Obsidian Alternatives

    Obsidian is described as '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' and is a very popular Note-taking App in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Obsidian for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Standard Notes or Notion. Other great apps like Obsidian are Google Keep (Free), Microsoft OneNote (Freemium), Typora (Free) and Evernote (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Nov 20, 2021

    1. 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.
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    2. Working on a project, researching a topic or writing an article? Walling makes it easy to break down your ideas, refine them and visually organize them.
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    3. Notable is a cross-platform note app. Notes are plain Markdown files, their metadata is stored as Markdown front matter. Attachments are also plain files, if you attach a picture.
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    4. Concentration Markdown does NOT need live preview side by side. Focus on your note in both read and edit mode. Cross-Platform Built with C++ and Qt, VNote works in major desktop platforms.
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    5. wikidPad is a Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down. What makes wikidPad different from other notepad applications is the ease with which you can cross-link your information.

      Discontinued

      Last update was in November 2018, and various links are dead on their website.



    6. nvALT is a fork of the original Notational Velocity with some additional features and interface modifications by Brett Terpstra and ElasticThreads.
    7. A new medium for your ideas—augment your thinking with a text editor designed for structuring lists. Side-by-side views allow 3 modes of thinking.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • Visual Studio Code
      Foam is a personal knowledge management and sharing system inspired by Roam Research, built on Visual Studio Code and GitHub. You can use Foam for organising your research, keeping re-discoverable notes, writing long-form content and, optionally, publishing it to the web.
    8. What is Org-roam? Org-roam is a Roam replica built around the all-powerful Org-mode.
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    9. Mindly helps to organize your inner universe. Give a structure to your thoughts, capture ideas, plan a speech, take notes. It is up to you. The universe is yours.
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