Freenotes - Note Taking 4+

Take Good Notes & Markup PDF

Free Notes (Hangzhou) Ltd.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 323 Ratings
    • Free



Freenotes is a note-taking application. Download it now and enjoy a natural writing experience instantly.

Just like writing on real paper:
- Realistic Pen Strokes: By combining handwriting pens, you can experience lifelike pen strokes on electronic devices, providing a natural feel for writing on digital platforms.
- Smooth Writing: The handwriting software provides a smooth writing experience, accurately capturing your strokes whether you're sketching or taking detailed notes.

Organize your notes into folders:
- Organized and Neat: The folder feature allows you to categorize and organize your notes by projects, courses, or topics, keeping your note library tidy and orderly.
- Quick Search: No more wasting time searching for specific notes; with the folder function, you can easily find the content you need.
- Paperless Management: The organizing effect that used to require piles of paper can now be effortlessly achieved on electronic platforms.

Annotate PDFs:
- Interactive Learning: Annotate, mark, and highlight directly in PDF files, making learning more interactive and engaging.
- Content Integration: Combine text and handwritten notes to better understand and memorize study materials.
- Digital Reading: No more need to print large quantities of paper documents; annotate PDFs on electronic platforms for truly paperless learning and work.

Enhance learning efficiency:
- Multi-Tasking: The split-screen feature allows you to view different notes, materials, or applications simultaneously, enabling efficient multitasking.
- Course Learning: Display your handwritten or mind map notes alongside course content for a deeper understanding and quick review.
- Meeting Notes: Use the split-screen feature during meetings to record key points in real-time while viewing meeting materials, ensuring you don't miss any important information.

Dark Themes:
- Eye Protection and Comfort: Dark mode adjusts the background color of the app to darker tones, reducing glare and protecting your eyes, allowing you to focus on learning and working for longer periods.
- Nighttime Reading: When reading or taking notes at night, dark mode provides a more comfortable environment without disturbing your own or others' vision.

Customizable Templates:
- Personalized Design: Customize templates according to your personal learning and working style, allowing you to create note formats and layouts that suit your needs.
- Cornell Note-Taking Method: Different learning methods like the Cornell Note-Taking Method and mind mapping can all be found in customizable templates.
- Enhanced Efficiency: By using preset templates, you can not only improve note organization efficiency but also study and review more effectively with a targeted approach.

For technical assistance, please contact our team:
Privacy Policy:
Terms of Service:

What’s New

Version 1.40.0

New Features
- Added merging notes feature

Fixed Bugs
- Resolved issue for the Apple Pencil Pro tool palette
- Fixed a crash that could occur in rare cases when scribble was used for erasure

Thanks for using Freenotes!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
323 Ratings

323 Ratings

Snickers918 ,

Finally found an app that does what I need

I’ve been searching for a good notes app that lets me quickly switch between pdf documents with tabs, annotate and draw without an obscenely expensive price tag or annoying popups. I use this for work almost daily now and at least so far I’ve been extremely happy. 5 stars

Sar_em ,

This app is really good don't waste your money on the others

This app is way better than I thought it would be. I'm not happy that I wasted my money on the other apps when this one is completely free and just as good if not better since its free. Broke students this the notes app you have been looking for.

M C doble truble ,

By Far The Best Notes App Out There!

I instantly fell in love with this app!😍 After searching through over 10 planner and note taking apps, this one caught my attention the second I opened it! All the features I could ever wanted were right here!
Thank you so much! Keep up the great work! 🤩🤩

App Privacy

The developer, Free Notes (Hangzhou) Ltd., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

You Might Also Like

Notes+ : Note-taking app
BoardNotes: Whiteboard & PDF
Noteful: Note-Taking on PDF
Element Note