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Powerful digital note-taking for professionals and students.

Driven by the world’s most accurate handwriting recognition in 66 languages, Nebo streamlines your workflow and maximizes your efficiency.


• Write with an active or passive pen¹, type with a keyboard or dictate
Nebo treats all text the same, which means you can combine handwritten, typed and dictated text in the same document (or sentence, or word). Nebo is the ONLY note-taking app that makes handwriting as powerful and versatile as typed text. You can even add a range of emojis and symbols with your pen

• Convert handwritten text, math equations and hand-drawn diagrams to typed text and perfect shapes
Nebo leads the market in handwriting recognition. It understands the untidiest scribble in any of 66 languages and dialects – which makes for super accurate write-to-text conversion. No more transcribing!

• Use simple gestures to create sections and edit your notes without breaking your flow
Use your pen to create headings and lists, add and remove spaces and line breaks, delete content and emphasize text.

• Enrich your notes with photos, sketches, math and diagrams
You can add smart objects to Nebo’s regular page. Math objects let you handwrite math equations and matrices across several lines, and can solve simple calculations for you. You can also copy math as LaTeX or as images.

• Enjoy a uniquely responsive experience
Nebo’s regular page automatically reflows your text when you make edits or adjust layout. This is especially helpful when you rotate your device or split your screen with other apps.

• Search your entire library
Instantly locate words or phrases in text or diagrams – whether handwritten or typed.

• Manage your notes
Organize your library via drag-and-drop and back up your notes as needed.


• Write and draw freely on a limitless canvas
Nebo’s freeform page is an infinite canvas that can fit whatever you create. You can pan around the page and zoom in and out for a fresh perspective. The freeform page is also ideal for mind-mapping and brainstorming – tasks that require you to link options and evolve ideas in all directions.

• Import and annotate photos and images
Illustrate your notes with pictures or import photos of documents, ready to annotate.

• Use the lasso to select and manage content
With the lasso tool, you can select content ready for copying, formatting, moving or resizing.

• Reuse freeform content in a regular Nebo page
You can copy and paste freeform content between pages and sections. What’s more, if copied as text, diagram or math, you can paste it into a regular page, where it stays editable and convertible!


• Copy and paste content from Nebo to other apps. Your content will auto-convert when pasted into another app, like an email or messaging client. Diagrams you create in Nebo even remain interactive and editable when pasted into PowerPoint.

• Export pages to Word doc, PDF, html and text. Unconverted handwriting remains handwriting when exported to PDF or html.

• Publish or share pages via private web link.

• Sync your entire Nebo library with iCloud, Google Drive or Dropbox.

• Add words, names or acronyms to your personal dictionary to ‘train’ Nebo to recognize them in the future.


** ‘Perfect with Apple Pencil’ (Apple App Store) **
** ‘For note-takers with needs that go beyond the basic’ (TechRadar, 2019) **
** Best App 2017 CES Mobile Apps Showdown **

Nebo respects your privacy and never stores your content on our servers without your explicit consent.

For help or to request new features, create a ticket at app-support.myscript.com

Check the minimum and recommended requirements for Nebo: https://myscri.pt/devices

¹ You can use any compatible active or passive pen, including Apple Pencil, to handwrite in Nebo. Find more details at https://myscri.pt/pens

What’s New

Version 2.8.2

** Passive pen support **

You can now write in Nebo with ANY pen. Use two fingers or the interaction tool to scroll and to interact with content when not using a compatible active pen.

** Interface enhancements **

We've updated all icons to better align with iPadOS 14. You can now touch and hold any item (collection, notebook or page) to display actions, and we've introduced a larger page preview.

** Smarter recognition **

Thanks to all users who chose to share their notes with us! An enriched engine recognizes your writing even better.

Stability improvements and bug fixes. Thank you for reporting your issues.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
7.6K Ratings

7.6K Ratings

JWalt300 ,


I’ve downloaded several notetaking apps, with Notability being my favorite. The coversion to text for most apps leaves a bit to be desired. However, that didn’t bother me since I really didn’t see the need. I type well, and just figured it’s easier to type. Most apps do an ok job identifying my poor writing. Turns out, I was wrong! It’s NOT easier to type! This things has changed how I take notes, write emails and other tasks.

