Evernote, right now, is the best note taking app for all the major platforms including Android, Chrome OS, Windows, Mac OS and web. But you have to pay for getting the premium features. On the other hand, Simplenote is open source note taking app which is developed by Automattic, WordPress Blogging Platform developer. Simplenote app is the best alternative of Evernote. Simplenote is totally free, lightweight and supports all the major platforms. It’s also available for all the major platform like iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux and the Web. Initially, it was developed and built for the iOS platform but now, as you know, is for every platform.
- All the tasking and docs will be synchronized across the platforms and your devices.
- Offers simple tags and optimized instant search.
- It can be used to make a list, write a content or publish your thoughts.
- Notes will be backed up, synced and shared without any premium tag as it’s a completely free App.
- Users can use a note tag and be pinning the content.
- Offline support for Linux system.
- Support Markdown.
- Users can enable dark theme.
Download for Linux system
How to Install It on Ubuntu via Snap
- Go to the official website for downloading deb package and .tar.gz package for other Linux distros.
- You can also download a snap version of Simplenote. Open a Terminal
sudo snap install simplenote
- If you are a new user of Ubuntu snap store, then first you have to download snap service by running following command.
sudo apt install snapd
How to Install on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and other Ubuntu derivative
sudo apt-get install gdebi wget https://github.com/Automattic/simplenote-electron/releases/download/v1.0.8/simplenote-1.0.8.deb sudo gdebi simplenote-1.0.8.deb
Run the below command to remove the Simplenote if installed via Snap.
sudo snap remove simplenote
Uninstall It from Ubuntu and other Ubuntu derivative if installed
sudo apt-get remove simplenote
How to Install on Fedora, CentOS, and RHEL
wget https://github.com/Automattic/simplenote-electron/releases/download/v1.0.8/Simplenote-linux-x18.104.22.168.tar.gz tar -xvf Simplenote-linux-x22.214.171.124.tar.gz cd Simplenote-linux* ./Simplenote
If you follow the correct guides then no problem will happen. But if you face any problem, please let me know in the comment section. I will come back with a good solution.