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Notetaking Support

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.



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 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:

Cost: $2.99

Compatibility: Mac; iOS: iPad, iPhone; iPod touch


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

Sonocent Recorder

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  • Record your notes on your portable device
  • Highlight important parts of your recording and add notes
  • Ability to add in photos or images into app notes
  • Ability to draw notes into program, not just type
  • 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:

Cost: Free: Ability to Record;  Price Pending: Unlimited Playback on App

Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone; iPod touch


AudioNote Logo


Cost: Free – lite; $4.99

Compatibility: Windows; Mac; iOS: iPad; Android

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

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


WritePad Logo


  • 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:

Cost: $7.99

iOS: iPad; iPhone; Android


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


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

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


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

Paper Port 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:

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS: iPad


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: Free – Android; $9.99 – iOS

Compatibility: iOS: iPad; Android


Audiotorium Logo


  • 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:

Cost: $5.99

Compatibility: iOS: iPad