Brainstorm ideas & take freeform notes mixing handwriting, text, drawings, diagrams & images on an expandable canvas. Erase & edit content with pen gestures, and convert handwriting and shapes to typed text and perfect forms.
Nebo understands every word you write in your choice of 66 languages, and works on all platforms - so you can access and search your notes from any device.
Enjoy 3 powerful experiences in one app:
** Create freely in a Nebo Note – the world’s most advanced freeform canvas with full write-to-text and shape conversion **
** Handwrite a responsive Nebo Document, adding math and diagram objects as needed **
** Import existing documents as PDFs, ready to annotate **
** NEBO ON IPAD: FEATURES **
• Digital handwriting:
- Write¹, type or dictate in the same page, sentence or even word.
- Accurately convert handwriting and math to typed text, and drawn diagrams to perfect shapes. Diagrams stay editable when pasted into PowerPoint!
- Write emoji and symbols with your pen.
• Edit with your pen:
- Use intuitive gestures to edit and format content without breaking your flow.
- Use the marker to highlight or color, the lasso to select, and the eraser to delete entire strokes or precisely defined content.
• Write, type and draw freely in a Nebo Note:
- Enjoy an infinite canvas ideal for brainstorming and freeform note-taking.
- Pan around and zoom in or out for a fresh perspective.
- Use the lasso to select, move, copy, delete or resize content - and to convert handwriting to typed text.
• Switch to a Nebo Document for a responsive experience:
- Create and edit structured notes – your handwriting will automatically reflow as needed.
- Make edits, adjust layout, rotate your device or split your screen without worrying about readability.
• Enrich your notes:
- Personalize content using a range of pen types and page backgrounds.
- Add photos, sketches and smart objects like math and diagrams.
- Handwrite math equations and matrices across several lines, solve simple calculations and copy math as LaTeX or image.
** LOVE FOR NEBO **
- “Perfect with Apple Pencil” (App Store)
- “For note-takers with needs that go beyond the basic” (TechRadar, 2019)
- Best App 2017 (CES Mobile Apps Showdown)
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For help or feature requests, create a ticket at https://myscri.pt/support
Check minimum and recommended requirements for Nebo: https://myscri.pt/devices
¹You can use any compatible active or passive pen, including Apple Pencil, to write in Nebo. More details at https://myscri.pt/pens
** Nebo on iPhone **
You can now use Nebo on iPhone to edit notes created on your iPad, thanks to auto-sync. Use your finger, a passive pen, or the keyboard to edit.
** PDF thumbnail sidebar **
Easily add, move or delete PDF pages, and swiftly jump to any page by simply tapping its thumbnail.
** PDF navigation with table of contents **
Tap a link within a PDF table of contents to jump to the associated location.
** Annotations formatting in PDFs **
Select an annotation and apply bold, underline or strike-through formatting. You can also transform an annotation into a list.
** Need HELP? **
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Ratings and Reviews
Suggestion about Latex
Not sure if anyone in the fields of math/physical sciences who uses this app has already suggested this, but it would be GREATLY appreciated if nebo was able to provide a mode where the entire handwritten text could be converted to Latex, so that it would be functional for writing proofs, derivations, theorems, laws, etc. As of now there is no app with this capability, which is why it is so crucial for math/physical sciences students to learn Latex typesetting in order to write research papers and longer works that include both natural spoken language and mathematical symbols. However, I feel that Nebo has the potential to fill this space, seeing how powerful the "Math" section that can be added to regular pages already is. While it is very useful and well made, it is limited since ordinary languages like English cannot be recognized in the same section. If Nebo were able to develop a way to recognize and convert hand written mathematical proofs and other similar types of text to Latex, it would absolutely be the primary notes app of choice for EVERY individual studying higher level math, physics, or chemistry. Suggestions aside, Nebo is an amazing app with all of its other features!!
Developer Response ,
We're super happy to hear you're enjoying Nebo – and we're grateful for your support.
We listen to all feedback and your remarks about LaTeX and math-inline have been noted. Best of luck with your studies! Mila
Love the app but need to be able to control brightness of the lines
I’m old and my entire adult life I’ve been a writer: books, poetry, journals. And I always wrote longhand with pen on paper, which is nothing short of magical, or spiritual depending on your sensibilities. Nothing can replace the power of writing with a comfortable pen and a clean sheet of ruled paper. The problem is my cursive handwriting is brutal to read, and after writing the first draft of a novel out by hand and having to try to read and decipher it to type it up on a computer… well, it’s tedious and dispiriting to say the least, and the laboriousness of the task extends the process out longer than it should be, or, with Nebo, need be. While I will most likely always have regrets no longer writing with pen and paper, I will also always thank the gods of writing for the app. It can read my chicken scratch way better than I. And as for the transcription process from cursive to computer ready, ha ha, it’s now literally done at the speed of light instead of taking me long, brutal months filled with strained eyes and headaches. The only reason I give the blessing of an app 4 stars instead of 5 is because, like I said, I’m old and my vision isn’t the greatest, which makes the ruled lines mighty hard for me to see. So, once there is an option to darken, or lighten, the lines, then yeah, consider this a 5-star review… and then some.
Developer Response ,
Hello and thanks for your review; I will pass your request to the product management team for consideration in future developments. I can not mention if it will be implemented or what priority your request will have or when a feature can be available, but we're always working to improve Nebo, and the first step is to share it with the product team Best regards, Sebastian.
This has been one of my favorite apps until recently- I love that I can keep a personal journal, one for podcast ideas, one for work purposes, etc. The integration with Google Drive and the ease of syncing all journals as well as saving and sharing specific pages is fantastic, and the conversion to text from writing is pretty accurate.
However, in the past month I have struggled massively with extreme lagginess, app crashing or having to force restart the app, disconnection from google drive sync, and lack of responsiveness from customer service outreach which leaves me disappointed and seeking other apps. It’s taking upwards of 10 plus minutes to be able to finish writing a sentence or for the app to move to the next line, and whenever it does read the text it’s choppy and illegible most of the time. I’ve tried in multiple places with different WiFi connections, I’ve restarted the app, I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled, and even got a second Apple Pencil thinking that was the issue. I’ve tried other pencil-compatible apps and even did a hard reset on my iPad, all to no avail. I know it’s the app, and I really hope changes are made soon so I don’t have to switch everything over to another service. I’m hoping google comes out with something similar soon, or that there will be an update to fix all of this. Nebo started out really strongly for me and has been almost unusable the last several weeks.
Developer Response ,
Sorry you're seeing this behavior. We're working on a fix for this bug and will do our best to make this available at the earliest opportunity. In the meantime, you can disable the "Full keyboard access" in the Accessibility settings of your iPad, which may cause crashes and lags. Thanks for your patience! Mila
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- Requires macOS 12.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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