Carbo brings all your iPad or iPhone-created notes right into your Mac through a new Mac Catalyst app.

Carbo lets you capture and organize handwritten notes and sketches, bringing handwriting in the digital age, right on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Carbo's innovative visualization technology sets you free from pixel artefacts, while preserving all expressiveness of your original drawings. Collect notes, design sketches, or whiteboard drawings.

Tag and annotate your notes for easy retrieval. Store them either on the device itself or in the cloud, with native support for iCloud, Evernote, and Dropbox. Finally, turn your notes and drawings into beautiful creations using a variety of handcrafted export styles and share them with the world.


• Hybrid visualization technology: note picture is cleaned up and turned into a highly accurate monochrome representation. Carbo’s innovative rendering technology offers both the advantages of vector (sharpness) and bitmap (easy editing) techniques.
• Image-based input options: take a new picture, import from camera roll, or import an image from iCloud Drive.
• Drawing support: highly accurate and natural sketching capabilities. Full support for Apple Pencil & 3D Touch pressure sensitivity.
• Note editing: edit any part of your note, i.e. select, resize, relocate, or remove any element. Make strokes thinner or thicker.
• Annotations: add descriptive text to your note. These annotations are archived along with the image, and are globally searchable.
• Tag your notes. Tags are colored for easier detection, and will help you classify notes.
• Notes can be stored either on your device, or in the cloud using Evernote, Dropbox, and iCloud.
• Efficient file-based storage: typical note is 400KB instead of the usual 3MB JPEG of a photo.
• Export styles (iOS): choose among 7 beautifully handcrafted styles and their variants to customize your notes (Blackboard/chalks combos, Blueprint, Paper with several pen styles…).
• Up to 1200-dpi black-and-white high-fidelity exports for print.
• Many sharing options: Twitter, Facebook, AirDrop, Mail, Messages, iCloud Drive, Open in (another app)...
• Latest iOS Support: App Search, iPad multitasking, Siri 'Remind Me', 3D Touch shortcuts, modern iOS 14 photo access (browsing & searching).
• macOS 11 Big Sur / Mac Catalyst (Optimized for Mac).
• Universal app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
• Pro Pack 2 or Pro Plan: one-off purchase to remove the 10-note limit.

You can unlock all features either through Pro Pack 2, a one-time purchase, or through Pro Plan, an affordable subscription. Pro Pack upgrade pricing is also available if you own a previous version.

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What’s New

Version 2.2.2

• Full compatibility with macOS Monterey.
• Minor fixes and enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

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1 Rating

1 Rating

Obelix4711 ,

im ansatz gut

Sso nicht schlecht und sehr sinnvoll.
Als wichtigste Funktion im Moment fehlt mir allerdings ein Textmarker bei den Notizen oder anders farbige Stifte, sowie die Möglichkeit markierte Textteile kopieren zu können für die Zwischenablage um sie in einem anderen Notizzettel einfügen zu können.

Developer Response ,

Hello. We thank you for your constructive feedback about Carbo and we take note of it. Kind regards. /TC

Lizare ,

Fantastico! Auch für große und kleine Künstler ✨

Cargo Ink ist sehr vielseitig einsetzbar für graphische Projekte und Collagen. Schrift ist mit Skitch zB als png freistellbar. Es sind manuell im Anschluss Strich- und Schatten-Stärke und -Farbe zu justieren sowie Überflüssiges per Radierer aus dem Bild zu entfernen, um das Schriftbild und die evt. enthaltenen graphischen Elemente den eigenen Wünschen anzupassen.
Wundervoll auch die Variante, die eigene Handschrift als KreideBild umzusetzen, auch farbig.
Ein Anwendungstipp: Einfache KinderZeichnungen sind über die Freistellfunktion im Nu in andere Apps exportiert und können so mühelos auf Hintergrundbilder “appliziert” und in ihrer Kunst zum Strahlen gebracht werden. ...oder ganz neue Fantasiewelten erschaffen.
...das funktioniert natürlich nicht nur mit KinderZeichnungen :)
Leider finde ich die Menüführung der App nicht vollendet und relativ unübersichtlich, daher “nur” 4 Punkte.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the kind words! They're really appreciated. /TC

Deichkiecker ,

Alles funktioniert wieder

Mit dem letzten Update alles gefixt – das Pro-Pack wurde wieder hergestellt. Danke für die schnelle Reaktion.

Developer Response ,

Great to read. Thank you! /TC

In-App Purchases

Pro Pack 2
Create an unlimited number of notes.
11,99 €

App Privacy

The developer, Creaceed SRL, 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:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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