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Apps with 'Handwriting' 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 platform 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. OpenBoard is a cross-platform (Linux / Windows / macOS) interactive whiteboard application. It is currently maintained by the Education Department (DIP) of the Canton of Geneva in Switzerland.

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    1.  Handwritten NotesOpenBoard supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in OpenBoard simultaneously.
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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. GoodNotes icon
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
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    GoodNotes for iPhone and iPad is a notetaking app with the theme of "digital paper." It's usable for all your handwritten notes and formerly paper-based information. Take handwritten notes in digital, multi-media notebooks or annotate PDF, PowerPoint, and Word...

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    1.  PDF annotationGoodNotes support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Pressure SensitivityGoodNotes can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    3.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    4.  Handwritten NotesGoodNotes supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    5.  Support for GesturesGoodNotes supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.
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  5. Squid icon
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Kindle Fire
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    Take handwritten notes naturally on your Android tablet, phone, or Chromebook supporting Android apps! With Squid you can write just like you would on paper using an active pen, passive stylus, or your finger.

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    1.  PDF annotationSquid support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Handwritten NotesSquid supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    3.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
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  6. Stylus Labs Write icon

    Write is a word processor for handwriting, designed primarily for tablets with an active stylus. Write has the functionality of a vector drawing application, plus a unique set of tools which ease the editing of handwritten text.

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    1.  Handwritten NotesStylus Labs Write supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    2.  Drawing Tablet SupportStylus Labs Write supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
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  7. Jarnal icon
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
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    Jarnal is an open-source application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal, making a presentation, annotating a document - including pdf - or collaborating using a stylus, mouse or keyboard. It is similar to Microsoft .

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    1.  Handwritten NotesJarnal supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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  8. Flexcil icon
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
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    PDF annotation, reading and management.

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    1.  Handwritten NotesFlexcil supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    2.  Support for GesturesFlexcil supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.
    3.  PDF annotationFlexcil support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    4.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
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  9. Drawboard PDF icon
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad
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    The top AEC PDF app to markup and manage drawings and documents. Ideal for replacing pen and paper, avoid printing documents again by using our intuitive feature set that makes marking up a PDF easy. Open or create a new PDF, markup using our extensive array of tools, then save...

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    1.  PDF annotationDrawboard PDF support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Handwritten NotesDrawboard PDF supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    3.  PortableDrawboard PDF can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  10. NoteLab brings the power of digital note taking to Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and Solaris.

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    1.  Handwritten NotesNoteLab supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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  11. Journal, a Microsoft Garage project, is a Windows 10 app helping people who love to journal to evolve their ideas and express themselves quickly with the power of their digital pen.

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    1.  Handwritten NotesMicrosoft Journal supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    2.  Works OfflineMicrosoft Journal can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Ad-freeMicrosoft Journal doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Dark ModeMicrosoft Journal supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  12. YourFonts.com icon

    YourFonts is an online font generator that turns your handwriting into a font that you can use in every program that you own. 250,000+ fonts already made!

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  13. Meet the fastest & easiest tool to create OpenType fonts, right within Illustrator & Photoshop CC. Fontself is used by thousands of creatives, including at Nike, Adobe, Google, Disney, Ubisoft or Sony.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsFontself Maker for Illustrator & Photoshop can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  14. CopyMonkey icon
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
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    CopyMonkey app uses machine learning to mimic your handwriting style like a monkey. Have fun generating handwriting in your own style! Use it free online or download the source and host it yourself.

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