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Notesnook: Zero Knowledge Private Note Taking
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Developers decided recently to open-source their application. Comes with a generous free version, rich text editor and import functionality from: Files (txt, html, and .md markdown) and from other note taking apps: OneNote, EverNote, Standard Notes, Simplenote, Google Keep, Bear notes and Joplin.

Standard Notes: A safe place for your notes, thoughts, and life's work
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Free accounts come with a good set of features already, even in the long run if you are fine with plain text notes. Sadly, dark themes are locked behind premium subscriptions.

Cryptee: Encrypted Documents Editor
Encrypted Freemium Hosted Bitcoin Android iOS

Free accounts come with 100MB storage. Your documents are encrypted before they leave your device, so Cryptee can't see your documents. Use the code "privacytools" at the checkout for a 10% lifetime off.

Turtl: Encrypted and synced notes, bookmarks, passwords and files
Encrypted Freemium Win Android iOS (coming soon) Mac Linux

Free accounts come with storage of up to 50MB of note data and collaborate with 3 people each space.

Joplin: Collaborate with encrypted and synced multimedia notes
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Synchronize notes across devices, publish and collaboration are for paid subscriptions only.

Logseq: A local-first notebook for organizing and collaboration
Unencrypted Win Android Mac Linux Self-Hosted

Not encrypted, but the server will never store or analyze your private notes. Your data are plain text files.

Keeping track of your essential work projects without being exposed is a crucial step. These notebooks can store all the important information generated during the day. With the many digital notebooks, you must find the safest ones.

Privacy tools listed on this page are all open-source unless marked otherwise: Criteria.

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