Less buggy Apple Notes alternatives

The best note taking apps for Mac

Markdown, open format, cross platform

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Apple Notes on macOS

Requirements for a note taking app

Simplicity

Non-proprietary format

Regular updates / actively maintained

Search

Cross-platform

Evaluating note taking apps

My recommended note taking apps

Bear

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Bear Desktop on macOS

iA Writer

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iA Writer on macOS

VS Code + Markdown extensions

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Taking notes using VS Code + Markdown extensions on Windows.

Other note taking apps I tried

Evernote

Notable

Obsidian

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Obsidian on macOS

OneNote

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OneNote Web UI
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OneNote on macOS
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OneDrive OneNote URL File

Typora

Worth a mention

See also

Co-founder https://console.dev — the best tools for developers. Researching sustainable computing at Uptime Institute. https://davidmytton.blog

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