Open Source Notion Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Notion is Standard Notes, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Notion and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Notion are CherryTree (Free, Open Source), Zim (Free, Open Source), TiddlyWiki (Free, Open Source) and Zettlr (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 27, 2021

    1. LionWiki is a minimalist Wiki engine programmed in PHP. It is extensible, templatable, file based (it doesn't need database like MySQL) and requires just one file to function. It is suitable for small websites, personal notebooks or journals.

      Discontinued

      Seemingly discontinued, as the official website is just the default Nginx install page.

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      MasterPlan is an easy-to-use graphical free-flow project management tool and idea board. You can make to-do lists, place images and GIFs, sounds, timers, lines, notes, and set deadlines for yourself.
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      • Linux
      • Electron / Atom Shell
      P3X OneNote Linux is, actually, an independent browser window for the online OneNote. You can use this program without having to clutter your browser.
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      • Visual Studio Code
      VSNotes is a Visual Studio Code extension. VS Notes is a simple tool that takes care of the creation and management of plain text notes and harnesses the power of VS Code via the Command Palette.
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    2. TiddlyWiki for Windows. A unique non-linear notebook for capturing, organising and sharing complex information. ATWiki is an independent project of TiddlyWiki.
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    3. Loreshelf is an Open Source knowledge archive that enables you to organize your data and reduce the information noise from original sources such as contracts, services, properties, regulations, and others.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      MarkWiki aims to be dead simple. MarkWiki was born out of frustration with bad documentation tools behind a company firewall that were too complex. You should consider MarkWiki if you: Need something working fast.

      Discontinued

      MarkWiki is unmaintained since January 2017 according to the GitHub repo

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    4. Herodotus has been designed as easy to use archival software, created to serve as an offline information reference when internet access in unavailable.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • Firebase
      An open source collaborative code and text editor. Share documents and see changes occur in real-time. It uses Firebase for real-time data synchronization
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      • Online
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      WebODF is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to add Open Document Format (ODF) support to your website and to your mobile or desktop application. It uses HTML and CSS to display ODF documents.

      Discontinued

      The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 0.5.9, released in September 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website

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