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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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      Incollector is an application to collect various kinds of information (like notes, conversation logs, quotes, serial numbers, source code, web addresses, words). All the entries can be tagged, so you can find them very easily.

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      The project is no longer developed since 2012 and the official website is not available anymore. The Linux version is no longer downloadable, but last Windows version, 1.2, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

    1. Hypernotes is a way to store ideas in the same way that you think them. Notes can be created with images and text, organized in a tree structure and connected with internal hyperlinks. Written in Java, so it works wherever you go. (Requires Java 1.


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      Quickly filter and search for notes using categories based on hash tags. Additional full text search allows to find notes, even without tagging and never lose an idea again.
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      VSNotes is a Visual Studio Code extension. VS Notes is a simple tool that takes care of the creation and management of plain text notes and harnesses the power of VS Code via the Command Palette.
    2. Put your notes and files into OnePile workspaces. Securely sync your data across devices without the need of a central server. Data can be encrypted before leaving your device providing privacy protecting end-to-end encryption.


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      Hierarchical notebook (inspired by Cherrytree), done in portable HTML (JS, CSS & images are embedded) User data is embeded in document too.
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      CuneiForm (OpenOCR) is a text recognition software for printed templates. Manuscripts or PDF-files, the program can not recognize, however, but table structures.
    3. EteSync Notes is the first new app to use the EteSync 2.0 protocol. As we mentioned in a previous post, a big part of the motivation behind EteSync 2.0 is what it enables for the future of EteSync. EteSync Notes is the first fruit of that effort.
    4. Download MyOrganizer for free. The app for scheduling: calendar, events, weather, synchronization. MyOrganizer is a desktop widget application created to help users planning their day.
    5. SilentNotes is note taking app which respects your privacy. It doesn't collect personal data, runs free of adds and is an open source (FOSS) software.