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Apps with 'Free hand drawing' feature

  1. Xournal++ icon
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted
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    Xournal++ (a fork of Xournal) is a handwriting Notetaking software with PDF annotation support. Written in C++ with plattform independent GTK, supporting Linux, e.g. Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, Suse, macOS and Windows 10. Supports Pen input like Wacom Tablets.

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    1.  Handwritten NotesXournal++ supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    2.  PDF annotationXournal++ support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    3.  Works OfflineXournal++ can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Pressure SensitivityXournal++ can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    5.  Support for LaTeXXournal++ supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    6.  Ad-freeXournal++ doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    7.  PortableXournal++ can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. Procreate is a multi-award winning, creative illustration app built from the ground up for iPad with a pocket-sized variant for iPhone. The app features a complete, professional toolset that's accessible while still providing the power and flexibility of desktop counterparts.

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    1.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Procreate.
    2.  Ad-freeProcreate doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Dark ModeProcreate supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Drawing Tablet SupportProcreate supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    5.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Procreate without registration.
    6.  Support for 4KProcreate supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    7.  Support for LayersProcreate supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    8.  Onion skinningProcreate allows you to see through several frames simultaneously and make sure the lines of each frame are correctly lined up.
    9.  Pressure SensitivityProcreate can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
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  3. Excalidraw is an open-source whiteboard tool that lets you easily sketch diagrams that have a hand-drawn feel to them. Available directly online as a web app and also through CodeSandbox to easily see how the code works, and the app is available for self-hosting.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Excalidraw simultaneously.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Excalidraw without registration.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionExcalidraw has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    4.  Dark ModeExcalidraw supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  4. Intuitive desktop overlay and screen marker that lets you write and draw over other desktop apps.

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    1.  Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
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  5. FlipaClip icon
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
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    Draw your cartoon using frame-by-frame animation. It works just like the old school flipbook but with a modern twist!

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in FlipaClip, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  Support for LayersFlipaClip supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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  6. A drawing application that lets you save and share replays of your work with friends.

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