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TopNotes Alternatives

TopNotes is described as 'powerful app for handwriting and organizing notes, sketches, diagrams, illusions and drawings. It is the easiest-to-use and going to be the best-selling handwriting app for iPad' and is a Note-taking tool in the office & productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to TopNotes for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, iPhone, Mac and iPad. The best alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Standard Notes or Evernote. Other great apps like TopNotes are CherryTree, Cryptee, Notezilla and Notejoy.

TopNotes 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 TopNotes.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • iPad

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  1. Joplin icon

    Joplin

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Termux
    • Firefox

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownJoplin supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionJoplin has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedJoplin is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Joplin.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineJoplin can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Joplin.
    ⚫︎ LightweightJoplin consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Desktop and mobile apps
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    Standard Notes

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid

    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.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionStandard Notes has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedStandard Notes is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownStandard Notes supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsStandard Notes can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineStandard Notes can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningStandard Notes has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableStandard Notes is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Free version.


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    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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  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.
    ⚫︎ PortableCherryTree can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Cryptee

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Cryptee is a safety and privacy focused, encrypted and cross-platform personal data storage service. You can write personal documents, notes, journals, store photos and all sorts of other files.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionCryptee has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedCryptee is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownCryptee supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Cryptee Photo Gallery / Albums


  6. Notezilla is the leading sticky notes app for Windows, Android, iPhone/iPad and the web. Set reminders to sticky notes, Pin sticky notes, attach them to websites, docs & folders, sync between PCs and other devices, organize using folders and tags.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineNotezilla can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownNotezilla supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Notezilla.
    ⚫︎ LightweightNotezilla consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Notezilla simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesNotezilla 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.
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    Notejoy

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Notejoy is a collaborative notes app for you and your team. It helps you get your most important work out of the noise of email & chat and into a fast and focused workspace.

    ⚫︎ LightweightNotejoy consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Notejoy simultaneously.
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  8. Documentation and Note taking tool.

    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesNotability supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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  9. Very similar to Notational Velocity but for Windows.

    ⚫︎ LightweightResophNotes consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownResophNotes supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ PortableResophNotes can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  10. 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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