Noteful is your one-stop note-taking app to experience the new paperless revolution on iPad.
Perfect for annotating documents, taking class notes or even building your personal knowledge system. It is time to put aside the paper clutter, as Noteful is a versatile tool that helps you to accelerate your learning and knowledge work.
Take Beautiful Handwritten Notes
• Natural, fluid and precise handwriting experience
• Precise handwriting on iPad with Apple Pencil native support
• Custom-built ink engine InfiniteStroke that captures and converts your strokes into high-resolution vector ink
• 3 brushes available: ballpoint pen, fountain pen and highlighter
• Switch between pen sizes and colours
• Recognise geometrical shapes
Markup, Highlight, Annotate
• Import PDFs, MS Office documents to a notebook
• Add images, shapes and typed text to notes
• Use multiple paper templates in a single notebook
• Export and share handwritten annotations as PDF
• Use Quick Create to create a new notebook for quick sketching
• Organise quickly by tagging with #tag or even #nested/tag anywhere in notebooks
• More flexible than folders; Notes can be organised by subjects, by topics or by priorities
• Browse notebooks or pages by tags
• Rename, delete or re-assign tags to easily re-organise your library
Layers in Notebook
• Add annotation on separate layers without changing original content*
• Hide or show layers independently
• Rearrange layers
• Make it possible to composite complex layout*
All Your Notes, All the Time
• Sync to all your iPhone and iPad devices*
• Take textbooks, slides, handwritten notes and PDF documents with you wherever you go
• Notebooks synced with iCloud are encrypted via account-based keys
• Erase strokes with eraser
• Double tap on Apple Pencil to switch to eraser tool
• Move and resize annotations with lasso tool
• Unlimited undo, redo
• Support Split View for multitasking
Audio Record Notes
• Record audio while you take notes
• Audio playback position synced with the notes
Modern App Design
• A minimalist UI that maximizes content space
• Streamlined design that requires fewer taps for common functions
• Different orientations are available for the main toolbar
• A clean UI that lets you focus on note-taking and the content
We will be adding new features so please stay tuned for future updates.
Noteful is free to use without time limit but with certain features (marked with*) only available to users who upgrade to Noteful Pro via In-app purchase.
Noteful Pro is available for one-time purchase and the features will be unlocked forever.
If you have support questions or product suggestions, please contact us by support.
Wishing you good note-taking!
Customer Support: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fixed an issue that has potential to cause notebook to fail to save when opening the same notebook multiple times in Split View.
Ratings and Reviews
Best Note App
I am loving this note app. I’ve tried all the majors in search of the perfect one for me. Notability and Goodnotes have rested on their laurels, Noteshelf is getting there, while Zoomnotes has everything but is complicated and has a clunky UI.
This app has exactly what I want. Here are the standout features for me.
1. Even though it’s feature rich, the UI is simple and easy to use. Navigating, changing settings, and just doing anything in general is so easy and quick. Everything is where you expect it to be.
2. Tags and nested tags as a way to organize notebooks has become a feature I didn’t know I needed. It’s so much better than folder structure. Finding info on a topic across all of your notebooks or individual notebook pages is amazing. They’ve since added folders as well.
3. Layers are awesome. Zoomnotes and others have implemented layers, but they’re just so simple to use with Noteful.
There are things the app is missing like handwriting to text conversion or a writing zoom tool (Zoomnotes has the best one if your interested in adding one), but I don’t use those so it doesn’t matter for me. All the other things it does so well trumps the missing features. At 4.99 it’s a bargain.
Love love love this app and the customer service
I really like this app! One no subscription, 2 I can back it up to my google drive, 3 there’s a lot of templates built in (they even have storyboard which i needed) and the page can be colored dark through the template, 4 there’s a hands on tutorial that takes you through the examples, 5 there’s a default example of how notes could look included, 6 the notes can have layers that’s sooo dope, 6.5 you can open multiple notebooks and keep them in tabs, and 7 the ui is mad decent! I really love this app.
I sent them feedback about 1 thing they already had and something I’d like and they were amicable about it, which I appreciated. If there’s a way to make custom templates ,brushes, or stickers I’d love a tutorial .
The potential to be better than GoodNotes and Notability Combined
As a medical student, this app has surpassed my expectations. Although it is missing some key features seen in other note taking apps, the features included already are refined and intuitive. I would technically give this app 4 stars, but the extra star is for the potential I see happening within the next couple of months for two reasons. The company is very receptive on ideas and additions you would like to see in the app and, judging by the version history, they have been adding features and improvements monthly (at times weekly).
Although it hasn’t replaced my other main note taking apps yet, I paid for the app to support the developer and I could see it becoming my primary note taking app in the coming months!
Things I would like see in the app include
- ability to search words in documents from the main menu
- handwriting search function
- auto backup to other cloud drive services
- dark mode
- import personal templates
- ability to change pressure sensitivity of apple pen (not as essential as the other features mentioned)
Data Not Linked to You
The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:
- Usage Data
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- Noteful Technologies Ltd
- 73.2 MB
- Requires iOS 14.3 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.3 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- © 2022 Noteful Technologies Ltd
- In-App Purchases
- Noteful Pro, Lifetime $4.99
Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.