Penbook goes free to celebrate Windows Developer Awards nomination

If you're on the lookout for a new note-taking app, Penbook, a highly rated Microsoft Store app, is currently available for free (opens in new tab). The app normally costs $9.99, but its developer has discounted it to celebrate its nomination for the Windows Developer Awards (opens in new tab) (via Reddit).

Penbook is a lot like OneNote, offering an open canvas for taking notes, sketching, and more. The app spices things up by including stationary for things like planners, checklists, calendars, and sheet music. There are also sports templates for baseball, hockey, soccer, football, and basketball – just in case you find yourself in a situation where you need to draw out some plays.

In addition to all of the built-in stationary and templates, Penbook is built to work with digital pens and the Surface Dial. The app can also be used to write or draw on PDFs. And when you're done writing, you can organize everything by adding covers to each notebook.

Penbook turns your Windows 10 PC into a versatile notebook

If you own a PC with touch, then Penbook looks like it's worth checking out. As of this writing, the app is set to be free for five more days. And for more, you can cast your vote for Penbook and other apps at the Windows Developer Awards 2018 website (opens in new tab). Winners will be announced at Build 2018 in May.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • "Penbook is a lot like OneNote". Not really. It's pen only. Which it does well.
  • The question would be: Does it do something better than OneNote?
  • I still don't get why it should worth $10. It's not bad but not really special at all. It uses the windows ink API like many other apps in the store and adds a file manager system.
    There are note taking apps in the store that offer way more without being complicated for the same price. For free it's perfect. But tbh I own this app for a long time now and even forgot it til this deal appeared a few days ago.
    Nebo is another good app.
  • Well, free is free.
  • Lol I don't need it yet, but since I'm getting a Surface next month, I've downloaded it and added to my library.