What's the alternative?

Ask HN: Favorite note-taking software?


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Software reviewed and mentioned in the article

  1. OneNote

    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. Simplenote

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

  3. Zoho Notebook

    Zoho Notebook is a simple note-taking app.

  4. Turtl

    The secure, collaborative notebook

  5. Microsoft Office Lens

    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

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

  7. wikidPad

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

  8. Jrnl.sh

    Collect your thoughts and notes without leaving the command line

  9. Boostnote

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

  10. Zim Wiki

    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. Typora

    A minimal Markdown reading & writing app.

  12. Moo.do

    Moo.do Application

  13. DokuWiki

    dokuwiki [DokuWiki]

  14. Standard Notes

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

  15. WorkFlowy

    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

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

  17. Notion.so

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

  18. NotePlan

    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. Mac Notes

    Apple macOS Notes Support Page

  20. Scrivener

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

  21. LifePIM

    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.

  22. Quiver

    Quiver is a notebook built for programmers.

  23. Vimwiki

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

  24. Org mode

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

  25. SuperMemo

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

  26. Taskade

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

  27. Slab

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

  28. MindNode

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

  29. Things

    Things is an easy to use task manager.

  30. Google Keep

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

  31. Trello

    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.

  32. Checkvist

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