A great example of what I'm looking for is Evernote. Its text editor supports text formatting and allows you to insert images in-line.

I've tried LibreOffice, but it's rather bloated and complicated to achieve my rather simple note-taking needs.


I would suggest taking a look at RedNotebook it is primarily a journal keeping application but works equally well for note taking:

  • #Hashtags
  • Format your text bold, italic or underlined
  • Insert Images, files and links to websites
  • Links and mail addresses are recognized automatically
  • Spell Check
  • Live-Search
  • Automatic saving
  • Backup to zip archive
  • Word Clouds with most often used words and tags
  • Templates
  • Export the journal to PDF, HTML, Latex or plain text
  • The data is stored in plain text files, no database is needed
  • Translated into more than 30 languages
  • Available for Windows - here.
  • Linux:
    • Fedora: yum install rednotebook
    • Debian: apt-get install rednotebook
    • Ubuntu: ` sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rednotebook/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install rednotebook
  • Mac OS-X
  • Small the windows installer is only 23 MB
  • Fast and lightweight
  • You edit in markdown, (similar to here but with more options)
  • Portable versions are also available to run from a USB key.
  • RedNotebook is Free Software under the GPL. ` enter image description here
  • Is this open source? – jojo Aug 22 '15 at 14:16
  • @jojo - Yes! RedNotebook is Free Software under the GPL. – Steve Barnes Aug 22 '15 at 15:41

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