Joplin Alternatives

    Joplin is described as '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' and is a well-known app in the Backup & Sync category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Joplin for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Linux and Android. The best alternative is Obsidian. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Standard Notes or Microsoft OneNote. Other great apps like Joplin are Google Keep (Free), Typora (Free), Simplenote (Free, Open Source) and Evernote (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Oct 20, 2021

    1. A second brain, for you, forever. The human brain is non-linear: we jump from idea to idea, all the time. Your second brain should work the same.
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    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 Joplin opinions
      Some users think Standard Notes is a great alternative to Joplin, some don't.
      jimo Pros: Standard Notes is more secure and works without needing to setup nothing. Cons: Doesn't support Markdown or someway to make complex formatting
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      RemovedUser Standard Notes is one of the best secured note application. It has also a good interface.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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    3. Microsoft OneNote, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, is a digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information.
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      This alternative is disputed. Microsoft OneNote is still a legitimate alternative to Joplin, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    4. Google Keep is a service provided by Google which integrates note-taking and web surfing.
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      Google Keep vs Joplin opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Google Keep is still a legitimate alternative to Joplin, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      It's not open source and secure
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    5. Typora will give you a seamless experience as both a reader and a writer. It removes the preview window, mode switcher, syntax symbols of markdown source code, and all other unnecessary distractions.
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      Typora vs Joplin opinions
      Some users think Typora is a great alternative to Joplin, some don't.
      krislissy Typora is very simple and clean. It's also super easy to use. I new nothing about markdown before using this app but it was very quick to understand. You can organize your files pretty well using different folder for your notes, you can also search for keywords to find what you need.
      Top positive comment  10 months ago

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      Helldorado best markdown note-taking app out there
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

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      It's a text editor. It doesn't have functionalities to manage notes, sync them, add alarms, etc
      Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago

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      lau22 It's a text editor, not a tool to organize notes
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      autocompletion for table formatting, keyboard shortcut for creating your titles. Use of Pandoc for conversion in hudge number of format
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    6. 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.
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      Simplenote vs Joplin opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Simplenote is still a legitimate alternative to Joplin, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Unlike Joplin, this has a web-based version. The Android version is also very lightweight.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      santonosdor I can't even download this app in Android. It is the only one that shows an error in Play Store.
      Comment 3 months ago

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      Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving.
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      This alternative is disputed. Evernote is still a legitimate alternative to Joplin, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    7. Capture inspiration from Pinterest, YouTube or web pages, organize ideas in one place and add your notes. Make mood boards or quick sketches to visualize and present ideas!.
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      NoteLedge vs Joplin opinions
      Almost everyone thinks NoteLedge is a great alternative to Joplin.
      daynabarber3 By a mile ahead of Joplin in terms of performance and functional opportunities.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    8. A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.
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      CherryTree vs Joplin opinions
      Some users think CherryTree is a great alternative to Joplin, some don't.
      andgregorik CherryTree has more elaborate hierarchy features and less elaborate to-do features. It is not into cloud-based cross-platform syncing, but makes it up with having a very natural feel on a desktop.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    9. Zettlr is a supercharged markdown editor that combines many writing editor features and collect them in one application. It aims at speeding up your workflow and help you write without any interruptions.
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