This app is new in App Store and developed by a student of Hamburg University (Germany).
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CollaNote - powerful, intuitive and reliable note taking app with collaboration and audio recording.

- Making late night projects, sunday art classes, and boring meetings into a multi-user whiteboard that helps everyone brainstorm and contribute.
- Invite someone to take note never been easier: choose a nickname or use you email to invite others.

- Using CollaNote is easy: use your finger or stylus to scribble out notes, insert images, text, stickers and much more!
- Try the audio recording feature that links what you write to what you record - and play it like karaoke.
- Variety tools with unlimited colors and sizes.
- Import and export your note to PDF
- Many papers to choose
Annotate PDF's and make beautiful drawings.

- Sync your notes between devices with iCloud
- Files App integrated: Allow you to keep track of your notes with Files App for backup and restoring deleted notes

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

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What’s New

Version 1.0.24

Fix bug: Able to create note with same name

P/s: I'm done with exams in university and currently working on a BIG update. This update will have many requested features, and should be ready to download in 1-2 weeks

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 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 really warms my heart.
I hope you enjoy the app

amy.bda ,

Great Note Taking App

Overall: an amazing free app with a lot of the note taking features you’d need that more expensive apps offer.

I don’t normally write reviews, but I feel like I need to support this small creator considering what they’re doing for free is amazing and just as good as some of the larger business that offer note taking apps. As a student, this has almost everything I need and it works like a charm. The app looks good, and makes sure my notes do too.

Only suggestions would be the ability to have an “infinite whiteboard” like page for the times when I’m brainstorming or scribbling down idea, being able to open two notes simultaneously, and some kind of search feature. But seeing how actively they’re updating this and how on-the-ball they are, I have no doubt this will be updated with newer features soon. Keep up the good work!

Developer Response ,

Hi, thank you very much for helping CollaNote to spread the word.
Opening 2 notes simultaneously, search feature is on my list.
I don't think infinite paper is good for CollaNote because it's not so friendly for printing, I'm sorry. The best I can do is continuous scrolling so you can scroll down to continue scribbling.
I hope you still enjoy CollaNote

Ribbit021 ,

Very promising app!

For someone with little money to spare, I’ve been eying several paid apps but I never bothered trying any offered trial run and never found any good free alternative. Until I was recommended this from reddit! Someone was gushing about this app and next thing I knew, I installed it and was writing away to my heart’s contents.

Since I never had any experience using a note taking app beyond OneNote (which is...okay, but it’s limited in handwriting aspects imo), this is definitely a great app to start with—and one I’ll stay with. It still needed some features (dark mode and an ability to turn the ‘paper’ around so I can write from an angle, namely), but the updates are chugging along wonderfully. With a dedicated developer and regular updates, I don’t think you’ll be sorry trying this app. :)

Developer Response ,

Hello and thanks for your great review ... Actually, the paper rotates with the iPad - if you haven't locked the function. Try to turn on the dark mode in the menu at CollaNote, or write me an email, then I give you access to the trial version - there you can test in extensively. Have fun with CollaNote - the next updates are coming soon, right now they are tested by the beta testers - you can then scroll the paper from top to bottom, not only from right to left. If you still have special wishes - I always try to implement them quickly - impossible things are done immediately, for miracles I need a little longer then 😅

App Privacy

The developer, Quoc Huy Nguyen, 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:

  • Contact Info

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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