*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.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at

Additional information about the app is available at

What’s New

Version 5.4.9

We have fixed a few bugs and have made some enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
284 Ratings

284 Ratings

Fr.learner ,

Best notebook so far

Tried many other apps, this one is the most handy one! Keep it up!!

Suggest can resize the inserted pictures and handwritten sketches; allow zooming/unlimited scope when handwriting; enable to swipe left/right when reading the grouped note cards; add more font styles and font color.

Viper071111 ,

All great except few issues

iPad Pro when using with keyboard case, the arrow keys doesn’t work. For a serious typing this is annoying. not only to nagvigate, but also shift arrow key to select text quickly.

Second in wish list is, right now, locked note are too secure if u nagvigate to another app even for 1 second. It always ask for passcode again. It would be great if we can set a time

Thirdly, there is no intuitive way to set BIG BOLD title text style in notes. and changing to bold alone also takes quite a few click even in iPad. could be more versatile on this like apple built in notes

fourhtly, the image note has limited basic function like spin to zoom or rotation. making it less good to store image notes.

Developer Response ,

UPDATE(08th Nov 2019): The latest version(5.4.8) is now live on the App Store. Please try updating the app and let us know the status. Hope that you would re-consider your rating once the problem is fixed. PREVIOUS: Viper071111, Thank you for your positive review. Regarding the keyboard issue, it's something which occurs in our latest update. We will fix this soon in one of our upcoming update. For locked note, the app is designed in such a way that it saves your preference until you close or switch the app. You can go to 'Auto Lock' under Lock settings and set a duration. We will consider all the other suggestions and see what we can do in the future updates.

Keith@Walkermix ,

Font Size on Apple Watch did not follow the system setting

Even I have set the largest font size in the default setting app of Apple Watch. The font size of note did not follow the Apple Watch system font size setting. Pls enlarge the font size.


Zoho Corporation
161.6 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 and watchOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Dutch, Filipino, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

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

  • Siri

    Get things done within this app using just your voice.

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