I'm looking to move from Microsoft's OneDrive / ToDo / OneNote

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  • Joplin

    Joplin - an open source note taking and to-do application with synchronisation capabilities for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS.

    There are great note taking apps like Joplin, Obsidian or Trilium Notes, the latter being my favorite of the three and sadly not widely known (yet). They aren't as well suited to more complex notes / project documentation, though. Ultimately, while certainly nice, they don't offer that much more than NC Notes. Which is why I went with BookStack instead.

  • Trilium Notes

    Build your personal knowledge base with Trilium Notes

    There are great note taking apps like Joplin, Obsidian or Trilium Notes, the latter being my favorite of the three and sadly not widely known (yet). They aren't as well suited to more complex notes / project documentation, though. Ultimately, while certainly nice, they don't offer that much more than NC Notes. Which is why I went with BookStack instead.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • BookStack

    A platform to create documentation/wiki content built with PHP & Laravel

    Personally, I use BookStack, which doubles as note taking app to store relevant information about ongoing projects, as well as documentation for e.g. my home server setup. It's a decent compromise between being easy enough to use to keep notes in there and being complex/capable enough to use it to store documentation longer term. And I think the UI is just gorgious.

  • obsidian-releases

    Community plugins list, theme list, and releases of Obsidian.

    There are great note taking apps like Joplin, Obsidian or Trilium Notes, the latter being my favorite of the three and sadly not widely known (yet). They aren't as well suited to more complex notes / project documentation, though. Ultimately, while certainly nice, they don't offer that much more than NC Notes. Which is why I went with BookStack instead.

  • Outline

    The fastest knowledge base for growing teams. Beautiful, realtime collaborative, feature packed, and markdown compatible.

    Long time onenote user. Although I can’t say it’s exactly like onenote, I have now settled with Outline wiki. https://www.getoutline.com Check it out, once you accept the fact that it doesn’t have internal auth of any sort, it’s pretty good.

  • Wiki.js

    Wiki.js | A modern and powerful wiki app built on Node.js

    There are wiki solutions like Wiki.js, which are great to store project documentation, but might be a bit much for simple notes.

  • web-client

    Cryptee's web client source code for all platforms.

    I used OneNote for lists and things. I've replaced it with https://crypt.ee/. Same functionality, more security.

  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services. Easy to start, it is available in the cloud or on-premises.

  • Mail-in-a-Box

    Mail-in-a-Box helps individuals take back control of their email by defining a one-click, easy-to-deploy SMTP+everything else server: a mail server in a box.

    MailPlus works well for migration (tried from GMail, I've archived 20 last years EMails with that). But you'll need also to setup SMTP and other email service. Maybe having a VM inside Synology VM manager with Mail-In-A-Box but, you'll probably need a static public IP somewhere.

  • QOwnNotes

    QOwnNotes is a plain-text file notepad and todo-list manager with markdown support and Nextcloud / ownCloud integration.

    I've replaced OneNote with https://www.qownnotes.org/ , which accesses your Nextcloud via API and lets you edit notes and tasks. Your notes stay universal markdown files which you can edit in any other note taking app too.

  • xournalpp

    Xournal++ is a handwriting notetaking software with PDF annotation support. Written in C++ with GTK3, supporting Linux (e.g. Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, SUSE), macOS and Windows 10. Supports pen input from devices such as Wacom Tablets.

    For ToDo, well, there's plenty of options. But, I have heard that Xournal++ (https://xournalpp.github.io/) is pretty decent alternative for OneOnote. I should state that i myself have not used it (nextcloud notes suffices for my work flow). But, many others rave about this.

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