# Alternatives to Laverna for all platforms with any license

• ### Joplin

An open source note taking and to-do application with synchronisation capabilities.

• 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). Guest • Oct 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
• Instead Laverna, Joplin works with no critical bugs. M_O_Z_GOct 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
• 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. :) Guest • Oct 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Chrome Termux Firefox

• ### Microsoft OneNote

A digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information. .

• ### Simplenote

• 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. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
• 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. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 6 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

• ### Notion

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...

• ### Zim

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...

Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

• ### CherryTree

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

• 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. Guest • Oct 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

Free Open Source Windows Linux PortableApps.com

• ### NoteLedge

NoteLedge Cloud is the world's most versatile multimedia note-taking app that allows you to take notes, sketch your ideas, record audio and video, organize...

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3.5 out of 5 with 18 ratings

### Could end up great

Comment by ruskelljd

This software definately has potential to be great but great right now it is not. Right now it has sync problems and it doesn't seem like the developers are working on it. The web app works great but the computer based app have issues. I like it and I have some stuff in it but right now I don't feel that I can put my trust in it to put something that is important to me. A project like this could end up being awesome but on the other hand they could decide to abandon it tomorrow.

### Couldn't make it work

Comment by geraldhawkins

I downloaded, followed the installation instructions, but I could not make it connect to dropbox. It greyed out the connect button. Then I tried to create folders for notes. That action would not complete, either. Removing.

Comment by michael1138

Possible concern when setting up storage is that I get this warning: "The old version of the Dropbox platform is being retired on September 28, 2017. The developer of this app has yet to acknowledge the change, so this app may not continue to work in the future."

But the dropbox storage feature is working as of Aug, 2017. (I'm using it with encryption enabled; storage is in json format with encrypted data in the json document in a predefined dropbox folder.)

Comment by LavaletOnline

It is possible to search in notes on Windows app ?

Comment by LordMax

It works weel but only in one browser

You can't sync your notes beetween two device