Notes, PDF, Journal - Nebo 4+

Digital Notebook, Diary, Lists


Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 5.3K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Brainstorm ideas & take freeform notes mixing handwriting, text, drawings, diagrams & images on an expandable canvas. Erase & edit content with pen gestures, and convert handwriting and shapes to typed text and perfect forms.

Nebo understands every word you write in your choice of 66 languages, and works on all platforms - so you can access and search your notes from any device.

Enjoy 3 powerful experiences in one app:

** Create freely in a Nebo Note – the world’s most advanced freeform canvas with full write-to-text and shape conversion **
** Handwrite a responsive Nebo Document, adding math and diagram objects as needed **
** Import existing documents as PDFs, ready to annotate **

Get companion app Nebo Viewer for read-only access to your notes on your iPhone. Search, copy-paste and export content as needed. Note: requires access to cloud sync and a free MyScript account.

• Digital handwriting:
- Write¹, type or dictate in the same page, sentence or even word.
- Accurately convert handwriting and math to typed text, and drawn diagrams to perfect shapes. Diagrams stay editable when pasted into PowerPoint!
- Write emoji and symbols with your pen.

• Edit with your pen:
- Use intuitive gestures to edit and format content without breaking your flow.
- Use the marker to highlight or color, the lasso to select, and the eraser to delete entire strokes or precisely defined content.

• Write, type and draw freely in a Nebo Note:
- Enjoy an infinite canvas ideal for brainstorming and freeform note-taking.
- Pan around and zoom in or out for a fresh perspective.
- Use the lasso to select, move, copy, delete or resize content - and to convert handwriting to typed text.

• Switch to a Nebo Document for a responsive experience:
- Create and edit structured notes – your handwriting will automatically reflow as needed.
- Make edits, adjust layout, rotate your device or split your screen without worrying about readability.

• Enrich your notes:
- Personalize content using a range of pen types and page backgrounds.
- Add photos, sketches and smart objects like math and diagrams.
- Handwrite math equations and matrices across several lines, solve simple calculations and copy math as LaTeX or image.

- “Perfect with Apple Pencil” (App Store)
- “For note-takers with needs that go beyond the basic” (TechRadar, 2019)
- Best App 2017 (CES Mobile Apps Showdown)

Nebo respects your privacy and never stores content on our servers without your explicit consent.

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Check minimum and recommended requirements for Nebo:

¹You can use any compatible active or passive pen, including Apple Pencil, to write in Nebo. More details at

What’s New

Version 4.1.5

** Nebo’s new free plan **

All previously paid features are now available for free: PDF import and export, search, dictionary, export to Word, share via web link, and more…

You can create up to 5 new pages to test all Nebo's features. Your existing pages are safe and won't count toward the 5-page limit.

Unlock the full version of Nebo with a one-time purchase to enjoy unlimited pages and cloud sync.

** Bug fixes **

As always, we've fixed bugs and fine-tuned to enhance your Nebo experience.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5.3K Ratings

5.3K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Our iPad Pro becomes an awesome on-the-fly notepad with this app built specifically for Apple Pencil. With a few taps and strokes, we can format handwritten text as titles, paragraphs or bulletpoints. And creating diagrams or marking up photos? Dead simple. Ah, the simple joy of taking old-fashioned notes—and decorating the page with random doodles!

Boishaai ,

At last!!!

Three days ago I was looking for an app that would allow me to convert handwriting into text on my iPad Pro, using the Apple pencil. The search led to Notes Plus. But while there, I saw MyScript. It was free and had some rave reviews from people with bad handwriting. I installed it and immediately found that a £1.99 add-on was required to make it work. I followed the link to get this, only to be told that this was only available in the US. Outraged, I posted a scathing review, giving it one
* - and would have given it less if I could have. I paid my £9.99 for Notes Plus. I soon found that, good as it was for many things, it was completely unable to decipher my handwriting. I can't blame it - only three people on the planet have been able to read what I write, and, sadly, two of them have passed on. I gave up the search. The next day - I'm nothing if not determined - I started again. This time the search led to Nebo MyScript. When tried to install it I found that it was already there. Overnight it had morphed. This time without the €1.99 add-on. I have now spent some time going through the tutorials and can announce that I'm In Love. Finally, and at last, I have found the Holy Grail! This whole review has been written with this more-than-5 * miracle. I am beyond grateful, not to mention filled with wonder. Thank you, thank you, thank you. The digital world continues to amaze me.

Generator33 ,

Can’t open since new update

I love this app, it’s fantastic and the developers deserve a lot of praise, but since the new update I have not been able to open the app. I have tried looking on their website but I can’t find any way to contact the developers or anyone else who might be able to help. Does anyone know how to solve this?

As a more general review, the app is brilliant. It is very rare for the system to misunderstand what you are writing once it gets used to your handwriting (unless it is a name or made up word, though it soon learns them) and adding images is quick and easy, as is moving text and separating paragraphs.
The only negative points would be that it does not allow you to paste paragraphs from one language to another (a problem in my case because I accidentally made my initial notebook in America-English rather than UK-English) and copying in general is awkward at points, as is the maths feature. However, these are very minor points for the app as a whole.
I would definitely recommend this app to writers everywhere.

Developer Response ,

Hi, there. Please contact our support team so they will help you : Thank you. Jules

In-App Purchases

Full Pack - Notebooks, PDF…
Unlock unlimited pages and cloud sync

App Privacy

The developer, MyScript, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • User Content
  • Identifiers

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

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