Laverna Alternatives

    Laverna is described as 'JavaScript note taking application with Markdown editor and encryption support. Consider it like open source alternative to Evernote' and is one of the leading apps in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Laverna for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, Online / Web-based and Linux. The best alternative is Joplin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Laverna are Standard Notes (Freemium, Open Source), Notion (Freemium), Microsoft OneNote (Freemium) and Simplenote (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 1, 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 Laverna opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Joplin is a great alternative to Laverna.
      M_O_Z_G Instead Laverna, Joplin works with no critical bugs.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      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).
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      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. :)
      Positive comment almost 3 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 Laverna opinions
      Most users think Standard Notes is a great alternative to Laverna.
      Security is outstanding, and great features even in free version.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      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.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      Standard notes is encrypyted, and synced across all your devices, mobile or desktop, server can't see your notes, support is excellent.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago


    3. With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all. It's like Google Docs, but everything is organized and discoverable by your team. Real collaboration in real-time.
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      Almost everyone thinks Notion is a great alternative to Laverna.
    4. 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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      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.
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      Simplenote vs Laverna opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Simplenote is a great alternative to Laverna.
      JohnFastman 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.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

      JohnFastman 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.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago


      • FreemiumProprietary
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      Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving.
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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.
      JohnFastman 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.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

    6. 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 Laverna opinions
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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.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

    7. 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.
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      Most users think Zim is a great alternative to Laverna.
    8. 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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    9. Mark Text is a Markdown editor for Mac, Windows and Linux. It is a concise text editor, dedicated to improving your editing efficiency.
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