Ever since Onenote 2010 got its cloud sync killed by MS when they deprecated cookie auth in January of this year, I'm trapped with Office 2016 and looking for replacement virtual 3-ring binder / organizer software that supports text, images, file attachments.
I am not going to OneNote UWP app or O365 for the same reason I am not trying Notion, the data is not on my computer.
I have a personal DokuWiki that I use for its purposes, but it does not support WYSIWYG or instant image/copy paste, audio recording etc.
Is most like what you are asking for? Haven't used it but I've heard people say happy things.
Even has a flatpak -
It does not (at least based on reading the readme and looking at the feature list) support pasting images, file attachments, or audio recordings, so I can' t directly migrate to it from OneNote but it certainly has handled the hard part (inking system on pages, saved to a local filesystem) and the PDF markup feature looks nifty.
"""enhanced support for image insertion"""
I think they are working on a new file format and those sound like features that might be gated on that.
"""We are currently introducing a new file format that can efficiently store attached PDF files and other attachments internally. We will still allow for attachments that are linked to external files. Please refer to #937 for futher details."""
Feb 25 2019 -> The main issue on he fileformat is, that it's not possible to embedded resources like PDFs, Audio Files, Images etc.
I know none of the ones mentioned match OneNote completely.
Apps like these (and other less-open example is NoteCase Pro) used to be my primary tool for information organization. I eventually moved to "files and folders containing whatever media I need" along with desktop-level keyboard shortcuts and buttons for navigating them and scripts for managing various aspects. This had the advantage of helping me work with the grain of my file system, so integrating various third-party apps or scripts into my workflow became dead simple.
The centralized software package approach was always unique and interesting (still is) but was also either too difficult to migrate (de facto lock-in, even when export filters were included) or otherwise fell out of development / support across a 20 year timespan.
Occasionally I make a new web page when the level of depth or applicability warrants it. HTML documents have been surprisingly resilient when used as notebooks. Even just a set of hyperlinks practically becomes its own specialized app when organized toward a specific purpose.
I'm still having a hard time switching from Evernote, though. It's just got too many years of me jotting things down that I can Ctrl-Q and find. My organization is an absolute mess though and it feels wrong to import all that garbage into one of these more modern apps.
Zim looks to be a good self-hosted alternative to my dokuwiki instance, but as it lacks embedding images, file attachments, ink support, it's not quite there.
But yeah, definitely not as feature full as Onenote.
If you're looking for ink support, I've messed with Xournal and it's pen support was good.
This does not support handwriting / free-inking AFAICT but does have a very promising feature set:
* save to local sqlite
* desktop, terminal, mobile app
* Portable app for USBs
* WebDAV sync
* Dropbox, Evernote sync
* File attachments, and if they are images, the images are rendered
I don’t mind paying for Evernote, but its options for backup and export are not impressive.
Onenote 2016 supports local notebooks. Microsoft gave up on killing it and even updated it recently and added it back to Office 2019 (although its still called 2016) https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/office-365-blog/your-...
While this solution will let me get back to business with OneNote 2010, I am still only buying myself time since long-term, I want to be using FOSS software or at least an open format file format like Sqlite.
I also kind of started doing graphics with libreoffice, even though that did not exist back then. But ... I switched after I saw, what programs can do, that were designed for graphics ..
But if you are happy with it, why change.
These days I really like the simplicity of LO Draw, for example. Any time I need a new map for a campaign, it's really easy to just add a new page to the main document. And there are zero licensing issues to track along with the many others I already track. Plus the principles of design work the same, so with this "one simple trick" (25+ years of illustration and design experience) I can get superior graphics quality results with the same tools that others think are not so great.
There's some nostalgia in there too; I used StarOffice from the moment I heard it was free. Back in the '90s that was kind of a big deal to a poor university student.
Don't even try to get him to use a CAD or vector drawing software :D
I can't imagine what such a map would look like, or how you would even go about creating it.
Inevitably there was pushback from that community saying actually everything is fine, it's crazy to talk about retirement. Here's what I wrote in an LWN comment at that time:
> For example, shipping AOO 4.2 in 10 weeks at ApacheConEU. That's not crazy. Libreoffice goes from feature freeze to release in 10 weeks. A healthy AOO development community should be able to do it, or come so close as to leave no-one in any doubt.
I wrote that in September 2016. Hamilton is long gone and we're now much closer to 200 weeks than 10 weeks. AOO 4.2 still hasn't shipped. The "new" feature release they hope to release "later this year" (but they have said that most years) is stuff that wasn't cutting edge in 2016.
It's like Monty Python's Black Knight, refusing to admit defeat long after it ceases to be relevant. "It's just a scratch".
If you poke around in Apache's project list , you'll easily find other projects which followed a similar trajectory -- a few months, maybe a year of activity, followed by years of neglect.
It's also installed by default in many Linux desktop distributions.