- Support Apple Pencil and iPad Pro
- Convert handwriting to text
- Best handwriting experience

Notes Plus is a powerful note-taking tool that has enabled many people to go completely paperless. Be one of them!

Notes Plus stands apart from other apps in this crowded note-taking space because:
- It was one of the few feature-rich iPad apps released right after the first iPad’s debut.
- Since 2010, it has gone through 30 version upgrades and 3 complete overhauls, resulting in 8 million update downloads by almost one million users.

Get Notes Plus to benefit from:
• Outstanding handwriting experience with razor-sharp ink effects, palm rejection, and close-up writing mode for fine writing. Experience all this for yourself: get our other app for FREE at
• Converting handwriting to text. 52 languages are supported.
• Typed text.
• Background audio recording.
• Automatic shape detection.
• Inserting images from Photos or directly from the camera.
• Importing PDF and DOC files to annotate.
• Exporting notes as PDF or images to Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, email, and other apps.
• A built-in browser for quick reference.
• Automatic backup to Dropbox.
• Multi-level folder management.
• Support for left-handed users.
• Support for Wacom, Adonit, and Pencil styli.
• Support for VGA-out presentation.

And above all, you'll get personal replies from our responsive support team within 24 hours (usually within 4 hours). Please email us at or visit our support site:

What’s New

Version 6.5.1

Performance improvement and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
293 Ratings

293 Ratings

Carlstep ,

one of the best note-taking apps.

i am actually in the process of moving from NoteShelf2 to Notes Plus. To be fair to both apps, they are both good, very good but three things stand out for me with Notes Plus, and why it is more useful to my needs.

the handwriting (with apple pen) just feels better. I am studying chinese and it just feels better to write the chinese characters.
the icloud sync. NotesShelf doesn't seem to have this option. i live in china and can only use icloud. Notes Plus syncs the notebooks easily between ipad and iphone.
handwriting recognition - at the time of writing, Noteshelf 2 doesn't have this function. Notes Plus does and it will recognise both english writing and chinese, and its pretty accurate.

there is one thing that will stop me giving 5 stars. i'm writing this review whilst on the tube and i'm using Apple Noted and not Notes Plus, why? because i can not listen to my music with bluetooth headphones whilst using Notes Plus. there should be a way to sort this.

also i would love to able to review my notes from Chinese class whilst i listen to mp3 audio files from itunes. but the sound quality is very poor. if this can be fixed, then it would be a 5 star for me.

there are pro's and con's to both apps, for example the notebook organisation in Note Shelf 2 seems more intuitive.

choose wisely, they are both very good apps and seem to have attentive developers moving the apps forward.

firehorse gigi ,

Disaster narrowly missed but once bitten never to try again

I agree with a previous review, not to get seduced by this formidable but poorly worked out app. Irresponsible but talented people behind this concept.
This app revolutionised my professional note taking, allowing me to integrate drawings , photos, annotate them, save them at different stages of reviewing them. The erase function was capital for me, so immediate, it didn t break flow of writing, the pressure adjustment on the stylus with glide and thickness brought huge satisfaction to my daily note taking. This app expanded my creativity, the integration of my knowledge. And then the automatic update arrived and four months of confidential files which hadnt been saved crashed. It took hours to retrieve them into dropbox, where they were supposed to go. Its going tho take me much longer to relocated each file which in the process got duplicated 6-8 times to their correct dropbox file. But at least they have been saved. Hours of filing and checking lie ahead. These are medical files. Loosing them would have compromised my position. I cannot take the risk any more.
Clearly the way ahead is with this type of app but after some important creases have been ironed out. I am changing over.

thruscross ,

Avoid: file scramble on update unreliable

I have been an ardent fan of NotesPlus for many years. I’ve used it every day pretty well. But there is no coming back from the misjudgement of creating an automatic update that mitigates ALL your files to some new format (inc the iCloud backup I might add) -that is not robust. While I was in a meeting notes on the previous meeting disappeared. These related to funding on a research grant. Still not got them back. I found that many documents had pages corrupted or blank, documents broken up into multiple files - 1 document becomes 5, the result is it has scrambled *years* of documents and the pages it failed to convert - like everything set to ‘read-only’ because they are important - are now blank and unrecoverable. iCloud shows nothing in the “recently deleted” so cannot be recovered, they must have been over written. A company who is sloppy enough to do this once is definitely going to go under and evidently has no respect for it’s customers, their loyalty and the value of this software. I have spent the weekend ensuring I have pdf copies of as much as possible. But recon I’ve lost 20% some really important. I’ve now switched to Notability....

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The developer, Viet Tran, has indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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