# Alternatives to Laverna for all platforms with any license

• ### Evernote

Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving. The app allows users to create a "note" which can be a piece...

• Unlike Laverna, Evernote isn't free or open source, it doesn't work natively on Linux and doesn't support decent encryption. It also places your (often very) private data in a searchable format into the hands of a corporation who've been hacked before and who must give data to authorities when asked. If none of these bother you, then Evernote is a replacement for Laverna. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 51 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree

• ### Joplin

An open source note taking and to-do application with synchronisation capabilities.

• It is also implemented in JavaScript. It has similar features. It is open source. It formats text reasonably well (but not as well as Laverna). Guest • Oct 2018 Disagree   Agree
• Easy to use, syncs to Dropbox and OneDrive (amongst others, including Nextcloud if you have that available), encrypted and open source. Interface is a bit clunky but it isn't impenetrable. A little bit slow in use compared to my old favourite for locally-stored notes (FlashNote), but I think it's using Electron which would explain that and again, it's not a deal-breaker. Good enough for everyday use and I'm donating to the developer. :) Guest • Oct 2018 Disagree   Agree
• Instead Laverna, Joplin works with no critical bugs. M_O_Z_GOct 2018 Disagree   Agree

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• ### Notion

With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all. It's like Google Docs, but everything is...

• ### Turtl

Whether it's bookmarks or passwords, files or shopping lists...Turtl organizes it all and makes it easy to find later. Sync across your devices. Leave nothing...

### Could end up great

Comment by ruskelljd

This software definately has potential to be great but great right now it is not. Right now it has sync problems and it doesn't seem like the developers are working on it. The web app works great but the computer based app have issues. I like it and I have some stuff in it but right now I don't feel that I can put my trust in it to put something that is important to me. A project like this could end up being awesome but on the other hand they could decide to abandon it tomorrow.

### Couldn't make it work

Comment by geraldhawkins

I downloaded, followed the installation instructions, but I could not make it connect to dropbox. It greyed out the connect button. Then I tried to create folders for notes. That action would not complete, either. Removing.

Comment by michael1138

Possible concern when setting up storage is that I get this warning: "The old version of the Dropbox platform is being retired on September 28, 2017. The developer of this app has yet to acknowledge the change, so this app may not continue to work in the future."

But the dropbox storage feature is working as of Aug, 2017. (I'm using it with encryption enabled; storage is in json format with encrypted data in the json document in a predefined dropbox folder.)

Yes, it still works as of Aug 23, 2017. However, when September 28th rolls around, it won't work anymore with Dropbox. Well, unless there are code changes.

Comment by LordMax

It works weel but only in one browser

You can't sync your notes beetween two device