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Digital Notetaking

3962682 robot in pose with smart phoneUpdated 8-3-18

  1. AudioNotes–fee–notepad and voice-recorder; Windows, Mac, iOs, Android
  2. Educreations–turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking. Explain a math formula… Create an animated lesson… Add commentary to your photos… Diagram a sports play….
  3. EverNote–easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use
  4. Google Docs–free app that provides limited access to Google Docs functions
  5. Google Keep–snip from the internet, add a voice memo, add notes and photos
  6. Kindle–take notes about a book being read; here’s a guide to how to do that
  7. LectureNotes–Android App
  8. MS Word–for iPad (free); create and edit
  9. NoodleTool–3-step note-taking process that helps students takes notes while they learn the process
  10. Notability–Notability powerfully integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing so you can take notes your way
  11. Note Anytime–fee-based, but powerful.
  12. Note Board App
  13. Note Taker HD–the iPad app for professionals in need of note-taking software
  14. Paper (free)–Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and share them across the web.
  15. Papyrus–natural note-taking–handwritten or stylus; annotate pdfs; works on all devices
  16. Realtime Board–a multimedia notetaker where you can collect information on a whiteboard to share with others
  17. Simple Note
  18. Sketchpad–draw, write, notes; works on desktops and iOS
  19. ShowMe–Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard!
  20. Voice Thread–Talk, type, and draw right on the screen


See ‘Whiteboards’ category for more

  1. AirSketch Free–Turn your iPad into a wireless whiteboard! Project live sketches to a local computer.
  2. Doceri–collaborate, turn into a movie
  3. Educreations–whiteboard and screencasts
  4. Explain Everything
  5. GroupBoard–collaborate over the internet–up to five people; basic free, then fee
  6. IPEVO–draw and annotate directly onto real-time camera image from your iPad, images in the Photo Library, or a blank whiteboard
  7. Notebookcast–a free multiuser whiteboard in your browser
  8. Realtime Board–a multimedia notetaker where you can collect information on a whiteboard to share with others
  9. ShowMe
  10. Stoodle–no log-in or sign-up, share link to invite others; on desktops and iPads
  11. Whiteboard HD

Click for a lesson plan on using digital notetaking in your classes.

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