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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.
Turtl uses high-end cryptography to protect your data. Whether you're worried about information leaks, competitive advantage, or blanket government surveillance, Turtl works hard to make sure only you, and those you choose, can see your data.
Just because Turtl is secure and private doesn't mean you can't share with your teammates or family. Choose who you want to have access to your data without compromising your security.
Subscription that costs between $3 and $8. Price may vary depending on commitment and so on.
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Turtl aims to replace note-taking apps like Evernote or, perhaps more accurately, Google Keep. It allows you to make notes, synchronize them and add attachments to them. A tagging system helps keep...See why people like Turtl 😍 See why people do not like Turtl 😡 Post your review
Turtl aims to replace note-taking apps like Evernote or, perhaps more accurately, Google Keep. It allows you to make notes, synchronize them and add attachments to them. A tagging system helps keep everything ordered and you can even share with other Turtl users.
The particular appeal is that Turtl is open source, free and, unlike Google Keep, it doesn't harvest your data or, unlike Evernote, keep it unencrypted behind only a simple password (and visible to employees). No, Turtl uses just about the best encryption algorithm, AES-256, to make sure that ONLY you - the person with the password - can read your data. There is even a browser plugin for Turtl to help you capture links whilst browsing.
Turtl is a one-man project, and it's progressing slowly. It is a valiant effort, though, against the onslaught of privacy-invading services and I'm fully supportive of Turl's mission. Version 0.64 has been out for ages, however, and it suffers from several bugs that make Turtl not quite what it could be. The mobile version is quite crashy, for example. And there is no way to unshare stuff once you shared it with someone else.
But it is going in the right direction. Turtl is exactly the sort of app the world should be supporting, not the data-harvesting, democracy-destroying, privacy-invading Keeps of this world.
I have used Turtl for months-on-end. Ultimately, it frustrated me just a tad too much because it's still a rough diamond. But the Trello board is active, so hopefully we'll see a new version out soon. Depending on your needs, Turtl might suit you, so don't let me dissuade you. If you're more in the market for an out-and-out Evernote replacement, check out Standard Notes (encrypted and open source), Joplin (still in heavy depelopment, but it is encrypted and open source) or even InkDrop (not open source, but encrypted and very capable as a note-taking app). None of these have full Evernote-class functionality, but all of them are infinitely more secure and privacy-respecting. If you use Evernote to store files, consider combining a note-taking app from the list I just mentioned with an encrypted file-storing/syncing service like Sync.com, Tresorit or Spideroak. You can always just link to shared files in your notes, instead of attaching them.
Last updated 2016-06-14
[Edited by Natterjack565, September 24]
I have a love hate relationship with my turtl.
I love it on the desktop, but on the phone I keep getting login errors. Yes I am using the correct password. I can login on the computer but on the phone, half the time it doesn't work. Nor does it keep me logged in as it is supposed to do.
Its a very good opensource note taking application which enables sync between pc and mobile platforms.
A free easy alternative to evernote that is encrypted
Sync function works good. Android UI and usage is very good.
I wish there was an IOS app! They're apparently working on it:
> A lot of the background work for Turtl iOS is now complete
View the progress here: https://github.com/turtl/tracker/issues/96
The concept is good but the app is quite clunky