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    xournal Alternatives for iPad

    xournal is not available for iPad but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best iPad alternative is Microsoft OneNote, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to xournal and 12 are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to xournal are Foxit Reader, GoodNotes, Notezilla and Stylus Labs Write.

    xournal is mainly a Note-taking Tool but alternatives to it may also be PDF Readers or Whiteboards. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of xournal.
    This page was last updated Mar 10, 2022
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    Xournal is an application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus. It is free software (GNU GPL) and...
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    1. Microsoft OneNote, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, is a digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information.
    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. 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.
    4. Notezilla is the leading sticky notes app for Windows, Android, iPhone/iPad and the web. Set reminders to sticky notes, Pin sticky notes, attach them to websites, docs & folders, sync between PCs and other devices, organize using folders and tags.
      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.
      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 4 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 4 years ago

      It's like Xournal but with much more functionalities for really good handwriting note taking on the go
      Positive comment almost 7 years ago


    6. PDF Expert lets you read and annotate PDF documents, highlight text, make notes and save these changes being compatible with Preview and Adobe Acrobat. Moreover, PDF Expert is the only iPhone application that can fill PDF forms!
    7. Meet the freeform digital canvas where ideas, content, and people come together.
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      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.
    8. The top AEC PDF app to markup and manage drawings and documents. Ideal for replacing pen and paper, avoid printing documents again by using our intuitive feature set that makes marking up a PDF easy.
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