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 (Paid) and Evernote (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Dec 1, 2021

    1. Keep your notes safe and secure with Note Crypt for Android. NO Internet permission required! You are sure that your notes are safely stored only on your device and not uploaded to an unknown server.
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      Notebag is a fully keyboard-compatible note taking app that links all your knowledge and gets out of your way.


      No longer officially maintained: https://github.com/pretzelhands/notebag/releases/tag/1.2.0

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      Publicnote is a super-simple, free, public notepad. Enter any title to access a note. No account required. Every note is public. You are free to modify any note you find. Every note is encrypted. You must know the title to see the note.
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    2. Ncrypt.org is a free, open-source, and privacy-focused online notepad. Access your notes from any web browser on any device. Private
    3. Knowledge is an open source information sharing service application. The application is self-hosted by Tomcat. Data can be stored in the built-in SQLite database or any PostgreSQL.
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    4. Memo is a beautiful history-based notes app built with iOS design guidelines in mind. Additions and deletions are automatically stored in the history timeline, which can be scrubbed to travel forwards and backwards in time through the note.
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    5. NeumNotes is a super simple and fast notes app designed in the Neumorphic style so you can feel satisfaction punching out those notes. * Free to use * No sign up or login required * No Tracking / Google Analytics * Just write your notes


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    6. Keep a note just like post a weibo.
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    7. Capture the big ideas and the little things, learn from the past and become a smarter person today. Noteship is a Personal Information Manager that combines notes, todos, and reminders and is based on simple files and folders.
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    8. An intuitive note-taking application that was made specifically for Elementary OS. Community builds are available for other Linux distributions, including Arch and openSUSE.
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