NoteLab Alternatives

    NoteLab is described as 'brings the power of digital note taking to Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and Solaris' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to NoteLab for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, iPad and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Xournal++, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like NoteLab are GoodNotes (Paid), xournal (Free, Open Source), Stylus Labs Write (Free) and Jarnal (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 6, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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.

      Discontinued

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

    4. 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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    5. 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 .


      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      FiiNote is the most convenient note app for android. The app is compatible with Android 2.0 ~ Android 4.3(and later). It is designed for both Phone and Pad. Feature list: 1, Unique hybrid model for combined handwriting and keyboard.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Journal, 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.
    6. Notetaking and blackboard replacement application. Inspired by Xournal. Written in C++/Qt for Linux / Windows / Mac.
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    7. Windows Journal is one of the applications designed for Tablet PCs. Users can handwrite notes and draw lines or shapes with it. Even though it is recommended to use a graphics tablet or a Tablet PC, you can compose handwritten notes using a normal mouse.

      Discontinued

      It was removed from Windows 10 as part of an update released on August 9, 2016. Last version, 10.0.173, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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