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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. A simple, bare-bones, no-frills note taking app.


    2. Piggydb is a Web notebook application that provides you with a platform to build your knowledge personally or collaboratively.

      Discontinued

      Development has shifted from Piggydb to Cotoami. https://piggydb.net/2017/04/04/piggydb-oinker-cotoami-we-need-your-help/

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      Crossnote is probably the world's first markdown notes reader & editor Progressive Web Application that works offline and supports syncing with arbitrary git repository right inside your browser.


    3. An intuitive and stylish markdown note app for developers. It's fully open-source.
    4. PNotes (Pinned Notes or Portable Notes, use what you prefer) is written entirely in C and Windows API (with Pelles C for Windows IDE) - so it is fast and light-weight. It has flexible settings - both for the program in whole and for individual note.
    5. Scarlet (previously Material Notes) offers a simple no hassle interface for adding notes in a beautiful material design.
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      recordando (Spanish for remembering) is a program in which to keep your written thoughts
    6. AlephNote is a lightweight note taking desktop app usable with multiple backends:
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