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Open Source Notability Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Notability is Notesnook. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Notability and eight of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Notability are WizNote, wreeto, Hyperdraft and Tiro Notes.

Notability 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 Notability.
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  1. Notesnook icon

    Notesnook

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    • Online
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    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    167 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.
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    WizNote

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    310 alternatives to WizNote 

    WizNote is a Note software, which is especially designed for Internet users and mobile Internet users. WizNote focuses more on notes of rapid collection, management, reading and sharing. WizNote is smaller, more stable, and more suitable for computers, phones and mobile devices.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownWizNote supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Sync with Google CalendarWizNote can be synchronized with Google Calendar
    3.  Works OfflineWizNote can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  PortableWizNote can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Calendar IntegrationWizNote lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
    6.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    7.  Handwritten NotesWizNote supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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    Most users think WizNote is a great alternative to Notability.
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    Notability is all about taking handwritten noted and annotating pdfs by hand - not the closest thing in terms of notability

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    wreeto

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    • Self-Hosted
    460 alternatives to wreeto 

    A simple workspace to help you focus. Expand your brain with a fast, cluttered-free knowledge organisation toolset!.

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    Hyperdraft

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    • RemoteStorage
    225 alternatives to Hyperdraft 

    Turn your notes into a website.

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    1.  Works OfflineHyperdraft can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Privacy focusedHyperdraft is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  Ad-freeHyperdraft doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Support for MarkDownHyperdraft supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Tiro Notes

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    • Android
    53 alternatives to Tiro Notes 

    An open-source, cross-platform markdown editor designed for extensibility & flexibility.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownTiro Notes supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  No TrackingTiro Notes will not track you or use your personal data.
    3.  DecentralizedTiro Notes is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    4.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Tiro Notes without registration.
    5.  End-to-End EncryptionTiro Notes has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    Rebel Notes

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    483 alternatives to Rebel Notes 

    Rebel aims to provide you a distraction-free note taking experience. Focus more on writing and less on formatting and saving. As you write your note, Rebel will format it based on your markdown syntax.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownRebel Notes supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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      2 years since last commit at https://github.com/kumarasinghe/rebelNo active forks, no relevant search results.

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      Spiral

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      399 alternatives to Spiral 

      Spiral is a program that allows users to take notes in a format similar to a spiral notebook. Unlike traditional word processors and text editors that are configured in a way that makes it difficult to document things in a non-linear fashion, Spiral pages allow users to click...

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      Saber: Handwritten Notes

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      • Android
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      • Android Tablet
      17 alternatives to Saber: Handwritten Notes 

      A (work-in-progress) cross-platform libre notes app. Please note that this app is still in early stages and not ready to trust with your notes yet.

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      1.  Dark ModeSaber: Handwritten Notes supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
      2.  Handwritten NotesSaber: Handwritten Notes supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
      3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
      4.  Privacy focusedSaber: Handwritten Notes is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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