Digital note-taking, simplified! Student, working professional, or a bullet journalist, Noteshelf is a perfect note-taking app for you. Take beautiful notes in your own handwriting just as you would on a notepad, but only better. You can type, annotate PDFs & record audio.

You can also personalize your notes with beautiful covers and organize them the way you want. What's more - you can sync and share them with your colleagues, friends, and family!

Experience natural writing in Noteshelf—as smooth and fluid as writing on a notepad. Choose from a range of pens, pencils, and highlighters; a wider range of colors and sizes to suit your needs. Our fountain pen makes your handwriting look gorgeous!

You can search through the notes taken on your own handwriting and even convert them into text. We provide handwriting recognition in 65 different languages.

Import PDFs, MS Office documents or images; or add them to your existing notebooks. Highlight, underline or write notes on your documents/images.

Noteshelf brings you the convenience of typing too. You can choose from many styles and formatting options like bulleted/ numbered lists, and checkboxes.

Record audio as you take notes so you never miss anything important at school or work. Add as many recordings as you want and play them back anytime, even as you take handwritten notes. Loved by students while taking lecture notes!

Open up multiple windows of Noteshelf and work simultaneously with ease. This multi screen workflow of using 2 notes side by side will work only on iPads running on the iPad OS.

Create voice notes with Noteshelf for the Apple Watch. You needn’t have your iPhone or iPad nearby. Auto-save all your recordings to the iPhone and use iCloud to sync them across devices. Take notes later as you listen to those recordings.

Sometimes notebooks might run into hundreds of pages. So, bookmark important pages, name and color them to search with ease.

Auto-publish your notes one-way into Evernote and access them on Evernote, from just about anywhere.

100s of beautifully crafted paper templates and notebook covers to go with your good notes. Get them for free when you signup for the Noteshelf Club!
Find paper templates for student notes, meetings memos, to-do lists, shopping lists, personal health trackers, journals, and many more!

iPhone and iPad support. Mac app coming soon!
Squares, circles or triangles, use auto-shapes to draw perfect geometrical shapes with ease.
Auto-backup to Dropbox & OneDrive.
Share your notes with colleagues, friends, and family. We support - Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, and OneDrive.
Secure your notes with passcodes. We also support Face ID and Touch ID to lock and unlock your notebooks.
Ask Siri to create a new notebook, search for an existing notebook, or open a notebook in a snap!
Keep your personal and business notes separate. Drag and drop notebooks into groups or categories easily on the iPad OS.
We now support a dark color scheme - as beautiful as the system-wide dark mode. (Only on iOS 13 for iPhones and iPad OS for iPads).

Got a suggestion? We'd love to hear from you—write to us at noteshelf(at)!

Happy note-taking!

What’s New

Version 8.3.2

Fixed a bug where the Digital DIaries failed to load.

Fixed errors during data export.

~ Noteshelf—Digital Note-Taking, Simplified! ~

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
213 Ratings

213 Ratings

mike 242 ,

New Version - One Positive—One Fixed

There seem to be a couple changes made on the recent upgrade. The positive: you can now add a new page by scrolling vertically down the page. The negative: the “shapes” option (where you can add a square, rectangle, etc.) has suddenly become super sensitive. It used to be easy to quickly create a square or rectangle. You didn’t need to be super precise. But now it is very difficult to create either. You have to draw an almost perfect square or rectangle for it to create one. What you get instead is odd quadrilaterals that follow the exact lines you drew almost exactly. It makes it unusable.

Update: They fixed the problem with the “shapes” option I described above. Thank you!

Thekimfamily4 ,


So I am a hardcore note taker and journal-er and paper notebook user but I also have a ton of digital notes as well - primarily through Evernote. I have been debating about going to digital note taking but haven’t pulled the trigger because I didn’t want to ruin the writing experience with a ‘less than’ app vs actual paper. Plus I love colors and pens and fun journal covers.

Well .... I read some reviews and decided that Noteshelf had the closest to paper notebook options and physical pens I was looking for and it could sync with the programs I already use to store my digital notes. So I gave it a try.

Ohhhh mah gawwwwddd! I LOVE IT!!!! I stayed up wayyyyy too late last night - literally playing with the app ... pens, templates, covers, etc. It is so much fun!! The writing recognition is fantastic - even with my sloppy print and cursive. And it even recognizes my Korean writing as well - I seriously am so geeking out over this app!

Now if there was a way to add in fun stickers - that is seriously the only thing I will miss about my paper notebooks!

Noteshelf - you have won me over !!!

Sammie Nickole ,

I finally found my app!

Hands down, Noteshelf is the most amazing digital note taking app. I’ve been searching multiple apps to find my ‘perfect’ note taking app for school for a long time now. I kept seeing amazing reviews on Noteshelf and I just had to try it myself. At first stroke of my first note, I fell in love. I love how we have a pressure sensitivity option. That made my writing so much neater. The tools that can be used is just astounding as well. I love how we can also download other templates for other things such as finances and project plannings. Trust me, if you’re someone who puts a lot of pressure while writing on your Apple Pencil, this app is for you. I love it! :)

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