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Tobu Alternatives

Tobu is described as 'freeform information organizer' and is a Note-taking tool in the office & productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Tobu for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is Microsoft OneNote, which is free. Other great apps like Tobu are Evernote, Simplenote, CherryTree and TiddlyWiki.

Tobu 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 Tobu.
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Tobu is a freeform information organizer.

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  1. Microsoft OneNote icon

    Microsoft OneNote

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    • Kindle Fire

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

    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesMicrosoft OneNote supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Microsoft OneNote.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Microsoft OneNote.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineMicrosoft OneNote can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMicrosoft OneNote supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportMicrosoft OneNote support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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  2. Evernote icon

    Evernote

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    • Kindle Fire
    • Pebble

    Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving.

    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesEvernote can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineEvernote can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownEvernote supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationEvernote support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Evernote.
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  3. Made by the company behind WordPress, Simplenote enables users to take notes, lists, and ideas. These notes are stored on the cloud and are accessible across multiple devices.

    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownSimplenote supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningSimplenote has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchSimplenote lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesSimplenote can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
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  4. A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.

    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with CherryTree.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableCherryTree is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingCherryTree supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownCherryTree supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Code FormattingCherryTree supports code formatting for multiple languages and code styles.
    ⚫︎ PortableCherryTree can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. TiddlyWiki is a single html file with all the characteristics of a wiki - including all of the functionality (including editing, saving, tagging and searching) and the style sheet.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableTiddlyWiki is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownTiddlyWiki supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ PortableTiddlyWiki can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  6. 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.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineZim can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Zim.
    ⚫︎ PortableZim can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningZim has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ LightweightZim consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  7. Zoho Notebook icon

    Zoho Notebook

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Apple Watch

    Online Notebook application: Zoho Notebook lets you combine text, images, audio, video, RSS feeds, documents and much more.

    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Zoho Notebook.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineZoho Notebook can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationZoho Notebook supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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  8. 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.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeDEVONthink supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingDEVONthink supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationDEVONthink support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeDEVONthink doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchDEVONthink lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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  9. CintaNotes is an ultra-ergonomic, productivity-boosting notetaking app for Windows. It will help you collect, organize, and find any information.

    ⚫︎ PortableCintaNotes can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  10. Tomboy icon

    Tomboy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application for Linux, Unix, Windows, and Mac OS X. Simple and easy to use, but with potential to help you organize the ideas and information you deal with every day.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineTomboy can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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