The Beautiful OS X
Note-taking App for Evernote.

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We are absolutely sure you are going to love it. Alternote is designed to be the most convenient and natural way to make notes, collect information, write down your ideas, feelings and memories.


Interface slightly dims as you start typing. Now just focus on writing.

Night mode & font settings

Change sidebar background, color scheme and font settings as you like.

Robust search

Search through note title and contents as-you-type. Start searching just as you launch Alternote, no more focusing search field.

Backed by Evernote

Alternote is an alternative Evernote client for Mac. You can use Evernote mobile apps and clippers. All your data will be in sync.

Retina-ready & smooth

You will make use of every pixel of Alternote. It’s retina-ready and has smooth, optimized scrolling. No matter how long your note is.

Alternote is totally secure. There are no Alternote servers in the chain, just you, your Mac and Evernote backend.

when you need it

Text styling controls don’t bother you and appear when you select something.

Compact mode

Hide sidebar and show notes in one line.

So, once again...

  • Distraction-free mode
  • Evernote service support
  • Night color theme
  • 6 built-in fonts
  • Font size and line height settings
  • Notebooks stacks
  • Yinxiang Biji support
  • Colored tags
  • Live word count
  • Starred notes
  • Trash and restore a note
  • Compact mode
  • To-do lists
  • Selective sync
  • Robust search everything
  • Search inside a certain note
  • Intuitive shortcuts
  • Print to PDF
  • Expand Markdown-like symbols
  • WYSIWYG, when you need it
  • and...

6 amazing hand-picked backgrounds

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Alternote support iCloud or Dropbox?

We’re delivering stable smooth experience to our users. That’s why we don’t want to defocus on support of different platforms. Alternote is created exclusively for Evernote.

Is there an iOS version?

We do want to bring clutter-free and elegant solution to iPhones and iPads as well. We’re already working on the companion app and planning to release it in 2016.

Any support for Markdown?

For now Alternote expands some of Markdown entities to rich text. We’re planning to support full Markdown syntax, including code snippets and tables, in version 2.0.

What about reminders, work chat and presentation mode?

We are not going to duplicate all of existing Evernote features, as we want to keep Alternote an elegant app for crafting texts. But we‘ll introduce some new ;-)

Why my Evernote shortcuts are not available in Alternote?

Unfortunately Evernote doesn’t allow developers to access Shortcuts yet, so we implemented own starred notes. As soon as Evernote grants access to the API, we’ll be the first to support it.

Can I use local Evernote notebooks?

Your local notebooks are not synced to Evernote cloud service. That’s why third-party applications cannot access them via public interface.

Are shared notes and business notebooks supported?

Not yet, they will be really soon, in version 1.1.

Will Alternote speak my language?

Yes, we will work on localisations this Summer. If you’re willing to help, contact us via

How do I suggest a missing feature?

We’ll be glad to hear from you. Drop us a line at

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