CherryTree vs Noto

Side-by-side comparison of features, reviews, pricing and more

CherryTree

Category: Note Taking
Industries: Students, Businesses, Professionals

Pricing

Free

Noto

Category: Note Taking
Industries: Educators, Content Creators, Students

Pricing

Free

In-App Purchases

Noto Pro Monthly

$0.99

Noto Pro Yearly

$9.99

Noto Lifetime

$24.99

20M+ Downloads
5/5

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CherryTree reviews

Good-looking and feature-full note taking software. Not just for programmers but for writers and researchers as well.

- xvhpqg

I was looking for an open source alternative to Workflowy. This is about as close as I could get. The UI isn't all that modern, but it is fairly configurable. You can change the fonts used and their sizes. The size of the toolbar items can be changed, you can actually make them really big. In my case I disabled the toolbar; the icons mix badly with a dark theme. The other thing that is a bit annoying is the icons. They are tiny and quite dated too. Maybe a nitpick on my part? Still, at least you can change the default entry icon from the cherry to any of the options they provide, such as a dot, like in a bullet list. I'm happy with this application. It does everything I need it to do well, without subscriptions or needless cloud dependency.

- terra_shark

Fantastic note-taking app, probably the best in the business in that it isn't cloud based, works windows and linux, and supports encryption and has tons of features. The only major problem I have with it is that nearly every Linux distro out there is removing CherryTree from their standard repos. I can't get it after Debian 9, Fedora 30, or CentOS 7. Even Manjaro doesn't include it anymore. Anyone have any idea why?

- xenmaster

Noto reviews

This is the best note organizing app I’ve worked with yet. I was a longtime Evernote user and then have used Bear hardcore for the last two years, but needed more organization than tags can provide. My choices came down to Notion, Craft and Noto. Noto wins for my purposes. Notion is too clunky and Craft doesn’t allow for manual organization of notes only sorted lists. Noto not only allows for manual sorting, but makes it instant, intuitive and fun. As I organize thoughts and documents, that is what I want. Now as for room for growth, I would like to see expanded export options. Getting imported content into Noto is a snap, but getting it out seems to be a note by note affair, no group exports. This needs to happen to make this a serious app and is really the only weak spot of great magnitude. Cosmetically, I would like to see more color options for folders and notes, but it’s no deal breaker. The short: the more I use it, the more I like it.

- Campfly

I have been looking for a Note taking app that would suffice for my everyday note taking and markdown needs, luckily I came across this one. Thus far, this app has exceeded in every criteria I feel like other note apps are slacking in. Feature packed app that is easy to use and easy to understand. I particularly love the option to add and export codes with an array of programming languages available to choose from. This app really separates itself from other note taking apps with it’s simplicity and wonderful UI. The app is super affordable plus you get your money’s worth. I highly recommend this app.

- javaneOraneBrown

The design is amazing, so useful and simple, I purchased the life time version after 10 minutes using the app it’s just awesome! I love that it has iPad, iPhone and Mac versions! I looked for the app like this forever. Soooo many features! Perfect for business and personal stuff! Thanks to the creators!!! If these features could be added, the app would be priceless: - change color of the text, being able to apply highlight but keep the text black, more highlight colors.. - add more forlder colors, maybe custom colors, backgrounds... - if i could import my table to excel (or excel file not just pdf) with one piece or copy info from excel and fill out the table in noto - if I can see the table more far away on the iPad - if I could view what folders I have inside my main folders on the home page instead of opening them all to get to the document - if I could change the background of the page itself or when I look at my files so I know the categories without folders like in Google Notes - create a project, reminder and a due date like in Asana

- pp071

Pros & cons

CherryTree

Pros
Feature rich (hierarchical notes, tables, code boxes, image import, db import/export, etc.)
Not bloated with features you don't need
Super easy to keep all your notes on dissimilar topics all in one place, well organized and easily navigatable
A very sophisticated note taking and text-copying tool

Cons
It is mostly for people undertaking technical tasks
The tool is not a convenience tool as other note-taking apps are
No mobile :/ sometimes you need it..
and not, I don't want to use joplin, is nowhere near the same
UI the first time is weird
It seems from the roadmap this will change for better
No custom icons in a easy way :/ yes sometimes you need it
Either way, you can change it or add more icons there is a topic on how to do it on github.

Noto

Pros
You can easily manage your notes in the app with many features such as auto save, word count, dark mode and many more
The Minimal White Ui of this app is so amazing that it gives an outstanding feel
There are no hidden charges or advertisements in the app
It is totally free

Cons
No Shortcuts support
Keyboard issues
No sort options

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