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WizNote

Personal Information Manager. Can be used as note-taking app or to-do list.

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Avg rating of 3.8 (6)| 11 comments

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Windows - Sticky Notes and Todo list in Chinese.
Windows - Main Window in Chinese
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WizNote Features

  1.  Support for MarkDownWizNote supports MarkDown for document formatting.
  2.  Sync with Google CalendarWizNote can be synchronized with Google Calendar
  3.  Works OfflineWizNote can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
  4.  PortableWizNote can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
  5.  Calendar IntegrationWizNote lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
  6.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
  7.  Handwritten NotesWizNote supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.

WizNote information

  • Developed byWei Shijun
  • LicensingOpen Source and Commercial product.
  • PricingSubscription that costs about $1 per month.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.8
  • Alternatives309 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English
  • Chinese

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  •   4.73 avg rating
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GitHub repository

  •  2,545 Stars
  •  810 Forks
  •  307 Open Issues
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Our users have written 11 comments and reviews about WizNote, and it has gotten 79 likes

WizNote was added to AlternativeTo by atjnjk on and this page was last updated . WizNote is sometimes referred to as Wiz, Wiz Note.

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schrodinger
  
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Every notes has a dedicated folder that contains the note itself (in zipped html format) and attached files. Well organized and easier to manager compared with some other note apps using a single database file to store everything.

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543685015
  
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Windows client is fully featured and very competitive but the Qt client for Linux and macOS is not.

Pros:

  1. Multi-level directory. Compared to EverNote which only supports single-level directory.
  2. Markdown-enabled. Just add .md to the end of note title, the note will be rendered as markdown.
  3. Plugins. Some plugins are quite useful. For me it's WizHelper which can provide some useful information when I'm writing an article.
  4. External editor. Internal editor is awful editing markdown notes. So I introduced Typora as external editor. Although there are some problems(See cons).
  5. Official Qt client for macOS and Linux, compared to EverNote and OneNote which do not support Linux. For Arch-like distro users you can find it in AUR. But .... (See Cons).
  6. You can choose you own sync methods. If you do not like to store data on the cloud, it can be used as a local notebook application. All data is stored as .ziw file. Simply unzip it and you can view it in HTML format. The whole dir can be synchronized by some methods you trust like Resilio Sync or Syncthing or GoodSync. Any way...See cons.
  7. incremental synchronization. in new client it is faster. especially for users like me who tend to use it like a writer app. but the latest version has some bugs in incremental sync.

Cons:

  1. Internal editor is toooo simple (especially for markdown editing). Although there are some fancy editor plugins but some features like copy & paste image inline directly in the editor is only supported by the internal editor.
  2. Qt client is not competitive. There are some bugs and it lacks lots of features compared to windows client. eg, shortcut to switch between editing mode and reading mode, note templates, auto sync when a note is edited, etc.
  3. Even if be used as a local notebook app, you still need to register an account to use the client. I hope the dev team to consider a way to use the app anonymously and locally.
  4. The team is not international. The official forum is Baidu Tieba and in Chinese. For me it's not a problem but maybe for you it is. And the support is not very satisfying. I issued a bug some weeks ago, there's no reply. I even do not know if they received my feedback.

[Edited by 543685015, July 06]

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JohnFastman
  
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WizNote looks like a gift for open source enthusiasts looking for an Evernote replacement. The problem is that it uploads your data to Chinese servers without explaining how that data is stored, what your rights are, who has access or what happens if you cancel. There is no mention of, e.g. encryption, either. If you value the privacy or security of your data, you should stay well away from WizNote. Who knows what it does with your information.

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ionchristopherdimeglio

As a general comment, not to any specific product, for your security, note that a product like ZoneAlarm Firewall (not Win10 firewall ironically, but typical for MS) will give you individual probe out / in approval of anything that wants to connect to the internet or to your system. Also easy access to these lists, pre-configuring, and even one-click lookups of 'what is that?' type processes. Choose carefully for the same reasons. It's free. Even programs like OneNote will default to the web. But any program that only works with your data that it uploads so that it can "sync you" is inherently a massive PIA, and security NO, NEVER!

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JohnFastman

..any program that only works with your data that it uploads so that it can "sync you" is inherently a massive PIA, and security NO, NEVER!

The exception being programs that implement local encryption with keys they don't have. Such services include Sync.com, Spideroak, Tresorit, Protonmail (including with Bridge), Tutanota, Bitwarden, Encryptr, Jitsi Meet, Signal, Peerio and so on. These sync data but cannot see the data they sync.

Now, that's not the only consideration because it may be that they are collecting other data, like, e.g. login times, IP addresses, cookies and so on. But in terms of security, locally encrypted data is the only real way to go.

That's not to take anything away from the value of well setup firewalls. Windows, however, is an inherent security and privacy disaster and I would urge anyone who can to move away from it to a good Linux system (e.g. Mint, OpenSuse or Manjaro).

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William001
  
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Official Support Linux and Web/Android is very powerful

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TheProteanGirl
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Outed looking user interface

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charlesgoodwin
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The application is not presented entirely in English. It seems made for a Chinese audience, and all hyperlinks/docs are in Chinese. You'll get Chinese emails. You'll see Chinese messages. The main application UI is in English and you can use it, and the UI is slick and uncluttered, but I just couldn't live with the Chinese so have migrated to Zim (in conjunction with Dropbox).

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vorobushek
  
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Seems like a promising app. Has some functions that Evernote doesn't: sub-sub folders, css for notes,calendar, several different skins, many plugins, great import-export (including from Evernote), templates etc etc. On the other hand, it's main drawback is that it's mostly targeted at Chinese customers: although the Windows and Android apps are translated into English, many lines are still in Chinese, and sharing options are some Chinese social networks. Feedback also leaves much to be desired. Bottom line, it's a good alternative to Evernote if they internationalize a little (or at least create a knowledge base webpage and support forum in English)

[Edited by vorobushek, January 11]

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ionchristopherdimeglio

Well I've used other products that are very cool and free - simple fast flexible html and mht editor WIZHTMLEDITOR is apparently by the same programmer or team sponsored by a company - hopefully not the people's army! Seems way too nice for that. :n(
WIZHTML is very competent - both easy and valuable and unique features - like this one is making you happy. Never had a problem with it - but it's abandonware for several years, along with other earlier versions of a KM product like this one. I am so glad to see he's come back with something fresh and competitive. YES same problems with a lot of Chinese language links and no English blog - but pretty good basics in professionally done website. It's not brain-science.

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JohnFastman

No, the MAIN problem is that you don't know where your data is going. Whose servers does it end up on? Where are they? How is it stored? Encrypted or not? If encrypted, how? Who has access? Who owns the data? What happens to your data if you delete a note? What happens to it if you cancel? Is it deleted? Completely? Securely? After how long? It is unacceptable not to be clear and explicit about all these things when you are handling other people's data. Data security and privacy is the primary reason many people wish to move away from the likes of Evernote, OneNote and Google Keep. Using WizNote might well be jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire. Check out Turtl or Elephant instead.

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    WizNote looks like a gift for open source enthusiasts looking for an Evernote replacement. The problem is that it uploads your data to Chinese servers without explaining how that data is stored, what your rights are, who has access or what happens if you cancel. There is no mention of, e.g. encryption, either. If you value the privacy or security of your data, you should stay well away from WizNote. Who knows what it does with your information.
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