Obsidian Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Obsidian for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. 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 50 alternatives to Obsidian and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Obsidian are Standard Notes (Freemium, Open Source), Notion (Freemium), Google Keep (Free) and Typora (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 14, 2021

    1. Plain text notepad with markdown support and todo list manager for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, that works together with the notes application of ownCloud.
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      QOwnNotes vs Obsidian opinions
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      riveravaldez Pretty similar concept, both deal with plain .md files, both render in real time, both have automatically-generated TOCs, etc., but QOwnNotes is Free Software, no EULA non-sense, you have a tool without restrictions.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

    2. Dendron is an open-source, local-first, markdown-based, note-taking tool built on top of VSCode. It supports all the usual features you would expect like tagging, backlinks, a graph view, split panes, and so forth.
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      Dendron vs Obsidian opinions
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      kpathakota Still local notes, but way more full-featured since it uses VS Code as the editor and embraces heirarchies so your notes don't get so unwieldly.
      Positive comment 10 months ago


    3. 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.
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    4. 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.


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

    5. TheBrain helps you organize all your Web pages, contacts, documents, emails and files in a context-driven visual map. Items are linked in a visual network that is designed to mimic the way you think.
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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. What is Org-roam? Org-roam is a Roam replica built around the all-powerful Org-mode.
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      MindForger aims to mimic human mind - learning, recalling, recognizing, associations, forgetting - in order to achieve synergy with your mind to make your searching, reading and writing more productive.
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