Self-Hosted Google Keep Alternatives

    Google Keep is not available as a self-hosted solution but there are plenty of alternatives for power users and business that want to host a solution on-premise. The best Self-Hosted alternative is Standard Notes, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Google Keep and many of them are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to Google Keep are Turtl (Freemium, Open Source), Laverna (Free, Open Source), Trilium Notes (Free, Open Source) and Dendron (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 30, 2021

    1. 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 2 months ago

    2. 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.


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

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      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 about 2 years ago

      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

      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 about 3 years ago


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


      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.

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      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 about 3 years ago

    4. Features Notes can be arranged into arbitrarily deep hierarchy (tree) Notes can have more than 1 parents - see cloning Rich WYSIWYG note editing including e.g.
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    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. OpenNote was built to be an open web based alternative to Microsoft OneNote and Evernote .
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    7. Carnet is a complete and rich note taking app for Android and Linux that can be synced with NextCloud (selfhosted) or the official Carnet server.
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      Carnet vs Google Keep opinions
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      Crystale It has a great UI and it is Open Source.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      It's very similar to google keep, offering the same functionality and even importing notes from google keep (from linux), making the switch much easier
      Positive comment 12 months ago

    8. 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 the blog.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • Visual Studio Code
      Foam is a personal knowledge management and sharing system inspired by Roam Research, built on Visual Studio Code and GitHub. You can use Foam for organising your research, keeping re-discoverable notes, writing long-form content and, optionally, publishing it to the web.
      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      { wreeto } is a fast, cluttered-free knowledge organisation toolset. With { wreeto }, you can: - Take Notes: Write everything down in markdown format and quickly search to find data.
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