nvALT Alternatives for Linux

    nvALT is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Standard Notes or Google Keep. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to nvALT and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to nvALT are Obsidian (Free Personal), Typora (Free), CherryTree (Free, Open Source) and Zettlr (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 18, 2021

    1. Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor.
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    2. A second brain, for you, forever. The human brain is non-linear: we jump from idea to idea, all the time. Your second brain should work the same.
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    3. 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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    4. Google Keep is a service provided by Google which integrates note-taking and web surfing.
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      Google Keep vs nvALT opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Google Keep is still a legitimate alternative to nvALT, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Inconsistent search capabilities and does not support Markdown.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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    5. Typora will give you a seamless experience as both a reader and a writer. It removes the preview window, mode switcher, syntax symbols of markdown source code, and all other unnecessary distractions.
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    6. A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.
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    7. 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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    8. Online Notebook application: Zoho Notebook lets you combine text, images, audio, video, RSS feeds, documents and much more.
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    9. 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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      so far QOwnNotes is the closest to nvALT. it's missing one feature though.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    10. Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application for Linux, Unix, Windows, and Mac OS X. Simple and easy to use, but with potential to help you organize the ideas and information you deal with every day.
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