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    Paid Obsidian Alternatives

    The best paid alternative to Obsidian is Typora. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Obsidian and 18 is paid so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting paid alternatives to Obsidian are Roam Research, DEVONthink, Ulysses and Amplenote.

    Obsidian is mainly a Note-taking Tool but alternatives to it may also be Todo List Managers or Research Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Obsidian.
    This page was last updated May 25, 2022
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    Powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.
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    1. 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.
      Typora vs Obsidian opinions
      Most users think Typora is a great alternative to Obsidian.
      it complements Obsidian, but not really a replacement.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      GeorgeRey not really an alternative to Obsidian. More like a complement.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      It's a good alternative because it has Hyperlinking (internal/external), that means we can do backlinks (not automatic though) and it supports Zettelkasten method.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      s20 Typora is an excellent tool, and a beautiful one at that, but it's absolutely not an Obsidian alternative. It just doesn't do the same job at all. If you want an outstanding Markdown editor/reader, Typora is for you. But a knowledge base it ain't.
      Comment 5 months ago

    2. As easy to use as a word document or bulleted list, and as powerful for finding, collecting, and connecting related ideas as a graph database. Collaborate with others in real time, or store all your data locally.
      Roam Research vs Obsidian opinions
      Most users think Roam Research is a great alternative to Obsidian.
      DarkRedman They're very similar because of the "second brain" method, backlinking, Zettelkasten support
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      Cleaner interface, less bloated
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      Web-based vs local file storage
      Negative comment over 1 year ago


    3. DEVONthink is a solution to the digital age conundrum. It is your second brain, the one and only database for all your digital files, be they PDFs, emails, Word docs or even multimedia files.
    4. Ulysses is a text editor for creative writers. Used by bloggers, poets, students and published novelists all over the world, it offers an integrated environment to brainstorm, draft, revise and even submit text on a professional level.
    5. Amplenote allows you to take notes and link those notes to functional task and contacts lists for seamless project management. It supports integration with Google and Outlook calendars to schedule tasks and allows e-mail integration as well.

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      With NotePlan you get serious work done. It helps you to capture important details and keep track of things at work. Manage your calendar, todos and notes in one place. Find out how!
    6. Capture, organize, and work with ideas easily. Speare's intuitive and flexible side-by-side writing interface makes content creation a breeze.
    7. North brings you the simplest, fastest experience in saving your thoughts with context on your iPhone, iPad or Mac. Jot down, copy-paste, list out – all in one app.
    8. Tinderbox is a personal content assistant that helps you visualize, analyze, and share your notes.
    9. Write styled Markdown notes, sync across Mac, iPhone and iPad add to-dos and tags, export to a variety of formats and choose your favourite style from a variety of colourful themes.
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