Open Source Google Keep Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Google Keep is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Standard Notes or Simplenote. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Google Keep and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Google Keep are Zim (Free, Open Source), Turtl (Freemium, Open Source), Notebook PEA (Free, Open Source) and Laverna (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 11, 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.
      show more
      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  about 1 year ago

      1
      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

      0
      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

      0
      08f20518 It's open-source and self-hosted!
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      -2
      - 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

      1
    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.
      show more
      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 almost 3 years ago

      7
      3SDDd8g3 SN is privacy focused and has a long-term vision
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      0
      Raghavkrishna823 this is the best at encrypting but it does'nt have check list but i use it all the time
      Comment 3 months ago

      0


    3. Made by the company behind WordPress, Simplenote enables users to take notes, lists, and ideas. These notes are stored on the cloud and are accessible across multiple devices.
      show more
      Simplenote vs Google Keep opinions
      Most users think Simplenote is a great alternative to Google Keep.
      Even simpler than Keep, WAY less laggy when you have a lot of notes though, better on desktop than Keep is, very easy to switch to
      Positive comment 12 months ago

      1
      Does not support pictures.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      2
      Cross platform sync and open source!
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

      3
      because of the syncing option
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      0
    4. Zim brings the concept of a wiki to your desktop. Store information, link pages and edit with WYSISYG markup or directly typing some lightweight markup syntax and see it previewed as-you-type.
      show more
    5. 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.

      Discontinued

      The project doesn't seem to be actively developed anymore. Last updates was in 2019.

      show more
      Turtl vs Google Keep opinions
      Most users think Turtl is a great alternative to Google Keep.
      turtl has no web client access event though it's build upon npm/electron.. also has no android widget like google keep
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      3
      This is a great safe note-taking app for quick transfer notes. There could be more features added but when I want to safely organize notes on one of my phones to be transferred to other phones or other pcs, or vice versa, this works. It only comes with 50MB storage but if it is just quick notes being stored, that is more than enough space. I only use the free version though. They would have to add a lot more features to make the program worth paying for.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      0
      JohnFastman Google Keep invades your privacy; it's one of Google's ways of harvesting your private data: you are the product. The answer is to use encrypted, trustworthy, open source apps. Turtl is such a project. Recent development has been slow, but it's the most similar (to Keep) end-to-end encrypted note-taking app. Protect your privacy!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      0


    6. 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.
      show more
      Almost everyone thinks Notebook PEA is a great alternative to Google Keep.
    7. Laverna is a JavaScript note taking application with Markdown editor and encryption support. Consider it like open source alternative to Evernote.

      Discontinued

      The project is dead: the developer had issues with synchronization and multiple devices, so he decided to focus on other projects. Some users on GitHub forked the project and created a new app named Encryptic.

      show more
      Laverna vs Google Keep opinions
      Some users think Laverna is a great alternative to Google Keep, some don't.
      More neat. Supports markdown.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      0
    8. 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.
    9. 📝 Create notes and manage your to-do list using simple markup formats 🌲 Work completely offline - whenever, wherever 👌 Compatible with any other plaintext software on any platform – edit with notepad or vim, filter with grep, convert to PDF or create a...
      show more
    10. Original Feature List (with personal marked Highlights) >> Notes can be arranged into arbitrarily deep tree. Single note can be placed into multiple places in the tree (see cloning)
      show more
    Showing 10 of 92 alternatives