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Cournal Alternatives

Cournal is described as 'allows multiple users to annotate PDF files in real-time' and is a Note-taking tool in the office & productivity category. There are nine alternatives to Cournal for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Notezilla. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try xournal or Jarnal. Other great apps like Cournal are MrWriter, NoteLab, gournal and Vov Sticky Notes.

Cournal alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Journaling Apps or Todo List Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Cournal.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

Cournal allows multiple users to annotate PDF files in real-time.

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  1. Notezilla is the leading sticky notes app for Windows, Android, iPhone/iPad and the web. Set reminders to sticky notes, Pin sticky notes, attach them to websites, docs & folders, sync between PCs and other devices, organize using folders and tags.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineNotezilla can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownNotezilla supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Notezilla.
    ⚫︎ LightweightNotezilla consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Notezilla simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesNotezilla can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ Goal TrackingNotezilla can be used for tracking progress toward personal or business goals.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    xournal

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Xournal is an application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus. It is free software (GNU GPL) and runs on Linux (recent distributions), Windows and other GTK+/Gnome platforms.

    ⚫︎ PDF annotationxournal support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Handwritten Notesxournal supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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    Discontinued

    It hasn't been updated since 2017, but there is an active fork Xournal++ icon Xournal++

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    Jarnal

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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 .

    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesJarnal supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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    MrWriter

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesMrWriter supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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    NoteLab

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    NoteLab brings the power of digital note taking to Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and Solaris.

    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesNoteLab supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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    gournal

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Gournal is a note-taking application written for usage on Tablet-PCs (such as the Toshiba M200)

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDowngournal supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Handwritten Notesgournal supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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    Vov Sticky Notes

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    For many people, the desktop is simply the place where shortcuts and icons are located, without any real functionality. Nonetheless, you can benefit from all the empty space on your desktop by adding post-its, and Vov Sticky Notes is one of the apps that can help you do that.

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    Windows Journal

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    Windows Journal is one of the applications designed for Tablet PCs. Users can handwrite notes and draw lines or shapes with it. Even though it is recommended to use a graphics tablet or a Tablet PC, you can compose handwritten notes using a normal mouse.

    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesWindows Journal supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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    Discontinued

    It was removed from Windows 10 as part of an update released on August 9, 2016. Last version, 10.0.173, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    MrWriter_PDF

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Notetaking and blackboard replacement application. Inspired by Xournal. Written in C++/Qt for Linux / Windows. It has the ability to annotate PDF files and has a few other options (e.g. markdown support).

    ⚫︎ PDF annotationMrWriter_PDF support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesMrWriter_PDF supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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