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    Open Source Microsoft OneNote Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Microsoft OneNote is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Zim or Standard Notes. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Microsoft OneNote and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Microsoft OneNote are CherryTree (Free, Open Source), Simplenote (Free, Open Source), Xournal++ (Free, Open Source) and Zettlr (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 4, 2022
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    1. Stickynotes for your desktop easily from the command line! Built using PySimpleGUI.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      P3X OneNote Linux is, actually, an independent browser window for the online OneNote. You can use this program without having to clutter your browser. The main functions are:


    2. Note-taking extension for Vim text editor.
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      View your notes without being limited by your file system's hierarchy. Transform VSCode into a note-taking app by adding tag support.
    3. Herodotus has been designed as easy to use archival software, created to serve as an offline information reference when internet access in unavailable.


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      Swiftnotes is a note taking app that takes simplicity and speed to a whole new level.

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      This project is no longer maintained. Last version, 3.1.4, released in April 2017, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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      Take simple text notes. You can put them into folders to create your own quick, easy and robust file structure.

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      last update 2014; source available in repo

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      MyNotex is a free software for Gnu/Linux useful to take and to manage textual notes, also a large number of them. Notes are gathered under different subjects and are made by a title, a date, a tags (keywords) list and a free-length text.
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      ZuluPad is a notepad on crack. Its a place to jot down class notes, appointments, to-do lists, favorite websites, annotated bookmarks, pretty much anything...

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    4. Notetaking and blackboard replacement application. Inspired by Xournal. Written in C++/Qt for Linux / Windows / Mac.
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