I'm always looking for a cross platform good value note taking solution and currently I'm using a combination of Dropbox Paper and EverNote.
I have the following requirements:
- Cross platform native client (macOS and Linux, web optional)
- Supports images (copy paste and by upload)
- Capture webpages or supports pasting in part of webpages, that can be updated (not just a study tool)
- Export option that retains text formatting
- Linking between notes.
- Fast full-text search.
- Some form of organisation / tagging.
So far I have used and dismissed
- Apple Notes: export options are shit (tip: use AppleScript) no linux client
- OneNote and Apple Notes: No cross platform native clients
- Google Docs: I avoid the Google ecosystem for privacy reasons, plus compared to Dropbox Paper the experience is worse.
- Anything based on and markdown files: My notes require illustrations and these tools cannot add inline images / paste a screenshot into the editor.
- EverNote: no official linux client, £5 a month (but I'm using it now)