You have lecture notes to take, a story to tell, article to publish, whether it’s today’s journal entry, tomorrow’s thesis, highlight important things in books, fill out a PDF form or get the most from your business meetings. Notes Writer is an excellent assistant in study and business, also being effective for writing down your ideas and thoughts and sharing them!

Students, teachers, writers, doctors, journalists, scholars and business professionals use Notes Writer daily to store notes, annotations, memos, signed PDFs, papers, highlighted PDF text-books, lectures and more.

With Notes Writer Pro you can:

· Write Everywhere: Use Notes Writer as an stand-alone writing app even if you don’t have a computer or you are offline in the wilds
· Create rich text format (RTF) and advanced Markdown (MD) documents
· Advanced RTF word-processor formatting: Highlight, strikethrough, subscript/superscript, alignment, line spacing, first-line indent, page breaks, footnotes, comments, text & paper color
· Define margins, headers/footers, paper sizes, MLA and APA style format
· Markdown engine supports the standard syntax but it has been extended to include very useful extra markups: tables, footnotes, lists, images, links, highlight, strikethrough, superscript and MathML
· Live counters: characters, words, sentences, lines, Avg. Word length, Words per sentence & reading time
· Text to Speech for proofreading
· Dictation lets you speak text instead of typing
· Typewriter: Distraction-Free mode, letting you focus on what you’re writing
· Night mode to help you writing at night
· Find and replace
· Pinch to zoom text
· Insert special symbols arrows, maths, bullets/stars, GPS location, etc.
· Over 30 languages typing support including Japanese, Chinese, Arabic & Hebrew
· Extra keys: tab, forward delete, cursor up/down/left/right, etc.

· PDF Annotations: highlight, strikeout, underline, notes, voice notes, pencil, stamp, sign...
· Fill out forms. Supports PDF AcroForms standard
· Sign with your own signature documents, contracts, forms
· Digital Signature Validation

· Organize your work in unlimited notebooks, folders and subfolders
· Create notebooks and projects in your own tree-like structure: Sections, Classes, Lectures, Grades, Drafts, Folders, Chapters, Research, etc.
· Design the cover of your notebooks
· Full-text search your library of documents and projects

· Split view: Open two PDFs or handwritten notes simultaneously on screen. Compare or use them as book and paper
· Full PDF reader and manager included for reference files, text books, ebooks, articles, resources, papers, etc.
· Use the camera of your iPad/iPhone to scan documents, notes, recipes, tickets, etc. as PDF
· In-app web browser to quickly access dictionaries, thesaurus, resources
· Open PowerPoint, Word and Excel files

· Open attachments directly from the Mail app
· Sync via iCloud, Dropbox, Box, WebDAV and Google Drive
· Convert to multiple formats RTF, Markdown, PDF, ePub, HTML, RTFD, TXT, etc.
· Wi-Fi File Transfer between iPad/iPhone and your computer
· Zip folders/notebooks and email them

· Calendar: Full calendar with events and alerts for your writer appointments, reminders, deadlines, etc.
· Font Book: Preview all the fonts and install new ones (TrueType). Over 120 high quality fonts included!
· Sketcher: Hand draw, sign documents and make simple graphics
· Thesaurus

· Protect your work with an app security passcode
· Protect any folder or project with a passcode
· Automatic Backups of your notes and notebooks

Notes Writer is more than an innovative, fast and reliable note-taking and writing app designed for anyone who take notes or writes. This is a smart notepad and writing workspace for your iPad and iPhone.

