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    Obsidian Alternatives for Android

    There are many alternatives to Obsidian for Android if you are looking for a replacement. The best Android 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 Obsidian and many of them are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to Obsidian are Notion (Free Personal), Microsoft OneNote (Freemium), Evernote (Freemium) and Simplenote (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 21, 2022
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    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.
      Joplin vs Obsidian opinions
      Most users think Joplin is a great alternative to Obsidian.
      sCojQE5 Joplin is taking shots at Evernote, not Obsidian.
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

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      andersmmg Joplin has a very different approach to organization compared to Obsidian
      Negative comment about 1 month ago

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      Joplin doesn't have the same focus as Obsidian. It's more of an Evernote alternative
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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      yee42069 Joplin is all about hierarchical notes. Obsidian is about graph based organization.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

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      andgregorik Joplin has a fracture of the features of Obsidian which is no wonder since Obsidian aims to become a powerful desktop knowledge base, unlike Joplin. For one thing, Joplin focuses on mobile<->desktop syncing and not on effective internal linking. They're similar at first glance only.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    2. With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all.
      Notion vs Obsidian opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Notion is a great alternative to Obsidian.
      passawitkaovilai Because Notion is online only, it can have high latency when pulling databases of pages which Obsidian have no issues with.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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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.
      Standard Notes vs Obsidian opinions
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      hex111 i feel better paying for open source user friendlier projects, wysiwyg is just necessary for people to reasonably shift from the data robbery monopolies.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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    4. Google Keep is a service provided by Google which integrates note-taking and web surfing.
      Google Keep vs Obsidian opinions
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      SimplyTolex Not similar. Google keep is like sticky notes + not private and not secure. Obsidian is about internal links and completely offline.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      Light weight, clean, minimalistic and easy to use. Dead simple
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      s20 Although it's decent for what it is if you don't mind Google stealing your online soul, of course), Google Keep isn't remotely an Obsidian replacement. Honestly, it's just digital post-it notes, and Obsidian is so much more than that. This is a bad alternative.
      Negative comment 5 months ago

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    5. Microsoft OneNote, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, is a digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information.
      Microsoft OneNote vs Obsidian opinions
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      s20 This is a weird one, because while the two are very different, OneNote and Obsidian do have very similar goals. If Obsidian doesn't work for you, OneNote offers another way to collect notes and thoughts. I personally can't stand it, and it doesn't have a Linux app, but it's really well made software with a long track record, and it's free. So, yeah - good alternative if you don't mind the privacy issues.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving.
      Evernote vs Obsidian opinions
      Some users think Evernote is a great alternative to Obsidian, some don't.
      riveravaldez Obsidian claims to keep your data as .md plain files, locally.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      ChrisWayg Evernote has the best web-clipper by far in comparison to any other apps I have used. Formatting can be a mess, as it is a proprietary format and not Markdown. Offline use has gotten worse than a few years ago. The apps have become slower, bloated and overloaded with features. Still using it due to lots of legacy data and the web-clipper, but currently I prefer more lightweight apps like Obsidian and Bear where my data is available in form of Markdown files.
      Comment 10 months ago

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      s20 Don't get me wrong, Evernote is a knowledge base, but it's approach is so wildly different that it's hard to think of it as an alternative to Obsidian. Still, it's functional an had some pretty great features, so if Obsidian doesn't work for you, maybe this will? More comparable to OneNote, but it does the job.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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    6. Made by the company behind WordPress, Simplenote enables users to take notes, lists, and ideas. These notes are stored on the cloud and are accessible across multiple devices.
    7. Logseq is a platform for knowledge sharing and management. It focuses on privacy, longevity, and user control. Notice: the backend code will be open-sourced as soon as we’re sure that the backend service meets the security standards.
      Logseq vs Obsidian opinions
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      lukorn A great FOSS alternative with the same paradigm as Obsidian. Allows for many possible workflows.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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      jchalifour Logseq is incredibly innovative and it respects my privacy and freedom by providing Free and open source software as opposed to proprietary tools.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      ujuam Great open source alternative, it even has plugin extensions. It is an interesting approach, though having to access a separate menu to search for your pages is very uncomfortable. It is a very basic and essential feature and I won't be using this app anymore because of it. It would also be good if they added more color themes, as the only dark theme is not very dark to say the least.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

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    8. RemNote is the note-taking tool that gives you memory superpowers. It automatically generates flashcards from your notes and figures out the optimal time to practice each flashcard so you don't forget what you've learned.
    9. Nuclino is a unified workspace where teams can bring all their knowledge, docs, and projects together in one place. It’s a modern, simple, and blazingly fast way to collaborate, without the chaos of files and folders, context switching, or silos.
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