Alternative products to Evernote

Evernote

Note taking gets even simpler

32 alternative and related products to Evernote

Coda is a new type of document that blends the flexibility of documents, the power of spreadsheets, and the utility of apps into a single new canvas.

Tom Mohr- Dude
Can set up projects exactly how you would like them to be organized. Extremely flexible and powerful, allows for people to look at the data however they want depending on needs. Extremely powerful operating power behind what looks to be a simple and elegant document editor.
Jesse Martin- Brand, Product and Tech guy
A very approachable interface that can be as simple as a word doc, or as complex as a full blown PM program with interactive widgets. You create it exactly how you want. It merges the best parts of a word processor, spreadsheet and calendar into one.
Jeremy Olson- Designer @ Coda
What starts as a simple doc to help your team collaborate on something can become a pretty sophisticated app as you add views of your data, buttons, and controls.
The Verge
When Shishir Mehrotra worked at YouTube, he was struck by the relatively pedestrian tools that kept the site running. Mehrotra, who served as the company's head of product until he left in 2014, managed his team largely using a combination of Google Docs and Sheets.
TechCrunch
When you open a Google doc or a spreadsheet, you get a blank spreadsheet and some documentation as to what you can do with it - and that's pretty much where we've been for quite some time.
Mashable
A startup came out of three years in stealth Thursday with a simple goal: Make documents better. Called Coda, the startup has the ambitious goal of making a "doc as powerful as an app," reads the company's Medium post on the launch.
Product Hunt
After 3 years in stealth, Coda launched their "Excel killer" to the world.
21 Alternatives to Coda

Notion 2.0

The all-in-one workspace - notes, tasks, wikis, & databases

Notion is the all-in-one workspace. From notes, tasks, wikis, to database, Notion is all you need. Works great for teams and individuals. Available in the browser, iOS, Mac, and Windows.

Alexander Spoor- Founder of Uitgeverij Spoor
In Notion, you can make a database (spreadsheet) and fill it with text (captions), media (photos and videos), dates, tags, links, checkboxes, and more. Then, you can view all that date in different views, such as calendar view, which allows you to see your entries on a large calendar, and kanban view (think Trello). Notion can be used to do many different … See more
Julie Kim- Product Design @ Crunchbase
Amazing for GTD. It's saving my life. 😂It's flexible and works well with my mental model for creating and saving information.
Luke Hamilton- Software Engineer at StackShare
You can create a shared workspace with SO or friends and share all kinds of information (including todo lists)
WSJ
Notion combines the best of spreadsheets, notes and tasks into the ultimate productivity tool, writes David Pierce.
15 Alternatives to Notion 2.0

When inspiration happens, put it on Paper. Paper is the best way to capture and connect your notes, photos, and sketches. Create checklists, spotlight details in photos, and sketch diagrams with unbeatable speed and ease — Paper is like a wall of sticky notes for everything that inspires you.

Ben Tossell- newCo
I loved using this for a long time!! Although I'm bad at keeping to-do lists so have defaulted to Apple Notes (and to be honest, its perfect for me)
ashita achuthan- Product gal
Second using paper for sketching as well. You can add images and mark it up - if that's what you're looking for.
Ryan Hoover- Founder, Product Hunt
Have you tried Paper by FiftyThree? Since its initial launch, they added sketching functionality, optimal for iPads.
31 Alternatives to Paper 3.0

Bear

A beautiful, flexible writing app for notes and prose

Bear is a beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose. It works on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, so you can write wherever inspiration strikes.

Victor Carreño- I build things at foodforall.com
I used to love Evernote, but it became very complicated to use when I just wanted to write notes, to dos, annotations, etc. I fall in love with the markdown support of this app, also the price is very accessible. Totally recommended app.
Ian McIlwraith- Marketing Manager and Web Developer
Bear is the best note taking and writing app out there. Simple, clean design and works seamlessly across all your Apple devices.
Chris Enns- Podcast Producer/Editor for Hire
Beautiful text editor with Markdown support and syncing across all macOS & iOS devices.
The Verge
Welcome to First Click, a daily essay written by The Verge staff in which we opine on lives lived in the near future. As of this week, after the better part of a decade, I'm no longer an Evernote user.
The Next Web
I'm in love with a note-taking app for the first time since Evernote wowed me almost a decade ago. 'Bear' is what Notes should have been. Hell, it might be what Notes still aspires to be. It walks the perfect line between simple and feature-rich while offering robust options for organization, search, and - I ...
BetaList
A beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose
31 Alternatives to Bear

Dropbox Paper

Collaboration tool built for teams

Dropbox Paper is a place where you and your team can generate ideas together over an internet connection. Share any type of content, make changes to what you already have and get notified when someone else makes suggestions. The creativity flow has always better when teamwork.

