Notes 4+

Take note of almost anything


    • 4.9 • 302.3K Ratings
    • Free


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 - PDFs, photos, maps, web links, and more. Scan paper documents with the built-in document scanner.
• Secure sensitive or personal data in a locked note.
• 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 or an inline PDF. 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.
• Link from one note to another to connect ideas, content, or any information. Try typing >> for a shortcut to add links while writing in your note.
• 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.
• Automatically organize notes in a Smart Folder based on filters. Create rules to filter for Date Created, Checklists, Attachments, and more.

• 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.
• 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, or create Quick Notes on iPhone from the share menu in an app.
• Add deep links from an app or website to a Quick Note to mark your place.

Certain features are available only in select languages and regions.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
302.3K Ratings

302.3K Ratings

CashCakesz🤑 ,

Best Yet !

Between the features and the easy access / use I love this app ! Been using it since I first got an iPhone and more then often these past few years ! It’s my diary, calendar, alarm, notebook, goals, aspirations, dreams, etc ! The privacy available, the updates making it better and better with more features and didn’t change the way you use it which is where most apps downfall, but this one fixes bugs and adds features while staying authentic and original to itself 😮‍💨🙏🏽🤞🏽🫶🏽 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ! I share notes that can be opened from any device with it installed and add / remove / edit the note with notations and adjustments as needed and it can be shared unlimited to unlimited sources. Excited about the growth of this app and happy to share and recommend it ! Get it is worth it ! From taking down numbers names info over phone calls rather then looking for a writing utensil and paper ads risking losing it hallelujah thank you Jesus amen 🙏🏽 its my handy dandy notebook accessible at all times in all places with dates and times, my only recommendation for the creators is a time stamp history for editing the app and the option of viewing all edits on notes. Besides that I’m extremely satisfied .

Thangyen ,

Need improvement to able to add contents into an existing note from the top

PRO: This app offers widely accessibility across all applications and Apple devices, standing out for its exceptional user-friendliness. It excels in quick information capture—whether sharing a delightful recipe discovered online by saving the link to Notes or preserving a screenshot to prevent it from being lost in the Photos app. A key strength lies in the app’s versatility to store various documents and files for effortless retrieval and access. This stands in contrast to the Files app, where content is often hidden, leaving users reliant on file names for identification. Additionally, organizing notes can be done with easy by creating personalized folders, spanning categories like personal, educational, professional, and financial, enhances the user’s ability to structure and manage content. Notably, the default notes folder is truly a brilliance feature; new notes appear in a designated folder by default, and users can maintain a clutter-free space by promptly relocating them to custom folders, leaving the yet-to-organize notes uncluttered.

CON: For enhanced practicality, the app could introduce an option allowing users to add new content to an existing note from the top. This adjustment would place the most recent contents at the beginning of notes, eliminating the need for users to scroll through older content to access and edit the latest information.

Badgirlsyndie ,

Is it possible to lock more than one note at a time?

As much as I love this app, and I’ve been using it many, many years, my issue is being able to lock the app itself. I know you can lock individual notes but I have SO many that to do that individually would be way too much. I have thousands and thousands of separate notes. If we could lock the app altogether, would be fantastic! Please consider it. This is the only app I trust not to be discontinued. I’ve had a few that I bought and when I got a new phone, the content was not available or it was discontinued or whatever… I was devastated as I need to be able to go back and check stuff. I copied all my entries from the other apps to this one and that’s when I realized I cannot lock the app itself. I try others on occasion for locking purposes but I always end up here again. Ty for keeping it around. It’s reliable! That’s important to me. Although so is my privacy….locking the app would help so much! This app is my lists and journal and thought keeper … everything. I use it multiple times daily.

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

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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