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Free OpenBoard Alternatives

The best free alternative to OpenBoard is Microsoft OneNote. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to OpenBoard and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to OpenBoard are Xournal++, GoodNotes, Miro and xournal.

OpenBoard alternatives are mainly Whiteboards but may also be Note-taking Tools or PDF Readers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OpenBoard.
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  1. Microsoft OneNote icon

    Microsoft OneNote, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, is a digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information.

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    Some users think Microsoft OneNote is a great alternative to OpenBoard, some don't.

    open board has many featues that onenote dosen't has one note is very irganised open board is not at all organised at all

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    Xournal++

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted

    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. Scalable, secure, cross-device and enterprise-ready team collaboration tool for distributed teams.

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    It does not have any same feature. One of them I will tell. OpenBoard has a feature which enables us to sketch both on whiteboard and open space but it does not.

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  5. 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.

    Discontinued

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

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  6. Excalidraw is an open-source whiteboard tool that lets you easily sketch diagrams that have a hand-drawn feel to them. Available directly online as a web app and also through CodeSandbox to easily see how the code works, and the app is available for self-hosting.

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  7. Microsoft Whiteboard icon

    Microsoft Whiteboard

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Meet the freeform digital canvas where ideas, content, and people come together.

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    Raygen

    Whiteboard is technically free yes, but demands you to login with a Microsoft account and you CANNOT use it offline. Classic Microsoft move.

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    Notesnook

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    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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  9. Conceptboard goes beyond the idea of online whiteboards and adds realtime collaboration, document sharing, visual feedback, task management, live meetings and more.

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    Stormboard

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Online Brainstorming and Collaboration. Brainstorm, organize, prioritize and act on the best ideas, in the same room or around the world, on a realtime sticky note whiteboard.

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