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Write naturally on Live Paper with Penbook.

Build your perfect notebook from more than one hundred types of stationery. Then, use the best digital inking technology to pour your ideas, notes, plans, and dreams into it.

Penbook's Live Paper is way smarter than ordinary stationery. Schedule your life on a monthly planner that shows a real calendar, organize your day with a day planner that shows you what time it is, and record your nutrition on a food diary that knows what day it is.

Give your notebooks colorful covers with fun art, and share them so your notes are always where you need them.


• Live Paper, the dynamic stationery that uses the smarts of your iPad
• Over one hundred variations of academic, scientific, and planning stationeries
• Write naturally with your Apple Pencil or finger
• Unlimited unique cover combinations for your notes


Use all of Penbook's stationery and writing features in a single notebook for free.

Upgrade to Penbook Pro to create and export unlimited notebooks, receive access to new stationery and covers as they're designed, and get regular app updates.

You can upgrade either by purchasing a yearly subscription or a one-time (lifetime) in-app purchase.

Payment will be charged to your Apple ID account at the confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your account settings on the App Store after purchase.

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What’s New

Version 1.2.2

New papers have arrived: music staff paper and guitar tablature

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

EIla12345 ,

Unique Concept

I’m extremely big on note taking apps as I fully utilize them for school. The app has an excellent design and many cool features. However, I understand that it’s new so I’ll keep an eye out for future updates. But for now I’ll stick with Notability. Here’s why:

It doesn’t have...

1. Text feature to type with
2. Ability to create custom color presets
3. Split screen between notes in the same app
4. Not a huge fan of markup - I think you could create a much better pens and highlighter tools yourself
5. Folders in folders
6. Infinity pages
7. Importing scans
8. Searching for pages

The app is extremely strong in UI design, lovely notebook colors, page templates, and fluidity. That’s why I see a lot of potential...but it just needs more of these tools or else someone could just use the default Notes app which has more features than this app. Hope this feedback helps! Keep up the good work

Developer Response ,

Hi Ella, thanks very much for the kind words of encouragement. Looking forward to your feedback as we continue to work on our app.

Hlgkdtjtkdgmchk ,


This app is a great idea. The only present problem is how the app seems to run a bit glitchy pls fix. I will increase the amount of stars I have given.

Developer Response ,

Thanks very much for the review. If you have any specific glitchiness or problems that you think our developers should know about, please email us. Hope the app serves you well otherwise :)

Livvylou77 ,

I liked it until....

So I did like this app until I realized they limit you to making more notebooks. If you want more they make you pay per year, or a one time fee of twenty something. I feel like there are plenty of other note taking apps that don’t charge. It should be set up like you get way more benefits to paying. You should be able to use the free version ( like unlimited notebooks) but without certain features like pens , stickers, new papers etc. how they get ya is saying “free” yeah it’s free, but not for long. I have decided to find another note taking app.

Developer Response ,

Hi Livvy, thanks a lot for trying our app.

We do this so every one of our users can benefit from all of our features.

We hope to be working on this app for a long time, and building a sustainable business that delivers our app's value in its entirety to all of our users - free and paid - is one of our core values. That's why we decided to gate on the number of notebooks instead of penny-pinching over new brushes, stationery, etc.

In our experience, gating on extra features means we would have to bug our users way more often, instead of being upfront with our business model like we are now. We hated the idea of working so hard on this app only to have to spoil it by nagging our users all the time to pay up whenever they click the wrong button. And we felt like: what's the point of working for weeks on a beautiful new stationery pack, when only the 1% of your users who buy them will get to use them? Wouldn't it be nice if ALL our users got to use the fruits of our labor?

All that said, we wish you well in your search for a great app that you don't have to pay for 😉


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33.1 MB

Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



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In-App Purchases
  1. Penbook Pro $4.99
  2. Penbook Pro Lifetime $24.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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