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.

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link to notaility
  • 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


link to sound note
  • 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

link to sonocent recorder
  • Record your notes on your portable device
  • Highlight important parts of your recording and add notes
  • 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


link to audio note
  • Synchronize your notes with the audio recording of your lecture
  • Take hand-written
  • Import lecture slides as the background to your notes
  • More Information:
  • Cost: Free – lite; $4.99
  • Compatibility: Windows; Mac; iOS: iPad; Android


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  • 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
  • Compatibility: iOS: iPad; iPhone; Android


link to access note
  • 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


link to evernote
  • 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


link to penultimate
  • 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

Microsoft OneNote

link to microsoft one note
  • Take all your notes in OneNote by typing, writing with a touchscreen, importing pictures, video, web links and other resources
  • 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

PaperPort Notes

link to paper port notes
  • 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


link to iannotate
  • 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


link to audiotorium
  • 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