LivingWriter vs Page Notes

Side-by-side comparison of features, reviews, pricing and more


Category: Note-taking tool
Industries: Academia, Publishing,


96 USD/ year

9.99 USD/ month

14 days free trial

Page Notes

Category: Note-taking tool
Industries: Education, Business

20M+ Downloads

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LivingWriter reviews

I've been using this app for awhile on my tablet and desktop. While the desktop app isn't perfect, this app is particularly frustrating to use, especially if you're using a physical keyboard. The arrow keys don't control the cursor, instead cycling through the header navigation. Once you've accidentally pressed an arrow key, pressing space bar makes the menu open, without fail. It's very irritating.

- Alissa McGee

Perfect for those who like to plot out their stories. The tools are very versatile and I easily adjusted them to my needs. I love that I can jump between mobile and web, since I write 80% on my phone and 20% on the computer. My only major qualm with this app is that I really like the element link feature, but I don't think it works on the app. I can see the element links I've made on the web version, but as far as I can tell, I can't make links.

- Nico

I love the desktop version but the app leaves so much to be desired. Basic functions like being able to use auto correct or select/highlight text to cut or copy and paste is just non existent and it lags like crazy. Part of the reason I signed up was for the supposed convenience of being able to work on my projects from my phone or computer when on the go but that's simply not possible with so many basic functions (which can be found in any other writing app) just aren't available.

- Eli Ernest

Page Notes reviews

Amazing. The only feature that this is missing is the ability to have the choice of making the note "pop up" if there is 1 in the website. I want the note to pop up when there is 1 in a specific URL, not having to click on it to see the note every time.

- Cristian Algorta

Exactly what I was looking for, thanks for making this! My only feature request would be an option to make it much more apparent when a page has a note (for example the note pop-up could open automatically, if Chrome allows that)—otherwise I'm likely to forget I left a note.

- Harold Cooper

Great little notepad. so simple and swift, unlike other notepads, waiting for it to load just never happens... click it and it's there and ready for input (ok, you do have to hit the edit button if a note already exists for the page/domain ). After trying 5 different notepads (of the sticky type) I came back to Page Notes because sticky just isn't worth the lag. the only three improvements I would suggest are: Give it the option to pop out and pin to the foreground because it blocks a portion of the screen and disappears when you click outside of the window (which is the one advantage sticky-type note extensions has over Page Notes & why I tried so many), the ability to quickly cut and paste into it would make using it more nimble. Add the option to save a Template. Along with it being pop-outable from it's fixed location, it is also a fixed width... having a couple of presets that could be tailored to the perfect height and width for the note's you keep would save the time it takes to get the right balance of info and whitespace when the section you've copied is wider than the note's limit. Add the ability to make a highlighted area that can act as a "cell" that could be referenced by google sheets (maybe through the "forms"), Making it so you could take notes on a bunch of pages and have the important data self populate as an append entry on a spreadsheet would be awesome.

- Malcalypse Rose

Pros & cons


Living Writer stores all your book content in Amazon Cloud Services
The work is encrypted, and the app team can’t access it
You can also use it directly from the web app if you prefer
The app offers basic spellchecking, image insert, and other functions you can expect from any text editor

The app didn’t seem to work well with outside tools like Grammarly
There’s also no “readability” metric, which some writers enjoy
There aren’t many customization options for re-arranging how tools or windows appear.

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