CollaNote: Notes & PDF Markup 4+

Note with 25+ Pens & Pencils

Zauberberg Lab Company Limited

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 12.6K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



CollaNote : Powerful Note-Taking, PDF Markup, and Digital Planning - All-in-One

- Versatile Toolset: Experience an extensive collection of 25 pens and brushes, surpassing other note-taking apps in options for creativity
- Enhanced Writing Perfection: Elevate your writing experience with CollaNote's cutting-edge ink engine and stabilizer, surpassing pen and paper in precision and stability
- Smart Dark Mode: Write your notes once and enjoy optimal visibility in both dark and light modes, ensuring comfort for your eyes.
- Calming Writing ASMR: Immerse yourself in a calming note-taking ambiance with soothing writing sound, creating a serene environment while you write.
- Audio Recording and Playback: Record audio while taking notes and watch as your handwritten words animate in sync with the audio playback, akin to karaoke text.
- Note Security: Safeguard your notes with password protection, ensuring the utmost security and privacy.
- PDF Integration: Seamlessly import PDFs, annotate or sign them, and effortlessly export your notes back to PDF format.
- Real-Time Collaboration: Collaborate with unlimited participants in real time, experiencing zero delays for smooth and efficient teamwork.
- Extensive Paper Selection: Choose from over 150 stunning paper designs and beautiful templates
- Media-Rich Notes: Personalize your notes with images, text, stickers, web widgets, and links, creating dynamic and interactive content.
- AI Shape Detection: Utilize CollaNote's AI-powered technology to effortlessly detect and draw perfect shapes with unmatched precision.
- Effortless Note Storage: CollaNote securely stores all your notes in the System Files app, providing seamless options for syncing, backing up, and restoring your valuable content
- Discover Countless Surprises: Delve into CollaNote and uncover a plethora of delightful surprises that await your exploration.

CollaNote's journey began with a student at Hamburg University, who now leads a dedicated team of individuals devoted to delivering the finest digital paper experience. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our users for their unwavering support since the early days of CollaNote.

What’s New

Version 2.1.6

Minor bugs fixed and preparations made for the next major update

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12.6K Ratings

12.6K Ratings

Woowoowoowooooo ,

Best note taking experience

I don’t like to leave reviews. But this app truly provides the best features for both handwritten and typed notes so much so that I want to thank the developer with a monetary donation. Not sure where to do that yet, though.

You can really tell that the person who developed this app did so with students in mind—there are so many useful, convenient features that make note-taking and studying very easy, and all of it is FREE, which is one of the biggest factors that makes this app even more underrated. I’m actually surprised it doesn’t have more reviews, but I’m so glad I found it.

I usually take non-digital handwritten notes, but as a masters student, it’s easier to erase, re-write, and upload everything as a PDF. There are a ton of little details that make life as a student easier. You have to take a small amount of time to go through the different features and customize certain things, but that’s part of the reason I love it. Once I set everything up, it’s so quick to change the font, size, color, utensil-type, page background and it soon becomes part of your motor memory. I encourage everyone to utilize this note-taking app, especially if you rely on hand-written notes. Please keep up the good work, man! We really appreciate all the hard work you’ve put into continually improving this app.

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.

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

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