Forget paper: Nebo will revolutionize your note-taking at work, at your studies & in daily life. Handwrite documents, annotate PDFs or get creative on an infinite canvas.
Nebo for iPad is the ONLY note-taking app that makes handwriting as powerful and versatile as typed text.
Turn handwritten notes into professional documents thanks to the world's best handwriting recognition and write-to-text conversion. Nebo understands and accurately converts even the untidiest scribble in your choice of 66 languages. No more transcribing!
Create freely and evolve ideas on a limitless freeform page. Import PDF files or Word and PowerPoint documents as PDFs, ready to annotate. Nebo simplifies your information workflow and boosts your productivity.
** NOW AVAILABLE: NEBO VIEWER **
Nebo Viewer is a handy companion app that gives read-only access to your notes on your iPhone. Search your library, copy/paste content into other apps and even export pages, ready to share.
Nebo Viewer is available now from the App Store on iPhone. Please note: you'll need access to cloud sync and a free MyScript account to access your notes in Nebo Viewer.
** NEBO ON IPAD: FEATURES IN DETAIL **
• Empower your handwriting:
- Write¹, type or dictate - all in the same document, sentence or even word.
- Accurately convert handwriting and math to typed text, and hand-drawn diagrams to perfect shapes.
- Add a selection of emoji and symbols with your pen.
• Edit with your pen:
- Use simple gestures to edit and format without breaking your flow.
- Create headings, lists and checkboxes, add or remove spaces and line breaks, delete and emphasize text.
- Use the marker to highlight, the lasso to select, and the eraser to delete either entire strokes or precisely defined content.
• A uniquely responsive experience:
- Nebo’s regular page automatically reflows your handwriting as needed.
- Make edits, adjust layout, rotate your device or split your screen without worrying about readability.
• Enrich your notes:
- Add photos, sketches and smart objects like math and diagrams.
- Handwrite math equations and matrices across several lines, solve simple calculations and copy math as LaTeX or image.
- Hand-drawn diagrams stay editable when pasted into PowerPoint.
• Write and draw freely:
- Nebo's freeform page is an infinite canvas that’s ideal for brainstorming.
- Pan around the page and zoom in or out to get a fresh perspective.
- Use the lasso to select and move, copy, delete or resize content.
• Reuse freeform content in regular pages:
- Copy content between freeform pages or sections, and into regular pages or other apps.
- Freeform content stays editable and convertible when pasted to a regular page.
• Paperless management:
- Organize your library via drag-and-drop.
- Back up your notes as needed.
** PRODUCTIVITY PACKS **
Try Nebo free. When you're ready to take your note-taking to the next level, you can choose the features you want in-app.
Select from a range of Productivity Packs offering powerful features like unlimited notebooks, cloud sync, multi-page export and PDF import/annotation. Alternatively, purchase the Full Pack for max power at a discounted rate!
Please note that Productivity Packs are not compatible with Family Sharing.
** LOVE FOR NEBO **
- “Perfect with Apple Pencil” (Apple App Store)
- “For note-takers with needs that go beyond the basic” (TechRadar, 2019)
- Best App 2017 (CES Mobile Apps Showdown)
Nebo respects your privacy and never stores your content on our servers without your explicit consent.
For help or to request new features, create a ticket at https://myscri.pt/support
Check the minimum and recommended requirements for Nebo: https://myscri.pt/devices
¹You can use any compatible active or passive pen, including Apple Pencil, to handwrite in Nebo. Find more details at https://myscri.pt/pens
** Nebo Viewer **
Download the new Nebo Viewer app to browse, search and share notes from your iPhone! Available free from the App Store on iPhone.
** Multi-page export **
You can now export multiple pages at once, combining them into one file and customizing the file name as needed.
** Checkboxes **
Create checkboxes that you can tick with your pen. Alternatively, tap them to toggle their state.
** Scratch-erase in freeform **
Our latest beta feature is the scratch-erase gesture in freeform pages and sections. Enable it via Settings > Insider program.
