What’s New

Version 8.11.1

This update fixes an issue when opening formatted documents, introduced in 8.11. We're sorry for that!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
980 Ratings

980 Ratings

goldensunflakes ,

Easy, so it gets used

I’ve been using this for about two years now—my original review still holds. This is one of the few apps that I use daily. Original review: I was looking for something that I could use to simply record highlights of each day, and after searching, I purchased this and Day One. After using both for a couple of days, I quit using Day One. Notebooks lets me do everything I wanted, and more that I wasn't intending. A new entry can be quickly timestamped in your choice of formats, and just as easily marked with a georeference (i'm a biologist and this will be handy in the field) if you want to. Having a task list integrated is fantastic, and I've set up a keystroke that, when used, puts what follows automatically into my task list even when I'm writing a note. There is a lot more power than I'm currently using, and I'm looking forward to learning all the bells and whistles over time; importantly, though, the app is easy enough to use that I do use it. Its become one of the few apps I actually use every day, and multiple times at that. Its replaced a few other apps I tried to use for this or that, but never kept with them because they were all separate from each other. The integration of notes with tasks, multiple levels of organization, and the ease of time and geostamping is what makes this five stars for me.

Clurichaun ,

Perfect Notebook App

One of those apps that gives you an uncluttered, distraction free place to just bust out on a writing jag. It is also a powerful tool for formatting if and when you need it, which makes this app the best of both worlds. I use it on my iPhone 8, iPad Pro and on a MacBook Pro and it syncs perfectly without any hassle. The developer is also not raping you with pricing or subscriptions although for further development I wouldn’t mind some IAPs or tip jar to show some gratitude for all of the dev’s hard work. There are also great tutorials if you want to take your writing to another level or format in a slew of different ways. It holds every kind of file you can imagine such as folders, PDFs, Word, Power Point, obviously text, RTF and a powerful markdown tool. Generally I want just about everything in PDF format, and this app will duplicate anything to just about any format that matters, plus you can also annotate with loads of full featured tools, usually only included in separate apps that do that solely. Awesome price for a universal app that does it all! PS, I don't own an iPhone X but somehow this developer has created a true black in this app where everyone else seems to fail, unless you have the X. That is what makes this app superior because it has an abundance of features with all of those little extras that everyone says isn’t possible.

kiz2015 ,

Helps me be prepared

Notebooks is invaluable for organization and preparedness. Most notetaking and/or file management apps fail to appreciate the fact that I might need to actually go back and refer to my notes. (They have nice features, but grid layouts and drill-down menus are cumbersome in a meeting or classroom setting. It’s annoying to have to fumble through an app to find what I’m looking for, and no one appreciates having to wait on me.)
Notebooks uses a file tree system that can be viewed and accessed from a side-by-side pane, *while you’re inside a notebook.* I love how I don’t have to back out of the note I’m in to hunt down another piece of information. I can scan down the list of notes.
And I like how I can seamlessly swipe from one note to the next, again, without having to back out to get back to a main screen. The simulated page turns is likewise helpful when the information flows over to the next page in a note (and it’s fun)!

I like these features so much that I’ve decided this is the best option for creating a digital planner that works for me.


Alfons Schmid
60.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2008-2019 Alfons Schmid
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