xournal Alternatives for Android

    xournal is not available for Android but there are some alternatives with similar functionality. The best Android alternative is Microsoft OneNote, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to xournal and seven of them are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to xournal are Foxit Reader (Free Personal), Xournal++ (Free, Open Source), Notezilla (Paid) and Stylus Labs Write (Free).

    This page was last updated Apr 27, 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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    2. Foxit Reader is a free and light-weight multi-platform PDF document viewer. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.


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    3. Xournal++ (a fork of Xournal) is a handwriting Notetaking software with PDF annotation support. Written in C++ with plattform independent GTK, supporting Linux, e.g. Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, Suse, macOS and Windows 10. Supports Pen input like Wacom Tablets.
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      Xournal++ vs xournal opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Xournal++ is a great alternative to xournal.
      Direct successor, working in MacOS ;)
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      violoncello Xournal++ is the successor of Xournal
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      openyost It's the new version of it.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

    4. Colorful & powerful sticky notes app for Windows & Phones. Set reminder alarms, attach them to any website or document, organize them using folders/tags, sync sticky notes between devices & send notes across LAN or to any contact across the globe.
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      This alternative is disputed. Notezilla is still a legitimate alternative to xournal, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    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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      Stylus Labs Write vs xournal opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Stylus Labs Write is a great alternative to xournal.
      After a first pratice where it is poor you see that it's minimal but very functional and it become easier to control thing than xournal. Pdf export is great, writing is better than journal, making frame is quite easy better than xournal. But you don't have the option for drawing circle.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      cristobalvio It has a very intuitive UI. It's easy to zoom, pan, erase in various modes. There's the insert space feature, you can move stuff around, etc. Also exports are quite easy and it automatically saves notes in html.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      It's like Xournal but with much more functionalities for really good handwriting note taking on the go
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago


      • FreemiumProprietary
      • 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.
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    6. 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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