nvALT Alternatives for Windows

    nvALT is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is Joplin, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to nvALT and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to nvALT are Standard Notes (Freemium, Open Source), Google Keep (Free), Microsoft OneNote (Freemium) and Obsidian (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Jun 24, 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. 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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    3. 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 about 4 years ago

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    4. Microsoft OneNote, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, is a digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information.
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    5. 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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    6. 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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      Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving.
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      Evernote vs nvALT opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Evernote is still a legitimate alternative to nvALT, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      nvALT is a lightweight, plain text / markdown note taking application. Evernote is a huge application with cloud sync and accounts and cost and a ton of other things I don't need.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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    7. A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.
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    8. NoteLedge is a digital notepad that comes with powerful multimedia tools for creating notes and presenting works straight from a smart device.
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    9. 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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