Comparison of notetaking software
The tables below compare features of notable note-taking software.
Outliner
An outliner is a computer program that allows text to be organized into discrete sections that are related in a tree structure or hierarchy. Text may be collapsed into a node, or expanded and edited.O...
Outliner - Wikipedia
Notational Velocity
Notational Velocity is a computer program for Mac OS X used for notetaking. It allows users to create notes using solely a computer keyboard and search them using incremental find. Other features incl...
Notational Velocity - Wikipedia
Circus Ponies NoteBook
Circus Ponies NoteBook, also known as simply NoteBook, is a note-taking and organizational application available for OS X and iOS. NoteBook supports structured and free-form note taking, information g...
Circus Ponies NoteBook - Wikipedia
Mindomo
Mindomo is an online mind map Software where users can create, view and share mind maps in their browser.Mindomo is offering the basic services for free, while charging for advanced features.Unregiste...
Mindomo - Wikipedia
Gnote
Gnote is a free and open-source desktop notetaking application written for Linux, cloned from Tomboy by Hubert Figuière. It uses a Wiki-like linking system to connect notes together. Gnote is part of ...
Tinderbox (application software)
Tinderbox is a personal content management system and personal knowledge base.It is a tool for storing, arranging, exploring, and publishing data.
Developed for Mac OS and Mac OS X by Eastgate Sys...
Tinderbox (application software) - Wikipedia
WiseMapping
WiseMapping is a free mind mapping web based application written in Java, SVG and HTML5. WiseMapping is licensed under the WiseMapping Public License Version 1.0. It provides extensive export capabil...
WiseMapping - Wikipedia
Tomboy (software)
Tomboy is a free and open-source desktop notetaking application written for Unix-like (including Mac OS X and Linux) and Microsoft Windows operating systems, written in C# using Gtk#. Tomboy is part o...
Tomboy (software) - Wikipedia
CintaNotes
CintaNotes is a freemium Microsoft Windows notetaking program. It provides a way to store and retrieve text collected from other documents or websites. It does not support the collection of images.C...
CintaNotes - Wikipedia
Personal Knowbase
Personal Knowbase is a freeform notes database application for MS Windows. Personal Knowbase was first released in 1998 on the CompuServe Information Service and is an example of a personal knowledge ...
GrandView (software)
GrandView in an outlining and personal information management (PIM) application originally developed by Living Videotext. Living Videotext was acquired by Symantec in 1987. Grandview was sold until th...
GrandView (software) - Wikipedia
Compendium (software)
Compendium is a computer program and social science tool that facilitates the mapping and management of ideas and arguments. The software provides a visual environment that allows people to structure ...
Compendium (software) - Wikipedia
Xournal
Xournal is a notetaking application written for Linux and other GTK+ platforms. It bears some similarity to Windows Journal, Jarnal and Gournal. It is designed to be used with either a stylus or a m...
Xournal - Wikipedia
IDoneThis
iDoneThis is an email-based productivity log that motivates and tracks productivity with a daily email reminder. It was founded in 2011 by Walter Chen and Rodrigo Guzman as an AngelPad startup. In Ju...
Google Notebook
Google Notebook was a free online application offered by Google that allowed users to save and organize clips of information while conducting research online. The browser-based tool permitted a user t...
Google Notebook - Wikipedia
Zim (software)
Zim is a graphical text editor designed to maintain a collection of locally stored wiki-pages. Each wiki-page can contain text with simple formatting, links to other wiki-pages, attachments, and imag...
Zim (software) - Wikipedia
TreeDBNotes
TreeDBNotes is a proprietary personal information manager and notetaking program for Microsoft Windows. TreeDBNotes organizes items in a tree structure and saves all items in a single file.
TreeDB...
TopXNotes
TopXNotes is a hybrid personal note and information organizer and password protector for Macintosh computers which allows notes to be entered and organized. It syncs notes to mobile devices — iPhone,...
TopXNotes - Wikipedia
Diigo
Diigo /ˈdiːɡoʊ/ is a social bookmarking website which allows signed-up users to bookmark and tag web-pages. Additionally, it allows users to highlight any part of a webpage and attach sticky notes to ...
BasKet Note Pads
BasKet Note Pads is a KDE program for organizing, sharing, and taking notes. It can manage various types of information such as to-do lists, links, pictures, and other types, similar to a scrapbook.
BasKet Note Pads - Wikipedia
Org-mode
Org-mode (also: Org mode) is an editing and organizing mode for notes, planning, and authoring, in the free software text editor Emacs. It is characterized by a flexible and versatile system which ada...
MyNotex
MyNotex is a free software dedicated to notetaking and activity management. It offers several features for redaction, classification and search according to certain criteria. Its interface resembles a...
MyNotex - Wikipedia
XMIND
XMind is a mind mapping and brainstorming software, developed by XMind Ltd. In addition to the management elements, the software can capture ideas, clarify thinking, manage complex information, and pr...
ConnectedText
ConnectedText (also abbreviated as CT) is a commercial editing application with wiki-like syntax for Windows. It was designed by Eduardo Mauro. It stores topics in a SQL database, maintaining a comple...
Prezi
Prezi is a cloud-based (SaaS) presentation software and storytelling tool for presenting ideas on a virtual canvas. The product employs a zooming user interface (ZUI), which allows users to zoom in an...
Prezi - Wikipedia
A.nnotate
A.nnotate is a web service for storing and annotating documents. Documents are either uploaded by the user or fetched from a web address supplied by the user. Uploads are accepted as PDF, Microsoft W...
Microsoft OneNote
Microsoft OneNote (formerly called Microsoft Office OneNote) is a computer program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users' notes (handwritten or typed), dra...
Microsoft OneNote - Wikipedia