Pure List is described as 'It is fast, easy to use and delivers all the functionality you need without distracting you with anything beyond that' and is a Note-taking Tool in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Pure List for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, Android and Online / Web-based. Most alternatives are Note-taking Tools and Todo List Managers. The best alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Standard Notes or Google Keep. Other great apps like Pure List are Microsoft OneNote (Freemium), Evernote (Freemium), Simplenote (Free, Open Source) and Raindrop.io (Freemium, Open Source).
Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor.