Digital note-taking, simplified! Student, working professional, or bullet journalist, Noteshelf is a perfect note-taking app for you. Take beautiful notes in your natural 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!
SEARCH/ CONVERT HANDWRITTEN NOTES/ OCR
You can search through the notes taken on your own handwriting and even convert handwriting to text. We provide handwriting recognition in 65 different languages.
MARKUP DOCUMENTS & IMAGES
Import PDFs, MS Office documents or images; or add them to your existing notebooks. Highlight, underline or write notes on your documents/images.
TYPE TEXT, CREATE OUTLINES & CHECKLISTS
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 NOTES
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!
MULTI-TASK LIKE A PRO
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.
GO HANDS-FREE WITH APPLE WATCH
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.
DO MORE THAN JUST BOOKMARK
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!
SOME MORE FEATURES
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!
Create multiple folders and subfolders to keep your notes organised.
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).
Noteshelf is on the way to delight it’s users with amazing features which makes it your go-to app for note-taking.
Got a suggestion? We'd love to hear from you—write to us at noteshelf(at)fluidtouch.biz!
- Minor bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
almost the bast note app ever
I have bought every note app availed, and this is so close to being my favourite! I genuinely think the handwriting is much better on this app than any of the others. The ONLY reason this is not a solid 5 star review and my go to app for everything is that there are some significant bugs specifically when attempting to insert photos. If this is not something that you need to do regularly, choose this app, it is the BEST! If you pull photos or screenshots into you notes on the regular, you will be annoyed at the process of loading the photo to the app, going back into the photo section, and adding the pic, not only is that mildly more laborious than other apps, it crashes consistently, Albeit the first pic of the writing session seems to always work, it is subsequent photo uploading that will not work consistently. For my purposes, this is a big issue and I use the app, but can’t let go of the apps like GoodNotes that in my option are inferior, but consistent in this much needed function. Many of the other bugs and glitches have been remedied so I am hopeful that this one will be to in time and I can give the 5 star review that it otherwise deserves and delete the other note taking apps from my devices. Fingers crossed!
Developer Response ,
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Happy happy user
I’ve used this app for the last 5 years nearly everyday. I take meeting notes in it, review pdf files in it, download sheet music into it and practice with it nearly everyday and make presentations from it on a daily/weekly basis. Here’s what I love about it. 1. I love the way it turns pages. It may seem like a minor thing, but for presentations it’s great to be able to flip a page and go to the next point. 2. I love the way I can create handouts in it. When I teach, my diagrams and flow charts are a hit with adults and students alike. 3. I love moving jpegs in and manipulating them. This allows me to create PowerPoint slides, move them into Noteshelf and add my presentation notes to each one. 4. I also like it’s improved search and filing system. I can find what I need. 5. I also love it’s free planner and free paper/notebook options. 6. There is a very low learning curve.
Here’s what I wish it had….1. The ability to fill a shape with color. 2. A better calligraphy writing tool. In the old version, my printing took on a more flowing style. In fact that’s what drew me to the app in the first place. It made even my printing/writing look nice. I wish that remained the same. But those are minor compared to the other pluses.
Great for taking notes, not for searching them
This has been my go-to note-taking app for over a year now. The pens mimic my actual handwriting better than in any other app I’ve used so far. The highlighters are also realistic in that you can make it rectangular and it goes over text like real highlighter. Little details like this make digital note taking pleasant for me. Unfortunately, the search feature is bad. When searching from the general search bar, results take a ridiculously long time to show up, which makes me feel like I’d find what I’m looking for quicker by searching individual documents. Within individual documents, results pop up faster, however there’s no button to click through search results in the document so you always have to return to the search sidebar. Really hope these issues get fixed soon, because they really do drag down the user experience.
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- Fluid Touch Pte. Ltd.
- 286.2 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- © 2011-2022 Fluid Touch Pte. Ltd.
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