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Notational Velocity Alternatives

Notational Velocity is described as 'mouseless application for storing and retrieving notes' and is a popular Note-taking tool in the office & productivity category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Notational Velocity for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Microsoft OneNote, which is free. Other great apps like Notational Velocity are Google Keep, Evernote, Simplenote and CherryTree.

Notational Velocity 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 Notational Velocity.
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Notational Velocity is a mouseless application for storing and retrieving notes.

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  1. Microsoft OneNote icon

    Microsoft OneNote

    • FreemiumProprietary
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    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    • Kindle Fire

    Microsoft OneNote, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, is a digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information.

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    Microsoft OneNote vs Notational Velocity opinions
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    Notational Velocity stores notes in plain text, making them lightweight and easy to access on other platforms via almost any sync service. OneNote imposes structure on notes, syncs only through OneDrive, and demands more resources to run.

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    Google Keep

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Android Wear

    Google Keep is a service provided by Google which integrates note-taking and web surfing.

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    Evernote

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    • Kindle Fire
    • Pebble

    Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving.

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    This alternative is disputed. Evernote is still a legitimate alternative to Notational Velocity, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    NV is a small and highly focused utility for quick jotting and recall based on instant feedback from search. Additionally, using plain text and the filesystem allows interoperability with not just other apps but the tools of the OS, such as grep. Evernote is a large, cumbersome, and highly proprietary app with none of these features.

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    Notational Velocity is focused on plain text notes, while Evernote handles them in a proprietary format with formatting and the files are not saved in your HDD for easy access.

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  4. 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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    Like Notational Velocity, Simplenote stores plain text notes, has a file list, provides full-text search, and is free. Its only drawbacks are a fussier interface and support for only one sync service, Simplenote.

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

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  6. Capture inspiration from Pinterest, YouTube or web pages, organize ideas in one place and add your notes. Make mood boards or quick sketches to visualize and present ideas!.

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    Todoist

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Google Chrome
    • Microsoft Office Outlook
    • Android Wear
    • Safari
    • Gmail
    • Firefox

    To-do list and task manager.

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  8. 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.

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    Trilium Notes

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Cloudron
    • Firefox

    Trilium Notes is a hierarchical note taking application.

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  10. As easy to use as a word document or bulleted list, and as powerful for finding, collecting, and connecting related ideas as a graph database. Collaborate with others in real time, or store all your data locally.

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