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Notion Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Notion for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Obsidian. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Standard Notes or Microsoft OneNote. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Notion and loads of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Notion are Evernote, Zettlr, TiddlyWiki and NoteLedge.

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.
This page was last updated Jun 29, 2022
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  1. monday.com Work OS is far more than a project management tool. It is an intuitive platform that helps transform the way teams work together, meet deadlines, and build a culture of transparency.

  2. Powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.

    Obsidian vs Notion opinions
    pros, cons and recent comments
    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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  3. Standard Notes

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    • Online
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    • Self-Hosted
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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.

    Standard Notes vs Notion opinions
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    LordMax

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

    Negative comment about 1 year ago
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  4. Microsoft OneNote

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • 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.

    Most users think Microsoft OneNote is a great alternative to Notion.
  5. Evernote

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
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    • Online
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    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
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    • Kindle Fire
    • Pebble

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

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

    Notion does databases and so much more that Evernote cannot.

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    Evernote is a flexible notetaking solution with applications for all major platforms, including mobile devices.

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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    mayalan

    it's super customizable. You can do almost anything

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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    striblingthurmangroup

    User-friendly Is a Must! Evernote has folders and I can preview my notes before 'opening' them, so to speak. The clean white background with the Green logo makes for a nice visual. An alternative to Notion? It well may be. I think Evernote looks better when sharing notes/lists/to-do-lists. That clean background, logo and all, shows up in the recipient's email.

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  6. 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.

    Zettlr vs Notion opinions
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    MaxRenn

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

    Negative comment 3 months ago
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    LordMax

    wonderfull system but only offline

    Positive comment about 1 year ago
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  7. 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.

    Almost everyone thinks TiddlyWiki is a great alternative to Notion.
  8. 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!.

    Almost everyone thinks NoteLedge is a great alternative to Notion.
  9. 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.

    Zim vs Notion opinions
    Most users think Zim is a great alternative to Notion.
    LordMax

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

    Positive comment about 1 year ago
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  10. 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.

    Nuclino vs Notion opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Nuclino is a great alternative to Notion.
    michaelchung89

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

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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    abudkarim

    More lightweight and easy-to-use than Notion.

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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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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