When it comes to note taking software, everyone thinks of Evernote. Even though Evernote is really good note taking application, you can try other alternatives apps that can work equally good. For example, Notion is a new Electron based note taking application that can be used to scribble down notes and manage everyday tasks with the help of calendars and spread-sheets.
Notion can work offline and allows you to save all of notes and tasks on the local storage. But when you first launch Notion, it asks you to login using your Google credentials or using an email address. Once you are logged in, you are presented with a homepage with all the shortcuts to various templates and notes. You can use add new pages to your user profile, you can add tasks, notes, calendars and spreadsheets to these pages. For all of this internet is not really required, but when you share your notes with others then you would need internet up and running.
Notion comes with a WordPress like text editor using which you can create new notes and edit the old notes. This editor allows adding of all the headings, paragraphs, text styles, elements like images etc. But if you don’t want to use this editor, then you can use your favorite editor such as LibreOffice Writer or Microsoft Word, save the document and then import it into Notion. You can import from many different sources like Evernote, Trello, Asana, plain text files, markdown files, CSV, HTML documents, Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Dropbox Paper, Quip and Workflowy.
Similarly, you can export the notes written in Notion to other formats such as markup, markdown or PDF documents. And when you go online, you can share the documents with others using a simple link or give the access to other people so that they can contribute to the documents too (in the same manner as in a wiki).
You can download Notion for Windows or Mac OS from https://www.notion.so/desktop.