Free Notational Velocity Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Notational Velocity is Google Keep. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Notational Velocity and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Notational Velocity are Microsoft OneNote (Freemium), Simplenote (Free, Open Source), Evernote (Freemium) and CherryTree (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 30, 2021

    1. Google Keep is a service provided by Google which integrates note-taking and web surfing.
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    2. 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.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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    3. 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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      Simplenote vs Notational Velocity opinions
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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.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving.
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      Evernote vs Notational Velocity opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Evernote is still a legitimate alternative to Notational Velocity, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      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.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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      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.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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    4. A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.
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    5. 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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      Todoist is a task manager thats useful, fast and easy to use. Accomplish more, every day. Millions of people rely on Todoist to get things done. Todoist lets you manage your tasks anywhere. At home. At school. At work. Online. Offline. And on 13 platforms and devices.
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    6. Online Notebook application: Zoho Notebook lets you combine text, images, audio, video, RSS feeds, documents and much more.
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    7. Original Feature List (with personal marked Highlights) >> Notes can be arranged into arbitrarily deep tree. Single note can be placed into multiple places in the tree (see cloning)
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    8. Plain text notepad with markdown support and todo list manager for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, that works together with the notes application of ownCloud.
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