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    GoodNotes Alternatives for Linux

    GoodNotes is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Google Keep, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to GoodNotes and ten of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to GoodNotes are xournal (Free, Open Source), Xournal++ (Free, Open Source), OpenBoard (Free, Open Source) and NoteLab (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 14, 2022
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    1. 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 6 months ago

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

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      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

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    2. 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.

      Discontinued

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

      Most users think xournal is a great alternative to GoodNotes.


    3. 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

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

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    4. 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.
    5. NoteLab brings the power of digital note taking to Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and Solaris.
      Most users think NoteLab is a great alternative to GoodNotes.


    6. Rnote aims to be a simple but functional note taking application for freehand drawing or annotating pictures or documents. It eventually should be able to import / export various media file formats.
    7. 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 .
      Most users think Jarnal is a great alternative to GoodNotes.
    8. Notetaking and blackboard replacement application. Inspired by Xournal. Written in C++/Qt for Linux / Windows / Mac.
    9. 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).
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      MrWriter_PDF vs GoodNotes opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      IanDorfman Though it is not available on iOS, this application supports handwritten notetaking as well as PDF annotation. This makes it an alternative based on featureset.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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