Collate Is a Privacy-Focused Evernote-Style Note-Taking App
Windows / Mac / Linux: When it comes to note-taking apps, you have a seemingly endless array of options , but it’s rare to find a cross-platform one that supports the Evernote style of rich notes and works without the need for an account somewhere. Sorting is exactly what you need.
Collate is pretty easy to implement. It now uses standard methods of organizing notebooks with individual notes inside a “big notes app”. These notes can be in RTF, Markdown, outline, or web clippings. Organization is done with the aforementioned notebooks as well as tags, but you can also just search for whatever you need. Collate even supports syntax highlighting, which is great if you’re saving lines of code.
For the most part, this is standard these days, but Collate also saves all of your notes to your computer in a format that any computer can understand except Collate. Nothing is locked in the application or hidden in the database. Likewise, everything remains on your computer. This means that you are missing out on any sync feature unless you manually select a folder in something like Dropbox to save those documents. However, this means that you will always have complete control over these notes, and they will never be sent to some server that you do not need.
Collate is in its early stages, so it can be tricky for $ 20, but you can check it out for free with a 14-day trial to see how it works for you.