Microsoft OneNote Alternatives for iPad

    There are many alternatives to Microsoft OneNote for iPad if you are looking for a replacement. The best iPad alternative is NoteLedge. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Joplin or Standard Notes. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Microsoft OneNote and loads of them are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to Microsoft OneNote are Notion (Freemium), Evernote (Freemium), Simplenote (Free, Open Source) and Quire (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 21, 2021

    1. monday.com Work OS is far more than a project management tool. It is an intuitive platform that helps transform the way teams work together, meet deadlines, and build a culture of transparency.
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    2. 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 Microsoft OneNote opinions
      Almost everyone thinks NoteLedge is a great alternative to Microsoft OneNote.
      hryan5369 With this app you can organize everything including your daily activity or special event.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    3. Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor.
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      Joplin vs Microsoft OneNote opinions
      Most users think Joplin is a great alternative to Microsoft OneNote.
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      pretty and very clear user interface
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      dasonic Same structure as Onenote, supports images, looks modern. Doesn't have all the same features (like drawing on the screen) but also has its own unique features Onenote doesn't have. Also runs on Linux, which is the biggest plus for me.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      RemovedUser Joplin doesn't allow files to be attached, it doesn't support colors, and you have to learn a special programming language to use it.
      Top negative comment  5 months ago

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      Your data is YOUR data. I'm able to keep my data on my own Nextcloud server. Not on Microsoft OneDrive. And, it can be encrypted as well (mine is).
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      naxawo7733 it is a markdown editor with integrated sync for nextcloud
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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      You Fan usw it on Linux. Persona who search for Open Source appriciate that very much.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      elu Better interface and privacy with the same functionality of OneNote
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    4. Standard Notes is a simple and private notes app. It allows you to write and sync your notes across all your devices, including your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and web browser.
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      Standard Notes vs Microsoft OneNote opinions
      Most users think Standard Notes is a great alternative to Microsoft OneNote.
      Extremely feature-light. Does only the bare minimum to be considered a notes app, whereas OneNote does much more.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      Encrypted, very lightweight and not owned by Microsoft.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      The free version is only plain text editing - can't even paste images or use bold and italics. There simply aren't enough features in the free one to determine whether I like it enough to pay for premium.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

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      OneNote is way more powerful
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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    5. With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all. It's like Google Docs, but everything is organized and discoverable by your team. Real collaboration in real-time.
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      Notion vs Microsoft OneNote opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Notion is a great alternative to Microsoft OneNote.
      raphaelaguiar Better visualization and flexible organization. Keeps your information in a multi-hierarchical wiki, not in notes,
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      Biggest feature of Onenote is drawing & typing everywhere, which Notion doesn't support. Notion is good to store highly structured data, while Onenote is more like a digital paper.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      rongmu Notion is aesthetic, powerful and highly flexible. You can mix different types of contents within one page. Markdown formatting for texts. Sub-pages for wiki-like or hierarchical organization. Databases for a of lot data; a database comes with multiple possible views and you can choose the one that best suits your data.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      infinite nesting, cross platform, powerful edting and embed tools
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving.
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      Evernote vs Microsoft OneNote opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Evernote is still a legitimate alternative to Microsoft OneNote, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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      aquanovus8 Evernote is clunky, overwhelming, and slow. It has a lot of cool features that used to be relatively unique, but it's grown stagnant. Also the mobile version is pretty buggy.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      Easy to use, and easy to search.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      It is far and away lacking many features of onenote, most noticeably the ability to have sections and subsections of notes in binders. Making it not good for keeping ORGANIZED notes.
      Top negative comment  almost 5 years ago

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      frankzhang Evernote's handwriting is seriously lacking. Especially on the android platform.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      Whilst Evernote is a wonderful lightweight note organizer, Onenote it is a FAR cry from.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      No insert latex formulas in document
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      The possibility of inserting sections is missing.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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    6. Made by the company behind WordPress, Simplenote enables users to take notes, lists, and ideas. These notes are stored on the cloud and are accessible across multiple devices.
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      Simplenote vs Microsoft OneNote opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Simplenote is still a legitimate alternative to Microsoft OneNote, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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      It doesnt feature writing with a pen on screen. (Wacom etc.)
      Top negative comment  about 4 years ago

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      It is more akin to Apple's iNotes, albeit a little less feature rich (No sketches, folders, etc.). In terms of functionality, Simplenote and iNotes is not a viable alternative to OneNote.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Simplenote is more similar to Notepad than Onenote. It's basically a plain text editor that lets you store your notes online. Some of the very basic features of OneNote can be approximated, such as inclusion of images, links and text formatting, but it requires learning markdown, which is extremely cumbersome to use and time consuming to learn. Simplenote has only rudimentary organization and search features. Better than Notepad. Not even close to Outlook.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      No support for web clippings. No separation of Notebooks. Really not like OneNote at all
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      Not even the same category
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      No drawing, no hand writing.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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      Simplenote is great for super simple plaintext notetaking but it only has one feature in common with OneNote which is syncing. Not an alternative
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    7. An award-winning cloud-based Project Management software aims to help collaborative teams organize and manage from small enterprise projects to large-scale initiatives.
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      This alternative is disputed. Quire is still a legitimate alternative to Microsoft OneNote, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    8. Workflowy lets you organise your brain into easily manageable lists. It also works as a single-pane outliner with inline notes. It offers one-click hoisting (zooming into branches). The online version syncs with mobile apps.
      This alternative is disputed. WorkFlowy is still a legitimate alternative to Microsoft OneNote, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    9. Google Keep is a service provided by Google which integrates note-taking and web surfing.
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      Google Keep vs Microsoft OneNote opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Google Keep is still a legitimate alternative to Microsoft OneNote, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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      I love Keep, but it's not anywhere near as detailed as OneNote. Keep is basically for making sticky notes, which is helpful, but OneNote has way more features. I know a lot of students, as well as myself, who use OneNote for taking school notes. You can draw, add tags to notes, and add formattings, such as fonts, colors, bullets, and number lists. You can even draw on top of things you type. You can't any of that in Google Keep.
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

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      Keep is like sticky notes which is completely different from Onenote
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      It's too lightweight and lacks many features compared to OneNote.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      Keep is a sticker board while OneNote is a full notebook.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      It lacks too many options compared to onenote. Keep is much more simpler.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      Google Keep is basically a digital sticky note application the syncs to your google account
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      1% of one note's features
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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