What’s New

Version 11.0.2

We are very excited to release Notes Writer Pro 11 to all our users! What's New on this new major free update 11.0.2?
+ New feature: Turn gridlines on or off so that you can align words, objects and shapes on PDFs and handwritten Pencil notes.
+ New feature: Support for editing huge books with a ton of images inside and other PDF complex files like architectural layouts or x-ray pictures
+ New feature: A ton of new external keyboard commands to navigate between pages and invoke some simple commands like searching and selecting all text, you can now also invoke actions for built-in bar button items, navigate through table views, manage tabs, and much more
+ New feature: iOS System document picker available now in the Document Editor view as well
+ New feature: Drag and drop images directly from Files, Photos or other apps directly in pages of your PDFs or handwritten pages
+ New feature: Drag and drop PDFs or Pencil note files directly in the Document Editor editing view to merge documents
+ New feature: Use the Apple Pencil 2 panel in Settings app to set the double-tap action in Notes Writer: Switch between current tool and eraser, switch between current tool and last used, show color palette or ignore the double-tap
+ New feature: Unzip files directly in Notes Writer and edit the them
+ New feature: TeX files improved support! Open and edit TeX files. Insert TeX commands using shortcuts in the software keyboard
+ New feature: Now project files created in Notes Writer are compatible with Scrivener 3.x desktop software
+ New feature: Edit in-place documents using iOS files app now supporting iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Box cloud services or any other file provider installed on iOS Files app
+ New feature: Now you can rotate Stamp and Text annotations to any angle in PDF and handwritten notes!
+ New feature: New link annotation editing UI
+ New feature: New fonts for Arabic, Hindi, Devanagari, Hebrew and Thai languages!
+ New feature: New paper size DL Business Envelope
+ Improved: Better support for Right To Left PDF books in languages like Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi and Urdu.
+ Improved: Lasso tool in PDF and handwritten notes. Better clip, excerpt, highlight and copy support for any content included in your lasso. You can drag and drop lasso selections to other pages and documents.
+ Improved: Better resizable Split View mode! In Split View mode you can get two PDF/Handwritten documents up at the same time. Split the screen in two panels, for example, one side with an informative PDF text book while taking notes on a different document on the other side.
+ Improved: Document scanner: Scan and insert pages using the Camera in the Document Editor with better accuracy and quality.
+ Improved: Better Signature creation UI
+ Improved stability, performance and fixed minor bugs

***** Thanks for all the helpful feedback! If you like Notes Writer Pro, please take the time to give us a nice review: it really helps. NOTE: If you have any comments or issues, please contact us directly via our help center on *****

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
558 Ratings

558 Ratings

Placentero ,

Fantastic app!!

I have been taking a training course that references PDF documents with 300 to 400 pages each. While the instructor makes a presentation, I need to quickly highlight text and images on the corresponding (password protected) document, and annotate it with commentaries and diagrams. At times I need to take a picture of a complex diagram that the instructor draws on the board and insert it into the PDF. Notes Writer allows me to do all that, and presents me with a multitude of editing options that I use to adjust and revise my notes after class.
I reported to the Studio 5 Team a couple of small usability issues and suggested some enhancements to the app. I was surprised by the immediate same-day courteous reply addressing my issues, but more so when two weeks later two of my suggested enhancements had been added!
When I initially searched (about two months ago) the internet looking for best-in-class apps of this type, Notes Writer did not come up on any of the lists. I find this very strange because the competing apps that are listed appear to be inferior. Go figure...

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for your feedback!
Notes Writer Team

eddjaure ,

Best note taking app for the price!

I was struggling on deciding between Goodnotes and Notability. When I came across this app and its free version. I tried out the free version and was ready to give the pro app a try. For the price, this app can not be beat. It includes the best features you would find in either (goodnotes/notability) and then some. I highly recommend this app for note taking, making lists, etc.
A fraction of the cost, with all the features? The support for this app is also incredible. The team is constantly listening to its users and making adjustments.
Thank you Notes Writer Team!

Developer Response ,

Hello! We really appreciate your feedback.
Thanks very much,
Notes Write Team

joyglee22 ,

It was good and i liked it a lot.

But now it gets slow when i opened or wrote something. The pen feature was been changed. After using easer, the pen has changed automatically the pinned color on the top which was i did not use at the time. And also i hope there are more option to change the pinned color that i made myself. I do not like some pinned color a lot but as I mentioned before it has changed automatically pinned color I did not use after easer. So I have to go back to the color i used at that moment. During the class it is very annoying me a lot. And the other one is please add note feature while i was taking note from downloaded document. When i need to add note, I have to edit and every time.

Issued what I had were fixed but still some stuff do not like....

Developer Response ,

Hello! Thanks for your feedback. These problems have been fixed in our latest app update. Please, install it!
Thanks very much,
Notes Writer Team


Kairoos Solutions S.L.
263.6 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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