CollaNote: Note, Journal & PDF 4+

Take Good Notes & Planner

Quoc Huy Nguyen

Designed for iPad

    • 4.9 • 9.1K Ratings
    • Free



CollaNote : Most powerful Note-Taking App, PDF Reader and Annotator, Whiteboard, Digital Planner - All in one

- Best handwriting experience with low latency powered by remarkable vector ink engine.
- Smart Dark Mode: Better for your eyes to take note and read PDFs in the dark. Write once, you notes will look perfect in dark and light mode.
- Record audio, your handwritings are synced to the Audio. Play audio and your handwritings animate like Karaoke.
- Import PDF, annotate or sign, then export your notes to PDF.
- Real-time Collaboration with zero delay & unlimited participants .
- Whiteboard for online teaching, learning, doing homework together.
- More than 150 paper designs & beautiful templates.
- Add multimedia to your notes: insert Image, Text, Sticker, interactive Web Widget and Link.
- Draw, talk and make friend with stranger around the world.
- Never lose your notes again: All notes are stored in System Files app, easy to sync, backup and restore your notes.
- Detect and draw perfect shapes, powered by AI.
- Support Pencil tool, mimic physical pencil. Make CollaNote not only great for notetaking, but also for drawing and sketching

CollaNote is an app designed and built on the side by a student in Hamburg University for everyone who loves working with digital paper.

What’s New

Version 1.4.30

- New feature: Write down page numbers to jump to pages
+ Write down a page number to quickly jump in to the page
+ To access this feature, open a note then tap at “Pages” button. A view will appear on the bottom of page manager window
+ This feature only appears when you open a note with many pages

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9.1K Ratings

9.1K Ratings

timtimtim777 ,

An incredible note taking app, definitely a competitor

TL;DR: this wildly good free app will make you question why anyone would pay for a note taking app.
This app offers many of the same incredible features that paid apps such as Notability and GoodNotes use to justify price points. I downloaded it out of curiosity and now I am reconsidering making the jump to primarily use it. I am just flabbergasted that it is completely free with no micro transactions or ads. Some of the features do come out a little less polished than the other big names apps, but I have looked at the developer’s update history on their published forum and it is incredible how responsive, timely and involved the individual is. I have no doubt that in less than a few months, those polishes will be more than completed AND even more new features will be implemented. I would be more than happy to send a few $$ to the developer because they seem to actually care about improving their app and implementing feedback, vs the once very few months minor “update” provided by expensive, big name note taking apps (which sometimes include new micro transactions). Note taking apps everywhere better watch themselves on what they charge for in the future and on how fast they get features out there.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for writing the first review of CollaNote, that's very kind of you - it has given me so many motivations.

Reading this first review makes me remember the moment 10 months ago, when I released the first version of app in the App Store. I look back, and I'm so glad that the app has become so much better, so many features has been added and so many people love using it.
I achieved things that I thought I could never do, thanks to your motivations.

I will try my best, so you can keep enjoy the app. Love

Cococavy ,

Saved me from losing school work

This app has a lot more applications and freedom then most paid apps I’ve used in the past. It also saved me from loosing school work. My previous school had me download a different note app. For the most part the prior app was fine, except for the amount of notes I lost to hungry void. Eventually ditching the prior app in search of a new one.

CollaNote has a small learning curb but that’s what the beginners tips are there for, despite that it can be a little bit of a struggle sometimes to find things in settings. For example, the dark interfaces are not seen in the settings icon next to all the other options in the all notes area. You have to enter a note and these options can only be accessed while in a note. There isn’t many export file options at the moment but does have your universal pdf file, so it’s much easier for other apps to accept your notes. Would definitely recommend as theirs so many people who are contributing to this app who are helping making the app more accessible for other languages. There are public notes that allow for a unique way of interaction with users. Notes are also ridiculously easy to organize once u get over that learning curb.

girl_with_brown_eyes ,

100 stars ⭐️s

I’m not really a journaler or a serious note taker. I scribble on posts-its and index cards so I thought it would be a good idea to get into notetaking on my iPad because I can find it easier than i can a random index card. I tried to look for an inexpensive note taking app to start off this new endeavor of keeping notes and maybe start to journal. I tried the Notes app that comes with the iPad and it lacks some pictures. And I didn’t wanna spend a lot of money on something that I might not use. Somehow I stumbled onto this app and WOW!!! It has all the bells and whistles: I can import PDFs, make my own PDFs, I can draw and adjust pens/pencils, stickers, shapes there are templates, I can collaborate, have different folders 📂! The potential is incredible. And all for the low price of free!!! And even the app privacy seems to be good. How? And it appears this is a one-person show! What? Anyway, I highly recommend this. Go ahead and download and use the template here or look for free bullet journal templates, or planner templates, and imported them to this app and you’ll hit the ground running. I just think this app is incredible and you will think so too. Huge thanks to the developer for your commitment and your generosity! Cheers!

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