- Many. Name one.
- I’m most definitely not looking for a markdown note manager. The original post states what I think needs to be there at a minimum but I’m probably going to add more to this as everyone has differing ideas on what an evernote replacement is.
On pojnt 2 I’ll just cut and past what I wrote on reddit a few years ago:
All of the functionality I have listed above, I have seen (partially) in other opensource applications:
- Laverna - the new kid on the block, provides the user with the ability to encrypt notes and sync to dropbox or other cloud storage. The problem with Laverna, is that it simply isn’t stable at all. It’s very easy to lose your notes. It also doesn’t support WYSIWYG editing… instead it relies on a confusing dual pane markup and preview interface. No support for non-image attachments. One thing I love about this application is the progress bar for tasks in a note - simple and brilliant!
- Everpad - hooks into the Evernote infrastructure. Good for a low volume of notes but when you have thousands of notes, it becomes alomost unusable. Doesn’t Encrypt your data.
- NixNote - Like everpad, uses the EN api to provide Linux uses with a Native client. Encryption not fully supported. In my personal experience I’ve had issues ranging from performance issues to synchronization issues.
- Basket - Probably the most mature of what I have seen so far. However, one of the reason I was never happy with Onenote was because of the use of contaiiners for text and other types of document content. EN uses a traditional (and familar) word processing method of editing notes. As far as I can tell, it provides no synchronzation with other devices as well as no encryption. For users not running KDE (esp., Gnome or unity), the dependencies are many.
- Wiki (pick your own here) - No synchronization - Markup only - Typically doesn’t support storing of external files, depends on links to the files.
- Springseed - this is arguably the best looking of the note taking applications. However, it’s simply not stable enough to trust my notes to (I lost all my notes when I upgraded my OS despite the fact that the notes were stored in my dropbox folder). No encryption and relies on dropbox to sync. Any application will need to be stable. If a user loses data he’ll not be back.
- Keepnote - This is a nice note taking application that can be used locally. It doesn’t support encryption. There’s no synchronization.