Notebook - Notes,To-do,Journal 4+

Notetaking, checklist, memos

Zoho Corporation

    • 4.6 • 1.8K Ratings
    • Free


*An App Store 2016 Best App of the Year* 

Take notes, add files, create checklists and sketches, record audio, and capture moments using Notebook. All your notes are instantly synced across your devices and to the cloud. 

The simple, intimate joy of Notebook comes from using the app. We've been meticulous in our design, paying attention to every detail. Notebook is 100% free and ad-free. Web and Mac apps, plus a Web Clipper for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox are also available.

Notebook provides different ways to take notes and capture your thoughts.

- Write notes. Start with text, add images and sketches, checklists or audio, all in the same note.
- Add PDFs, word documents, spreadsheets, and more with the dedicated file note card. 
- Create and mark checklists to get stuff done with the dedicated checklist note card.
- Record ideas, meetings, and lectures with the audio note card.
- Capture moments using the dedicated photo note card.
- Scan business cards, documents, and more.
- Sketch ideas and take hand written notes using your finger or Apple Pencil with the sketch note card. 

Content added to Notebook gets intelligently formatted into beautiful, distinct cards.

- Recipe Card automatically pulls the recipe photo and description, creates a checklist for ingredients, and provides step-by-step cooking instructions. See for supported sites.
- Video Card automatically pulls video preview and, once opened, plays in a distraction-free space. Works for YouTube and Vimeo.
- Link Card pulls headline or page title, along with the main image, creating a beautiful note card.

- You can organize various notes into notebooks.
- Notes can be grouped together.
- You can reorder your notes within a notebook.
- Move or copy note cards between notebooks.
- Link related notes to one another.
- Favorite notes to find them quickly.

- Synchronize all your notes and notebooks across devices and to the cloud.
- Take a note on one device, add to it from another.

- Swipe your notebook or note card for additional information.
- Pinch to group note cards into a stack.
- Flick to find the note cards you need.
- In landscape view, pinch to fold note cards like an accordion.

- Change the color of your note cards.
- Choose a notebook cover or create your own.
- View your note cards in either grid- or landscape-style views.
- Switch to a dark-themed Night Mode.

- Lock individual notebooks and notes with TouchID or a passcode.

- Search your notes within a notebook or across notebooks.
- Search for objects within photos, text within photos, and more.

- Set reminders to stay on top of things.

- Audio notes are automatically text searchable.
- Share notes with friends and colleagues through iMessage.
- Use Siri to dictate text and checklist notes and search for photo notes.
- Jot a note before it slips your mind with Quick Actions, using 3D Touch.
- Get to your most recent notes from the Notification Bar.

-Drag and drop notes and content across apps from Split View and Slide Over
-Take notes in Split View on iPad Pro

- Record audio notes from your Apple Watch.
- Scribble notes on your Watch.
- View recently created notes on your Watch.

- Create Public Notes with sharable links.
- Share your notes through email and other options.

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What’s New

Version 5.7.3

We've fixed a few bugs and made a few enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Trang_L5 ,

I can’t help it!!

So I write a lot of stuff. I originally write a lot on (IOS) Notes and it really takes a lot of my phone storage because of the amount I written. Not to brag or anything but to give you an example, I had written over 150 notes. And being able to move all of that to Zoho changed at things all in a good way! Not only it reduced the GB it was taking up in my storage space, Zoho was able to sync and storage the amount of stuff I written AND still work flawlessly without delay... not ONLY is that amazing but it was a LIFESAVER so thank you so so very much! I like to let you guys know I really appreciate it! Although there are little stuff I like to change, but overall it’s already good enough that I don’t really care or mind it.

And as a side note, I really hope in the nearby future you don’t suddenly stop working.

MENIO2005 ,

Lacks some fundamental features

Unfortunately, it’s impossible to keep items WITHIN check lists arranged the way you want. Take shopping lists for example. Once an item is crossed out and then uncrossed, it goes back to the end of the list. So if you have long lists and you want your items ordered in a particular way (ex. Alphabetically) that won’t be possible to achieve, as when items are uncrossed out they won’t return to the place you’d assigned them in your list in the first place and that is incredibly frustrating, unless you have very short lists (in which case that could be done manually, and also in which case why would you need a list at all?). If the idea is to make the user’s life easier with lists that can be used over and over again, not having this feature built in the app is a terrible blunder.

The app should include other features such as different ways of ordering items within a check list (alphabetically as mentioned before, but also by priority, etc...). If you’re serious about using check lists, being able to order your items in different ways is a must.

Developer Response ,

We value your concern. We will look into this from our end and get the same addressed in the future updates of the app. Please bear with us until then.

bedfordgeorges ,

Your thoughts ordered + documented

Having ZOHO notebook as an app and accessed by the chrome extension “Notebook Web Clipper” is a game changer.
As someone working on high level ideas and concepts I needed a place to quickly save ideas concepts and information from multiple sources. If I’m only near my phone or mid thought on my desktop.
I also needed that to be part of my business work flow. Notebook has quickly become the place to document ideation and have it then be quickly and easily inserted into the next process. Having everything visually cataloged and ordered has really taken that to the next level. I loved apple notes and bear but ZOHO notebook is that concept taken to the next level.

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