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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 15 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Windows Journal are NoteLedge, Notesnook, Stylus Labs Write and KeepNote.

Windows Journal alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Todo List Managers or Journaling Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Windows Journal.
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  1. Microsoft OneNote icon

    Microsoft OneNote

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    • Kindle Fire

    Microsoft OneNote, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, is a digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information.

    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesMicrosoft OneNote supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Microsoft OneNote.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Microsoft OneNote.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineMicrosoft OneNote can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMicrosoft OneNote supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportMicrosoft OneNote support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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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.

    OneNote has many options such as camera, recordings, drawing, and typing.

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    Can draw and erase lines in different colors, remove R or B from RGB image and set grid lines

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    Too complicated and not so user friendly as windows journal.

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    Can't save files in folders the same way

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    No possibility for handwriting on mac

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    More Notebook and cloud integration, less actual files and universal software like Journal

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  2. Capture inspiration from Pinterest, YouTube or web pages, organize ideas in one place and add your notes. Make mood boards or quick sketches to visualize and present ideas!.

    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with NoteLedge.
    ⚫︎ PortableNoteLedge can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesNoteLedge supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    ⚫︎ Video ImportYou can import external video material into NoteLedge.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Notesnook

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • 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.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineNotesnook can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownNotesnook supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedNotesnook is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeNotesnook supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionNotesnook has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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  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.

    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesStylus Labs Write supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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    Almost everyone thinks Stylus Labs Write is a great alternative to Windows Journal.
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    KeepNote

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    KeepNote: note-taking and organization. KeepNote is a note taking application that works on Windows, Linux, and

    ⚫︎ PortableKeepNote can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

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

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    Outline+

    • Mac
    • iPad

    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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    Noto

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    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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    Jarnal

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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 .

    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesJarnal supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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    MrWriter

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Notetaking and blackboard replacement application. Inspired by Xournal. Written in C++/Qt for Linux / Windows / Mac.

    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesMrWriter supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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    NoteLab

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    NoteLab brings the power of digital note taking to Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and Solaris.

    ⚫︎ Handwritten NotesNoteLab supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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