Organize your notes and increase your research productivity with Ilaro, a research note taking database that combines the best features of note cards, research journals, and databases in one beautiful and friendly interface. Ilaro makes it easier to organize research notes, track citations, develop new ideas, and prepare to write research reports. Used by students, professors, authors, and professionals, Ilaro saves time and gets the most out of your research.

* Reached top grossing app lists in 34 countries!
* Used by students, authors, and professionals for a wide range of projects
* An excellent tool for organizing writing notes

Key Features:

* Quickly record citations and sources
* Organize research notes with simple tagging of topics and sources
* Enter sources using ISBN lookup or use your device camera to scan barcodes
* Track research questions and ideas in the journal
* Manage multiple projects
* Keep iOS devices synced via iCloud

* Discover the strongest connections between research topics, sources, and authors
* Ilaro automatically tracks key connections between your research notes and topics
* View research notes along with related topics, sources, and authors
* Filter note cards by many attributes such as topic and source
* Use full-text search to filter notes
* Save live updating filters
* Track your topic, source, and author card counts and relationships
* See research activity on a per-day basis

* Stay organized by taking structured notes
* View notes related to events on a structured timeline
* Make notes of any length you desire
* Helps enforce strong research note taking skills
* Prepare bibliographies and export references

* Academic research
* Research papers
* Book writing
* Lecture preparation
* Business and legal research reports
* Historical research

* Print note cards over Air Print
* Export notes and bibliographies
* Open exported notes in other apps
* Export cards to other Ilaro users

* All user feedback is carefully considered for improving the app
* Contact support at with any questions, feature requests or just to share how you use Ilaro!

Thank you for supporting independent developers!

What’s New

Version 3.74

This update includes stability and performance improvements:
* fixed issues related to list selection
* improved cloud sync behavior
* updates for forward compatibility

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Sharks6 ,

Not perfect, but there’s nothing better out there.

It absolutely has some bugs, but nothing app or feature breaking. I’d consider them minor annoyances, but otherwise the app is great. It’s really helped with multiple research papers I’ve I recommend if your major requires you to write research papers.

Paula.P ,

Very Versatile!

I love how versatile this app is! I originally bought it for research projects in my classes and it's been wonderful for that. I've been able to carry around all of my notes and not worry about leaving any of them behind. I think the app has helped me be more efficient academically, especially because of how easy it is to see how my notes relate to each other, but I'm really excited about how I can use it for other things too. I just began to use it for a personal genealogy project to track my family tree/history. The timeline feature has been great for me to see the big points and events in my family line. I think this is a great app.


The new update lets you organize the cards yourself. The text formatting is nice, but it would be great if we could use color in addition to the bold, italic, and underline options. One of the last updates added category colors to the subject cards. That was a useful addition. The app is pretty good. It is getting better. I am looking forward to future updates!

agra.contato ,

Good app!

Interface and improved functionality have made this application a great option for monographic binder.

App Privacy

The developer, twenty.two o.nine squared, llc, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

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

You May Also Like