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Notability

Beautiful inking. Good handwriting recognition. Powerful audio recording features. Clean structuring of loose notes and PDFs.

Few customization options.

Reviewed: Mac iPhone iPad
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GoodNotes 4

Handwritten detection in many languages which is even exportable. Smooth inking engine with many features.

No audio recording features. Slow development and questionable quality assurance.

Reviewed: Mac iPhone iPad
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Flexcil

Providing a novel approach to work on multiple documents at once.

Lack in core functionality and customization. The overlay does not go as far as it could.

Reviewed: iPad
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Noteshelf

Great Ink Engine with many different brush types. Auto-publishing to Evernote.

No OCR for handwritten text. Few customizability in options.

Reviewed: iPhone iPad Apple Watch