** Stability improvements **
Thanks for reporting your issues. We hope you enjoy this version of Nebo.
Ratings and Reviews
Just what I needed :)
I’ve been looking for a replacement for apple’s notes app and google docs that wasn’t word, and luckily, I came upon this beautiful, easy to use app. This is, hands down, the best app to use if you want to convert your handwriting into typed format. It works very well with my handwriting and is easy to edit and learn different shortcuts for your writing. I’m also glad it has an option to create a free form note, where I use it to brainstorm ideas, writing floating where ever I want it to be.
You can organize your notes in collections and notebooks, which is very handy and a feature I needed.
Even though this will become my main writing app, 😉 there’s only one small thing that would make it even better... a night/dark theme. Maybe I just haven’t found it yet, or it’s not there, but I would love to write in whatever color I like on whatever colored paper I like. So far it has the option to change writing color, just not paper. If you had the option to change the color of paper, there wouldn’t even be a need to have color themes- the writer could just change their paper and pen to whatever color they needed and voilà! Thanks :)
Developer Response ,
Hi Jeff, thank you for your positive feedback. I'm happy to tell you that dark mode is coming later this year, but it is not at the top of our 2021 development timetable. We have a number of other great new features that will be rolled out before dark mode is introduced to the app. Best regards, Leo
My favorite note app
There is only a few tiny things that would make this app perfect and first would be to have multiple styles of paper to choose from with different paper rules... college versus wide for example and changing paper colors. I am using this app more than any other since it has the best features and most natural intuitive functions but the rule of the line height is a bit too wide on a 12.9 iPad for long hand writing and to narrow for wanting to take fast notes. I would love to have the ability to have more than one small note pad or two on one sheet. Second would be to able to turn off or lock the keyboard and eraser button from changing. My hand naturally hits the screen and finger sometimes double taps when readjusting my hand causing me to pause multiple times while writing in order to switch back, while just a few split seconds, it messes with your focus while writing. But regardless... this will be my go to app forever. I have tried several note apps and this ones is by far one of the very best out there and I really do love it and well thought out app, I hope these developers create even more awesome products with same attention to detail and user experience as they have with this product.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for taking the time to review. From our side, we introduced custom line heights in Nebo 2.6 (June 2020), so you can now configure your preferred line height for maximum reading and writing comfort. Line height is dynamic too, meaning your content will automatically reflow when you adjust the settings.
As for the palm rejection issue, we'll forward the details of your experience to our design team. We're always looking at ways to remove obstacles and enhance productivity. If this issue is causing you frustration, we want to fix it! Thanks again :-)
Suggestion about Latex
Not sure if anyone in the fields of math/physical sciences who uses this app has already suggested this, but it would be GREATLY appreciated if nebo was able to provide a mode where the entire handwritten text could be converted to Latex, so that it would be functional for writing proofs, derivations, theorems, laws, etc. As of now there is no app with this capability, which is why it is so crucial for math/physical sciences students to learn Latex typesetting in order to write research papers and longer works that include both natural spoken language and mathematical symbols. However, I feel that Nebo has the potential to fill this space, seeing how powerful the "Math" section that can be added to regular pages already is. While it is very useful and well made, it is limited since ordinary languages like English cannot be recognized in the same section. If Nebo were able to develop a way to recognize and convert hand written mathematical proofs and other similar types of text to Latex, it would absolutely be the primary notes app of choice for EVERY individual studying higher level math, physics, or chemistry. Suggestions aside, Nebo is an amazing app with all of its other features!!
Developer Response ,
We're super happy to hear you're enjoying Nebo – and we're grateful for your support.
We listen to all feedback and your remarks about LaTeX and math-inline have been noted. Best of luck with your studies! Mila
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- 161.8 MB
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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- In-App Purchases
- Nebo Pro $5.99
- Full Pack $7.99
- PDF Pack $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.