Alternatives to Notability for all platforms with any license

  • Evernote icon

    Evernote

    Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving. The app allows users to create a "note" which can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Blackberry Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear Kindle Fire Pebble

    • Evernote is textbased while Notability is touch based
      Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Nothing like Notability in functionality or useability. Very limited for hand writing notes, and no option to do audio recording unless it's a typed out note document making it useless for academics. Lacks all the features that makes Notability a good app.
      Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Evernote is a very powerful tool for capturing text and handwritten notes. I don't see a better alternative to notability and you can use Evernote on simply all platforms
      Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • it does like the same things notability does
      Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Laverna

    Laverna is a web application written on JavaScript. It's built to be an open source alternative to Evernote. Laverna stores notes in indexedDB and personal settings in local storage. ## Features ----------- * Markdown...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • Evince icon

    Evince

    Evince is a document viewer for multiple document formats. It currently supports pdf, postscript, djvu, tiff, dvi, cbr, cbz, etc. The goal of Evince is to replace the multiple document viewers that exist on the GNOME Desktop with a...

    Open Source Windows Linux PortableApps.com

  • Notezilla icon

    Notezilla

    Colorful & powerful sticky notes app for Windows & Phones. Set reminder alarms, attach them to any website or document, organize them using folders/tags, sync sticky notes between devices & send notes across LAN or to any...

    Commercial Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

    • Notezilla are small notes you can stick anywhere. They are not organized in folders like a notepad would have. You cannot download a pdf document on to a Notezilla note and start noting on it...
      Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    NixNote

    NixNote, formerly Nevernote, is an open source client for Evernote . It is written in Java so it will also run on Windows & OS-X, but the primary focus has been to try and get a usable environment for Linux. Features ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • WizNote icon

    WizNote

    WizNote is a Note software, which is especially designed for Internet users and mobile Internet users. WizNote focuses more on notes of rapid collection, management, reading and sharing. WizNote is smaller, more stable, and more...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet iPad

  • Alternote icon

    Alternote

    Gorgeous note-taking app for Mac with Evernote integration. Alternote has pixel-perfect interface, robust search, distraction-free mode and lots more. It is designed to be the most convenient and...

    Commercial Mac

  • Leanote icon

    Leanote

    Leanote is an open source cloud notebook. Everyone familiar with Golang and mongodb are welcome to contribute code to it! Leanote provide services for note and blog. You can use "note" as your personal notebook, if you want...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • GoodReader icon

    GoodReader

    With GoodReader on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, you can read virtually anything, anywhere. Books, movies, maps, pictures; GoodReader puts it all in a single app, right in your pocket. GoodReader lets you transfer files to your...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

  • Gruik icon

    Gruik

    Well, Gruik is for you if... - You take a lot of notes (post-it, gists, evernote, blog entries, .txt on your desktop (Oh you know what I mean)...) - You want to "Bring You Own Server" (later, a free hosted version will...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • Zoho Notebook icon

    Zoho Notebook

    Online Notebook application: Zoho Notebook lets you combine text, images, audio, video, RSS feeds, documents and much more. Online Collaboration: You can share a single image or selection of text from a page rather than the whole...

    Free Personal Web / Cloud Android iPhone Apple Watch

  • Magpie icon

    Magpie

    magpie - Git-backed Evernote replacement Magpie is an attempt to make a reasonably sufficient Evernote replacement where the users control their data. Basically, magpie is just a web tool for managing text files in a git repo....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

    • Discontinued This project is both discontinued and dangerous: "Magpie is no longer under active development. There has been a `disclosure`_ of a bug that exposes the entire filesystem through Magpie." https://github.com/charlesthomas/magpie/
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  • Elephant icon

    Elephant

    Elephant is a notetaker with a classic interface you already know. Keep your notes to yourself. No accounts or clouds. For syncing use Dropbox, Github, rsync, ... No feature bloat or redesigns, ever. Elephant stores notes in...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    notesmartly

    Notesmartly is a free app which makes organizing your stuff a breeze .Notebooks, ability to draw using Scribbpads, Wideboards to collaborate in real time and more. It lets you take notes be it text note, image note, audio note or...

    Free Mac iPhone iPad

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    footnote

    A beautiful, fast, and simple note taking app in the style of elementary

    Open Source Linux

  • Scroll, Quill & INK icon

    Scroll, Quill & INK

    Fast and portable note editor. Supports: Mardown format, HTML previews, tagging, favorites, searching, Dropbox and Google Drive synchronization, embedded photos.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Atril icon

    Atril

    Atril is a simple multi-page document viewer. It can display and print PostScript (PS), Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), DJVU, DVI, XPS and Portable Document Format (PDF) files. When supported by the document, it also allows searching...

