Digital note-taking, simplified! Feel the joy of modern note-taking through one of the most fluid productivity apps. Convert your iPad into a digital notebook and create beautiful handwritten notes. A feature-rich notes app, useful for students, working professionals, bullet journalists and other note-takers. Noteshelf app supports PDF annotations, audio recording, conversion of writing to text and more!

* Note your ideas with a natural handwriting almost as if writing on a real notepad
* Create good notes by customizing your writing. Choose from a range of pens, pencils, and highlighters
* Switch between pens, eraser and highlighter with a single tap

* You can search through your handwritten notes and even convert them to text
* Noteshelf recognizes over 65 languages of handwriting

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

* Backup your notes to Google Drive, Dropbox or One Drive and retrieve them any time, anywhere
* Sync all your notes via iCloud and use them on all your devices seamlessly
* Export and share your notes as a pdf, png or as a noteshelf file

* Select and move your text anywhere, change the size and colors in a snap
* With the Undo and Redo options, corrections can now be made more quickly than in a notepad
* Erase entire strokes or just the highlighter with the new eraser modes
* Write precisely by using the zoom in feature
* Draw perfect geometrical shapes for all your mind maps

* Record audio as you take notes so you never miss out on anything important at school or work
* Add as many recordings as you want onto your pages and play them back anytime, even as you handwrite notes

* The new presentation mode allows you to turn the app into a whiteboard and give engaging presentations
* Use the laser pointer and neon pens in the app to bring the presentation to life

* Open 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 using the Apple Watch
* Auto-save all your recordings to the iPhone and use iCloud to sync them across devices. Take notes later while you listen to those recordings

* Sometimes, digital notes 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

* The expansive set of paper templates and covers in Noteshelf will keep you and your note-taking experience fresh. Use the new Custom Digital Diaries to create diaries based on your needs
* Add your most used pens and highlighters to the Movable Favorites Toolbar for easy access
* Secure your notes with passcodes. Use Face ID or Touch ID to lock and unlock your notebooks
* Use Siri commands to create a new notebook, search for an existing notebook, or open a notebook in a snap
* Keep your personal and business notes separate. Drag and drop notebooks into groups or categories easily on your iPad notes
* We 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 one of the top paid apps on your iPad.

Visit our website at for more information, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram as @noteshelfapp.

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

Happy note-taking!

What’s New

Version 8.5

"Subgroups are here! Now create multiple subgroups within a group of Notebooks and keep your notes organized.

Bullet Journaling templates have been added to the Free Downloads Section.

We’ve updated our Modern Diaries to fit all devices and improved the navigation between months and weeks.

Fixed the bug where the title wasn’t visible on dark templates upon exporting.

~ Noteshelf—Digital Note-Taking, Simplified! ~"

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
383 Ratings

383 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...

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.

Ivael ,

It WAS good (read till the end)

After last update, the app expects more interaction with the pdf file itself where I’m writing on (highlighting and selecting a document portion) instead of allowing me to write on it. Since I have the habit of writing everything by hand, this is sooooooo annoying because whenever I try to write, the app starts to select the portion of the pdf template. I have two different suggestions to correct this issue. First, you could allow me to toggle this feature on or off. Second, you could set a time a little longer for the app try to highlight or select something in my pdf template. I have been using this app more than 5 years. I contacted the support and they said me they will try to address my request only after more people mentioned the same problem. I can’t wait so long. I’ve downloaded other apps and started some tests to change all my notes to another place.

Oct 13th update: The developer answered my review, and YES, the issue that I mentioned is gone! This app is perfect. Thank God I didn’t have time to move to another app yet. Noteshelf is the best! Changing my review to 5 stars.

Developer Response ,

Hi. We've already improved this behavior. It should not occur now, from v8.4.7 onwards. Can you pls try after updating your app to latest? Pls let us know if you're still facing the issue even in the latest version.

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