Best Free Android Apps: Orgzly – outliner for taking notes and managing to-do lists

Orgzly is an outliner for taking notes and managing to-do lists.

You can keep notebooks stored in plain-text and have them synchronized with a directory on your mobile device, SD card, WebDAV server or Dropbox.

Notebooks are saved in Org mode’s file format. “Org mode is for keeping notes, maintaining TODO lists, planning projects, and authoring documents with a fast and effective plain-text system.

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Features include:

  • Create, edit and delete notes and tasks.
  • Collapse and expand sub-notes.
  • Schedule tasks and set their deadlines.
  • Set priorities and tags for notes.
  • Fling notes left or right to open quick-menus.
  • Search notes by various properties.
  • Create and save searches for quick access.
  • Synchronize notebooks with one or more directories.

FavouriteOrgzly is an outstanding outliner. It’s perfect for making notes and managing tasks. It also has all the features we need. While not the most intuitive app, its extremely customizable.

Orgzly is published under an open source license (GNU General Public License v3.0) which is refreshing for Android.

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2 years ago

I’m always sad how few open source Android apps are available. Come on Android app developers, let’s see you respect Linux and what it stands for.

2 years ago

I disagree somewhat. Android app developers are entitled to receive a fair reward for the effort they put into their apps. There is no obligation to open source their apps. What’s a shame is that every attempt to put out an open source mobile has failed spectacularly.

Jumping Jack
Jumping Jack
2 years ago
Reply to  Umit

I concur. Developers should be free (no pun intended) to choose their licence terms.