Birch - Organized Photo Notes 4+

Notes, for visual individuals‪!‬

Daniel McCarthy

    • 4.6 • 122 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Birch is a different kind of Notes app, built for photos. It's Notes, for visual individuals!

Organized photo notes:
Are you the type of person who's always super busy, and takes quick reminder photos of things you need to remember later? Is your photo album filled with pictures of product labels, mail, receipts, household projects, whiteboards, recipes, etc? Many of us have turned our photo album into a visual notes app, but Birch can make this "Photo Notes" part of your life much simpler and more organized! Just snap a photo, add a hashtag in a note, and that's it! Create photo notes in seconds and find them lighting fast when you need them later.

Hashtags are simpler and way more convenient than creating albums and folders to organize your photos, especially these reminder note photos! Think of it like a document scanner mixed with an organized file cabinet, except it's not limited to only documents or PDFs and can be used to document and reference anything that can be captured by a photo! Multiple hashtags can be added to any photo note, so you can find these organized pics in multiple places. And the organization is managed automatically for you by simply adding hashtags to your notes!

Just a few examples of where Birch really shines:
• Snapping a quick photo note of something you see in the wild and want to buy later.
• Labels & product numbers of household supplies you need to find at the store later.
• Receipts and mail you don't want to keep physical copies of.
• Organizing and saving whiteboard notes, so you can safely erase but never lose.
• Or even just organizing your favorite photos from an occasion (it's built for notes... but it's still way easier than managing personal photo albums)

Free with a paid Pro option:
I'm a small indie developer, but I don’t think it’s right to make money unless you’re actually getting value. So you get a good amount of features and functionality for free, then have an upgrade option to access more “power user” features. If Birch is helping to make your life a bit easier, upgrading costs less than 5 coffees per year… only 3 if you drink the good stuff!

Organize your life, with beautiful photo notes! A clean, simple and intuitive design that looks great in Light or Dark mode!

In-App purchase disclaimer:
Should you decide to upgrade to Birch Pro, a purchase will be applied to your iTunes account at the time of upgrade. Subscriptions will automatically renew unless canceled within 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can cancel anytime with your iTunes account settings. Any unused portion of a free trial will be forfeited if you purchase a subscription. For more information, see our ToS EULA ( and Privacy Policy (

What’s New

Version 1.32

Thanks for all the amazing feedback! Here's what's new in the most recent updates:

• Bug fixes and performance improvements.
• NEW FEATURE: Edit photos with cropping, drawing, etc.
• Fixed a text bug when "Bold/Large Text" was enabled. Thanks Gary, lol you can make your text as big as you want now :)

More coming soon! If you are enjoying Birch, quickly tapping a star rating (or leaving a nice text review if you're feeling generous) means the world to us and helps a lot!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

topnotchturnip ,

I can see this app being an absolute staple for me.

Honestly 75% of my camera roll is pics I take of notes and such for work. As a department leader in retail it’s just faster to take a pic of something than to type out a new note on my phone or try not to lose the note itself altogether. This app is definitely gonna change my workflow. At first I was annoyed you couldn’t delete the sample hashtags but as soon as they fixed that I really saw the potential. I have some additional suggestions:
Home screen short cuts for 3D/haptic Touch
A short cut for note deletion from the “recents” tab without opening each individual note and deleting it—would save time
If I have more suggestions I’ll let you guys know. Thank you for this app!!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the awesome review and incredible feedback! Your suggestions are fantastic and went right onto the product roadmap! We're hon­ored to have you on board from the be­gin­ning, the sup­port means the world to us!

Masterss2007 ,

Whiteboarding, brainstorm and receipt godsend

My phone’s photo album is a mess. It takes me forever to find that great mid-fetch photo I took of my dog, because I have to dig through reference photos I took for work - whiteboards, sticky note clusters, travel receipts... they’re all in there and are seriously bumming me out (go away and let me see my dog!!).

I’ve started using Birch to store and tag all those photos - and not only is my photo album back to being dog-friendly, but I can quickly and easily tag and identify which whiteboard was from that huge workshop, and which was from that small team brainstorm. You get the idea. This app has solved a problem I didn’t even know I had!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the great review! We're happy that your photo album was restored to its former dog-friendly glory :) We've got a lot of great updates and features planned and we're honored to have you on board from the beginning, the support means the world to us!

Famous2088 ,

Finally a visual productivity app

Love it. Using already. Few questions: for someone in a health workplace, how is your data secured? If I have a patient info in a pic am I/are you/we covered?

Part two: any family sharing/calendar reminder functionality planned? Any integrating with smart devices? Excellent app, saw the stormtrooper reddit post, great use of your time. Also, the design symphony is beautifully simple.

Pps: any thoughts on pic stitching? I’ve immediately went to sort my recipes and it works as a multi image note but might be smoother as one long image. I can see how that would cause other problems tho.

App Privacy

The developer, Daniel McCarthy, 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 Not Linked to You

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

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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

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