xournal Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to xournal for Windows and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Microsoft OneNote, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to xournal and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to xournal are Foxit Reader (Free Personal), Xournal++ (Free, Open Source), Notezilla (Paid) and Stylus Labs Write (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 21, 2021

    1. SmoothDraw is an easy natural painting and digital free-hand drawing software that can produce high quality pictures. Support many kinds of brushes (pen, pencil, dry media, airbrush, bristle brush, image hose, etc.), retouch tools, layers, image adjustment, and many effects...
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Spiral is a program that allows users to take notes in a format similar to a spiral notebook.
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    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Stickynotes for your desktop easily from the command line! Built using PySimpleGUI.


    5. Cardfile is a personal information manager, based on index cards, that was distributed with Microsoft Windows starting from the original version 1.01 until Windows NT 4.0 Server.
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    6. Notetaking and blackboard replacement application. Inspired by Xournal. Written in C++/Qt for Linux / Windows / Mac.
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      MrWriter vs xournal opinions
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      has a better intuitive UX
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    7. S Note lets you create notes using the keyboard or the S Pen™, or both. You can add images, voice memos, videos, and much more. Choose from predefined templates, or start with a blank note. With S Note, you can quickly share your thoughts and ideas with others.
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    8. 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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    9. NotesHolder lets you quickly type in any piece of information so that you can easily find it when you need, read it or print it out for your convenience. This is the most effective way to store all your notes without cluttering up your desk with post it notes / sticky notes.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last free version, 2.3 build 148, released on May 18, 2010, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine

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