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Take notes, plan your day (or year), draw a sketch, or do your math homework with Penbook.

Penbook is a gorgeous freehand writing and drawing app for Windows 10. It includes dozens of kinds of stationary, from graph paper to sheet music. Or, import your own photos or PDFs.

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Gonzalo Morales
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  • Gonzalo Morales
    Gonzalo MoralesDeveloper of Cervino.

    It’s the closest we can get to the feeling of writing on paper while doing so on a PC with all its advantages.


    You may encounter some minor bugs when changing the template, but nothing too serious.

    After trying many apps of its kind, Penbook is the one app that has made me switch from OneNote once and for all. Because of the wide variety of templates it offers, I’ve always been able to find what I’m looking for, and it just feels like writing on a traditional paper notebook, while having all the advantages of drawing on a computer.

    As said, there’s pretty much nothing to object about this app: it just does what it promises to do. Nonetheless, there are some bugs (it may just be my PC) when I try to save a document with a specific template: when I open the app again, the document is there, but the template is blank, so I have to select it again every time.

    Gonzalo Morales has used this product for one year.


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Amrith Shanbhag
Amrith Shanbhag@amrith · Community at Product Hunt & Feathrd
This looks beautiful 😍 Any plans to bring the app to iPads and other tablets, @ductionist @kaosspad?
Ben Fox
Ben FoxMaker@ductionist · Founder, User Camp
@amrith thanks! We’d love to, once we really nail down the Windows version.
Tuiaara Linnala
Tuiaara Linnala@tuiaara_linnala · Journalist
I find it very useful:)
Yousef Sheikh
Yousef Sheikh@blobget · UD | Founder of Chalkboard Charities
But why use this over OneNote, which can sync to all your devices and works best with Surface devices?
Ben Fox
Ben FoxMaker@ductionist · Founder, User Camp
@blobget hi Yousef - we find a lighter app with a page-based layout has lots of complementary uses with OneNote. OneDrive sync is coming soon!
Tadeusz Majkowski
Tadeusz Majkowski@tadeuszmajkowski · analize markets
It is look very nice
K S Mallikarjun
K S Mallikarjun@ksmallikarjun · VishvamGeek
Where should I find trial version?