Beatrice- Web developer
Share documents with checklists, assign people, drop pictures and other elements. It's all in one!
Jan Kuzel- B2B SaaS Marketing
Well besides Trello for the actual kickoff, for the very first brainstorming, I like to use Paper. The simplicity of using it, the way it handles images and integrates emojis, it's really good to start dishing out the steps without getting stuck on organizing the content.
Georgemaine Lourens- Designer
It's simple to use and supports markdown, attachments and much more. Works well across iOS, Android & Web. Did I mention it looks very elegant? Their collaboration options are also very simple and usefull.
33 Alternatives to Dropbox Paper

Letterspace

A simple note-taking app on iOS & Mac

Clint Gardiner- Product Manager
Letterspace is awesome! I've been using it a for a while as my go-to note taking app. The minimal UI is great. Everything gets out of the way letting me focus on what’s most important - writing and note taking. I have access to everything I need without ever taking my hands off of the keyboard. Markdown for formatting, hashtags for organizing notes, and th… See more
J Keith Hall- Co-Founder & Developer, theWTFactory
I like letterspace because it's a minimal distraction free interface that easily shares with Evernote and syncs via icloud with ios app
Clint Gardiner- Product Manager
Letterspace is awesome! I've been using it a for a while as my go-to note taking app. The minimal UI is great. Everything gets out of the way letting me focus on what’s most important - writing and note taking. I have access to everything I need without ever taking my hands off of the keyboard. Markdown for formatting, hashtags for organizing notes, and th… See more
7 Alternatives to Letterspace

Notebook for Mac

The beautifully simple note-taking app from Zoho. Now on Mac

Arun Sathiya- Happiness Engineer, Automattic
Notebook by Zoho is a neat pick! Smooth and beautiful.
Ramon- Startup Enthusiast
Beautiful and robust
Tobías Naftali- Software engineer
Great notes app! Also 100% free
Siftery
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11 Alternatives to Notebook for Mac

Additor beta

Pocket and Evernote got a minimal and collaborative baby

Nora Conrad- Owner of NoraConrad.com
This is fairly new and I haven't used it much but their own website says it's a combo of Pocket & Evernote. However I don't know why you wouldn't just use Evernote - it's the top in the market for a reason ;)
Hoan Do- UX Designer, PPCLINK MOBILE
It's one of the best!
Jiwon Jang- CEO at Additor
Minimal UX with powerful features like bookmark and colorful highlight. It's the best tool not only for saving but also for organizing. Actually, I made it. 😊
Designer News
Additor, a collaborative knowledge library tool
3 Alternatives to Additor beta

Google Keep

Save your thoughts, wherever you are

Basil Alias- Developer
Love this for saving articles, sharing thoughts
Guillaume Wolf- Projects Director at Adikteev
Google Keep is very simple and allow easy sharing of lists, notes and checklists. I use it for our grossery list.
FerminRP- Growth Hacker at #Lookea
It's a little bit old but still does the trick
12 Alternatives to Google Keep

Jot is the no-fuss way to take notes. Our app helps you get all your big ideas and little ‘things to remember’ into a simple, stripped down format. Easy swipe gestures keep your list of notes short and orderly. Remember anything by searching through your full archives. Use quick and easy todo lists, and basic reminders to stay on top of daily life stuff.

Jot leaves out all the fancy, distracting stuff you don’t need: formatting, drawing, tags, categories, shared lists, sync, stickers, etc. It’s just as simple and straightforward as using a piece of paper. Only what you need. No funny stuff.

• Create notes instantly

• No titles or saving

• Distraction free writing

• Quick feed of active notes

• Search through your entire archive

• Customization — turn off spelling, grammar helpers

• Get data out by swipe to copy

Medium
Even with all the note taking tools available today, nothing comes close to the immediacy and simplicity of pen and sheet of paper. Most apps are filled with way too many options, excessive categorization, and fussy interfaces that slow everything down.
17 Alternatives to Jot

GitHub Team Discussions

Now there's more space to talk through your projects 💬

GitHub Team Discussions is a way to help your team plan together, update one another and talk about any topic you'd like in discussion posts on your team's page in an organisation. Processes like planning, analysis, design, user research and general project decision making can now be done in one place.

