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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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      A simple workspace to help you focus. Expand your brain with a fast, cluttered-free knowledge organisation toolset!.
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      A simple textfield for adding quick notes.


    1. KeyNote NF is a flexible, multi-featured tabbed notebook, based on Windows standard RichEdit control. It's always accessible with a single keypress, even if you work in another application.
    2. Encryptic is an open-source note-taking application heavily focused on encryption. When you start writing, no one will know what you write except for you. We don’t know and we don’t want to know. That’s between you and your work.
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    3. KeepNote: note-taking and organization. KeepNote is a note taking application that works on Windows, Linux, and

      Discontinued

      No new releases since March 2012, but last version, 0.7.8, is still working and can be downloaded from the official website.



    4. Notea is a privacy-first, open-source note-taking application. It supports Markdown syntax, sharing, responsive and more.
    5. neutriNote is an all-in-one preservation of written thoughts, be those text, math (LaTeX), rich markdown, drawings, etc., in fully searchable plain text (universal UTF-8).
    6. A minimalistic notes app. Notally it's extremely light, minimalistic and elegant. There are minimal dependencies and lines of code. (All without compromising on readability).
    7. This program is a structured notetaking application based on GTK+ 3. Write your notes in instantly-formatted Markdown, organise them in a tree of folders that can be instantly navigated from within the program, and add hand-drawn notes by mouse, touchscreen or digitiser.
    8. Rnote aims to be a simple but functional note taking application for freehand drawing or annotating pictures or documents. It eventually should be able to import / export various media file formats.
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