GoodNotes Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to GoodNotes for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is NoteLedge. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Google Keep or Microsoft OneNote. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to GoodNotes and 11 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to GoodNotes are Xournal++ (Free, Open Source), Notability (Paid), NoteLab (Free, Open Source) and Jarnal (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 21, 2021

    1. NoteLedge is a digital notepad that comes with powerful multimedia tools for creating notes and presenting works straight from a smart device.
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      NoteLedge vs GoodNotes opinions
      Almost everyone thinks NoteLedge is a great alternative to GoodNotes.
      blarticuspaul cloud capabilities and super simple to use
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      The audio recording helps a lot for blind people, don't you think?
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      emperorenderman777 Probably my favorite, really versatile!
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

    2. Google Keep is a service provided by Google which integrates note-taking and web surfing.
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    3. Microsoft OneNote, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, is a digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information.
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      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 about 6 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 5 years ago

    4. 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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      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 7 months ago

      Pen works with cursive but not so well with print.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

    5. Documentation and Note taking tool.
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      Most users think Notability is a great alternative to GoodNotes.

    6. NoteLab brings the power of digital note taking to Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and Solaris.
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      Most users think NoteLab is a great alternative to GoodNotes.
    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. 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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    9. Orion PDF Author, a new and easier way to create multi-page PDF-format user guides, instruction manuals, and booklets.
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    10. Notetaking and blackboard replacement application. Inspired by Xournal. Written in C++/Qt for Linux / Windows / Mac.
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