Notes is the best place to jot down quick thoughts or to save longer notes filled with checklists, images, web links, scanned documents, handwritten notes, or sketches. And with iCloud, it's easy to keep all your devices in sync, so you’ll always have your notes with you.


Powerful note-taking
• Add attachments - photos, maps, web links, documents, and more. Scan paper documents with the built-in document scanner.
• Secure notes containing sensitive or personal data with a password.
• Create checklists. Make a grocery list, a wish list, or a to-do list, then tap to check-off items as you go.
• Apply different text styles, such as heading or body, bulleted lists, and more.
• Add tables to quickly organize information.
• Use your finger, or Apple Pencil on a compatible iPad, to sketch right in your note. Choose from a variety of brush styles and colors, and add lines and grids to a note for easier writing and drawing.

Organize and search
• Search for text in notes, your handwriting, and even inside scanned documents and photos like receipts or bills.
• Keep your notes in folders and subfolders, and sort them in the order you prefer.
• Use tags as a fast and flexible way to categorize and organize your notes. Add one or more tags by typing or handwriting them directly in the note - like #activities or #cooking.
• A Tag Browser in the sidebar lets you tap any tag or combination of tags to quickly view tagged notes.
• Create Custom Smart Folders based on one or more tags.

• Collaborate on entire shared folders or on specific shared notes.
• Mention friends to notify them of important updates and link them directly to a shared note.
• View edit times and dates with highlighted text color-coded to match collaborators in the note.
• See what others added into a shared note while you were away with Activity view, a day-to-day list summary of activity from each collaborator.

Take notes anywhere
• Just swipe with an Apple Pencil or finger from the bottom right corner on any compatible iPad to start a Quick Note outside the app. You can also use Fn-Q (Globe-Q) on a keyboard.
• Add deep links from an app or website to a Quick Note to mark your place.
• Quick Notes can be created on compatible iPad and Mac systems, and viewed and edited on iPhone.

Certain features are available only in select languages and regions.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

AmandaJ625 ,

Lines and Grids

Please let us use lines and grids for typed notes. There should either be line settings for each font size, or the ability for the lines to self-adjust based on font size. I’d also love the ability to have different colored note headers to differentiate lists. It would be great if this could also apply to the icon when a note is saved to the home screen.

TheProphasizedWalnut ,


This App lacks in some essential features and tweaks that would take it from being just another stock app to something amazing and functional. For example:

- Allow the App’s pop-up window to be resized manually to WHATEVER size desired. When I need to take a quick note, sometimes I need half a screen worth of writing space, but other times I only need a 1/6th worth of writing space on the screen so I can see the other stuff!

- Allow the pop-up window to have a “transparency” slider where you can see what’s behind the app. Sometimes I need to trace over a diagram or a figure right there an then as I see it on the web. Having the option to make the Note window semi-transparent to do that would be very functional!

CatherJB ,


It’s a fine app. I hate that I don’t seem to be able to resize added images to a particular size in the app however. A lot of my notes are photo based

App Privacy

The developer, Apple, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • User Content
  • Identifiers

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  • Usage Data

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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