I've been looking high and low for an Evernote alternative for Linux. I know I can use Everpad or Evernote in WINE but they don't work natively.

Any note-taking app would be fine as long as it can sync my android and my linux.

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    see this nevernote.sourceforge.net (open source clone of Evernote) and also linuxalt.com/linux-alternatives-to/windows/evernote.html Commented Dec 24, 2012 at 14:00
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    Nevernote (NixNote) is working fine. Though the interface is less beautiful, it works!
    – elwc
    Commented Dec 24, 2012 at 17:40
  • what's the problem? i use Evernote Web on Fedora 16 and on my Android and it all syncs up fine
    – amphibient
    Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 21:00
  • If the paid attention when reading, I was looking for an app.
    – elwc
    Commented Dec 27, 2012 at 1:12
  • I actually use evernote as well in linux via their chrome extension, you should give it a go it's pretty much the same. Commented Jan 1, 2013 at 17:50

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You can use a wiki like Zim - a Desktop Wiki and save its files to a Dropbox folder. For Android you can use WikiMind note to work with the Zim Wiki. I'm sure there are other apps that can work with Zim's files since they're just text with wiki markup.


Other options for Android if the $3 price for WikiMind is too steep.

  • I will try it sometime. For now NixNote does the job.
    – elwc
    Commented Dec 24, 2012 at 17:41
  • WikiMind isn't a free alternative sadly.
    – elwc
    Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 13:18
  • Yes, that's why I mentioned that there are probably others.
    – slm
    Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 13:30
  • Thanks for the more information. I'm looking at TomDroid as well. Under development too.
    – elwc
    Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 15:26

If you like plain text notes with markdown support I can also recommend QOwnNotes in combination with ownCloud.

There are software repositories for Ubuntu, openSUSE and Fedora, as well as packages for OS X and Windows.

And you can sync to mobile devices via the notes mobile apps.

  • Of course it also works with Nextcloud! Commented Oct 8, 2018 at 11:32

There is an Evernote add-on for Thunderbird.


Google keep seems to be quite good:



Dropsync app is needed to synchronize the dropbox zimwiki notebook folder with the wikimind (lite or full) folder

  • I tried wikimind and the alikes and there is not a simple and direct way to sync notes. Unlike Evernote where I have a app itself and syncing is automatic. Right now I'm using Web Evernote for the moment
    – elwc
    Commented Jan 9, 2013 at 1:53

TagSpaces is a document managing application that also support note writing, and it can run on both Linux and Android. It does not provide a synchronization feature natively, but you can combine it with DropBox, OwnCloud or SpiderOak to sync between your devices.

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