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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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      Spiral is a program that allows users to take notes in a format similar to a spiral notebook.
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      The Guide is a two-pane outliner - a program that allows you to arrange text notes in a tree-like structure. It supports formatted text, exporting to RTF and hyperlinks (both internal and external).

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      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.0, released in December 2008, can be still downloaded from SourceForge, but it has been reported as buggy.



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      Tusk is an unofficial, featureful, open source, community-driven, free Evernote app.
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      Jotter is a lightweight, no database, powerful web notebook that lets you create and manage notes online safely, quickly & easily.

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      Last commit to the GitHub repo was in 2014.



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      Simple keyboard-driven note taking.
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      A cloud-based notetaking app.
    1. Organize, relate, and discover everything in your life on your knowledge graph, all in one workspace. 100% free and open source.
    2. Notebook is a personal notebook application.

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      Development has been discontinued. Last stable version, v2.1.3, released on September 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    3. TakeNote was made by developers for developers - a simple, plain-text note-taking app for the web with Markdown support. What you see is what you paste. No WYSIWIG, no formatting pasted from the web, and no features you don't need or want.