Zim Alternatives for Linux

Popular Alternatives to Zim for Linux. Explore 56 Linux apps like Zim, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

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The list of alternatives was last updated: 4/25/2018 8:26:00 PM

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  • Laverna

    Laverna is a JavaScript note-taking web application with a Markdown editor and encryption support. It's built to be an open source alternative to Evernote. The application stores all your notes in your browser databases such as indexedDB or localStorage, which is good for security reasons, because only you have access to them.

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    • Compared to Evernote or OneNote, it's less featured, BUT, it's fast (One Note is note), light, and free! All that is important for me. griNov 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • You Can't categorize notes. Must write in markdown. Guest • May 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Simplenote

    Made by the company behind WordPress , Simplenote is an easy way to keep notes, lists, ideas, and more. Your notes stay updated across all your devices. No buttons to press. It just works. Your notes are synced across your devices when you create, add to or change them. Registration is required but the app and service are free.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

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    • Simplenote is much less functional than Zim (no rich-text, no attachment to notes) and although it does work on mobile, it syncs your data via web-facing servers on which your info is held unencrypted. In that respect your information is much more vulnerable to hackers and govt agencies than if you used Zim, stored the data locally and maybe - if you need - sync it with an end-to-end encrypted service like Spideroak, Tresorit or Seafile (Seafile encrypts file content, not metadata). JohnFastmanMar 2017 • 10 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • CherryTree

    A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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    • If Zim isn't to your liking, CherryTree might be: open-source, stores data locally, supports instant search, interprets code blocks, and has more text editing features. The only thing it's not good at (yet) is attaching things by drag-n-drop. But that is in development, I hear. JohnFastmanMar 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • TagSpaces

    TagSpaces is an open source personal data manager. It helps you organize and browse your files on every platform. Cross-platform file tagging and file finding Organize your photos, ebooks, music, recipes or invoices in the same way on almost every platform. We currently support Windows, Linux, OS X, Android, Firefox and Chrome With the help of tags you can do research better or you can manage projects using the GTD methodology.

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet Self-Hosted Chrome Firefox

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  • TiddlyWiki

    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. Because its a single file, its very portable - you can email it, put it on a web server or share it via a USB stick. It has a broad range of tools and an ever expanding plethora of plugins.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Web BSD ... Self-Hosted Xfce

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    • The single html file of TW is unbelievably simple and platform agnostic. File can be opened in any browser. There TW will open, edit, etc. Works just as well on a phone. File can be hosted/sync'd on DropBox or similar so you don't even need to download/upload (in the usual sense). Very smooth interface to boot. Robust support community constantly adding plugins. Guest • May 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Turtl

    Turtl is a private place to keep your notes, research, passwords, bookmarks, dream logs, photos, documents and anything else you want kept safe. Turtl's easy tagging and filtering make it ideal for organization and research whether for personal or professional projects. Think of Turtl as Evernote with ultimate privacy. How is it private? -------------------- Turtl takes your password from when you sign up and uses it to create a cryptographic key.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Self-Hosted ... Chrome Firefox

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  • Standard Notes

    Love Notes. Love Encryption. Standard Notes is a safe place for your notes, thoughts, and life's work. It's simple. Standard Notes is the easiest notes app you'll ever use. That means a more reliable, long-term experience. Encrypted writing is your best writing. You never really know the power of your words until you experience total-privacy for the first time.

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted

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  • Tomboy

    Have you ever felt the frustration at not being able to locate a website you wanted to check out, or find an email you found interesting, or remember an idea about the direction of the political landscape in post-industrial Australia? Or are you one of those desperate souls with home-made, buggy, or not-quite-perfect notes systems? Time for Tomboy. We bet you'll be surprised at how well a little application can make life less cluttered and run more smoothly.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD

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  • wikidPad

    wikidPad is a Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down. What makes wikidPad different from other notepad applications is the ease with which you can cross-link your information. Links in a wiki are created by typing in WikiWords. A WikiWord is any mixed case word typed into the editor. TodoList or JohnDoe are example WikiWords.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD

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    • Used it for a while. Very well written application, fast and responsive. But in 2017 markdown is musthave. Besides i couldn't export my settings in any format except html. Guest • Dec 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • NixNote

    NixNote, formerly Nevernote, is an open source client for Evernote . It is written in Java so it will also run on Windows & OS-X, but the primary focus has been to try and get a usable environment for Linux. Features Synchronizes with Evernote servers Local data caching Cross platform Local-only and synchronized notebooks supported Database may be encrypted locally

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • Leanote

    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. The code of Leanote can be found on Github but you have to pay to get the app from the official website, hence this freemium license.

