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OmniOutliner Alternatives for Linux

OmniOutliner is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is CherryTree, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to OmniOutliner and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to OmniOutliner are Dynalist, Manuskript, Org mode and AppFlowy.

OmniOutliner 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 OmniOutliner.
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  1. A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.

    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with CherryTree.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableCherryTree is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingCherryTree supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownCherryTree supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ PortableCherryTree can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    This alternative is disputed. CherryTree is still a legitimate alternative to OmniOutliner, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    The thing I love about OmniOutliner is the fact that each row of data in the hierarchy can have multiple columns, which is very convenient UI for structured data. CherryTree doesn't support this.

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  2. Dynalist is a web app that lets you break down and organize your thoughts in the format of lists.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownDynalist supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXDynalist supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeDynalist supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Dynalist.
    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchDynalist lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    ⚫︎ Sync with Google CalendarDynalist can be synchronized with Google Calendar
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesDynalist can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Dynalist simultaneously.
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    Almost everyone thinks Dynalist is a great alternative to OmniOutliner.

    It's really intuitive to use and generates beautiful lists. I just needed collapsible lists, but now there's a lot more I can do with lists.

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  3. Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownManuskript supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningManuskript has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
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  4. Org-mode is for keeping notes, maintaining ToDo lists, doing project planning, and authoring with a fast and effective plain-text system.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableOrg mode is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Task Time TrackingKeep a record of time spent on a task with Org mode.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsOrg mode can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedOrg mode is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ LightweightOrg mode consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Org mode.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceOrg mode either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ PortableOrg mode can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Orgmode is not tailored to writing but more to organizing.

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    AppFlowy

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    AppFlowy is an open source alternative to Notion. You are in charge of your data and customizations.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedAppFlowy is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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  6. wikidPad icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflinewikidPad can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Discontinued

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

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    NoteKit

    • FreeOpen Source
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    This program is a structured notetaking application based on GTK+ 3. Write your notes in instantly-formatted Markdown, organise them in a tree of folders that can be instantly navigated from within the program, and add hand-drawn notes by mouse, touchscreen or digitiser.

    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesNoteKit supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownNoteKit supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with NoteKit.
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    NixNote

    • FreeOpen Source
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    NixNote, formerly Nevernote, is an open source client for Evernote .

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    NixNote and Evernote don't support outliner functionality. you can make an indented bullet list that looks like an outline, but outline features like reorganizing items, OPML export, etc. are missing.

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  9. TreeLine just stores almost any kind of information. A tree structure makes it easy to keep things organized. And each node in the tree can contain several fields, forming a mini-database.

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    KeepNote

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • PortableApps.com

    KeepNote: note-taking and organization. KeepNote is a note taking application that works on Windows, Linux, and

    ⚫︎ PortableKeepNote can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    No new releases since March 2012, but last version, 0.7.8, is still working and can be downloaded from the official website.

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