Use Your Handwriting® (UYH®) lets you finger write quick notes, lists and messages on your iPhone or iPad and view them on your Apple Watch. Its unique handwriting engine simulates the physics of a fountain pen to produce smooth and fulfilling drawing strokes. Your handwriting will flow beautifully and come out looking elegant with natural variations in darkness and thickness.

The beauty of UYH is accompanied by a powerful set of features: multi-level lists, quick alarms, sync across devices, visualize notes online, calendar and hands-on tutorial for every feature. Use it to take notes, for brainstorming, to outline your ideas, as a whiteboard, as a calendar for task management, or as a replacement for sticky notes.

NEW! Shop with UYH on your Apple Watch. Simply "pinch out" your shopping list to make it appear on your Apple Watch.




No matter what your 4th grade teacher told you, you have beautiful handwriting. What you couldn’t do with a pen, you can do with UYH. Choose between five different writing styles and your calligraphy will be amazing everyone in no time.


Plan your weekly schedule in UYH by annotating days with your handwritten notes. It's quick but also powerful. Use it to jot down a quick todo and see it in Notification Center, or to take down elaborate categorized logs. Calendar notes scheduled for today appear in the UYH app on your Apple Watch!


Need a reminder? Scribble a note, press and hold it and pick a time. You will be alerted in time even if the app is not active, or your device is asleep. The alert will even show on your Apple Watch!


With UYH, there’s no limit to expressing yourself. Your long notes are automatically broken into multiple lines at word boundaries.


Why? Because handwritten messages to friends mean so much more! Create your own colorful greetings for any occasion and email them to that special someone, or cut and paste them in other apps, such as MMS.


Want to drill down into something? In UYH, any item in a list can become its own sublist, so there’s no limit to how many lists and notes you can make.

[In-app purchase required]

You can sync notes across any number of devices via You can even publish your notes as web pages and view them online. The website lets you view your notes in several formats suitable for brainstorming and mind mapping.

This feature is part of our premium package, "Best of Use Your Handwriting" which is available as an in-app purchase. The purchase activates a subscription that auto-renews monthly, charging $0.99 (or rate applicable in your country) to your iTunes account. The subscription can be canceled anytime up to 24 hours prior to the end of the current period by going to Account Settings. Further details in our terms of use:


* Hassle-free writing - To add a new item, simply press '+', start writing, and hit 'Done' - it's as simple as that.

* Tutorials that teach you how to use the features of UYH by actually using them

* See high priority todo items blink, like Neon Lights

* Dim low-priority todo items

* Toggle easily between lists with 2-finger swipes

* Customize the title of each list with a name or a doodle

* Icon badge to show the number of current items

What’s New

Version 10.0

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

* Finally! Automated Sync across all of your devices. When you leave the app after making changes, it transparently makes it to all of your devices.
* Stability improvement in subscriptions

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

MauiFlis ,


Love the handwriting, color choice, numerous categories for me to name (food, errands, household projects, upcoming expenses, etc)
Dislike the pop up ads of course, but I don't think I'd use the upgrade all that much.
It is more pleasing to write on w my finger than any other similar tool I've tried. It looks exactly like my own handwriting.
I really love it.

Dorie Dragon ,


Couldn't ask for more. It does exactly what it says. Clear, easy to follow instructions make what seemed complicated at first glance very simple. I love the way the tutorial actually takes you through step by step and can be utilized for reminder lessons the same way. The colors and options bring a little fun to taking notes for my number-crunching desk job. The formatting makes it very easy to organize to the tiniest detail or just jot a quick note. And kudos to the app developer for online access and such easy sharing options. The only thing I would add is the option to include sub lists/tasks all at once when forwarding. I ran into a few glitches setting up my online account after downloading the app to my iPhone first. The support team was fantastic and so efficient. (I actually emailed on a Saturday expecting a response on Monday. I got one on Sunday!) Nice to see a developer devoted to a quality product and great customer service. Loving it so far. Very impressed.

MyVoiceNow ,

Great app for people who cannot speak. Please, please upgrade!

Your apps have changed my life because it merges low and medium tech communication methods in a unique format! I'm a subscriber with cerebral palsy who's visually impaired, Deaf and mute. I've worked in the speech technology industry since I was old enough get paid for my input and designs. I utilize UYH and Calligraphy to communicate with style when text-to-speech apps just don't work. The colors and ability to underline allow to put inflections in my voice.

Hospitals and clinics are looking for something like this. In emergencies writing and pointing at messages is much quicker. However the interface must be enlarged a little bit in order to create editable templates and communication boards. Will you please consider widening the board so we can point messages?

I appreciate your efforts, time and attention! Thanks!


Gee Whiz Stuff LLC
39.8 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Best of Use Your Handwriting $0.99
  2. Best of Use Your Handwriting $9.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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