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



AccessNote Logo


  • Notetaking tool for those who are Blind or Visually Impaired created by the American Foundation for 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:

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch


Audio Note Logo


Cost: Free and Paid Version $5.99

Compatibility: Windows; Mac; iOS: iPad; Android


Evernote Logo


  • 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:

Cost: Free or Premium

Compatibility: Windows; Mac; iOS: iPad, iPhone; iPod Touch; Android; Windows Phone; Blackberry; hp WebOS


iAnnotate Logo


  • 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:

Cost: $9.99

Compatibility: iOS: iPad

Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote Logo


  • Take all your notes in OneNote by typing, writing with a touchscreen, importing pictures, video, web links, and other resources
  • Ability to record your lecture with this program
  • 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:

Cost: Free with an Office account

Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS, iOS: iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone


Notability Logo


  • Write, type, or annotate using highlighters your notes using the all in one notetaking app
  • Ability to take pictures and audio record with the sound being linked to your notes
  • Use Google Drive, Dropbox and Box to import, export and share documents such as PowerPoints and take notes directly on them
  • Organize all your notes in one place
  • More Information:

Cost: $8.99

Compatibility: Mac; iOS: iPad, iPhone

Note Board



  • A web application that creates a note-taking board to gather notes
  • Ability to upload PDFs, Docs, images, and website links (varies between demo and premium version)
  • Create multiple note-taking boards
  • Collaborate with others by sharing your note-taking board
  • Customizable background and note style
  • More information:

Cost: Free for Demo and $3/month for Premium

Compatibility: Online Resource with Chrome extension


Penultimate Logo


  • 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:

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS: iPad


Sound Note Logo


  • 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:

Cost: $4.99

Compatibility: Mac; iOS: iPad

YiNote by TurboNote



Cost: Free

Compatibility: Chrome extension

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