Mental Note ‪๛‬ 4+

The digital notepad

Zymbiotic Technologies

    • 4.0 • 11 Ratings
    • $3.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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"...a true notepad experience that may help you make a clean break from the pencil-and-paper era." -New York Times.

Users describe Mental Note as "the only notepad app... that's actually better than, and as simple as, a pen and paper." It's "the future of note taking", and "a big sketchpad... [to] free associate and put stuff down in any format".

Turn your iPhone into a digital notepad. Combine photographs, voice recordings, drawings and text - all on the same page, in any order you choose.

An idea... a flash - a moment of genius. When a thought hits, and you have to remember it, why limit how you record it? The more context and sensory details you can capture, the clearer the idea can be put down. Use photographs, audio, sketching and text together on the same page... a digital page that can be shared with anyone.

Mental Note allows you to capture ideas as they happen: use photographs, dictate, add text, sketch on anything. Ideas clarified. Creativity captured.


- Draw with your finger using multiple colours and widths on top of photographs, text, or anywhere else on the page. Zoom in to sketch fine details.

- Take a photo or choose one from your album and add it to the page.

- Add audio to the page by recording with your microphone. Continue to edit your note while recording.

- Organize your notes using tags.

- Password protect your private notes and flag your important ones.

- Attach Calendar events to your notes.

- Undo, redo anything in the note by shaking the device.

- Delete note sections using the toolbar button or by swiping any note section.

- Move a note section by swiping and then dragging it to its new location.

- Length of a note is limited only by device memory.

- Export in a variety of formats including PDF, text, Mental Note format, and more. Send using email, iCloud, Dropbox, and more.

* Send a note in Mental Note format so the note may be imported into another person's Mental Note app.

* Using email, export a complete note directly from Mental Note as either a PDF document or a picture (each audio recording is attached to the email as a separate file). You can also email just the text from your note.

- Export your notes and backups to your iCloud and/or Dropbox account.

- Share a note with your friends using most installed apps.

- Map the location a note was created at (if location services are enabled).

- Change the size and font of the text in your notes.

- Change the color and background of your notes.

- Numerous other configuration options.


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What’s New

Version 3.17.1

Basic phone number detection in photos.
Straight line drawing enhancements as requested by user feedback.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

All good All the time ,

Update for keyboard

Is there a chance we could get an update to allow for the default keyboard? I’m on an iPhone and I use the smaller keyboard on the right side, but the app defaults to full and doesn’t let me change the keyboard.

Otherwise, great app. I highly recommend. Has been awhile since last update, but continues to function. Thanks developers!

Developer Response ,

Updated response:
Tap the note page to bring up the keyboard > Hold the globe key > Tap the desired keyboard button at the bottom of the menu that appears.

Original response:
Hello, we'd like to try to help but we're not quite sure of the issue you're experiencing. Would you be able to send us more details and perhaps a screenshot at In terms of the keyboard that appears when you type into a note, you should be seeing the standard keyboard. If you have multiple languages configured for your keyboard you should also be seeing the button near the space bar that allows switching between keyboards. Please get in touch with us via email so we can get a better understanding of the issue you are encountering.

Neil_22 ,

Excellent app & Support

I have been using this app for many years and it has ended up being my favorite app for creating various types of notes all in one place. The developers are very responsive and helpful to any inquiries which greatly increases the apps value. (I've had other apps I had to ditch because of lack of support making them useless)
Being an "app junkie" where I enjoy trying various apps via the freebie websites, I've yet to come across another one that has the features of this one. An app with these features and keeping your notes all in one place is what fits my needs.

Micah Paul Harris ,

Please update app!!!

Love this app, and I have tons of notes on it. PLEASE UPDATE THIS APP! Ever since the new IOS/your last update, my app doesn’t open, no matter what I try. I have so many notes not backed up so I can’t just delete and reinstall without losing all my data. PLEASE update this app ASAP! Great tool with all the best features 100% would recommend

Developer Response ,

Please contact us at and we will help. Even if the app won't open, whenever you back up your whole device (to iCloud or your computer), your notes are being backed up. Please contact us so we can get more information about the issue and help you get back into the app.

App Privacy

The developer, Zymbiotic Technologies, 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 Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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