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GoodNotes Alternatives for Android

GoodNotes is not available for Android but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best Android alternative is NoteLedge, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to GoodNotes and 17 are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to GoodNotes are Google Keep, Microsoft OneNote, Xournal++ and MyScript Nebo.

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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    353 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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  2. Google Keep icon

    Google Keep

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    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Android Wear
    323 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.  RemindersGoogle Keep allows you to set reminders for tasks, events or actions, based on parameters of time, place or condition.
    5.  Sync with Google CalendarGoogle Keep can be synchronized with Google Calendar
    6.  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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    • Kindle Fire
    464 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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    Xournal++

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    32 alternatives to Xournal++ 

    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.
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    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

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    LinuxDoge

    cross platform, not invasive

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    Guest

    OSS alternative with many great features.

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    Guest

    Pen works with cursive but not so well with print.

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  5. MyScript Nebo icon

    MyScript Nebo

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    9 alternatives to MyScript Nebo 

    Powered by the highly acclaimed MyScript Interactive Ink, Nebo® is the ultimate way to take notes. Designed specifically for iPad Pro and modern Windows devices in conjunction with advanced writing styluses like Apple Pencil, it lets you easily hand write, draw, edit and...

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

    Smooth interface, handwriting recognition, high quality pdf export, cloud sync with gdrivd and dropbox

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    Guest

    Nothing is like Goodnotes!

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    FiiNote

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    246 alternatives to FiiNote 

    FiiNote is the most convenient note app for android.

    The app is compatible with Android 2.0 ~ Android 4.3(and later). It is designed for both Phone and Pad.

    Feature list: 1, Unique hybrid model for combined handwriting and keyboard. 2, Text,paint,voice,photo,video...Note everyt.

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    1.  Handwritten NotesFiiNote supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    2.  Works OfflineFiiNote can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Most users think FiiNote is a great alternative to GoodNotes.
    emersongazzoli

    More a text recognition app than handwrite note app

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    Guest

    Did not like the way it handles manuscript summaries.

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    Squid

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    • Kindle Fire
    17 alternatives to Squid 

    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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    Most users think Squid is a great alternative to GoodNotes.
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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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    Quillnote

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    287 alternatives to Quillnote 

    Take beautiful markdown notes whenever you feel inspired. Place them in notebooks and tag them accordingly. Stay organized by making task lists, set reminders and keep everything in one place by attaching related files.

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    Noteshelf

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    103 alternatives to Noteshelf 

    Take beautiful handwritten notes or annotate PDFs on your iPad, and now even on your iPhone. With the new Noteshelf you can do all of the familiar, like type notes, record audio, draw shapes, sketch, sign contracts, fill forms, along with a lot of new, like add bookmarks, create...

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    1.  Handwritten NotesNoteshelf supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    2.  PDF annotationNoteshelf support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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    Almost everyone thinks Noteshelf is a great alternative to GoodNotes.
    Guest

    way better in organizing my notes and the handwriting tool is really good.

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