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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. nvPY is a note-taking tool inspired by Notational Velocity, nvALT and ResophNotes. It syncs with simplenote, and runs on Linux, Windows and OSX.
    2. I decided to open-source the project since I believe in the power of people all over the world, working together to create something great under a shared vision. I also believe in sharing knowledge, so anyone that learns from a piece of code.


    3. Privacy oriented, without vendor lock in note organizer, todo list desktop application. Work offline with text, markdown and pdf files.
    4. Notenik is a note-taking app for the Mac that provides unusual levels of flexibility in terms of the types of information stored, the ways that notes can be organized, and the formatting available for output.
    5. Vimwiki is a personal wiki for Vim -- a number of linked text files that have their own syntax highlighting.


    6. Jarnal is an open-source application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal, making a presentation, annotating a document - including pdf - or collaborating using a stylus, mouse or keyboard. It is similar to Microsoft .
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      KJots is a hierarchical note taking application that organizes all of your notes into separate books displayed as tree. Since Plasma 5 KJots isn't part of Kontact anymore.
    7. Rebel aims to provide you a distraction-free note taking experience. Focus more on writing and less on formatting and saving. As you write your note, Rebel will format it based on your markdown syntax.

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      2 years since last commit at https://github.com/kumarasinghe/rebel
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      Notabase is a powerful and easy-to-use note-taking app for networked thinking. Connect your ideas together and write more effortlessly.
    8. MindRaider is personal notebook and outliner. It aims to connect the tradition of outline editors with emerging technologies.
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