Microsoft OneNote Alternatives for Linux
Obsidian is a note-taking app that lets you create a personal knowledge graph with ease. It is designed for non-linear thinking and allows you to easily link your notes together wiki-style.
- - Obsidian is the most popular Windows, Android, Mac & iPhone alternative to Microsoft OneNote.
- - Obsidian is the most popular free alternative to Microsoft OneNote.
Opinions about Obsidian as a Alternative to Microsoft OneNote
Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor.
- - Joplin is the most popular Self-Hosted alternative to Microsoft OneNote.
- - Joplin is the most popular Open Source alternative to Microsoft OneNote.
Comments about Joplin as a Alternative to Microsoft OneNote
Same structure as Onenote, supports images, looks modern.
Doesn't have all the same features (like drawing on the screen) but also has its own unique features Onenote doesn't have.
Also runs on Linux, which is the biggest plus for me.13
pretty and very clear user interface11
it doesn't have pen input support5
Onenote allows you to write or draw wherever you want on the screen while Joplin is limited. It makes sense, as Joplin stores everything in plain markdown documents, but it's something severely lacking in all of the Onenote alternatives I've seen.1
It's simple enough when you need to write small notes or to-do quickly, with a clean interface, but it's also powerful with cloud sync, cross platform (Linux included), and support formatting, images and attachments.1
Standard Notes is a simple and private notes app. It allows you to write and sync your notes across all your devices, iOS, Android, Linux, Windows, MacOS, and web browser.
- - Standard Notes is the most popular Web-based alternative to Microsoft OneNote.
Standard Notes Features
Comments about Standard Notes as a Alternative to Microsoft OneNote
Encrypted, very lightweight and not owned by Microsoft.0
Very, VERY BASIC, its open source and free but its basic and the features it offers are paid compared to one note's free model2
Good for those options to store online or sync between devices. Devices: Windows app, web-browser, android app...
I prefer this one than SimpleNote, in any case, to share between devices nowadays i recommend telegram or protectedtext. For text, Onenote. I didnt like turtl, joplin or elephant.0
Don't have sections or pages, just notes.0
The free version is only plain text editing - can't even paste images or use bold and italics. There simply aren't enough features in the free one to determine whether I like it enough to pay for premium.5
Xournal++ (a fork of Xournal) is a handwriting Notetaking software with PDF annotation support. Written in C++ with platform independent GTK, supporting Linux, e.g. Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, Suse, macOS and Windows 10. Supports Pen input like Wacom Tablets.
Comments about Xournal++ as a Alternative to Microsoft OneNote
Nearly similar interface. Lightweight, open source with latex support and voice notes. Flexible layout which was missing in xournal.1
With Xournal++ you own your notes and can save them wherever you want - you are not forced to store them somewhere in the cloud as it's the case with OneNote2
In the version available for Chromebooks, the option for typed text is not working.0
Cross-platform and well supporting stylus pens, Xournalpp implements most if not all funcionalities of OneNote, including recording audio alongside pen strokes. Plus, it's free and open source!0
It is full open source, Supports handwriting (stylus) Allows to create annotations on PDF-s (OneNote doesn't)0
Zettlr is a one-stop publication workbench that combines many writing features and collects them in one application. It aims at speeding up your workflow and help you write without any interruptions.
Zim brings the concept of a wiki to your desktop. Store information, link pages and edit with WYSISYG markup or directly typing some lightweight markup syntax and see it previewed as-you-type. Creating a new page is easy by either clicking on the "Create new note"...
Comments about Zim as a Alternative to Microsoft OneNote
You are better of using a cellulose notepad rather than OneNote which siphons all your data unencrypted to "the cloud"0
Wonderful. Every file is a .txt file, so you're in total control.18
Zim is more like simplenote, or a desktop wiki. It is missing most of the functionality of onenote.19
It´s like Windows Notepad, but you can make trees of notes (subnotes), it´s easy, quick, and recognize links to show them as links. Not synchronized between devices. Local, No stored in the web. No password needed.
I like it, but stop using it as I started using OneNote for almost everything.
Apps I´ve tried and in order of preference: onenote, cinta notes, evernote, zim, standard notes, Simple notes, turtl, joplin, elephant.0
I like Zim as it stores information in an open source and flat file format directly using the computer file system. So you can the software as a kind of file explorer with the difference that you have a note associated with each folder of your computer. From my point of view, it is really structuring my numeric environment. After discovering it, I would not return to OneNote and other kinds of note taking apps I tried.0
A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.
Comments about CherryTree as a Alternative to Microsoft OneNote
hierarchical Nodes and Subnode with icons, quick tool bar, simple as well rich text format, import export option, extremely light weight set up, easy backup, adjustable font size with mouse button, complete set of editting tools, customizable lay out, stable, supports text upto million of words, word count, password protected, multiple data basis, free and easy to use.2
its not OneNote, but its as close as I´ve found on linux. This finally frees me from Windows. Just started using it, but already i can see it will do. Now if only it accepts photos, voice clips, videos and webpages I can call it a day!9
It is more like Simple Note which is bare bones & not comparable to OneNote. No dragable containers, no ocr or voice recording. Also lacks sync.5
Doesn't have detailed sorting like a notebook or various notebooks0
The hierarchy is fantastic!0