Notetaking

The following Free or Low Cost Assistive Technology software programs are available for anyone to use. The following programs, software, website, and apps focus on different forms of Notetaking Support.

Notetaking:

Notability

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  • Write, type, or annotate using highlighters your notes using the all in one notetaking app
  • Ability to take pictures and audio record with sound being linked to your notes
  • Use Google Drive, Dropbox and Box to import, export and share documents such as PowerPoints and take notes direction on them
  • Organize all your notes in one place
  • More Information: http://www.gingerlabs.com/
Cost: $2.99
Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone

 

SoundNote

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  • Type or write out your notes while the audio recording is synced to each word or pen stroke
  • Tap on the word and then the play button to playback what was being said at that moment in the audio recording
  • Share your audio recording and notes via email, Dropbox, or transfer directly to your computer
  • More Information: http://soundnote.com/
Cost: $4.99
Compatibility: iOS: iPad

 

Sonocent Recorder

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  • Record your notes on your portable device
  • Highlight important parts of your recording and add notes
  • Break up your recording and tag it to make it easier to find later
  • Upload to the Sonocent Audio Notetaker Program on your computer
  • More Information: http://www.sonocent.com/recorder
Cost: Free: Ability to Record;  Price Pending: Unlimited Playback on App
Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone

 

AudioNote

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Cost: Free
Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS, iOS: iPad, Android

 

WritePad

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  • Take notes with your stylus or finger while handwriting recognition turns these notes into typed text
  • Recognition adapts, adjusts, and learns your style of writing over time
  • Built in spell check with custom dictionary, context analyzer, autocorrect, and Shorthand feature
  • Synchronize documents with Evernote, Dropbox, iTunes, Google Docs, Email and more!
  • More Information: http://www.phatware.com
Cost: $4.99
Compatibility: iOS: iPad

 

AccessNote

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  • Notetaking tool for those who are Blind or Visually Impaired created by the American Federation of the Blind
  • App combines notetaking capabilities with the other accessibility features and functions of the iOS device
  • Input notes with either QWERTY Keyboard, refreshable Braille Display
  • More Information: http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw130702
Cost: $19.99
Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod

 

Evernote

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  • A one-stop place to collect notes, files, web clippings, and images with the ability to access them on virtually any device
  • Collect and find your information easily
  • Great tool for researching, planning events and everyday organizational use
  • Collaborate with others on projects using the sharing features
  • More Information: http://evernote.com
Cost: Free
Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS, iOS: iPad, iPhone; iPod Touch, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, hp WebOS

 

Penultimate

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  • Write, sketch, draw or doodle notes and information on your iPad
  • Lifelike paper in app imitate writing on real paper
  • Sync with your Evernote account for access anywhere, anytime using your computer or mobile devices
  • Search your notes using the search feature in your Evernote Account
  • More Information: https://evernote.com/penultimate/
Cost: Free
Compatibility: iOS: iPad

 

Microsoft OneNote

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  • Take all your notes in OneNote by typing, writing with a touchscreen, importing pictures, video, web links and other resources
  • Divide up your classes and work by notebook, section, and pages
  • Using OneDrive online, share your OneNote document for others to work on and interact with
  • Search your notes for the ability to easily find what you need
  • More Information: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/onenote/
Cost: Free
Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS, iOS: iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone

 

NoteSuite

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  • Organize everything in one place, on or offline
  • Take notes using different fonts, insert photos, make list and to-do lists, and record audio
  • Divide your To-Do list up by everything or just things needing to be done today
  • Ability to set reminders, start dates, due state, and sub-lists for certain projects
  • Annotate PDFs, photos, web clips and convert to MS Office or an iWorks file
  • More Information: http://www.notesuite.io/
Cost: $4.99
Compatibility: Mac OS, iOS: iPad

 

PaperPort Notes

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  • Take notes digitally on your iPad using this app
  • Import and combine PDFs, PowerPoints, documents, images, web content and audio into your notes documents
  • Includes tools for notetaking and marking up documents
  • Record and replay audio recording of lectures
  • Upload your notes to cloud storage services for easy access and sharing
  • More Information: http://www.paperportnotes.com/
Cost: Free
Compatibility: iOS: iPad

 

iAnnotate

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  • Annotate PDF, Word Doc, PowerPoint, and image files with this app
  • Use the typewriter, pen, highlighter, stamp, note, underline, photo, voice and other tools to annotate your document
  • Import PDFs or compress and export for secured sharing with others
  • More Information: http://www.branchfire.com/iannotate/
Cost: Free – Android; $9.99 – iOS
Compatibility: iOS: iPad; Android

 

Audiotorium

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  • Record, type, review, organize and share your audio and text notes all in one app
  • Organize your notes by Category and Subject
  • Customize your notes with paper texture and fonts
  • Integrate with TextExpander app to insert common phrases and other text with minimal key strokes
  • More Information: http://app-apps.com/apps/audiotorium-notes/
Cost: $5.99
Compatibility: iOS: iPad

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