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Notion Alternatives for Linux

Notion is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Obsidian. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Standard Notes or CherryTree. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Notion and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Notion are Zettlr, TiddlyWiki, Zim and Nuclino.

Notion alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Task Management Tools or Todo List Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Notion.
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  1. Powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.

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    alternativeto238wx

    Obsidian is a good alternative for notes and links, it’s lacking only the powerful tables as in Notion. You can create and modify tables using markdown and plug-ins, but I feel like Notion is still superior.

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    LordMax

    The first thing it's the possibility to work offline. It's opensource and free and it can be used in portable mode.

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    miguelgarza

    Because it's based on Markdown files, it's so much faster. It has its own syntax too, that prioritizes linking files/ideas easily, similar to Notion. Also, it has a super-easy plugin system for extending it if that's your jam.

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    nkh

    Obsidian is not an alternative, per se, but it is a really great complement to Notion, because it works well to view Notion exports. (It is kind of like using Notion with local storage. Or at least a workable solution while you are waiting for AnyType.io to get out of alpha/beta.)

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    Standard Notes is a simple and private notes app. It allows you to write and sync your notes across all your devices, including your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and web browser.

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    LordMax

    It's a really good note app but not similar to notion

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    alternativeto238wx

    Good for notes, fantastic for spreadsheets, but Notion is still superior for table content.

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

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    MaxRenn

    It's just a hierarchical note taking app. Not as powerful as Notion.

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    LordMax

    It's really good, free, portable etc The proble is the proprietary file system and it doens't work online

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  4. Zettlr is a supercharged markdown editor that combines many writing editor features and collect them in one application. It aims at speeding up your workflow and help you write without any interruptions.

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    MaxRenn

    Great note-taking app. Good for knowledge management. But too far from Notion.

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    LordMax

    wonderfull system but only offline

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  5. TiddlyWiki is a single html file with all the characteristics of a wiki - including all of the functionality (including editing, saving, tagging and searching) and the style sheet.

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  6. 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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    LordMax

    really good but only for linux, in windows it's too limited

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  7. Nuclino is a unified workspace where teams can bring all their knowledge, docs, and projects together in one place. It’s a modern, simple, and blazingly fast way to collaborate, without the chaos of files and folders, context switching, or silos.

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    michaelchung89

    Not as feature-packed as Notion but a lot faster. It uses a very similar approach to organizing and structuring content.

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    abudkarim

    More lightweight and easy-to-use than Notion.

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    mflanagan009

    Notion is a bit over-engineered, things get messy really fast. It's okay for a single user, while Nuclino shines as a team tool.

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  8. This is a ToDo List / Time Tracker / Personal Jira Task Manager for Linux, MacOS and Windows to make you work super productively.

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  9. Dynalist is a web app that lets you break down and organize your thoughts in the format of lists.

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  10. Company Wiki & Knowledge Base.

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    Archbee vs Notion opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Archbee is a great alternative to Notion.
    joreg20719

    On the documentation side, it has a lot of similar functionalities and it's much easier to understand.

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