Noteshelf on MacOS Catalina is a perfect note-taking companion for students, working professionals, or bullet journalists.

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

Create new notebooks or Import PDFs and images and create notebooks. You can annotate these imported pictures, meeting agendas, or assignments with ease.

Open up multiple windows of Noteshelf and work simultaneously with ease.

iCloud can automatically backup and sync back your notes to Noteshelf on Mac, iPad, and iPhone. You can auto-backup to Dropbox and OneDrive. You can also share notes via email, AirDrop, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, and more.

iPad/iPhone app sold separately.

What’s New

Version 8.1.3

We are excited to bring you Vertical Scrolling! You can now switch the page scrolling direction from horizontal to vertical for quicker navigation. Tell us how you like it!

Other feature improvements:
- Deleted pages are now moved to ‘Trash’ and can be restored anytime!
- New right-click menu for global search items.
- Now a hint is mandatory while setting a password to ensure safety against loss.

We made some UX improvements to the Add menu options in the notebook.
We fixed an issue where the highlighter marks turn white on some notebooks and other minor bugs.

~ Noteshelf—Digital Note-Taking, Simplified! ~

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

I love it, get it ,

Please update this!

I love noteshelf, Ive tried all the pricey note taking apps such as good notes, notability, etc and this one is by far my favorite due to its visual effect, and other factors. Although I lobve this appl my notes dont sync well to my computer. Its been a week now and there are still some notebooks not on my computer although Ive checked that my icloud sync is on. Please fix this problem!!! As a student this is really crucial

BillyOK ,

Very, very beta. Not a full-fledged Mac app.

Let me put it this way. If you want to undo something, pressing Command-Z (the universal "Undo" command since before Mac OS even added color graphics) won't work. Neither will the "Undo" command in the "Edit" menu -- it's grayed out. The only way to undo is to press the tiny "Undo" button in the window because, you guessed it, this is just a straight check-a-box port of the iPad app to the Mac with seemingly next to nothing done to make it a more proper Mac app.

You know what menu command DOES work? "Show colors," which pops up a color palette window that ... mostly does not do anything except change text color, because changing the colors of the brushes in Noteshelf is handled the same way (holding the mouse button down on a color until the in-app color palette, a completely different color palette, shows up) as it is in iOS. Makes sense there, makes none here. Why can't I tear off the brushes palettes? Why can't I right-click to edit a brush's color? Is this all Catalyst apps can do? I sure hope not, because this is, while sort of functional, also sort of embarrassing.

I don't necessarily regret the purchase, because I just wanted an easy means to view my notebooks in a Mac window while I work. This does that, however clunkily (VERY clunkily). For any needs more complicated than that, this simply isn't ready and truly not worth your money. I hope it gets there, but these early Catalyst apps are really, alarmingly incomplete.

Geppert2 ,

Noteshelf finally on the Mac

I've been using Noteshelf on my iPad Pro for several years. I like to take hand written notes and it has worked awesome for that. I synce to Evernote but viewing the noteshelf notebooks there always left somewthing to be desired and was never completely in sync. When I heard about catalyst I hoped noteshelf would jump on board on the mac and it's finally here. I only use it to view the notebooks I created on the iPad and it is working great so far. I have not expereinced the bugs I've seen in the other reviews but again am only using it to view notebooks in a read only fashion.


Fluid Touch Pte. Ltd.
98.3 MB

macOS 10.15 or later, 64-bit processor


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

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  • Family Sharing

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

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