Open source Note taking for Windows


Boostnote is the note-taking app for programmers that focuses on markdown, snippets, and customizability. Edit your code and wikis from anywhere. (GPL)

Linux - Windows - MAC OS X


Cherrytree is a hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting. (GPL)

Linux - Windows

Go For It!

Go For It! is a simple and stylish productivity app, featuring a to-do list, merged with a timer that keeps your focus on the current task. (GPL)

Linux - Windows


Jarnal is an open-source application for notetaking, sketching. (GPL)



Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor. (MIT)

Linux - Windows - MAC OS X


Osmo is a handy personal organizer, which includes calendar, tasks manager and address book modules. (GPL)

Linux - Windows


RedNotebook is a modern journal. It includes a calendar navigation, customizable templates, export functionality and word clouds. You can also format, tag and search your entries. (GPL)

Linux - Windows


SilentNotes is a note taking app which respects your privacy. The notes can be synchronized between Android and Windows devices. SilentNotes uses end-to-end encryption to protect the notes. (MPL)



Sleek is an open-source todo app that makes use of the todo.txt format. Sleeks GUI is modern and clean yet offers a decent set of functions which help users getting things done. Sleek is available as a client for Windows, MacOS and Linux. (GPL)

Linux - Windows - MAC OS X

Standard Notes

Standard Notes is a simple and private notes app available on most platforms, including Web, Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, and Android. It focuses on simplicity, and encrypts data locally before it ever touches a cloud. This means no one can read your notes but you (not even us). (AGPL)

Linux - Windows - MAC OS X

Task Coach

Task Coach is a simple open source todo manager to manage personal tasks and todo lists. (GPL)

Linux - FreeBSD - Windows - MAC OS X

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