Notes FreeWriter - Note Taking 4+

Notebook, PDF Editor, Writing

Kairoos Solutions SL

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 6.5K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Huge iOS 17 update! New ink tooks, handwriting to text, PDF & text editing, ePub reader with annotation, new papers & templates, AI Assistant & more!

You have lecture notes to take, a story to tell, article to publish, whether it’s today’s journal entry, tomorrow’s thesis, highlight important things in ebooks and PDFs, fill out a PDF form or get the most from your business meetings. Notes Writer is an excellent assistant in study and business, also being effective for writing down your ideas and thoughts and sharing them!

Students, teachers, writers, doctors, journalists, scholars and business professionals use Notes Writer daily to store notes, annotations, memos, signed PDFs, papers, highlighted PDF text-books, lectures and more.

With Notes Writer Pro you can:

· Write Everywhere: Use Notes Writer as an stand-alone writing app even if you don’t have a computer or you are offline in the wilds
· Create rich text format (RTF) and advanced Markdown (MD) documents
· Define margins, headers/footers, paper sizes, MLA and APA style format
· Live counters: characters, words, sentences, lines, Avg. Word length, Words per sentence & reading time
· Text to Speech for proofreading
· Dictation lets you speak text instead of typing
· Typewriter: Distraction-Free mode, letting you focus on what you’re writing
· Over 30 languages typing support including Japanese, Chinese, Arabic & Hebrew
· Extra keys: tab, forward delete, cursor up/down/left/right, etc.

· PDF Annotations: highlight, strikeout, underline, notes, voice notes, pencil, stamp, sign...
· Fill out forms. Supports PDF AcroForms standard
· Sign with your own signature documents, contracts, forms
· Digital Signature Validation

· Organize your work in unlimited notebooks, folders and subfolders
· Create notebooks and projects in your own tree-like structure: Sections, Classes, Lectures, Grades, Drafts, Folders, Chapters, Research, etc.
· Design the cover of your notebooks
· Full-text search your library of documents and projects

· Split view: Open two PDFs or handwritten notes simultaneously on screen. Compare or use them as book and paper
· Full PDF reader and manager included for reference files, text books, ebooks, articles, resources, papers, etc.
· Use the camera of your iPad/iPhone to scan documents, notes, recipes, tickets, etc. as PDF
· Open PowerPoint, Word and Excel files

· Open attachments directly from the Mail app
· Sync via iCloud, Dropbox, Box, WebDAV and Google Drive
· Convert to multiple formats RTF, Markdown, PDF, ePub, HTML, RTFD, TXT, etc.
· Zip folders/notebooks and email them

· Protect your work with an app security passcode
· Protect any folder or project with a passcode
· Automatic Backups of your notes and notebooks

Notes Writer is more than an innovative, fast and reliable note-taking, PDF annotator and writing app designed for anyone who take notes or writes. This is a smart notepad and writing workspace for your iPad and iPhone.

