Take notes easily with QuickNotes X. Organize your handwritten notes in notebooks with a selection of covers and paper templates and export them as PDF or PNG images.

Create notebooks to organize your notes. Choose between a selection of paper templates and covers, and choose between vertical or horizontal layout to fit your note-taking needs. You can also rearrange your notebooks and create folders for them for maximum flexibility.

With QuickNotes X you can import your PDF documents inside an existing notebook or in a new one, and you can edit them using all the tools QuickNotes X offers. Markup, annotate, highlight, insert images and text and more. You can also export these pages as a new PDF to share you edits.

QuickNotes X has a new accurate drawing engine that never loses detail, even after zooming or moving around the page. It also has the tools necessary to take perfect professional notes, all in one place.

With QuickNotes X, you can easily create multi-media notes: use an image as a background, or import images from your library or from the web with an in-app tool or by using drag & drop from another window. In addition, these images are always resizable and movable, so that you can edit them whenever you want

To create perfect notes, you need the right tools. This is why QuickNotes X has everything you need, from Pen and Highlighter to the Eraser, so that no mistakes are irreversible. Select the perfect line width and opacity to further customize your style, and choose the color you need from a hand-picked selection or by using the new HSV picker. You can even import a color from an image using the unique RealityPicker!

Want to restrict access to a specific notebook? Just set up a password when you create it or long press on its cover to lock it. And when you need to add some pages to it, just enter the password again or use Touch ID or Face ID to unlock it.

With the new Text Tool you can add Text Boxes to your notes to type instead of writing. Want a different text style? Choose the font, size and color you like, underline or set to bold important things: now typing and writing notes is easier with QuickNotes X.

You can export individual notes or entire notebooks as a QuickNotes X Document, which can be imported on another device to continue editing your notes. If you export your notebooks they will retain all properties, such as background and aspect ratio, so that if you reimport them they will look exactly as you expect.

Export your note as a PNG image or PDF, with the option to export the whole notebook in a single PDF document. Then, open it in your favorite app or share it with Mail, all with a few taps.

Have a Bluetooth stylus? No problem! QuickNotes X support a variety of styluses, from the Apple Pencil (1st & 2nd Generation)* to Adonit Jot, so that you can take notes while resting your palm on the screen, just like on paper.

- OPTIMIZED FOR iOS 13 & 14 -
With iOS 13 and 14, QuickNotes X is better than ever! A new, more modern look and support for Dark Mode makes taking notes with QuickNotes X a new experience.

⊱ Quickly change page by double-tapping on the edge of the screen
⊱ See all your notebook pages at a glance while taking notes with the new "Notes List" feature
⊱ Create a new page while writing with the dedicated button or by double-tapping on the edge of the screen
⊱ Unlimited undo-redo while writing (before leaving the page)
⊱ Clear your page with a single tap
⊱ Change your notebook template while writing thanks to the dedicated button
⊱ Rapidly delete notes and notebooks with just a long press
⊱ Option to reset all content (Notebooks and Notes) and preferences
⊱ Lightweight: all the features of a professional drawing app with less than 20MB of space
⊱ Localized in English, Italian and French.

QuickNotes X: note-taking, made easy.

*Only on selected iPad models

What’s New

Version 4.4.8

⊱ Fixed a bug that did not preserve the "Text Underlined" font styling option across app sessions;
⊱ Fixed a bug that caused the password unlock alert to not be dismissed when the password was correct;
⊱ Minor bug fixes and performance improvements

New in previous versions of QuickNotes X:
⊱ Introducing PDF Import & Edit: you can now import your PDF documents using QuickNotes X, either in an existing notebook or in a dedicated one created when you import your file. With QuickNotes X you can now fully edit your PDFs, export them and share the finished document using a wide variety of services.
⊱ Introducing custom note reordering: just like notebooks you can rearrange the notes inside of a notebook by dragging them across the screen to their final destination. The order will be used not only to display them on your device, but also when you share your notebook by exporting it as a QuickNotes X Document;
⊱ You can reset the custom order you set for your pages by long pressing on a Notebook cover and selecting "Reset note order". This will restore the chronological order set by default for your notes;
⊱ Added undo/redo functionality to background image changes: you can now undo and redo changes you make to the background image, for example by importing an image from your Library or by changing the template of the current note;
⊱ Greatly improved the quality of exported PDFs;
⊱ Added support for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15;
⊱ Other bug fixes and general performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Drew 191 ,

Very User friendly, but lacking in some features

TLDR - Easy to use and very helpful for organization. Missing some features that are not essential for use, but would be a convenient and pleasant addition in the future.

The notebook organization system and the ease of changing writing utensil, page format, and incorporating images is noteworthy. It is also very easy to export notebooks in various formats (though the premium expansion is needed for some of the aforementioned features). It also works incredibly with the Apple Pencil.
However, there are some relatively common features that are currently missing, and could be helpful if added in the future.
-To my knowledge, there is no method to reorder pages, only add and remove.
- There is also no ruler tool, which has some niche cases where it would be helpful. While I understand it wouldn’t not be a significant priority for most users, I am surprised that even the paid tools do not compare with the included markup tools on Apple’s iBooks
-There is also no ability to copy and paste a portion of a page or a whole page, which can be helpful when weighting lengthy equations or statements
-there is no ability to separate or move specific selections of writing around the page, even though text and images can be moved as overlays

Overall, I like the app a lot, and I feel it has a lot of potential. However, there are many features I have seen in competitor’s apps that are missing.

Tealie66 ,

Great app, but one thing

I love that I can have multiple notebooks for different things, but just looked and can’t find a way to upload them to my iCloud. I feel like if my iPad crashes, all my notes will be gone. Is there a way to update for the paid version to be able to save to the cloud? I do have the full version, so maybe that could be another pk for the paid? If that was available, it’d be 5 stars. Thanks!

Victoria Giuliano ,

Messy, Blurry, Glitchy

I only used this app for a little while. Every stroke I made eventually went blurry and nearly unreadable, or moved to the side slightly. I don’t have much to say positively about it. It only allows a notebook or two to be made for free, and something as simple and much needed as a text box is pay-only, which is not user-friendly at all for what it is. Things as simple as that should come for free, and as I looked I found that other apps offer these things at no cost. I downloaded another similar app called Notability for free, which is A) much more organized, B) more customizable, and C) much more stable. The pay-to-access features in Notability actually make sense, and have more templates to use for free as well. Messy, blurry, and glitchy notes don’t make for good retention or ease of use. It was frustrating and annoying trying to get what I needed down and in an organized fashion.

In-App Purchases

Templates Pack
Get a new set of templates for your notes
Covers Pack
Get a new set of covers for your notebooks
Notebooks & Folders Pack
Create unlimited notebooks and folders
Tools Pack
Unlock all the new tools of QuickNotes X
Pro Pack
Upgrade to the Pro version of QuickNotes X

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

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