Online Microsoft OneNote Alternatives

    There are many alternatives to Microsoft OneNote as a web app if you are looking for a replacement. The best Online alternative is Standard Notes, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Microsoft OneNote and loads of them are available as a web app so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Online alternatives to Microsoft OneNote are Notion (Freemium), Evernote (Freemium), Simplenote (Free, Open Source) and Quire (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 11, 2021

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    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Android
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • Linux
    • iPad
    • Android Tablet
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Chrome OS
    • Firefox
    • BSD
    • Apple Watch
    • Windows S
    • Windows Phone
    • PortableApps.com
    • Kindle Fire
    • Visual Studio Code

    Features

    • Notetaking
    • Todos
    • Note organization
    • Support for MarkDown
    • Task Management
    • Real time collaboration
    • Portable
    • Outliner
    • Works Offline
    • Cloud sync
    • Tagging
    • Team Collaboration
    • Wiki
    • Handwritten Notes
    • Writing tool
    • Lightweight
    • Encrypted Notes
    • Export to PDF
    • Sticky notes

    License

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      monday.com Work OS is far more than a project management tool. It is an intuitive platform that helps transform the way teams work together, meet deadlines, and build a culture of transparency. View 276 alternatives to monday.com
    • Standard Notes is a simple and private notes app. It allows you to write and sync your notes across all your devices, including your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and web browser. View 415 alternatives to Standard Notes
      Most users think Standard Notes is a great alternative to Microsoft OneNote.
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      Standard Notes vs Microsoft OneNote
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Extremely feature-light. Does only the bare minimum to be considered a notes app, whereas OneNote does much more.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      Encrypted, very lightweight and not owned by Microsoft.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      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.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

      2
      OneNote is way more powerful
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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    • With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all. View 327 alternatives to Notion
      Almost everyone thinks Notion is a great alternative to Microsoft OneNote.
      • FreemiumProprietary
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      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Notion vs Microsoft OneNote
      pros, cons and recent comments
      raphaelaguiar Better visualization and flexible organization. Keeps your information in a multi-hierarchical wiki, not in notes,
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      3
      Biggest feature of Onenote is drawing & typing everywhere, which Notion doesn't support. Notion is good to store highly structured data, while Onenote is more like a digital paper.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      5
      rongmu Notion is aesthetic, powerful and highly flexible. You can mix different types of contents within one page. Markdown formatting for texts. Sub-pages for wiki-like or hierarchical organization. Databases for a of lot data; a database comes with multiple possible views and you can choose the one that best suits your data.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      -1
      infinite nesting, cross platform, powerful edting and embed tools
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      0
    • Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving. View 510 alternatives to Evernote
      This alternative is disputed. Evernote is still a legitimate alternative to Microsoft OneNote, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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      Evernote vs Microsoft OneNote
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      aquanovus8 Evernote is clunky, overwhelming, and slow. It has a lot of cool features that used to be relatively unique, but it's grown stagnant. Also the mobile version is pretty buggy.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      5
      Easy to use, and easy to search.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

      -1
      It is far and away lacking many features of onenote, most noticeably the ability to have sections and subsections of notes in binders. Making it not good for keeping ORGANIZED notes.
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

      57
      frankzhang Evernote's handwriting is seriously lacking. Especially on the android platform.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      1
      Whilst Evernote is a wonderful lightweight note organizer, Onenote it is a FAR cry from.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      3
      No insert latex formulas in document
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      2
      The possibility of inserting sections is missing.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    • Made by the company behind WordPress, Simplenote enables users to take notes, lists, and ideas. View 357 alternatives to Simplenote
      This alternative is disputed. Simplenote is still a legitimate alternative to Microsoft OneNote, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      Simplenote vs Microsoft OneNote
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      It doesnt feature writing with a pen on screen. (Wacom etc.)
      Top negative comment  about 4 years ago

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      It is more akin to Apple's iNotes, albeit a little less feature rich (No sketches, folders, etc.). In terms of functionality, Simplenote and iNotes is not a viable alternative to OneNote.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      0
      Simplenote is more similar to Notepad than Onenote. It's basically a plain text editor that lets you store your notes online. Some of the very basic features of OneNote can be approximated, such as inclusion of images, links and text formatting, but it requires learning markdown, which is extremely cumbersome to use and time consuming to learn. Simplenote has only rudimentary organization and search features. Better than Notepad. Not even close to Outlook.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

      -2
      No support for web clippings. No separation of Notebooks. Really not like OneNote at all
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

      3
      Not even the same category
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      0
      No drawing, no hand writing.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

      0
      Simplenote is great for super simple plaintext notetaking but it only has one feature in common with OneNote which is syncing. Not an alternative
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    • An award-winning cloud-based Project Management software aims to help collaborative teams organize and manage from small enterprise projects to large-scale initiatives. View 351 alternatives to Quire
      This alternative is disputed. Quire is still a legitimate alternative to Microsoft OneNote, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    • Xournal++ is a hand note taking software written in C++ with the target of flexibility, functionality and speed. View 19 alternatives to Xournal++
      Almost everyone thinks Xournal++ is a great alternative to Microsoft OneNote.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      Xournal++ vs Microsoft OneNote
      pros, cons and recent comments
      works great on linux, and has stylus support
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      2
      Very similar to OneNote, has pretty much all the same features. Plus Cross-Platform and has LaTeX support.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      0
      violoncello 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 OneNote
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      0
      BachoSeven 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!
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      0
      komp12321 It is full open source, Supports handwriting (stylus) Allows to create annotations on PDF-s (OneNote doesn't)
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      0
    • List-making software with infinite levels of indentation, giving you the flexibility of infinite layers of organization. View 277 alternatives to WorkFlowy
      This alternative is disputed. WorkFlowy is still a legitimate alternative to Microsoft OneNote, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    • Google Keep has several features including color coding notes, inserting images, creating lists, geo-fencing, shareable notes, and search by color. View 284 alternatives to Google Keep
      This alternative is disputed. Google Keep is still a legitimate alternative to Microsoft OneNote, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeProprietary
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      Google Keep vs Microsoft OneNote
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      I love Keep, but it's not anywhere near as detailed as OneNote. Keep is basically for making sticky notes, which is helpful, but OneNote has way more features. I know a lot of students, as well as myself, who use OneNote for taking school notes. You can draw, add tags to notes, and add formattings, such as fonts, colors, bullets, and number lists. You can even draw on top of things you type. You can't any of that in Google Keep.
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

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      Keep is like sticky notes which is completely different from Onenote
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      0
      It's too lightweight and lacks many features compared to OneNote.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      1
      Keep is a sticker board while OneNote is a full notebook.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      2
      It lacks too many options compared to onenote. Keep is much more simpler.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

      9
      Google Keep is basically a digital sticky note application the syncs to your google account
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

      14
      1% of one note's features
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      0
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    • Online Notebook application: Zoho Notebook lets you combine text, images, audio, video, RSS feeds, documents and much more. View 327 alternatives to Zoho Notebook
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
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