Nebo comes real close to identifying everything I write, and even gets right when I want all caps. It makes a few mistakes, but not many. Matter of fact, it’s more accurate than my typing accuracy. I’m using it now not so much for my actual note taking, but I’m using it for writing emails, and long text messages. Some notes I need to forward or add to documents, I also use this app. If you’re sitting on the fense about this one, stop and just get it. It’s slowly replacing my keyboard (I don’t use a keyboard case with my iPad Pro 12.9 - Zugu case).

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the review, it's always great to know we're making people happy.
We're glad to say that we added full keyboard support with Nebo 2.3 (August 2019). And our keyboard integration is pretty unique, because Nebo treats handwriting and typed text as equals. This means both are fully editable and responsive: you can backspace your handwriting character by character (even if it's joined-up!), scratch out typed text with your pen and even complete a typed word with your pen. Nebo makes handwriting as powerful as typed text!
Hope you're continuing to enjoy the app :-)

pretenditsu ,

My favorite note app

There is only a few tiny things that would make this app perfect and first would be to have multiple styles of paper to choose from with different paper rules... college versus wide for example and changing paper colors. I am using this app more than any other since it has the best features and most natural intuitive functions but the rule of the line height is a bit too wide on a 12.9 iPad for long hand writing and to narrow for wanting to take fast notes. I would love to have the ability to have more than one small note pad or two on one sheet. Second would be to able to turn off or lock the keyboard and eraser button from changing. My hand naturally hits the screen and finger sometimes double taps when readjusting my hand causing me to pause multiple times while writing in order to switch back, while just a few split seconds, it messes with your focus while writing. But regardless... this will be my go to app forever. I have tried several note apps and this ones is by far one of the very best out there and I really do love it and well thought out app, I hope these developers create even more awesome products with same attention to detail and user experience as they have with this product.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for taking the time to review. From our side, we introduced custom line heights in Nebo 2.6 (June 2020), so you can now configure your preferred line height for maximum reading and writing comfort. Line height is dynamic too, meaning your content will automatically reflow when you adjust the settings.
As for the palm rejection issue, we'll forward the details of your experience to our design team. We're always looking at ways to remove obstacles and enhance productivity. If this issue is causing you frustration, we want to fix it! Thanks again :-)

Slimbergh ,

Works OK as a stand alone app, sync needs work though

The handwriting recognition works as well as any app I’ve tried on an iPad Pro. But the lack of iCloud sync is a big inconvenience. If you have your other Apple devices set up to use iCloud sync, then Nebo's separate “cloud sync”is a cumbersome set of extra steps, requiring additional user IDs/accounts, and external services that would all be seamless if the app just supported iCloud. Disappointing for an otherwise well-designed app.

The other SERIOUS gap in this app’s capabilities is that it does not seem to be compatible with any Bluetooth keyboard. This prevents NEBO from being a single app for all note-taking needs. With the way I use my iPad Pro, I take notes BOTH with the Apple Pencil, and sometimes with the IOS on-screen keyboard and sometimes with a separate Bluetooth keyboard, depending on the setting I am in at the time. This app does not support anything other than handwriting input. So you will still need another vendor’s note-taking app (like Evernote, OneNote, or Apple’s IOS Notes to make your iPad a true notebook replacement. Too bad, because if NEBO simply added these other input options, it would be all many people would need for note taking (other than perhaps a dedicated sketching app if artistic drawing is a requirement)

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your thoughts. We're pleased to say that Nebo has supported iCloud, Google Drive and Dropbox sync since version 1.9. Hope you've found it useful! We also added keyboard support in Nebo 2.3 (August 2019), with a twist that's unique among note-taking apps: Nebo's AI engine treats handwriting and typed text exactly the same. Both are fully editable and responsive - meaning that in Nebo, your handwriting is truly as powerful and versatile as typed text.


151.8 MB

Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.


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

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In-App Purchases
  1. Nebo Pro $7.99


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