I'm looking for a notepad / text-organizer.
Maybe something similar to KeepNote.

  • It must support markup style formatting.
  • If it supports basic HTML, that's a bonus.
  • Preferably Linux-compatible, but whatever.
  • Notepads you can find plenty (and I could name some for Linux, even recommend one that matches "markup, HTML, Linux, Notepad"). But could you please elaborate on the "organizer" part? Asking for "a tool like X" is never giving enough details, even if linked. You should always list your requirements explicitly. Please see How to ask for an alternative to some software and the questions linked to it for details. Thanks!
    – Izzy
    Commented Aug 10, 2016 at 15:08
  • Could you please specify what exactly you mean by markup style formatting? markup is a generic term that encompasses any kinds of languages with inline annotations, not a concrete syntax. Commented Sep 15, 2016 at 0:31
  • @O.R.Mapper There is a Wikipedia article hyperlink embedded in the body of the question that explains it much better than i can.
    – voices
    Commented Sep 21, 2016 at 0:15
  • @tjt263: There is, and it explains that markup is a generic term that encompasses any kinds of languages with inline annotations, not a concrete syntax. Which leads back to my question. Commented Sep 21, 2016 at 0:19

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I recommend Boostnote. Boostnote is an Open source note-taking app for programmers. It focuses on writing Markdown note and code snippet quickly, can organized in a better way. You can sync data to multi-devices(Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and iOS) via Dropbox.

■ Download https://boostnote.io


Take a look at RedNotebook:

  • Supports a variant of Markdown
  • Can include links & images
  • Stored as plain text, backup as zip
  • Various search and organiser tools
  • Cross Platform - Linux, OS-X & Windows, even portable.
  • Free: Gratis & Open Source (GPL)
  • Spell Check
  • Export to plain text, HTML, Latex or PDF

You should take a look at Laverna. I don't know how well it covers your "organizer" requirements, but it:

  • Supports Markdown
  • Is cross-platform (Linux explicitly mentioned, also windows etc)
  • Supports encryption
  • Is (can be?) self-hosted and locally stored
  • Free and open source (on Github)

NOTE Although it works for me (better as a note taker than note organizer, however), I observe in this question An open alternative for Evernote? that some people are having issues with Laverna when they attempt to use Dropbox for synchronization.

  • Sounds interesting, thanks. I'll check it out.
    – voices
    Commented Aug 11, 2016 at 14:57

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