Notebook - Notes,To-do,Journal 4+

Notetaking, checklist, memos

Zoho Corporation

    • 4.7 • 20.3K Ratings
    • Free


*An App Store 2016 Best App of the Year* 

Take notes, add files, create checklists and sketches, record audio, and capture moments using Notebook. All your notes are instantly synced across your devices and to the cloud. 

The simple, intimate joy of Notebook comes from using the app. We've been meticulous in our design, paying attention to every detail. Notebook is 100% free and ad-free. Web and Mac apps, plus a Web Clipper for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox are also available.

Notebook provides different ways to take notes and capture your thoughts.

- Write notes. Start with text, add images and sketches, checklists or audio, all in the same note.
- Add PDFs, word documents, spreadsheets, and more with the dedicated file note card. 
- Create and mark checklists to get stuff done with the dedicated checklist note card.
- Record ideas, meetings, and lectures with the audio note card.
- Capture moments using the dedicated photo note card.
- Scan business cards, documents, and more.
- Sketch ideas and take hand written notes using your finger or Apple Pencil with the sketch note card. 

Content added to Notebook gets intelligently formatted into beautiful, distinct cards.

- Recipe Card automatically pulls the recipe photo and description, creates a checklist for ingredients, and provides step-by-step cooking instructions. See for supported sites.
- Video Card automatically pulls video preview and, once opened, plays in a distraction-free space. Works for YouTube and Vimeo.
- Link Card pulls headline or page title, along with the main image, creating a beautiful note card.

- You can organize various notes into notebooks.
- Notes can be grouped together.
- You can reorder your notes within a notebook.
- Move or copy note cards between notebooks.
- Link related notes to one another.
- Favorite notes to find them quickly.

- Synchronize all your notes and notebooks across devices and to the cloud.
- Take a note on one device, add to it from another.

- Swipe your notebook or note card for additional information.
- Pinch to group note cards into a stack.
- Flick to find the note cards you need.
- In landscape view, pinch to fold note cards like an accordion.

- Change the color of your note cards.
- Choose a notebook cover or create your own.
- View your note cards in either grid- or landscape-style views.
- Switch to a dark-themed Night Mode.

- Lock individual notebooks and notes with TouchID or a passcode.

- Search your notes within a notebook or across notebooks.
- Search for objects within photos, text within photos, and more.

- Set reminders to stay on top of things.

- Audio notes are automatically text searchable.
- Share notes with friends and colleagues through iMessage.
- Use Siri to dictate text and checklist notes and search for photo notes.
- Jot a note before it slips your mind with Quick Actions, using 3D Touch.
- Get to your most recent notes from the Notification Bar.

-Drag and drop notes and content across apps from Split View and Slide Over
-Take notes in Split View on iPad Pro

- Record audio notes from your Apple Watch.
- Scribble notes on your Watch.
- View recently created notes on your Watch.

- Create Public Notes with sharable links.
- Share your notes through email and other options.

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What’s New

Version 5.7.8

We've fixed a few bugs and made a few enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20.3K Ratings

20.3K Ratings

mpaul389 ,

This puts Apple’s stock Notes app to shame!

I rarely do reviews, but I can honestly say that I have been in love with this app for several years now. It has every feature, well, except one I can think of, that I, personally, could ask for in an app like this! I love the tagging, the customization (personal wallpapers for folder), the easy PDF converter/sharing, the easy app integration with other apps…the list goes on. The only feature I would like, and to be honest, I don’t even think you can do it with any app other than the ones that come in the phone (maybe not), is when you search for something on the main screen of your actual phone it doesn’t seem to search through the app. I was looking for some information I know I had saved the other day, but I could not recall where I had saved it. I had to open the app and search within here to find it. Frustrating because I almost gave up thinking maybe I didn’t save the information in the first place. I thought apps used to be able to do this without having to open them, but I can’t recall anything anymore. Again, maybe I’m doing something wrong, but it’s not the worst thing. All the other features out surpass that one negative thing in my opinion. Totally worth, at the very least, checking out!!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for sharing us a positive review. We're glad to know that you like the app. Regarding the search option, we request you to try using the option 'Show more notes; which will use our server search with better results.

Blue Doodlez ,

This is amazing! But it just needs a few more!

I’ve downloaded a bunch of journaling apps and I absolutely love this one for notes too. I love the interface and the organization of it. I like to write down all my thoughts because I don’t have the friends to share them with. Despite the amazing appeal of it, there isn’t much you can do when it comes to writing. You’re not able to change the font of certain areas or highlight anything. I love being able to add audios and be able to draw but when it comes to the scribbling part, you’re making a separate photo rather than actually drawing on the notes that you wrote. What I think would make this app be one of the best note taking apps if they were able to add the ability to highlight text, change fonts, change the color of text, and be able to draw ON the text. It really upsets me that I’m other apps I’m required to pay them even though I can just do the same thing for free on an art program and also do the same exact thing easily for free with a real notebook and some pens, or on google docs we’re able to highlight and change the colors and all that. This addition would especially be helpful for me and many others during the pandemic since most of us are online learners.

Vicky424 ,

Great free app! I use it all the time

I've only had an iPhone for a little while but this is one of the best apps I've tried. I'm still finding out all the useful ways I can use it. I have everything from a grocery check list to all the crazy number of user names and passwords for the internet. I've started saving my favorite recipes and scanning my receipts as well. Every category getting its own notebook. Changing the covers to my own photos makes finding the right notebook quick and it's easy to use. It's a great little organization app. It's more than a basic check list or reminder list like I have used before but even for a beginner, with a little playing around and reading the tips I've found it to do more without having to spend a great deal of time figuring out how it works. You can import your own images for book covers but it would be great if more covers were already in the app for basic categories such as groceries, to do list or journals, just typical things that people are likely to want to create a notebook for. The more I use it the more I find it useful to have.

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The developer, Zoho Corporation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Location
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  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

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