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Paperless is described as 'digital documents manager. Remember when everyone talked about how we would soon be a paperless society? Now it seems like we use paper more than ever. Let's face it - we need and we use paper' and is an app in the office & productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Paperless for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Trilium Notes, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Paperless are DEVONthink, Paperwork, Inkdrop and Leanote.

Paperless alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Document Managers or Todo List Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Paperless.
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Paperless is a digital documents manager. Remember when everyone talked about how we would soon be a paperless society? Now...

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  1. Trilium Notes icon

    Trilium Notes

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Cloudron
    • Firefox

    Trilium Notes is a hierarchical note taking application.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionTrilium Notes has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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  2. DEVONthink is a solution to the digital age conundrum. It is your second brain, the one and only database for all your digital files, be they PDFs, emails, Word docs or even multimedia files.

    ⚫︎ File TaggingDEVONthink can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingDEVONthink supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesDEVONthink can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationDEVONthink support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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  3. Paperwork is a personal document manager for scanned documents (and PDFs).

    ⚫︎ PortablePaperwork can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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  4. The note-taking app with robust Markdown editor, supporting macOS, Windows, and Linux. This app is designed to be the most convenient way to make notes in Markdown for your daily hacking.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownInkdrop supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionInkdrop has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    Beautiful UI
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    Leanote

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted

    Leanote provides services for note and blog. You can use "note" as your personal notebook, if you want to share with friends, just publish note or notebook to the blog.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownLeanote supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ PortableLeanote can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchLeanote lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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    NixNote

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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  7. Receipts is ideal for collecting and managing receipts for tax, expenses, preparation of bookkeeping and also private finances.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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  8. An intuitive and stylish markdown note app for developers. It's fully open-source.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownBoostnote supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingBoostnote supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineBoostnote can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXBoostnote supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    Idea Notebook

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android

    Never forget another brilliant idea. Log, organize and track your ideas and more with the Idea Notebook.

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    Mayan EDMS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Document management without the headaches.

    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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