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Self-Hosted Notion Alternatives

Notion is not available as a self-hosted solution but there are plenty of alternatives for power users and business that want to host a solution on-premise. The best Self-Hosted alternative 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 are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to Notion are TiddlyWiki, Logseq, Trilium Notes and TagSpaces.

Notion 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 Notion.
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    Standard Notes

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
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    • F-Droid

    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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    Standard Notes vs Notion opinions
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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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  2. 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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    Almost everyone thinks TiddlyWiki is a great alternative to Notion.


  3. Logseq is a platform for knowledge sharing and management. It focuses on privacy, longevity, and user control. Notice: the backend code will be open-sourced as soon as we’re sure that the backend service meets the security standards.

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    Trilium Notes

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

    Trilium Notes is a hierarchical note taking application.

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    TagSpaces

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    TagSpaces is an offline, open source, document manager with tagging support.

    Cross-platform file tagging and file finding


  6. MediaWiki is a free software wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia. It is now used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis, including this website, the home of MediaWiki.

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  7. Dendron is an open-source, local-first, markdown-based, note-taking tool built on top of VSCode. It supports all the usual features you would expect like tagging, backlinks, a graph view, split panes, and so forth.

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  8. Redmine is a flexible project management web application. Written using Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database.

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

    Notion is a note taking app, redmine is an issue tracker

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    miso

    Redmine is issue tracker and Notion is customizable Wiki, notes app.

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  9. OpenProject is an open-source project management software with a wide set of features and plugins. It supports project timelines / Gantt charts, issue tracking, wiki, document management, time and cost reporting, code management, Scrum and much more.

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  10. Trusted by 8,000 businesses, Confluence is the leading collaboration software and enterprise wiki for intranets and knowledge management. Free 30-day trial.

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    Confluence vs Notion opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Confluence is a great alternative to Notion.
    jamiegray

    Confluence is good for large engineering teams, such as software teams. Notion is easier, but less flexible.

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