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Notability is described as 'is the first truly integrated note-taking app for iOS. Standing on a framework that automatically links notes with audio recordings, Notability supports all of your note-taking needs -- handwriting, PDF annotation, word processing, and more work together seamlessly' and is a popular Note-taking tool in the office & productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Notability for a variety of platforms, including iPad, Android, iPhone, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Microsoft OneNote, which is free. Other great apps like Notability are NoteLedge, Zoho Notebook, GoodNotes and Notesnook.

Notability alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Todo List Managers or Task Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Notability.
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  1. Microsoft OneNote icon

    Microsoft OneNote

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    464 alternatives to Microsoft OneNote 

    Microsoft OneNote, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, is a digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information. It also offers shared notebooks, syncing between multiple computers and devices via Windows...

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    1.  Handwritten NotesMicrosoft OneNote supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    2.  Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Microsoft OneNote.
    3.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Microsoft OneNote.
    4.  Works OfflineMicrosoft OneNote can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    5.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    6.  Pressure SensitivityMicrosoft OneNote can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    7.  Dark ModeMicrosoft OneNote supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    8.  SubtasksMicrosoft OneNote allows you to create and manage tasks inside of a parent-main task.
    9.  WYSIWYG SupportMicrosoft OneNote integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
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    This alternative is disputed. Microsoft OneNote is still a legitimate alternative to Notability, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    Same draw and text anywhere functionality. It also supports PDF annotation and sync backup.

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    Onenote is not so intuitive. Its just awkward. And i dont know this yet but would bet you need good internet access to use it. Notability was easy first use if i remember right. Who are those clowns and why dont they have an android version yet???!!!!

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    OneNote is awful. I get especially annoyed that you can't really make the note full screen because the side panel with the notebook/section/pages is always there

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    The app OneNote is pretty close and would be a pretty good alternative but the web version is not the same thing and doesn't sync. If they could give all the features of both versions at the same time it would be a great alternative.

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    too simple and halfbaked on android

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    You cannot record your classroom session and have the notes you take appear as the professor is talking, you cannot search for words that you've taken, you cannot slip the screen (eg see the powerpoint on one side and take your notes on the other).

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    Handles PDFs by converting to screenshots, which eliminates all the advantages of the PDF format (text search, vectorial graphics, lightweightness...).

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    NoteLedge

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    353 alternatives to NoteLedge 

    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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    1.  Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with NoteLedge.
    2.  PortableNoteLedge can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Handwritten NotesNoteLedge supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    4.  Video ImportYou can import external video material into NoteLedge.
    5.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Most users think NoteLedge is a great alternative to Notability.


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    Zoho Notebook

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    344 alternatives to Zoho Notebook 

    Online Notebook application: Zoho Notebook lets you combine text, images, audio, video, RSS feeds, documents and much more. Online Collaboration: You can share a single image or selection of text from a page rather than the whole document, giving the author absolute control over...

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    1.  Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Zoho Notebook.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Works OfflineZoho Notebook can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Two-factor AuthenticationZoho Notebook supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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    Notability is very focused on handwritten notes and sketches. Zoho Notebook is way off in this comparison

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    GoodNotes

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    48 alternatives to GoodNotes 

    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. Take handwritten notes in digital, multi-media notebooks or annotate PDF, PowerPoint, and Word...

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    1.  PDF annotationGoodNotes support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Pressure SensitivityGoodNotes can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    3.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    4.  Handwritten NotesGoodNotes supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    5.  Support for GesturesGoodNotes supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.
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    Most users think GoodNotes is a great alternative to Notability.
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    There is no ability to record. Also, they have discontinued support for previous versions and forced users to upgrade without notice. I bought GoodNotes 4 and it stopped working within 3 months. Notability also has issues, and there is no dependable note taking app at the moment. OneNote seems good, but can't record while taking notes at the same time, unless using separate apps, and it has a clunky interface.

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    Because you can do almost anything that notibility allows you to do.

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    Notesnook

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    167 alternatives to Notesnook 

    Notesnook is a simple and cross-platform private notes app that keeps your notes organized and synced on your phone, tablet and computer. Take notes, capture ideas, create to-do lists, keep a journal, write your assignments and manage projects, we have got you covered.

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    1.  Works OfflineNotesnook can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Support for MarkDownNotesnook supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    3.  Privacy focusedNotesnook is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  Dark ModeNotesnook supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  End-to-End EncryptionNotesnook has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    WizNote

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    310 alternatives to WizNote 

    WizNote is a Note software, which is especially designed for Internet users and mobile Internet users. WizNote focuses more on notes of rapid collection, management, reading and sharing. WizNote is smaller, more stable, and more suitable for computers, phones and mobile devices.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownWizNote supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Sync with Google CalendarWizNote can be synchronized with Google Calendar
    3.  Works OfflineWizNote can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  PortableWizNote can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Calendar IntegrationWizNote lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
    6.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    7.  Handwritten NotesWizNote supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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    Most users think WizNote is a great alternative to Notability.
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    Notability is all about taking handwritten noted and annotating pdfs by hand - not the closest thing in terms of notability

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    Squid

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    17 alternatives to Squid 

    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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    1.  PDF annotationSquid support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Handwritten NotesSquid supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    3.  Combine PDFCombine, merge and arrange PDF files into one document.
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    Most users think Squid is a great alternative to Notability.
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    wreeto

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    460 alternatives to wreeto 

    A simple workspace to help you focus. Expand your brain with a fast, cluttered-free knowledge organisation toolset!.

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    Noteshelf

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    103 alternatives to Noteshelf 

    Take beautiful handwritten notes or annotate PDFs on your iPad, and now even on your iPhone. With the new Noteshelf you can do all of the familiar, like type notes, record audio, draw shapes, sketch, sign contracts, fill forms, along with a lot of new, like add bookmarks, create...

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    1.  Handwritten NotesNoteshelf supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    2.  PDF annotationNoteshelf support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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    Stylus Labs Write

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    37 alternatives to Stylus Labs Write 

    Write is a word processor for handwriting, designed primarily for tablets with an active stylus. Write has the functionality of a vector drawing application, plus a unique set of tools which ease the editing of handwritten text.

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    1.  Handwritten NotesStylus Labs Write supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    2.  Drawing Tablet SupportStylus Labs Write supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
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