ZoomNotes is the most comprehensive visual note-taking app with huge zoom range. Make handwritten notes and sketches on virtual paper, huge WhiteBoards , PDF files, images and MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents (via GoogleDrive). Sync your documents between your iPad and iPhone with iCloud.
ZoomNotes is compatible with any capacitive stylus pen and also with the top electronic pens on the market including the fabulous Apple Pencil.
ZoomNotes Desktop for Mac now also available.
MULTIPLE PEN TYPES
There are 8 pen types to choose from including gel, nib, pencil and watercolour each with unlimited line thicknesses.
Either import a planner pdf or use the ‘Custom digital planner’ option to create your own.
This unique feature allows you to use ‘pages within pages’. This allows you to use sticky-notes and enables the creation of hierarchical visual files. You can also insert whole pdf files as sub-pages, or import pages from other ZoomNotes documents into a sub-page.
Bookmarks allow you save views in your documents, and then return to them at a later date. There are animated playback facilities to allow you to present with or to create videos from your document.
Add links between pages, and even between documents. This lets you create your own digital planners, enhance imported pdf planners or create indices.
Edit and view two documents side by side (or above and below). You can now also have 2 views of the same document.
Add events linked to your documents, possibly with alarms. The URL in the event links back to the document in ZoomNotes.
Documents can be optionally geo-located and viewed as pins on a map.
HUGE ZOOM RANGE, WHITEBOARD MODE
Zoom in and out without arbitrary limits including rotated views.
Layers let you control what is visible on a page, also options for 'master layers' which show on all pages.
WRITE OVER PDF FILES
Import and write over PDFs, Microsoft Office files Word, Excel and PowerPoint (via GoogleDrive).
UNLIMITED PAPER SIZES AND STYLES
Make your page as small or as large as you like. Choose any type of paper with our configurable paper types.
Now controlled with our new ‘Colour Manager’. Edit your colours using RGB, HSV and the new ‘colour mixer’.
FULLY EDITABLE WITH GUIDE LINES
In ZoomNotes, you can select, scale, rotate, shift and flip (mirror) objects. Cut, copy and paste are also available, including between documents, pages and other apps.
SHAPES AND ARROWS
Regular shapes and arrows (ideal for visual mapping); they can be drawn with the polygon tool or roughly drawn by hand and automatically converted into the exact geometric shape.
Fully configurable library of reusable shapes and images.
IMAGES AND IMAGE EDITING
Insert images (photos) in your documents at any size and scale. Crop, mask, re-sample, edit transparency, scan-correct and deform images. Insert images and videos from camera or photo library.
Enter typed text via keyboard; with a wide range of fonts and font sizes, font colours, fills and borders. Text can be entered at all zoom scales and can be selected and moved, scaled and rotated.
RECORD AND PLAYBACK SOUNDS
Including import and export of caf files. You can also insert a sound recording on the page to which it relates. Now linked to drawing.
Share documents as PDF files, images, videos or ZoomNotes documents (via email, iTunes, clipboard, Dropbox, Twitter and Evernote, Airdrop, iCloud Drive and Open in.
USE FOR PRESENTATIONS
ZoomNotes is VGA compatible for use with projectors, monitors and AirPlay.
Write into a zoomed in view whilst still viewing the zoomed out view.
There are lots more details including videos or the app in action at www.zoom-notes.com.
We respond to every email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Important fix: Intermittent crash when writing.
NEW: Support for NextCloud WebDAV server
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Ratings and Reviews
My Go-To for Hand Notes and Sketches
I am updating a rather old review. Improvements move this back from one star to four.
I have tried a range of hand-writing/-note-taking/-sketching apps. This is (again) my go-to app among them all. I use it almost entirely now in place of pen + paper. I have yet to exhaust its features. My favorite use is to project whiteboard-like notes using ZoomNotes and an AirPlay app.
Pros: Feature rich beyond any other. Among the best in its smooth ink feel. Wrist guard and tool box can be set to handle from left or right side. The main tools are laid out with forethought to common use.
Cons: The UI settings can be a bit muddled, exhaustive, or comical looking. For the first two issues, thank goodness for workspaces. You can remove all tools but those that you really want.
Neutral: The icons for the tools are … interestingly unique (to each his own here … they remain my least favorite things about this app).
Summary: For me, this app is like a funky looking car that I hate to drop because it works so well. Almost since it’s inception, I have wished the UI would undergo a major overhaul. I wish the document handling would be streamlined thoroughly to be sparsely professional. Otherwise, to replace the pen+paper note-taking and sketching work that I need to do routinely, this is absolutely the only iPad app of its class that I will use.
Most effective note taking app
This is the most versatile note taking app I have found. I use it for all my note taking. I really like the ability to insert handwritten notes with pdf files, including adding pages etc. It takes a bit to get used to all the features but it is well worth the effort. The ease of zooming in and out and writing in the margins of PDF files is also very handy.
Still very happy with it. I love the infinite whiteboard option. It really feels like having a large whiteboard where you can write anywhere. It’s also great for annotating a pdf file when you need to write more than just minor comments.
This continuous to be my favorite note taking app. One of the features of traditional writing and note taking is that you can spread out multiple sheets of paper in front of you. This allows you to keep a good overview of what you are working on. I really missed this aspect of physical notes when I switched to my iPad. However, the whiteboard mode with infinite zoom of ZoomNotes allows me to effectively have a virtual desk with many sheets of handwritten notes. (Tip: lay out a grid of letter size boundaries on your whiteboard before starting to take notes. You can easily fit 25 pages that way. Well, of course you could do millions but you want to mimic a physical desk.)
This is the second review I’ve ever written for an app (and I’ve downloaded my fair share over the years), but I had to write this review. ZoomNotes is feature rich and worth the small amount of effort it takes to explore and learn how everything works. I’ve downloaded nearly every major note taking app in the AppStore and think this one is the best! This app does more than mimic writing on paper. It actually allows you to use all of the benefits of a tablet (zooming, scaling, rearranging notes and imported objects, shape recognition, sub-notes, image and video import, etc.) to create a truly unique writing/researching experience. Being able to import an entire PDF as a sub-note is amazing! This app is a joy to use, highly customizable, and allows me to research and take notes in a way that matches the way I think. If I had it in grad school, I’m pretty sure my thesis would have taken half as long! Big thanks to the developer(s)!!! Keep up the great work!!! Maybe you could add handwriting to text conversion? It’s certainly not critical, but it would be a killer feature that would make a truly amazing app that much more so.
- Deliverance Software Ltd
- 137.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 Deliverance Software Ltd
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.