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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. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Standard Notes or Microsoft OneNote. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Obsidian and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Obsidian are Notion, Google Keep, Zettlr and Evernote.

Obsidian alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Todo List Managers or Task Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Obsidian.
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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. Walling icon

    Walling

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    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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  2. A Vim-inspired note-taking application that knows programmers and Markdown better.

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    BEST TOOL FOR LINUX NOTE TAKING!

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    Notable

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell

    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. 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.

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    Athens

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    The problem with notetaking apps like Evernote or Apple Notes is that once you write a note, after a week you never look at it again. Without any organization, you're stuck praying that search will work for your future self.

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  6. Operating environment for the new Internet. An all-in-one solution that breaks down barriers between applications, gives back

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    Org-roam

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • GNU Emacs

    Org-roam is a Roam replica built around the all-powerful Org-mode.

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    Comparably to Obsidian, it's based on the same philosophy as Roam, and your notes are not on a cloud. It diverges by the fact that this app is completely free and open source, and it runs on Emacs.

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  8. 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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    MindForger

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    SiYuan

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Docker
    • Docker Hub
    • Google Chrome
    • Microsoft Edge

    SiYuan is a desktop Markdown Block-Reference and Bidirectional-Link note-taking application.

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    WYSIWYG is far more important than I thought. Besides, the data in SiYuan is .json, which allows better redering-performance and Notion-like typesetting.

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    Randir

    WYSIWYG, better rendering performance

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