Anselm Hannemann- Creator of Colloq.io. Ethics.
We’re a very small team of three who handle everything from customer support to building the product. We offer customer support via social media but preferably via email. Each email support request has a unique and anonymized ID that we can reference to from any of our tools. We first went creating Github issues for the requests but this didn’t scale well s… See more
10 Alternatives to GitHub Team Discussions

Paper 4.0

Arrange sketches and notes in your online journal

Over 25 million people have found their personal creative space in Paper—handwriting notes, drafting, diagramming, sketching, and giving form to their vision. Paper 4.0 is a completely rewritten app that resurrects the journals for an immersive space that supports all iOS devices and orientations and brings new tools, templates, and covers.

6 Alternatives to Paper 4.0

Notational

Notes at the speed of thought

Notational might just be the fastest way to take notes on the Internet.

Brandon Anzaldi- Software Engineer @ ToTheTens
Notational and Notational Velocity, two separate apps, but same core concept, are the most enjoyable note taking apps I've used. Notational Velocity is OS X only, but Notational is a web app. The organization is top notch, and it's distraction free.
6 Alternatives to Notational

Braintoss

Your thoughts straight into your inbox

Whenever you have a thought that you don't want to lose - speak, snap or scribble it into the Braintoss app and it will be sent to your inbox for later use.

Remco- Owner, Catch-IT | Co-Founder Braintoss
When I am traveling, I have the time to think about new idea's. I use Braintoss to empty my thoughts straight into my Inbox. so I don't forget them when I am Back! Audio, Photos, or just notes!
Evert Jan Boon- Designer & Braintosser
For those great ideas that'll pop into your head that you don't want to forget.
the Guardian
Back at the turn of the millennium, the management experts Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton coined a phrase to describe the biggest hazard of business life: the "knowing-doing gap". People mostly know what changes they need to make, they argued; the problem is making them.
Twitter
Just got best capture tool I've found for iPhone. http://t.co/Vttl8lsOfu See more
3 Alternatives to Braintoss

Notes in Notification

Save notes in Notification tray in Android

A simple note taking app for Android. The notes are saved in the notification tray to constantly remind you of task at hand.

Unique Features:

* See past notes.

* 8 colour schemes (mix of light and dark)

* Take action on multiple notes together.

* Add a home screen widget to save notes from the home screen.

* Notes stay after reboot.

Mstoic
There are dozens of Android apps for taking notes. Some of them let you take notes in the notification tray, which is quite useful for taking instant notes and get constantly reminded of them. But most of them have their own drawbacks. Most of them clear the notes when you restart your device.
4 Alternatives to Notes in Notification

Is there an app/website which works like pocket but is built for teams?

Thomson MuriyadanProduct Designer at Hopscotch.in
Paperbot (Reloaded) - Slack meets Pocket
"Suits your need. Also, has the Slack integration advantage."
Evernote - Note taking gets even simpler
"Such an umbrella usage app. Works for everything. I just create a shared notebook in conjunction with Evernote's clipper Chrome extension. … See more
Winio - The fastest way to sync your team with ongoing projects
"You can give winio a try. It's crazy simple to start working on it. You have projects and inside of it attachments, tasks, and discussions.… See more

What's a super simple diary/journaling app?

alex kwononeminute
Day One 2.0 - Ground-up rewrite of the best journal for Mac and iPhone
"*disclosure: i used to work for this team but i was a user before and after working there* Day One is far above the competition. Kinda sa… See more
Google Keep - Save your thoughts, wherever you are
"I use it all the time, it's simple, easy to access, and it's by Google <3"

What's the best app to keep track of self directed learning?

Josh BirdwellSoftware Developer Intern, NextThought
Dropbox Paper - Collaboration tool built for teams
"It let you focus on content. It easy to use WYSIWYG editor for MarkDown. You can add everything you learn, and do not waste time on design.… See more
Evernote - Note taking gets even simpler
"It's great to use as an info dump. I use it to storing my notes, articles/PDFs I want to read on a topic. It's easy to organize and infinit… See more

What is truly the best productivity app?

Ernest SemerdaCofounder of Veryfi.com (YC W17)
Atlas Recall - A searchable photographic memory for your digital life
"Atlas Recall remembers everything you've seen on your Mac and everywhere you've been, and gives you the ability to search for anything. It'… See more
RescueTime - Analytics on your daily habits and productivity
"Productively is usually about productivity. RescueTime has helped me figure out where I'm wasting my time and try to cut those out as oppos… See more
Airtable - Realtime spreadsheet-database hybrid
"Airtable is great for organizing all kinds of data. Personal CRM, shopping list, work projects etc. It feels like the next generation of Ex… See more
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