Noteshelf 2 4+

Note-taking & Annotate PDF

Fluid Touch Pte. Ltd.

    • 4.3 • 614 Ratings
    • $9.99


A new version of Noteshelf is available on the App Store as a free download. Search for "Noteshelf 3" on the AppStore to find it. We’ll continue to support “Noteshelf 2" (this app). However, if you are a new user, we recommend "Noteshelf 3". It has the latest features to enhance your note-taking experience.

Digital note-taking, simplified! Student, working professional, or bullet journalist, Noteshelf is a perfect note-taking app for you. Take beautiful notes in your natural handwriting just as you would on a notepad, but only better. You can type, annotate PDFs & record audio.

You can also personalize your notes with beautiful covers and organize them the way you want. What's more - you can sync and share them with your colleagues, friends, and family!


Experience natural writing in Noteshelf—as smooth and fluid as writing on a notepad. Choose from a range of pens, pencils, and highlighters; a wider range of colors and sizes to suit your needs. Our fountain pen makes your handwriting look gorgeous!


You can search through the notes taken on your own handwriting and even convert handwriting to text. We provide handwriting recognition in 65 different languages.


Import PDFs, MS Office documents or images; or add them to your existing notebooks. Highlight, underline or write notes on your documents/images.


Noteshelf brings you the convenience of typing too. You can choose from many styles and formatting options like bulleted/ numbered lists, and checkboxes.


Record audio as you take notes so you never miss anything important at school or work. Add as many recordings as you want and play them back anytime, even as you take handwritten notes. Loved by students while taking lecture notes!


Open up multiple windows of Noteshelf and work simultaneously with ease. This multi screen workflow of using 2 notes side by side will work only on iPads running on the iPad OS.


Create voice notes with Noteshelf for the Apple Watch. You needn’t have your iPhone or iPad nearby. Auto-save all your recordings to the iPhone and use iCloud to sync them across devices. Take notes later as you listen to those recordings.


Sometimes notebooks might run into hundreds of pages. So, bookmark important pages, name and color them to search with ease.


Auto-publish your notes one-way into Evernote and access them on Evernote, from just about anywhere.


100s of beautifully crafted paper templates and notebook covers to go with your good notes. Get them for free when you signup for the Noteshelf Club!

Find paper templates for student notes, meetings memos, to-do lists, shopping lists, personal health trackers, journals, and many more!


iPhone and iPad support. Mac app coming soon!

Squares, circles or triangles, use auto-shapes to draw perfect geometrical shapes with ease.

Auto-backup to Dropbox & OneDrive.

Share your notes with colleagues, friends, and family. We support - Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, and OneDrive.

Secure your notes with passcodes. We also support Face ID and Touch ID to lock and unlock your notebooks.

Ask Siri to create a new notebook, search for an existing notebook, or open a notebook in a snap!

Create multiple folders and subfolders to keep your notes organised.

Keep your personal and business notes separate. Drag and drop notebooks into groups or categories easily on the iPad OS.

We now support a dark color scheme - as beautiful as the system-wide dark mode. (Only on iOS 13 for iPhones and iPad OS for iPads).

Noteshelf is on the way to delight it’s users with amazing features which makes it your go-to app for note-taking.

Got a suggestion? We'd love to hear from you—write to us at noteshelf(at)!

Happy note-taking!

What’s New

Version 8.9.6

- Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

~ Noteshelf- Digital Note-Taking, Simplified! ~

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
614 Ratings

614 Ratings

amteixeira ,

Noteshelf is really great, just one thing keeps me using Goodnotes

Writing on Noteshelf is simply a pleasure, it is so smooth, the virtual pencil options are very elegant and well designed, it even seems my handwriting becomes (barely) legible. Evernote integration is very handy, much easier than exporting each note (though it could be much easier if you could set it to sync all new notes by default...), it was what made me buy it.

There is one small detail that makes me continue using Goodnotes: the paid Mac app, which costs $9 (while Goodnotes offers it for free for its iPadOS paid users). Given the limited function a Mac handwriting app has (how many of us have a tablet, my older Mac won’t even run Sidecar), it seems really foolish to pay extra just to be able to see and export my notes from an app I already paid for. Change this and I will become an active user and an advocate...

RTpdx1956 ,

Happy happy user

I’ve used this app for the last 5 years nearly everyday. I take meeting notes in it, review pdf files in it, download sheet music into it and practice with it nearly everyday and make presentations from it on a daily/weekly basis. Here’s what I love about it. 1. I love the way it turns pages. It may seem like a minor thing, but for presentations it’s great to be able to flip a page and go to the next point. 2. I love the way I can create handouts in it. When I teach, my diagrams and flow charts are a hit with adults and students alike. 3. I love moving jpegs in and manipulating them. This allows me to create PowerPoint slides, move them into Noteshelf and add my presentation notes to each one. 4. I also like it’s improved search and filing system. I can find what I need. 5. I also love it’s free planner and free paper/notebook options. 6. There is a very low learning curve.

Here’s what I wish it had….1. The ability to fill a shape with color. 2. A better calligraphy writing tool. In the old version, my printing took on a more flowing style. In fact that’s what drew me to the app in the first place. It made even my printing/writing look nice. I wish that remained the same. But those are minor compared to the other pluses.

Annekmroberts ,

It keeps getting better!!!

I wrote the second part of this review a bit ago. I love it even more! They keep getting better! Now I can strike through without losing what’s underneath.

Let me tell you about the support team. I have emailed them a couple of times and they get back within 24 hours. Pallavi has been most helpful and kind. If you’re looking for a fantastic note taking app with exceptional support you can do no better

I bought this app a little better than a year ago and loved it then. Now, after a few updates, it is even better!! While taking notes I can add a hyperlink to a webpage with more information. I can create my own pages and insert them into notebooks and make them mine. But to be honest this isn’t even the best part. The support is amazing. I didn't know how to hyperlink so asked the question on the fluid touch site and was quickly answered. I asked if I could add video like I add pictures. No, but we will work on that. I have asked a couple questions after my first one to the same email and she always responds. Her name is Pallavi and she is just wonderful. I usually get an answer in a day or two. This app is amazing and keeps getting better.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much, Anne. This means a lot!! And it motivates us to do even better. We truly appreciate your encouragement.

App Privacy

The developer, Fluid Touch Pte. Ltd., 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 Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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    Get things done within this app using just your voice.

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