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Open Source Milanote Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Milanote is Joplin. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Milanote and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Milanote are Standard Notes, Simplenote, CherryTree and Zim.

Milanote alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Todo List Managers or Task Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Milanote.
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Milanote is an easy-to-use tool to organize your ideas and projects into visual boards.

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  1. Joplin icon

    Joplin

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    • Self-Hosted
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • Google Chrome
    • Flathub
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
    • Termux
    • Firefox
    588 alternatives to Joplin 

    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.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownJoplin supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionJoplin has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    4.  Privacy focusedJoplin is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Joplin.
    6.  Works OfflineJoplin can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    7.  Ad-freeJoplin doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    8.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Joplin.
    9.  LightweightJoplin consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    Desktop and mobile apps
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    Joplin vs Milanote opinions
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    Milanote is mostly graphical, using cards contained in nested canvas. Instead, Joplin has standard rich text notes organized in folders, where the layout disposition of elements in not an organizational device.

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    Joplin is a Markdown linear note-taking app, more along the lines of Bear. Milanote is more like a visual note-taking whiteboard.

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  2. Standard Notes icon

    Standard Notes

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    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    461 alternatives to Standard Notes 

    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.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionStandard Notes has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  Privacy focusedStandard Notes is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  Support for MarkDownStandard Notes supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    5.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsStandard Notes can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    6.  Works OfflineStandard Notes can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    7.  Encrypted BackupStandard Notes uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    8.  File VersioningStandard Notes has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    9.  Ad-freeStandard Notes doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    Free version.
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    Cross-platform sync and end-to-end privacy
    Standard Notes vs Milanote opinions
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    Milanote is mostly graphical, using cards contained in nested canvas. Instead, Standard Notes has standard rich text notes organized in folders, where the layout disposition of elements in not an organizational device.

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  3. Simplenote icon

    Simplenote

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    397 alternatives to Simplenote 

    Made by the company behind WordPress, Simplenote enables users to take notes, lists, and ideas. These notes are stored on the cloud and are accessible across multiple devices.

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  Support for MarkDownSimplenote supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    3.  Full-Text SearchSimplenote lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    4.  File VersioningSimplenote has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
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  4. CherryTree icon

    CherryTree

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    • PortableApps.com
    • Mac
    493 alternatives to CherryTree 

    A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.

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    1.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with CherryTree.
    2.  Syntax HighlightingCherryTree supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    3.  Support for MarkDownCherryTree supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    4.  Code FormattingCherryTree supports code formatting for multiple languages and code styles.
    5.  PortableCherryTree can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. Zim icon

    Zim

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    299 alternatives to Zim 

    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"...

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    1.  Works OfflineZim can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Zim.
    3.  WYSIWYG SupportZim integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    4.  PortableZim can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  File VersioningZim has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    6.  LightweightZim consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Trilium Notes

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    • Google Chrome
    • Cloudron
    • Firefox
    356 alternatives to Trilium Notes 

    Trilium Notes is a hierarchical note taking application.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionTrilium Notes has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Trilium Notes.
    4.  No TrackingTrilium Notes will not track you or use your personal data.
    5.  Dark ModeTrilium Notes supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    TagSpaces

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    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    128 alternatives to TagSpaces 

    TagSpaces is privacy aware, cross-platform file browser with note-taking capabilities. It helps you organize your files and folders with tags and colors.

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    1.  File TaggingTagSpaces can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    2.  PortableTagSpaces can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with TagSpaces.
    4.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in TagSpaces without registration.
    5.  Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with TagSpaces.
    6.  Privacy focusedTagSpaces is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    7.  Support for MarkDownTagSpaces supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    8.  Works OfflineTagSpaces can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    9.  Kanban BoardTagSpaces allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    Cross-platform file tagging
    Presenting folders as Kanban boards
    Automatic thumbnail generation
    TagSpaces vs Milanote opinions
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    It's a completely different application...

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  8. Cryptee icon

    Cryptee

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    449 alternatives to Cryptee 

    Cryptee is a safety and privacy focused, encrypted and cross-platform personal data storage service. You can write personal documents, notes, journals, store photos and all sorts of other files.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionCryptee has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  Privacy focusedCryptee is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Support for MarkDownCryptee supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    Cryptee Photo Gallery / Albums
    Cryptee Photo Gallery / Albums
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    AppFlowy

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    • Rust
    383 alternatives to AppFlowy 

    AppFlowy is an open source alternative to Notion. You are in charge of your data and customizations.

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    1.  Privacy focusedAppFlowy is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Kanban BoardAppFlowy allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    3.  Works OfflineAppFlowy can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Dark ModeAppFlowy supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Notesnook

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    174 alternatives to Notesnook 

    Notesnook is a simple and cross-platform private notes app that keeps your notes organized and synced on your phone, tablet and computer. Take notes, capture ideas, create to-do lists, keep a journal, write your assignments and manage projects, we have got you covered.

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    1.  Works OfflineNotesnook can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Support for MarkDownNotesnook supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    3.  Privacy focusedNotesnook is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  Dark ModeNotesnook supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  End-to-End EncryptionNotesnook has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    6.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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