Self-Hosted Simplenote Alternatives

    Simplenote is not available as a self-hosted solution but there are plenty of alternatives for power users and business that want to host a solution on-premise. The best Self-Hosted alternative is Standard Notes, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Simplenote and many of them are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to Simplenote are Turtl (Freemium, Open Source), CryptPad (Freemium, Open Source), BookStack (Free, Open Source) and Trilium Notes (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 30, 2021

    1. 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.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Bigshoes Encrypted, open source, privacy focused, and powerful editors.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      Encrypted. Open-source. Users in mind.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    2. 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.

      Discontinued

      The project doesn't seem to be actively developed anymore. Last updates was in 2019.

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      Most users think Turtl is a great alternative to Simplenote.


    3. CryptPad is a private-by-design alternative to popular office tools and cloud services. All the content stored on CryptPad is encrypted before being sent, which means nobody can access your data unless you give them the keys.
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    4. BookStack is a free and open source knowledge management platform built on PHP. The system has been built around simplicity to ensure that adding information to it is not a chore. The content structure is built on the metaphors of Books, Chapters & Pages.
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    5. Features Notes can be arranged into arbitrarily deep hierarchy (tree) Notes can have more than 1 parents - see cloning Rich WYSIWYG note editing including e.g.
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    6. Dendron is an open-source, local-first, markdown-based, note-taking tool built on top of VSCode. It supports all the usual features you would expect like tagging, backlinks, a graph view, split panes, and so forth.
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    7. Carnet is a complete and rich note taking app for Android and Linux that can be synced with NextCloud (selfhosted) or the official Carnet server.
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      Carnet vs Simplenote opinions
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      Crystale It has a great UI and it is Open Source.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    8. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • Visual Studio Code
      Foam is a personal knowledge management and sharing system inspired by Roam Research, built on Visual Studio Code and GitHub. You can use Foam for organising your research, keeping re-discoverable notes, writing long-form content and, optionally, publishing it to the web.
      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      { wreeto } is a fast, cluttered-free knowledge organisation toolset. With { wreeto }, you can: - Take Notes: Write everything down in markdown format and quickly search to find data.
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