Sustainable Printing Alternatives

Embracing sustainable practices to reduce/eliminate printing is an important step toward a better future and society.
Please find below a list of tools & apps that support digital workflows and represent an eco-friendly alternative to traditional printing.



Mobile & Desktop Applications

Available on: MacOS, Windows, iOS, Android
Pen/Pencil: Supported
Website: Microsoft OneNote 
Tutorials & Guides: OneNote Help (iPad)

Organize: Sort content across notebooks, sections, and pages.
Tag: Highlight can’t-miss notes with Important and To-Do tags.
Ink: Draw your thoughts and annotate your notes, using a stylus or your finger.
Mix Media: Record audio notes, insert online videos, and add files.
Clip & Save: Use the OneNote Web Clipper to save content with a single click.
Share: Share notebooks with other users, friends, and family.



Available on: MacOS, Windows, iOS
Pen/Pencil: Supported
Website: LiquidText

Note taking and document analysis tools have changed little from the margin notes, highlighting, and sticky notes we have used forever. Most apps today try to duplicate paper, but, in spite of this, over 80% of knowledge workers still prefer paper at work and school. LiquidText moves beyond paper. It captures your reading, notes, highlights, annotations and observations just like paper; but goes further to reveal their connections: to source materials and each other in a way which documents and maps your project in a clear and shareable form. We connect related notes into ideas, and we connect your ideas into reports.


Available on: MacOS, iOS
Pen/Pencil: Supported
Website: MarginNote

A brand new e-reader to better study and digest your books. MarginNote integrates powerful tools for book annoation, mindmapping, flashcards and more.


Available on: MacOS, Windows, iOS
Pen/Pencil: Supported
Website: Flexcil

Use it for taking notes, bullet journaling, reading documents, or editing pages from textbooks. Simply highlight by pen gestures and capture images and text on the study-note by pen gestures! Save time transcribing summaries by gestures on study-note with your Apple pencil.