Digital note-taking, simplified! Student, working professional, or a bullet journalist, Noteshelf is a perfect note-taking app for you. Take beautiful notes in your own handwriting just as you would on a notepad, but only better. You can type, annotate PDFs & record audio.

You can also personalize your notes with beautiful covers and organize them the way you want. What's more - you can sync and share them with your colleagues, friends, and family!

Experience natural writing in Noteshelf—as smooth and fluid as writing on a notepad. Choose from a range of pens, pencils, and highlighters; a wider range of colors and sizes to suit your needs. Our fountain pen makes your handwriting look gorgeous!

You can search through the notes taken on your own handwriting and even convert them into text. We provide handwriting recognition in 65 different languages.

Import PDFs, MS Office documents or images; or add them to your existing notebooks. Highlight, underline or write notes on your documents/images.

Noteshelf brings you the convenience of typing too. You can choose from many styles and formatting options like bulleted/ numbered lists, and checkboxes.

Record audio as you take notes so you never miss anything important at school or work. Add as many recordings as you want and play them back anytime, even as you take handwritten notes. Loved by students while taking lecture notes!

Open up multiple windows of Noteshelf and work simultaneously with ease. This multi screen workflow of using 2 notes side by side will work only on iPads running on the iPad OS.

Create voice notes with Noteshelf for the Apple Watch. You needn’t have your iPhone or iPad nearby. Auto-save all your recordings to the iPhone and use iCloud to sync them across devices. Take notes later as you listen to those recordings.

Sometimes notebooks might run into hundreds of pages. So, bookmark important pages, name and color them to search with ease.

Auto-publish your notes one-way into Evernote and access them on Evernote, from just about anywhere.

100s of beautifully crafted paper templates and notebook covers to go with your good notes. Get them for free when you signup for the Noteshelf Club!
Find paper templates for student notes, meetings memos, to-do lists, shopping lists, personal health trackers, journals, and many more!

iPhone and iPad support. Mac app coming soon!
Squares, circles or triangles, use auto-shapes to draw perfect geometrical shapes with ease.
Auto-backup to Dropbox & OneDrive.
Share your notes with colleagues, friends, and family. We support - Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, and OneDrive.
Secure your notes with passcodes. We also support Face ID and Touch ID to lock and unlock your notebooks.
Ask Siri to create a new notebook, search for an existing notebook, or open a notebook in a snap!
Keep your personal and business notes separate. Drag and drop notebooks into groups or categories easily on the iPad OS.
We now support a dark color scheme - as beautiful as the system-wide dark mode. (Only on iOS 13 for iPhones and iPad OS for iPads).

Got a suggestion? We'd love to hear from you—write to us at noteshelf(at)!

Happy note-taking!

What’s New

Version 8.3.5

Check out the all new Favorites toolbar! You can now minimize the toolbar or select the option for the toolbar to auto-minimize.

We also fixed some bugs and made stability improvements.

~ Noteshelf—Digital Note-Taking, Simplified! ~

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Xeen17 ,

Takes My Digital Bullet Journalling to Another Level

I’m so pleased I chose this app. I feel that of the handwriting apps I’ve tried so far, this is the best. My handwriting is a lot neater with my Apple Pencil than it was in either Penultimate or Nebo.

I’m using Noteshelf 2 with Evernote to create my idea of the perfect digital bullet journal. The benefits include being able to have handwritten notes on my iPad synced with typed notes on my laptop - all stored and sorted in Evernote in a Bullet journaling format.

Another benefit is the members club and additional templates. I’m not an artistic type, so I’m not interested in drawing bullet journal spreads - I’m happy when others want to do that though!

Lastly, this format has given me a freedom with my mindmapping that I’ve not felt before. I can use different pen colours and erase and rewrite the map as I go along. It’s way easier than doing it with real pen and paper and I’ve not had to buy another mindmapping software because this is better than sufficient.

I’m very pleased and can highly recommend Noteshelf 2.

riplee ,

Great app but...

I would like to see a capability to hide the quick create note from the screen. Would prefer more titling choices on the books, even the original version was better for this. I also really miss the shelf design and the look of the pens in the original version.
Looks are important to the customer and a choice of either look would be a big plus....
That said, a truly great app in every way, but a slight step back aesthetically speaking.

Sarahlj09 ,

Best app out there for note taking

I’ve tried many different apps for digital note taking, everyone raving about them for different reasons, yet none of them live up to the hype for me. This one does! It’s the one I stick with now because I just find it so perfect, the writing is even better using this too. Definitely recommend.

App Privacy

The developer, Fluid Touch Pte. 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.

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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