Penultimate Alternatives

    Penultimate is described as 'combines distraction-free, natural handwriting and sketching with the power of Evernote’s sync and search. Take class or meeting notes, journal your thoughts, or outline your next big idea—in the office or on the go' and is an app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Penultimate for a variety of platforms, including iPad, Android, iPhone, Android Tablet and Windows. The best alternative is GoodNotes. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Storyboarder or Squid. Other great apps like Penultimate are Notability (Paid), Noteshelf (Paid), Stylus Labs Write (Free) and INKredible (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Mar 6, 2021

    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. Storyboarder makes it easy to visualize a story as fast you can draw stick figures. Quickly draw to test if a story idea works. Create and show animatics to others. Express your story idea without making a movie.
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    3. 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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    4. Take beautiful handwritten notes or annotate PDFs on your iPad, and now even on your iPhone.
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    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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    6. INKredible is an app with a single mission: to make your handwriting experience on tablets as good as, if not better, than pen on paper. SIMPLE
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      • 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.
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