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, Windows, Mac, Android Tablet and Android. The best alternative is NoteLedge, which is free. Other great apps like Journal are Xournal++, GoodNotes, Notability and xournal.
Bamboo Paper, a seriously fun new app from Wacom, provides you with the ability to create virtual notebooks for your tablet, letting you share your ideas visually with handwritten notes, sketches or doodles.
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).
Penultimate combines distraction-free, natural handwriting and sketching with the power of Evernote’s sync and search. Take class or meeting notes, journal your thoughts, or outline your next big idea—in the office or on the go.
With this amazing app you takes notes by handwriting or typing, draw sketches, create colorful drawings or technical diagrams, convert your notes to PDF or image format, store your notes or share it with others through email or Facebook.
WritePad is a custom text editor for iPhone that utilizes handwriting recognition input for the English language as well as iPhone keyboard for text entry, spell checker, context analyzer and standard editing operations such as copy, cut, paste, etc.