    Open Source Linux

  • NimbleNotes icon

    NimbleNotes

    NimbleNotes is an online note taking and study platform, designed to help students learn more efficiently. Our digital notebook improves your learning workflow with instantly generated flashcard decks, study session analytics, and...

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • Note Board icon

    Note Board

    Productivity app. Save information like a sticky notes. You can create notes with images, videos or whatever you want. Save pages to read later or capture any web content with the chrome or firefox extension. Share boards with...

    Free Web / Cloud Android Firefox Chrome Web Store

  • Flipping PDF Reader icon

    Flipping PDF Reader

    The Flipping PDF Reader allows to read PDF documents in user friendly interface with flipping book effect. Good looking and convenient alternative for Adobe PDF Reader.

    Free Windows

  • ePapyrus PDF-Pro icon

    ePapyrus PDF-Pro

    ePapyrus PDF-Pro is a light, fast and affordable PDF editor. It weighs no more than 30MB. On average, it’s 30% faster than other PDF software. There’s no reason for you to pay high price for heavy PDF software.

    Free Personal Windows

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    Exstora

    Built-in quick note: save ideas, contacts, interesting facts With Exstora, you can write down a thought that comes to your mind as soon as possible. To create a new note, just double-click next to the corresponding section. ...

    Freemium Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.9, released in May 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    PDF Expert

    PDF Expert lets you read and annotate PDF documents, highlight text, make notes and save these changes being compatible with Preview and Adobe Acrobat. Moreover, PDF Expert is the only iPhone application that can fill PDF forms! ...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • Ghostnote icon

    Ghostnote

    Ghostnote adds contextual notes to almost anything on your mac. Add notes & todos to folders, applications, open documents, even websites. Think about it as post-it-notes for your OS. Not everything is a precious quote, your...

    Commercial Mac

  • Hiro icon

    Hiro

    Hiro let's you organize things with simple text snippets. It even works for the most chaotic people. • Keep tabs with friends. Money owed, things recommended, all in one place. This information is normally spread across...

    Free Personal Web / Cloud Chrome

  • Boostnote icon

    Boostnote

    Boostnote is simple note app, code manager, snippet manager and memo app for software programmers. Boostnote saves all of your information about development. Be a hacker's brain. Using Boostnote is totally free. Premium plan is...

    Free Mac Windows

  • MetaMoJi Note icon

    MetaMoJi Note

    MetaMoJi Note, previously Note Anytime, is a powerful notetaker, PDF annotation tool, and a digital scrapbook for your life. Capture your ideas anytime with advanced handwriting recognition and handwriting to text conversion, or...

    Freemium Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

    • Great note management, pdf editing, zoom writing, and works across ios, android and windows 10 with cloud syncing notes
      Guest • Dec 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Private Notebook icon

    Private Notebook

    Private Notebook is an easy to use password protected note taking app. Create, edit, delete, or share notes using the app and protect them behind a strong password. Store private notes, account passwords. Keep your secrets protected...

    Free Android Android Tablet

  • DashNote icon

    DashNote

    Quickly and easily access your Simplenote account from your OS X dashboard. Stay organized with no effort. Let your notes automatically sync between multiple devices.

    Free Mac

  • Inkflow Visual Notebook icon

    Inkflow Visual Notebook

    Inkflow works like a word-processor for visual thinking. Capture your ideas as easily as with pen and paper, then arrange and reorganize them with your fingers!

    Free iPhone iPad

  • POKATreader icon

    POKATreader

    With POKATreader you can read your PDF files in full-screen mode, but one of the best features is the ability to make that all your PDF files be read as a normal book, magazine or newspaper.

    Free Windows

  • Symphonical icon

    Symphonical

    Symphonical is a task and project management app consisting of digital sticky notes on a virtual wall. With Symphonical it is easy to: - share tasks - manage projects and - collaborate in real time

    Freemium Web / Cloud Chrome Firefox OS Firefox

  • BeeCanvas icon

    BeeCanvas

    BeeCanvas is online whiteboard based visual project management tool. It’s easy and intuitive but very practical to use for team collaboration. Tools exist for assisting human beings. But most project management tools are too...

    Free Personal Mac Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • Grabby icon

    Grabby

    Grab content from websites, organize it into collections, and turn it into stories.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Note-ify icon

    Note-ify

    Note-ify it's an elegant, simple and easy-to-use application made in minimalistic design developed for the iPhone and iPad. It will help you quickly and easily save your thoughts, ideas and all necessary information in the form of...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

Notability Comments

Alternative to Notability for Android

Comment by davidhumphries
about Notability and MetaMoJi Note Dec 2014

By far the closest, this is Small MetaMoJi Note iconMetaMoJi Note . You can edit PDFs, make notes and edit existing documents.

[Edited by Venom88, December 27]

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