This is non-comprehensive list of a few personal organization applications:
- Evernote - the venerable giant in this space, but seems to have trended down from its 2013 peak.
- Notion.so - one of many upstart competitors to Evernote
- Google Keep - a simplified competitor to Evernote that imposes a limit of 50 tags
- Simplenote - Automattic's competitor to Evernote (Automattic is the company built around WordPress)
- Standard Notes - a security/privacy/openness focused competitor to Evernote. (Github: https://github.com/standardnotes/)
- Workflowy - a hierarchy-focused notetaking application, which appears to be Orgmode-inspired (see below) but MUCH more usable, and more limited. Exports to OPML
- TiddlyWiki - personal wiki that was very popular in 2006, but declined in popularity along with wikis in general
- ZimWiki - personal wiki software for GNOME that eventually replaced Tomboy as the most popular GNOME desktop option
- MediaWiki - what this website runs on, and what Wikipedia runs on. Some people use it for personal notetaking.
- Org-mode - hierarchical notetaking system originally built on top of Emacs, but has its own wiki text format that doesn't seem to rely on parenthesis, and is reasonably parse-able and readable outside of Emacs.
- GitHub pages in a private repo
- a sloppy mess of text files on a POSIX-compliant filesystem
The point of the list above is to have a reasonably broad survey of the options, but avoid having an overwhelming list. Over time, each of the applications on this list should have a myndmess-wiki article describing how the application meets the requirements of the myndmess ecosystem (or perhaps, how it doesn't fit into the ecosystem). As of this writing (on 2020-05-08), User:RobLa is pretty opinionated about almost all of the items on the list, but as this page grows, that will become less-and-less the case.