text is never stored unencrypted on your disk (until you explicitly decide to do that). The used cryptographic primitives are currently considered as safe as possible.
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      Almost everyone thinks Notebook PEA is a great alternative to Google Keep.
    4. Org-mode is for keeping notes, maintaining ToDo lists, doing project planning, and authoring with a fast and effective plain-text system.
      Some users think Org mode is a great alternative to Google Keep, some don't.
    5. Dendron is an open-source, local-first, markdown-based, note-taking tool built on top of VSCode. It supports all the usual features you would expect like tagging, backlinks, a graph view, split panes, and so forth.
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    6. Cryptee is a safety and privacy focused, encrypted and cross-platform personal data storage service. You can write personal documents, notes, journals, store photos and all sorts of other files.
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    7. Amplenote allows you to take notes and link those notes to functional task and contacts lists for seamless project management. It supports integration with Google and Outlook calendars to schedule tasks and allows e-mail integration as well.
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    8. Encryptic is an open-source note-taking application heavily focused on encryption. When you start writing, no one will know what you write except for you. We don’t know and we don’t want to know. That’s between you and your work.
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    9. Put your notes and files into OnePile workspaces. Securely sync your data across devices without the need of a central server. Data can be encrypted before leaving your device providing privacy protecting end-to-end encryption.
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