    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted

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  • QOwnNotes

    QOwnNotes is the open source plain-text notepad with markdown support and todo-list manager for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, that works together with the notes application of ownCloud. So you are able to write down your thoughts with QOwnNotes and edit or search for them later from your mobile device (like with CloudNotes) or the ownCloud web-service. The notes are stored as plain text files and are synced with ownCloud's file sync functionality.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Qt

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  • Joplin

    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. The notes are in Markdown format. Notes exported from Evernote via .enex files can be imported into Joplin, including the formatted content (which is converted to Markdown), resources (images, attachments, etc.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet

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  • WizNote

    WizNote is a Note software, which is especially designed for Internet users and mobile Internet users. WizNote focuses more on notes of rapid collection, management, reading and sharing. WizNote is smaller, more stable, and more suitable for computers, phones and mobile devices. It has a more abundant notes organization and rapid fulltext retrieval. Using associated online service, you can synchronise the notes between your computer and your cell phone.

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  • Piggydb

    Piggydb is a Web notebook application that provides you with a platform to build your knowledge personally or collaboratively. With Piggydb, you can create highly structured content by connecting knowledge fragments to each other to build a network structure, which is more flexible and expressive than a tree structure. Fragments can also be classified using hierarchical tags. Piggydb does not aim to be an input-and-search database application.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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  • Elephant

    Elephant is a notetaker with a classic interface you already know. Keep your notes to yourself. No accounts or clouds. For syncing use Dropbox, Github, rsync, ... No feature bloat or redesigns, ever. Elephant stores notes in plain files and folders. No databases and no migration. Cross-platform for Mac, Windows and Linux. Built for longevity with a classic interface. New versions will never offer weird functionality.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • MyTetra

    MyTetra is open source and cross platform personal manager for information accumulation. It is powerful program for data memorization and structuring notes.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • nvPY

    nvPY is a note-taking tool inspired by Notational Velocity, nvALT and ResophNotes. It syncs with simplenote, and runs on Linux, Windows and OSX.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • KeepNote

    KeepNote: note-taking and organization. KeepNote is a note taking application that works on Windows, Linux, and MacOS X. With KeepNote, you can store your class notes, TODO lists, research notes, journal entries, paper outlines, etc in a simple notebook hierarchy with rich-text formatting, images, and more. Using full-text search, you can retrieve any note for later reference.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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    • Discontinued No new releases since March 2012, but last version, 0.7.8, is still working and can be downloaded from the official website.
  • BasKet

    A note taking application for KDE. Lots of features. This multi-purpose note-taking application helps you to: * Easily take all sort of notes * Collect research results and share them * Centralize your project data and reuse it * Quickly organize your thoughts in idea boxes * Keep track of your information in a smart way * Make intelligent To Do lists

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • TreePad

    A free and lightweight outliner, only 465KB in size. It allows you to store all your notes, emails, texts, hyperlinks, etc. into one or multiple plain-text databases. With the look and feel of the familiar Windows Explorer, editing, storing, browsing, searching, and retrieving your data cannot be any easier! TreePad can be run directly from a floppy or USB stick, so its portable.

    Free Personal Windows Linux Raspberry Pi

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  • OutWiker

    OutWiker is designed to store notes in a tree. Such programs are called "outliner", personal wiki, or tree-like editors. OutWiker's main difference from the other similar programs is keeping the tree of notes in the form of directories on disk, and encouraging changing the base by external sources and programs. Also any number of files can be attached to the page.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • myBase

    myBase is a unique freeform database software that creates full-text searchable databases and organizes information in the tree-structured outline form, along with capability of capturing information from a variety of data sources such as texts, webpages, images, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, Outlook items, and even arbitrary files etc.

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