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  • Notezilla icon


    Colorful & powerful sticky notes app for Windows & Phones. Set reminder alarms, attach them to any website or document...

    Commercial Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • NixNote icon


    NixNote, formerly Nevernote, is an open source client for Evernote . It is written in Java so it will also run on Windows &...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Skim icon


    Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great...

    Open Source Mac

  • Stylus Labs Write icon

    Stylus Labs Write

    Write is a word processor for handwriting, designed primarily for tablets with an active stylus. Write has the functionality of a...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android

  • Bamboo Paper icon

    Bamboo Paper

    Bamboo Paper, a seriously fun new app from Wacom, provides you with the ability to create virtual notebooks for your tablet, letting...

    Freemium Windows RT Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

  • Cournal icon


    Cournal allows multiple users to annotate PDF files in real-time. The goal of this project is a full featured note taking...

    Open Source Linux

  • Jarnal icon


    Jarnal is an open-source application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal, making a presentation, annotating a document -...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • NoteLab icon


    NoteLab brings the power of digital note taking to Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and Solaris. Using NoteLab is just like writing with a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • gournal icon


    Gournal is a note-taking application written for usage on Tablet-PCs (such as the Toshiba M200) It’s designed for usage with a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Flashnote icon


    When you need a rough copy to save or to process some pieces of a text, Flashnote is small, quick and convenient. Press the...

    Free Windows Linux

  • NotesHolder icon


    NotesHolder lets you quickly type in any piece of information so that you can easily find it when you need, read it or print it out...

    Free Windows

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    Windows Journal Discontinued

    Windows Journal is one of the applications designed for Tablet PCs. Users can handwrite notes and draw lines or shapes with it. Even...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • GloboNote icon


    GloboNote is a free and easy to use desktop note taking application. It helps you to create to-do lists, reminders and other notes in...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • S Note icon

    S Note

    S Note lets you create notes using the keyboard or the S Pen™, or both. You can add images, voice memos, videos, and much more. Choose...

    Commercial Windows Android

  • vijazedan simple notes icon

    vijazedan simple notes

    This is a simple app to create notes, save and load the notes from a fast list. Icons:

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • GoodNotes icon


    GoodNotes lets you take notes and annotate PDF documents. They will be synced to all your iOS devices automatically, thanks to iCloud....

    Commercial iPhone iPad

  • Gubb icon


    Gubb is a free web-based application with an easy-to-use interface that enables you to create, manage and share an unlimited number of...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • MrWriter icon


    Notetaking and blackboard replacement application. Inspired by Xournal. Written in C++/Qt for Linux / Windows / Mac.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • PDFedit icon


    Free (and open source) editor for manipulating PDF documents. GUI version + commandline interface. Scripting is used to a great extent...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Docs.Zone icon


    Convert PDF to Word / Excel / JPG online. Create PDFs. Combine PDFs. Nothing to install.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Pen Journal icon

    Pen Journal

    Pen Journal is made, to create Notes and Scripts, easily. Just write things down with your graphictablets pen (Stylus). Features : ...

    Commercial Mac

  • Delphinus Notes icon

    Delphinus Notes Discontinued

    Delphinus Notes is a freeware program designed to keep and manage notes. It contains simple notepad, calendar (with week schedule) and...

    Free Windows

  • AcquireNotes icon

    AcquireNotes Discontinued

    Keep safe all your notes in easy to manage password-protected files. Filtering via tags or bookmarks allows you to find your...

    Commercial Windows

  • modern computer flatboat icon

    modern computer flatboat

    modern computer flatboat is a mobile pdf viewer written in Qt and using MuPDF's libfitz. Some of flatboat's features are...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

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    Scribblet Discontinued

    Scribblet is an elegant note app for OS X: - Quick Access: Open Scribblet using a convenient icon on the menu bar, or assign a...

    Free Mac

  • KNote icon


    KNote is an easy to use wiki-like note taking program with built in file management and blogging capabilities. Features: *...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Catzwares Simple Notes

    Have you ever needed to remember something real important but had no way to? Catzware introduces Simple Notes, a program which allows...

    Free Windows

  • reQall icon


    reQall is the best tool to integrate your memory with your life, helping you get more from life while improving your real memory. It...

    Free Web / Cloud iPhone

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xournal Comments

Fantastic pdf annotator & Notes on Linux

Positive Comment by braniti
about xournal Oct 2013

Ocular app is very good but I got surprised about Xournal , even better ... Can export PDF notes to PDF .