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Free GoodNotes Alternatives for iPad

There are many alternatives to GoodNotes for iPad if you are looking for a replacement. The best free iPad alternative is NoteLedge. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to GoodNotes and 12 are free and available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free iPad alternatives to GoodNotes are Google Keep, Microsoft OneNote, Notability and INKredible.

GoodNotes alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Todo List Managers or Journaling Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GoodNotes.
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  1. NoteLedge icon

    NoteLedge

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    354 alternatives to NoteLedge 

    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!.

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    1.  Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with NoteLedge.
    2.  PortableNoteLedge can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Handwritten NotesNoteLedge supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    4.  Video ImportYou can import external video material into NoteLedge.
    5.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Almost everyone thinks NoteLedge is a great alternative to GoodNotes.
    GEMINIQUEENKDS

    I like NoteEdge bc I always write down everything, so this is great

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    Guest

    because it is also like goodnotes

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    emperorenderman777

    Probably my favorite, really versatile!

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    blarticuspaul

    cloud capabilities and super simple to use

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    Guest

    The audio recording helps a lot for blind people, don't you think?

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    Google Keep

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    324 alternatives to Google Keep 

    Google Keep has several features including color coding notes, inserting images, creating lists, geo-fencing, shareable notes, and search by color.

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    1.  Works OfflineGoogle Keep can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Handwritten NotesGoogle Keep supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    3.  Dark ModeGoogle Keep supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    5.  RemindersGoogle Keep allows you to set reminders for tasks, events or actions, based on parameters of time, place or condition.
    6.  Sync with Google CalendarGoogle Keep can be synchronized with Google Calendar
    7.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Google Keep simultaneously.
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    emersongazzoli

    It doesn't compose complex noten in one note together like goodnotes. It is very far from similar.

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    Guest

    Only simple text notes, no pdf import, export, bad pen support, etc. This is not an alternative to Goodnotes

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    ZetiX

    Google Keep is just just for simple and quick notes.

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    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.

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    Microsoft OneNote

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    465 alternatives to Microsoft OneNote 

    Microsoft OneNote, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, is a digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information. It also offers shared notebooks, syncing between multiple computers and devices via Windows...

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    1.  Handwritten NotesMicrosoft OneNote supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    2.  Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Microsoft OneNote.
    3.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Microsoft OneNote.
    4.  Works OfflineMicrosoft OneNote can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    5.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    6.  Pressure SensitivityMicrosoft OneNote can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    7.  Dark ModeMicrosoft OneNote supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    8.  SubtasksMicrosoft OneNote allows you to create and manage tasks inside of a parent-main task.
    9.  WYSIWYG SupportMicrosoft OneNote integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
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    This alternative is disputed. Microsoft OneNote is still a legitimate alternative to GoodNotes, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    Guest

    one note insistence on sign in bothersome. Force feeding cloud concept when all evidence indicates that centralized storage invites hack attacks

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    Guest

    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.

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    Notability

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    54 alternatives to Notability 

    Notability is the first truly integrated note-taking app for iOS. Standing on a framework that automatically links notes with audio recordings, Notability supports all of your note-taking needs -- handwriting, PDF annotation, word processing, and more work together seamlessly...

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    Most users think Notability is a great alternative to GoodNotes.
    emersongazzoli

    It is a post-it like app. No handwriting.

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    INKredible

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    36 alternatives to INKredible 

    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.

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    1.  Handwritten NotesINKredible supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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    Almost everyone thinks INKredible is a great alternative to GoodNotes.
    Guest

    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.

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    Guest

    Really nice app for diary and most incredible hand writing notebook

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    Noto

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    331 alternatives to Noto 

    Noto is a modern writing app. With delightful interactions, powerful editing tools, and a beautiful design, Noto helps you capture the best of your everyday life.

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  7. ThinkSpace : Mind Map & Note icon

    ThinkSpace : Mind Map & Note

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    All In One Idea Note.

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    CollaNote

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    Best free notability or goodnotes alternative in 2021This app is new in App Store and developed by a student of Hamburg University CollaNote - Most powerful Note-Taking App, PDF Editor, Whiteboard, Memo-App & Digital Planner - All in one

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    1.  Handwritten NotesCollaNote supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    2.  PDF annotationCollaNote support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    3.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
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    Flexcil

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    19 alternatives to Flexcil 

    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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    best for android until 2021

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    Noteful

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    291 alternatives to Noteful 

    Noteful is your one-stop note-taking app to experience the new paperless revolution on iPad.

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    1.  Handwritten NotesNoteful supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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