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
-Rotatable views
-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
-Symbol library
-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
-iCloud support
-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

Please remember to leave us a review. If you wish, you can send us feedback directly, we reply to every email sent to

If you experience any problems or bugs in the app, please email us your device information, which iOS version you are running to and we will fix it asap.

Twitter - @zoomnotes

What’s New

Version 8.3.4

NEW: Custom digital planner now has layout options for week pages ( columns or rows ).
NEW: 'Auto stop symbol' - setting in the main app settings, Drawing section next to the 'Auto stop eraser'. After a short delay, it reverts to the select tool.
FIX: Event and reminder display could sometime result in a blank rectangle rather than the title text (depended on font)

If you are enjoying using ZoomNotes please could you leave a review, thanks.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

E. Fitzherbert ,

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!

florav ,

I like it so far.

I like it so far, it has a lot of features, but I still like the good notes 5 better, that's why I gave it a 3 star; I'll update this if they fix the bug and correct mistake. I download this xoom lite at first just to check the apps, but find out you have to buy a lot of stuff to fully use and be able to do what the apps can do. I went ahead and pay $7.99 for all the features thinking it would give a link or update to get the full version of XOOM NOTE, NOPE!!!! So, they get 3 star for shame on you for taking my money and not give me the full version of the apps. The full version of the apps is $7.99 so, I thought I'll get the full version.

Anyways, I tried to contact them, click a few links to get to the help, section of their website, and file a complaint or at least let them know what is up. Did I get a reply, NOPE!!! They just don't seem to have a customer service down, I guess. That's all I can say about this apps. I'll be surprise if they even read this review.

??junk ,

Professional Use

I’m a Professor of Art + Design, writer, theorist, designer and illustrator. ZoomNotes, while more complex than similar apps in their class simply offer a greater range of use; formatting text, import images, adjusting those images, handwriting, PDF import/export, layers, tools, color manipulation work together providing the best qualities of digital and traditional technology. While the UI isn’t particularly attractive ZoomNotes offers the user complete freedom in adjusting menu, color, location. I give it 5 despite the dated interface and or the occasional glitch. Because the range of use far outweigh those sporadic issues, and it is simply a better app than the others. Use this app with an iPad Pro and pencil.

15 June 2018 Update: improvements and updates are fantastic!


Deliverance Software Ltd
165.9 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. All Pens $2.99
  2. All features $7.99
  3. Images $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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