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 vs Microsoft OneNote opinions
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.
Your data is YOUR data. I'm able to keep my data on my own Nextcloud server. Not on Microsoft OneDrive. And, it can be encrypted as well (mine is).
it doesn't have pen input support
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.
Joplin doesn't allow files to be attached, it doesn't support colors, and you have to learn a special programming language to use it.
it is a markdown editor with integrated sync for nextcloud
You Fan usw it on Linux. Persona who search for Open Source appriciate that very much.
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.
Standard Notes vs Microsoft OneNote opinions
Encrypted, very lightweight and not owned by Microsoft.
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.
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.
Very, VERY BASIC, its open source and free but its basic and the features it offers are paid compared to one note's free model
Don't have sections or pages, just notes.
Extremely feature-light. Does only the bare minimum to be considered a notes app, whereas OneNote does much more.
OneNote is way more powerful
Xournal++ (a fork of Xournal) is a handwriting Notetaking software with PDF annotation support. Written in C++ with plattform independent GTK, supporting Linux, e.g. Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, Suse, macOS and Windows 10. Supports Pen input like Wacom Tablets.
Xournal++ vs Microsoft OneNote opinions
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
Nearly similar interface. Lightweight, open source with latex support and voice notes. Flexible layout which was missing in xournal.
In the version available for Chromebooks, the option for typed text is not working.
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!
It is full open source, Supports handwriting (stylus) Allows to create annotations on PDF-s (OneNote doesn't)
Very similar to OneNote, has pretty much all the same features. Plus Cross-Platform and has LaTeX support.
works great on linux, and has stylus support
Whether it's bookmarks or passwords, files or shopping lists...Turtl organizes it all and makes it easy to find later. Sync across your devices. Leave nothing behind.
Turtl vs Microsoft OneNote opinions
Windows app. Visually it´s nice, but its movement between "folders" is not intuitive or i didnt like it. I didnt like it that we have to be online to access to it. I didnt like the option to introduce password everytime to access (i dont know if there is the option to remove it). In this case i´d prefer Standardnotes or Simplenote.
Encryption, zero-knowledge encryption.
Trilium Notes is a hierarchical note taking application.
Dendron is an open-source, local-first, markdown-based, note-taking tool built on top of VSCode. It supports all the usual features you would expect like tagging, backlinks, a graph view, split panes, and so forth.
AppFlowy is an open source alternative to Notion. You are in charge of your data and customizations.
Carnet is a complete and rich note taking app for Android and Linux that can be synced with NextCloud (selfhosted) or the official Carnet server.
Carnet vs Microsoft OneNote opinions
It has a great UI and it is Open Source.
The problem with notetaking apps like Evernote or Apple Notes is that once you write a note, after a week you never look at it again. Without any organization, you're stuck praying that search will work for your future self.