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  1. Get the OneNote app for free on your tablet, phone, and computer, so you can capture your ideas and to-do lists in one place wherever you are. Or try OneNote with Office for free.

  2. The simplest way to keep notes. Light, clean, and free. Simplenote is now available for iOS, Android, Mac, and the web.

  3. Zoho Notebook is a simple note-taking app.

  4. The secure, collaborative notebook

    freemium $3.0 / Monthly

  5. Download this app from Microsoft Store for Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 10 Team (Surface Hub), HoloLens. See screenshots, read the latest customer reviews, and compare ratings for Office Lens.

  6. Dynalist is a web app that lets you break down and organize your thoughts in the format of lists.

  7. wikidPad is an application for storing thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else that user can think of to write down.

  8. Collect your thoughts and notes without leaving the command line

  9. Boostnote is an open-source note-taking​ app.

  10. Zim is a graphical text editor used to maintain a collection of wiki pages. Each page can contain links to other pages, simple formatting and images.

  11. A minimal Markdown reading & writing app.

  12. Application

  13. dokuwiki [DokuWiki]

  14. A safe place for your notes, thoughts, and life's work

  15. WorkFlowy is an organizational tool that makes life easier. It's a surprisingly powerful way to take notes, make lists, collaborate, brainstorm, plan and generally organize your brain.

  16. Notational Velocity: modeless, mouseless Mac OS X note-taking application

  17. A new tool that blends your everyday work apps into one. It's the all-in-one workspace for you and your team

  18. Make plans inside an individual markdown note for every day in your calendar. Use it as a journal for your daily tasks and plan todos in advance. For Mac, iPhone and iPad.

  19. Apple macOS Notes Support Page

  20. Scrivener is a content-generation tool for composing and structuring documents.

  21. Everything has a place! All the random miscellaneous data you have stored in various places and on post it notes can easily be added to LifePIM.

    freemium $39.95 / One-off

  22. Quiver is a notebook built for programmers.

  23. Vimwiki is a personal wiki for Vim – interlinked, plain text files written in a markup language.

  24. Org: an Emacs Mode for Notes, Planning, and Authoring

  25. Learn a new language at your convenience and remember it for good! Just submit to the SuperMemo algorithm.

  26. Make lists, organize your thoughts, and be inspired to get things done. Taskade is a collaborative space for your tasks.

  27. Slab is a modern wiki with thoughtful UX, smart search, and integrations that helps your team find answers faster.

  28. Delightful Mind Mapping for your Mac, iPad and iPhone. MacCapture Your Thoughts. Any idea starts with a loose collection of .

  29. Things is an easy to use task manager.

  30. Quickly capture what's on your mind and get a reminder later at the right place or time.

  31. Infinitely flexible. Incredibly easy to use. Great mobile apps. It's free. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details.

    freemium $12.5 / Monthly (Per user - Business Class)

  32. Checkvist is a tool to create and share checklists, plans, and outlines.