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Squid is described as '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' and is a Note-taking tool in the office & productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Squid for a variety of platforms, including iPad, Android, iPhone, Android Tablet and Mac. The best alternative is GoodNotes, which is free. Other great apps like Squid are Notability, Noteshelf, INKredible and Stylus Labs Write.

Squid alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Audio Recorders or Mind Mapping Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Squid.
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  • Android
  • Chrome OS
  • Android Tablet
  • Kindle Fire

Take handwritten notes naturally on your Android tablet, phone, or Chromebook supporting Android apps! With Squid you can...

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  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.


  2. Take beautiful handwritten notes or annotate PDFs on your iPad, and now even on your iPhone.

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    I was a long time user of Squid because I had trouble finding another decent alternative on android. But Noteshelf has changed the game on android handwritten notes apps. Try it. It's a one time payment if you tried it and you want to go back to squid you can ask for a refund. But I promise you, you will not want to go back to Squid.

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  3. 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.

  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.


  5. PDF annotation, reading and management.

  6. All In One Idea Note.

  7. With Samsung Notes you can create notes containing texts, images with footnotes, voice recordings, and music. Moreover, you can share your notes easily to SNS.

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  8. Journal icon


    • 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.

  9. LectureNotes is an Android app for note-taking by handwriting on the screen, in particular with a stylus.

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