Windows Journal Alternatives for Mac

    Windows Journal is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Microsoft OneNote, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Windows Journal and 13 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Windows Journal are NoteLedge (Paid), Stylus Labs Write (Free), Noto (Freemium) and KeepNote (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 2, 2021

    1. 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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      Microsoft OneNote vs Windows Journal opinions
      Some users think Microsoft OneNote is a great alternative to Windows Journal, some don't.
      Can draw and erase lines in different colors, remove R or B from RGB image and set grid lines
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

      OneNote has many options such as camera, recordings, drawing, and typing.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

      Too complicated and not so user friendly as windows journal.
      Top negative comment  6 months ago

      Can't save files in folders the same way
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      No possibility for handwriting on mac
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

      More Notebook and cloud integration, less actual files and universal software like Journal
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

    2. NoteLedge is a digital notepad that comes with powerful multimedia tools for creating notes and presenting works straight from a smart device.
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    3. 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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      Almost everyone thinks Stylus Labs Write is a great alternative to Windows Journal.
    4. Noto is a modern writing app. With delightful interactions, powerful editing tools, and a beautiful design, Noto helps you capture the best of your everyday life.
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    5. KeepNote: note-taking and organization. KeepNote is a note taking application that works on Windows, Linux, and MacOS X.


      No new releases since March 2012, but last version, 0.7.8, is still working and can be downloaded from the official website.

    6. Note-taking becomes intuitive again Organize your personal, work and class notes. View and edit Microsoft OneNote on iPad and Mac. Your OneNote companion on iPad Note-taking becomes intuitive again. Organize your personal, work and class notes. View and edit...
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    7. 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 .
    8. NoteLab brings the power of digital note taking to Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and Solaris.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Simple keyboard-driven note taking: Search, create, edit and delete notes all without the mouse. Start typing to name your file: When you first launch nimblenote, the focus of the keyboard will be within the search input. Start typing the filename of a new note.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Remember The Task is a light-weight ToDo application that allows you to maintain a list of tasks to be done. It Syncs with Remember The Milk so you can manage your tasks on the go using RTM.
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