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    Best Journal Alternatives

    Journal is described as ', a Microsoft Garage project, is a Windows 10 app helping people who love to journal to evolve their ideas and express themselves quickly with the power of their digital pen' and is a Note-taking Tool in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Journal for a variety of platforms, including iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and Android. The best alternative is NoteLedge, which is free. Other great apps like Journal are Xournal++ (Free, Open Source), GoodNotes (Paid), Notability (Freemium) and xournal (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 20, 2021

    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!.
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    2. 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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    3. GoodNotes 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.
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    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 supports drawing and writing on pdf's.

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



    5. 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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    6. Take beautiful handwritten notes or annotate PDFs on your iPad, and now even on your iPhone.
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    7. Powered by the highly acclaimed MyScript Interactive Ink, Nebo® is the ultimate way to take notes.
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    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. 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. SIMPLE
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