Previously I mentioned about Evernote on WINE in Linux. It works fine. Some minor problems I faced are upgrading Evernote requires re-install, because of the WINE compatibility with the installer, and Chinese characters are not viewable at the note list, and restricted monthly upload limit. That is why, I am looking for alternative solutions.
The followings are the notetaking applications I tried briefly,
- Basket Note Pad – Very fancy. Uses XML and text files.
- Tomboy Note, Gnote – Android version, Tomdroid notes. Cannot insert picture.
- Xournal – Doesn’t look like notetaking application I am looking for.
- Zim – Wiki format. Still active.
- NixNote – Using Evernote server.
- KJots – Does not run properly in my computer.
- WizNote – Requires sign up. It has web clipper and Android port.
- KeepNote – Uses XML.
Among these notetaking applications, most interesting one is Zim. It can insert a lot of things including picture, screenshot, equation, code, etc. It also allows using tagging. The wiki format is better than XML, since it is just a very plain text file. This mean, I can synchronise my notes over my other devices using the service such as Dropbox, and open the file as long as I have text editor. Editing XML with text editor is not a good idea. The only thing Zim is lacking of is the web clipper and a full port to Android. But this is really a powerful tool, more than notetaking.