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    Pen Journal Alternatives

    Pen Journal is described as 'is made, to create Notes and Scripts, easily. Just write things down with your graphictablets pen (Stylus)' and is a Note-taking Tool in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Pen Journal for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, iPad and iPhone. Most alternatives are Note-taking Tools and Journaling Apps. The best alternative is GoodNotes. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try xournal or Jarnal. Other great apps like Pen Journal are Notezilla (Paid), NoteLab (Free, Open Source), Journal (Free) and Vov Sticky Notes (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jan 24, 2022

    1. 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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    2. Notezilla is the leading sticky notes app for Windows, Android, iPhone/iPad and the web. Set reminders to sticky notes, Pin sticky notes, attach them to websites, docs & folders, sync between PCs and other devices, organize using folders and tags.
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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. 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 .
    5. NoteLab brings the power of digital note taking to Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and Solaris.
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    6. 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.
    7. For many people, the desktop is simply the place where shortcuts and icons are located, without any real functionality. Nonetheless, you can benefit from all the empty space on your desktop by adding post-its, and Vov Sticky Notes is one of the apps that can help you do that.
    8. Stickynotes for your desktop easily from the command line! Built using PySimpleGUI.
    9. 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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    10. Bamboo Paper, a seriously fun new app from Wacom, provides you with the ability to create virtual notebooks for your tablet, letting you share your ideas visually with handwritten notes, sketches or doodles.
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