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OpenBoard Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to OpenBoard for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Xournal++, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to OpenBoard and 15 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to OpenBoard are xournal, Notesnook, Stormboard and Stylus Labs Write.

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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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

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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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  2. 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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    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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    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.

    Stormboard Business Model Canvas, Sticky Note Collaboration
  5. 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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    Coccinella

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Coccinella is a free and open-source cross-platform instant messaging client with a built-in whiteboard for improved collaboration with other people.

    Discontinued

    The last version 0.96.20 is from late 2010, but the software can still be downloaded from their website.

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    SMART Notebook

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    SMART Notebook collaborative learning software enable teachers bring interactivity to their classroom and engage their students. The SMART Notebook collaborative learning software is part of our family of interactive learning products for the classroom.

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    Limnu

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Whiteboards for your team. Draw together. Sketch, share, collaborate, and brainstorm with your remote team like never before. Integrated with Slack and other tools you already use.

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    Lorien

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Lorien is an infinite canvas drawing/note-taking app that is focused on performance, small savefiles and simplicity.

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    Spiral

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Spiral is a program that allows users to take notes in a format similar to a spiral notebook.

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