ZoomNotes Lite is an iPad/iPhone visual note-taking app. It lets you quickly make handwritten notes and sketches on virtual paper, on PDF files, on MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint docs (via GoogleDrive), and over images. Uniquely, it also lets you zoom in and out without arbitrary limits, an invaluable feature for this type of app. It has a free fully functioning pen (although you will be able to try the pens too), and more available as in-app purchases. It has unlimited paper sizes/styles, unlimited colours and line thicknesses, and a large range of ways to share its documents making ZoomNotes the most versatile handwriting/drawing app.
ZoomNotes Desktop for Mac now also available.
ZoomNotes is much more than a replacement for your trusted paper notebook!
Compatible with any capacitive stylus pen (although fingers work well too).
Here some reviews of the app store of the full version-
The best note taking app available! *****
by MarkNance – Version 7.1.4 – Jul 6, 2016
Don’t be put off by all its features! *****
by Stevearcher – Version 7.1.3 – May 24, 2016
Most complete Note app I’ve tried *****
by ItsDartstx – Version 7.1.3 – Apr 20, 2016
Most effective note taking app *****
by John25642 – Version 7.1.3 – Jul 7, 2016
Full featured and innovative *****
by music-major – Version 7.1.3 – May 15, 2016
Hands(writing)-down, best notepad replacement out there. *****
by Jed123zz – Version 7.1.3 – Mar 23, 2016
Free features include:
-1 Pen type - Felt tip.
-Huge Zoom Range and Whiteboard page style
-Split screen mode (edit 2 documents at once)
-Digital planning with links, which can also show events and reminders from the Calendar and Reminder apps
-Write over PDF file
-Write over MS Word, Powerpoint and Excel files (via GoogleDrive)
-Calendar events/reminders :add events linked to your documents, possibly with alarms. The URL in the event links back to the document in ZoomNotes.
-Typed text- limited to a single font, fills and borders
-Regular shapes and arrows
-Select, scale, rotate and shift
-Cut, copy, paste (including between documents, pages and other apps)
-Write over pdf files (markup)
-Configurable paper types
-Intuitive folder interface for documents
-Sharing as PDF files, images, videos or ZoomNotes documents (via email, iTunes, clipboard, Dropbox, Twitter and Evernote)
-In app printing
-VGA compatible for use with projectors, monitors and AirPlay
-Universal app - iPhone and iPad
-Geo-located documents; documents can be optionally geo-located and viewed as pins on a map.
-Layers let you control what is visible on a page, also options for 'master layers' which show on all pages.
In app purchases features include:
-7 extra Pen types, including Italic, Gel, Nib, Pencil and Watercolour.
-Sub-pages (pages within pages within...)
-Typed text- fully configurable fonts, colours, fills and borders
-Unlimited colours and line styles
-Bookmarks with animated playback
-Insert images from camera or photo library
-Insert web pages
-Insert videos from camera or photo library
-Edit inserted images, including masking and cropping
-Record and playback sounds, including import and export of caf files
- Handwriting recognition (14 different languages).
Please note that the full version of ZoomNotes is equivalent to the Lite version with all the in-app purchases.
There are lots more details including some videos of the app in action at www.zoom-notes.com
Please remember to leave us a review. If you wish, you can send us feedback directly, we reply to every email sent to email@example.com.
If you experience any problems or bugs in the app, please email us your device information, which iOS version you are running to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will fix it asap.
Twitter - @zoomnotes
NEW: ‘Write through’ option for shapes linked to pages or bookmarks. This makes the link behave like you have the actual page inserted and you can write (through) to that page and make changes to it directly.
NEW: ‘Add pages grid’ - an easy way to add more than one write-through page links
Moving window links update the preview in realtime making it easier to position them
Some other optimisations, fixes and enhancements.
If you are enjoying using ZoomNotes please leave a review - thanks.
Ratings and Reviews
V good writing/drawing app, but better before recent update
I really like this app for writing and drawing. I used it during the pandemic for writing lecture notes. It is pretty easy to use and versatile. I love it for annotating files.
However 2 improvements could be made....
1. The most recent update has put the writing tool bar on the left side of my iPad. I checked the setting, but it was set correctly for the right side. So this appears to be a glitch caused by the most recent update. I’m right handed, so this is very irritating.
2. I find that if a file is in infinite whiteboard mode, then converting it to finite mode corrupts the file so that all content disappears. If this cannot be fixed, then it would be helpful to have a warning to remind the user to make a backup of the file before attempting the conversion. Or have the app create a backup of the file before the conversion is attempted.
If these improvements were done, I would rate the app 5 stars.
Quite a lot of useful features!
I love the range of features offered in this app! One of my favorite features is the ability to scribble out things to erase them and the ability to select something just by drawing a circle around it. I also enjoy the two-finger double-tap to undo, though I’d prefer if it was a single two-finger rap. I think if the selection ability (with the pen tool) was a smidge faster in recognizing the selection and the rendering of pages had a bit better optimization that this app would be even better!
I would love to see a continuous-scrolling option. There should be know reason that this isn't doable, aside from in documents containing white board-style pages (infinite canvas). Even with pages of different size this should work (Goodnotes has done it). For an app that has SO MANY obscure features, I am a little disappointed that this simple option isn't one of them.
Very good app for free.
The app supports many of the styluses even in light version so you really can try it out. It does a really good job with PDF. A really cool app, I like it and considering to purchase full app, but I have so many glitches in zoom mode and my handwritings partially keep disappearing from time to time when I write. I don’t know if I have to set it up in a different way. I don’t know if it’s app or Wacom integration issues. I use Wacom Fineline 3 and iPad Pro 10,5.
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- Deliverance Software Ltd
- 161.2 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
English, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © 2023 Deliverance Software Ltd
- In-App Purchases
- All Pens $2.99
- All features $7.99
- Images $0.99
- Text $0.99
- Sub-documents $0.99
- Sounds $0.99
- Bookmarks $0.99
- Highlighter pen $0.99
- Workspaces $1.99
- Tables $0.99