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Free Simplenote Alternatives

The best free alternative to Simplenote is NoteLedge. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Simplenote and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Simplenote are Joplin, Obsidian, Standard Notes and Google Keep.

Simplenote 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 Simplenote.
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Made by the company behind WordPress, Simplenote enables users to take notes, lists, and ideas....

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  1. Capture inspiration from Pinterest, YouTube or web pages, organize ideas in one place and add your notes. Make mood boards or quick sketches to visualize and present ideas!.

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    Almost everyone thinks NoteLedge is a great alternative to Simplenote.
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    Joplin

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    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.

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    Joplin vs Simplenote opinions
    Most users think Joplin is a great alternative to Simplenote.
    ElectricFeelz

    Joplin would be perfect for me if it'd had a web version. But it is still amazing!

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    shikuz

    Joplin is simple, and it's great place for your notes. I get to have all my notes, on every device, anywhere, always securely synced via any service I choose. there are very few mature, free and open source note-taking solutions that offer all of that flexibility. But Simplenote is great too. :)

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    Joplin's better than simplenote, because it's more features do help.

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    hammansamuel

    Joplin is more of a to-do manager and has much less focus on note-taking

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  3. Powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.

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    Standard Notes

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    Standard Notes is a simple and private notes app. It allows you to write and sync your notes across all your devices, including your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and web browser.

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    Standard Notes vs Simplenote opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Standard Notes is a great alternative to Simplenote.
    yagamilighto

    Unlimited data storage, strong encryption available passcode for entering the app.

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    Encrypted. Open-source. Users in mind.

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    Bigshoes

    Encrypted, open source, privacy focused, and powerful editors.

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    Google Keep

    • FreeProprietary
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    • Google Chrome
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    Google Keep is a service provided by Google which integrates note-taking and web surfing.

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    Some users think Google Keep is a great alternative to Simplenote, some don't.


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    Microsoft OneNote

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    Microsoft OneNote, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, is a digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information.

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    Microsoft OneNote vs Simplenote opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Microsoft OneNote is still a legitimate alternative to Simplenote, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    OneNote is from some bygone era. The user interface is confusing, buggy and slow. It's far too complicated for a simple notes app. Not recommended.

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    Pocc

    Microsoft Onenote is a fully functional note and content-tracking application. Simplenote keeps track of notes -- doing one thing and doing one thing well.

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    Microsoft onenote suffers from bugs that slows the application and the android app is far worse....but still it's more organized ,anyway I use evernote and onenote and Google keep all at the same time so it doesn't bother me.

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    Microsoft OneNote is very complicated and buggy application. It has bad UX/UI design. To put in mildly, it's an awful application to store your notes. Certainly, not recommended.

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  7. 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 Simplenote opinions
    Most users think CherryTree is a great alternative to Simplenote.

    Cherry Tree is AMAZING. It works well with Windows and Linux.
    For Mac, there is talk of a package to be created... https://github.com/giuspen/cherrytree/issues/176

    It does not crash (on ANY windows version or Linux system). Very fast and extremely lightweight for the amount of data one can have.

    I would recommend it ANY day.

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  8. Zim brings the concept of a wiki to your desktop. Store information, link pages and edit with WYSISYG markup or directly typing some lightweight markup syntax and see it previewed as-you-type.

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    Almost everyone thinks Zim is a great alternative to Simplenote.
  9. Whether it's bookmarks or passwords, files or shopping lists...Turtl organizes it all and makes it easy to find later. Sync across your devices. Leave nothing behind.

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    Most users think Turtl is a great alternative to Simplenote.
  10. Logseq is a platform for knowledge sharing and management. It focuses on privacy, longevity, and user control. Notice: the backend code will be open-sourced as soon as we’re sure that the backend service meets the security standards.

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