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Laverna is described as 'JavaScript note taking application with Markdown editor and encryption support. Consider it like open source alternative to Evernote' and is a leading Note-taking tool in the office & productivity category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Laverna for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Android, iPhone and Linux. The best alternative is Joplin. 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 Laverna are Notion, Simplenote, Evernote and CherryTree.

Laverna alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Todo List Managers or Text Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Laverna.
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Laverna is a JavaScript note taking application with Markdown editor and encryption support. Consider it like open source...

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  1. Joplin icon

    Joplin

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    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownJoplin supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionJoplin has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedJoplin is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Joplin.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineJoplin can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Joplin.
    ⚫︎ LightweightJoplin consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Almost everyone thinks Joplin is a great alternative to Laverna.

    Easy to use, syncs to Dropbox and OneDrive (amongst others, including Nextcloud if you have that available), encrypted and open source. Interface is a bit clunky but it isn't impenetrable. A little bit slow in use compared to my old favourite for locally-stored notes (FlashNote), but I think it's using Electron which would explain that and again, it's not a deal-breaker. Good enough for everyday use and I'm donating to the developer. :)

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    It is also implemented in JavaScript. It has similar features. It is open source. It formats text reasonably well (but not as well as Laverna).

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    Instead Laverna, Joplin works with no critical bugs.

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  2. Notion icon

    With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownNotion supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXNotion supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Notion simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Notion.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableNotion is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Notion.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingNotion supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Notion vs Laverna opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Notion is a great alternative to Laverna.


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    Standard Notes

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    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.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionStandard Notes has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedStandard Notes is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownStandard Notes supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsStandard Notes can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineStandard Notes can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningStandard Notes has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableStandard Notes is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Standard Notes vs Laverna opinions
    Most users think Standard Notes is a great alternative to Laverna.

    Standard notes is encrypyted, and synced across all your devices, mobile or desktop, server can't see your notes, support is excellent.

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    Security is outstanding, and great features even in free version.

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    Content is stored encrypted on each of your devices. So no internet access is required to view your content. Any changes you make are sync'ed up the next time you have internet. Consider a natural disaster (earthquake for instance). You can still access your notes even though all the cell towers are out.

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  4. Microsoft OneNote icon

    Microsoft OneNote, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, is a digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information.

    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesMicrosoft OneNote supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Microsoft OneNote.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Microsoft OneNote.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineMicrosoft OneNote can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMicrosoft OneNote supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportMicrosoft OneNote support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    Microsoft OneNote vs Laverna opinions
    Most users think Microsoft OneNote is a great alternative to Laverna.
  5. 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.

    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownSimplenote supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningSimplenote has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchSimplenote lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesSimplenote can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
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    Simplenote vs Laverna opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Simplenote is a great alternative to Laverna.
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    Simpler than Laverna, but with free hosting. Simplenote essentially supports text-only notes, which you can label. Laverna is encrypted, supports including pictures, rich text, etc.

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    Simplenote is an intentionally minimalistic note-taking app hosted in the cloud free of charge. It is not encrypted by default, has no rich text options (no bold, italic, bulletpoints, checkboxes) and isn't able to accept pasted images either. It does have tagging and a decent search function and mobile support. Feature/privacy wise it's less than Laverna, but it's more polished at what it does.

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    Evernote

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    Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving.

    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesEvernote can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineEvernote can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownEvernote supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationEvernote support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Evernote.
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    Evernote vs Laverna opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Evernote is still a legitimate alternative to Laverna, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    Unlike Laverna, Evernote isn't free or open source, it doesn't work natively on Linux and doesn't support decent encryption. It also places your (often very) private data in a searchable format into the hands of a corporation who've been hacked before and who must give data to authorities when asked. If none of these bother you, then Evernote is a replacement for Laverna.

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  7. A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.

    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with CherryTree.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableCherryTree is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingCherryTree supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownCherryTree supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ PortableCherryTree can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    It's open source, it is a Note Taking application, but utilizing different technology. It doesn't support as many platforms as Laverna, but in what it does, it's a decent enough application.

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  8. 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.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineZim can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Zim.
    ⚫︎ PortableZim can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningZim has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ LightweightZim consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Zim vs Laverna opinions
    Most users think Zim is a great alternative to Laverna.
  9. 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!.

    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with NoteLedge.
    ⚫︎ PortableNoteLedge can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesNoteLedge supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    ⚫︎ Video ImportYou can import external video material into NoteLedge.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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  10. Mark Text support CommonMark Spec and GitHub Flavored Markdown Spec. And it is a realtime preview eidtor, what you type is what you see finally.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownMark Text supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMark Text supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingMark Text supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    GitHub Flavored Markdown
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