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    GoodNotes Alternatives

    GoodNotes is described as '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' and is a popular Note-taking tool in the office & productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to GoodNotes for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPad, Windows, Android Tablet and iPhone. The best alternative is NoteLedge, which is free. Other great apps like GoodNotes are Google Keep, Microsoft OneNote, xournal and MyScript Nebo.

    GoodNotes is mainly a Note-taking Tool but alternatives to it may also be Todo List Managers or Audio Recorders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GoodNotes.
    This page was last updated Apr 29, 2022
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    GoodNotes for iPhone and iPad is a notetaking app with the theme of "digital paper." It's usable for all your...
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    1. Capture inspiration from Pinterest, YouTube or web pages, organize ideas in one place and add your notes. Make mood boards or quick sketches to visualize and present ideas!.
      NoteLedge vs GoodNotes opinions
      Almost everyone thinks NoteLedge is a great alternative to GoodNotes.
      blarticuspaul cloud capabilities and super simple to use
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      The audio recording helps a lot for blind people, don't you think?
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      emperorenderman777 Probably my favorite, really versatile!
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

    2. Google Keep is a service provided by Google which integrates note-taking and web surfing.
      Google Keep vs GoodNotes opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      VaiTon Google Keep is made to take simple notes, while GoodNotes is made to write virtual notebook full of notes, as one would do in class.
      Negative comment 7 months ago

      ZetiX Google Keep is just just for simple and quick notes.
      Negative comment 5 months ago

      Only simple text notes, no pdf import, export, bad pen support, etc. This is not an alternative to Goodnotes
      Negative comment about 2 months ago


    3. Microsoft OneNote, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, is a digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information.
      Microsoft OneNote vs GoodNotes opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Microsoft OneNote is still a legitimate alternative to GoodNotes, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      one note insistence on sign in bothersome. Force feeding cloud concept when all evidence indicates that centralized storage invites hack attacks
      Negative comment almost 7 years ago

      Your scope is too wide. The only thing they have in common is the ability to take notes, which really covers thousands of apps. This does not take into account the primary functions of GoodNotes. OneNote is an alternative to EverNote.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

    4. 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.


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

      Most users think xournal is a great alternative to GoodNotes.
    5. Powered by the highly acclaimed MyScript Interactive Ink, Nebo® is the ultimate way to take notes.
      MyScript Nebo vs GoodNotes opinions
      Almost everyone thinks MyScript Nebo is a great alternative to GoodNotes.
      Smooth interface, handwriting recognition, high quality pdf export, cloud sync with gdrivd and dropbox
      Positive comment 24 days ago

      Nothing is like Goodnotes!
      Negative comment about 3 years ago


    6. 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.
      Xournal++ vs GoodNotes opinions
      Most users think Xournal++ is a great alternative to GoodNotes.
      violoncello It allows you to store your notes wherever you want and doesn't force you to use whatever cloud synchronisation
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Pen works with cursive but not so well with print.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      FiiNote is the most convenient note app for android.
      FiiNote vs GoodNotes opinions
      Most users think FiiNote is a great alternative to GoodNotes.
      Did not like the way it handles manuscript summaries.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

    7. 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.
      Most users think Squid is a great alternative to GoodNotes.
    8. INKredible is an app with a single mission: to make your handwriting experience on tablets as good as, if not better, than pen on paper.
      INKredible vs GoodNotes opinions
      Almost everyone thinks INKredible is a great alternative to GoodNotes.
      I like things simple and easy instead of a lot of icons and options to select froms. I like the simple way of taking notes. What I would like is it would be nice to be able to draw forms and combine them that automatically recognize and correct the forms. I have been using mostly some rectangles line and square, but when you want to move or make big, it is complicated to shore one piece as it does select the other instead of the one you want. Overall it is good but still need some improvements.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      Really nice app for diary and most incredible hand writing notebook
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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