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 (Freemium), Manuskript (Free, Open Source), Org mode (Free, Open Source) and wikidPad (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 6, 2021

    1. A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.
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      CherryTree vs OmniOutliner opinions
      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.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

    2. Dynalist is a web app that lets you break down and organize your thoughts in the format of lists.
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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.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago


    3. Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc. Outliner Organize your thoughts and snippets in a hierarchical manner. Organize them as you wish, reorganize them on the go.
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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.
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      Orgmode is not tailored to writing but more to organizing.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

    5. 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.

    6. NixNote, formerly Nevernote, is an open source client for Evernote . It is written in Java so it will also run on Windows & OS-X, but the primary focus has been to try and get a usable environment for Linux.
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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.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

    7. 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.
    8. Piggydb is a Web notebook application that provides you with a platform to build your knowledge personally or collaboratively.


      Development has shifted from Piggydb to Cotoami.

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


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

    10. 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.
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