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What’s New

Version 17.3.8

- Added +100 new folder cover designs
- Added +50 new templates
- New Photo to PDF converter. Convert any photo or image (png, tiff, jpg, gif) to PDF format and annotate it.
- New Math Editor! Easily add any Math formula or equation to your text or PDF documents. New powerful Math keyboard. Supports LaTeX
- Use advanced 7 Ink tools to write and sketch in Scribble notes: Marker, Pen, Pencil, Monoline, FountainPen, Watercolor and Crayon. (iOS 17 only)
- Now you can extract all your highlights from a PDF and edit, share, summarize or even use them with the AI Assistant
- Now you can organize and store your multimedia files! Import video and sound files and preview them directly in Notes Writer. (MP3, MP4, Wave, AMR, AC3, etc.)
- Import Microsoft Office files (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), iWork files (Pages, Keynotes, Numbers), images in multiple file formats, etc. and convert them to PDF so you can annotate them!
- We've added a full-text search feature for multiple PDF documents in your local library. Now you can find words or phrases across multiple PDF documents simultaneously! Just tap the search button on the bottom toolbar to use this feature.
- Long tap on any point of a PDF page to add images, stamps, text, signatures or audio recordings!
- Improves ink annotation rendering to avoid artefacts at line ends.
- The AI Assistant has been improved and will now automatically provide answers in the language of the user's keyboard.
- New handwriting to text converter! New "Convert" option allows you to effortlessly convert your handwritten notes on PDF to text and share them across documents and applications. You can either use the "Scissors" lasso tool to select a specific text or select the entire page and use the "Convert Handwriting" option to automatically convert it.
- Add your personal book collection to the new full-featured ePub reader, annotate them, and utilize AI technology to summarize, explain, or expand the content.
- AI Assistant! We've introduced a new AI Assistant. Experience the future of note-taking and writing! (Only available on Pro.)
- New template chooser. More than 250 free and ready to use templates for you!
- The latest update to Notes Writer includes a new type of document, called Outline. This new feature allows you to create and edit outline notes using a powerful outliner engine. With this addition, Notes Writer is now the most versatile note-taking app, supporting PDF, Text, Rich Text, Markdown, Scribble, and Outline documents.
- The ability to read entire documents or selected text in more than 150 high-quality text-to-speech voices through the fixed Read Aloud and Speak features.
- Improved resolution in clips created with the Scissors tool in PDFs and the addition of a new "border" feature that generates a white background with a frame around the clip image.
- The ability to add tables, nested lists, checklists, and more to your Text documents.
- "Live Text" OCR, which allows you to scan printed text from physical documents directly into Notes Writer documents.
- Desktop-class iPad app features such as the new navigation bar customization and Stage Manager support.
- A redesigned iPad UI with new menus and improved icons.
- Quick access to your "Favorite" documents.
- An improved PDF Reader Mode with direct and quick access to actions like search, bookmark, highlight, etc.
- A fully redesigned iPhone user interface that is faster and more powerful.
- Improved Arabic language localization and Right-to-Left UI layout for more RTL languages.
- Fixes for French and German localization issues.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6.5K Ratings

6.5K Ratings

jaggner ,

Best combo of Note taking and PDF editing

I have been trying to find an App that worked better with PDF annotation (in addition to being good at note taking), but one HUGE drawback of other note taking Apps (i.e. Goodnotes, Flexcil, Nebo, Notability) is that every file has to be imported to be used, and therefore becomes a duplicate, non-sycronized file (not a big deal if you just use it for notes only). Well, NotesWriter fixes that! All files can be saved natively in the iPad Files folder and useable by any PDF program, not just Noteswriter. To me that makes NotesWriter a perfect combination of Goodnotes and PDF Viewer. Considering other PDF Apps charge a subscription, this feels like a steal. You even get a lasso/clipping tool, the ability to scan pages in, and a ton of page templates (all of which most free PDF Apps don’t have). PDF Expert and PDF viewer are the most similar, and but this is slightly better than those if you want note taking abilities. Note to Developers: The layout/user interface could still be improved: if the toolbar was customizable (like PDF Expert), if the view layout was more full screen (neither Reader or Presentation mode are as good as PDF Viewer’s layout), and if the handwriting had a simple zoom feature and was recognizable (like Goodnotes). Great job!

Developer Response ,

Thank your very much!
Notes Writer Team

Silly goooose ,

The worst 💕

You will not be able to have any form of autonomy over your notes unless you buy it. I can’t share MY notes or create any new ones, I was not even able to edit them! If you have homework you need to submit and no budget for random apps… just like every other student ever, this app is the worst combination! I understand being greedy and asking for money every other second but some decency would be to let users at least share a copy of their own work. Why claim this is free in the first place?! This is a next level scam! Not only did I take all the notes but I also have to pay 7 dollars for them. Why? I did the work and the app gets a small commission regardless.. very greedy and gross.

Developer Response ,

Hello! Thank you for your feedback. There is a limit on the number of new documents you can create, but you can always delete some if you exceed that limit. Essentially, you can use the app for free and create an unlimited number of pages for each document.
Best regards,
Notes Writer Team

appleitunesstorereview ,

Needs Refining

I like this app overall but after using it for a while I have a few bugs that NEED to be fixed
1) Erasing!!! I take my notes on the dark paper, and when you write in white pen, your notes disappear for some reason. I have to just guess where my handwriting is and it’s super frustrating.
2) Cutting function! Selecting multiple pen marks is not useful at all because the app automatically groups all of the things you drew into seemingly random groups. If I want to move two words out of a sentence I wrote, I can’t because notes writer groups the whole sentence together and there’s no way to select only those words. The cutting function needs to be able to select the exact pen marks you are selecting and nothing more.
3) adding pages ! I’ve recently noticed that when I add pages it takes forever to load. If I am taking notes during class I can’t wait an extra 30 seconds for a new page to load I will miss many notes

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