Digital note-taking, simplified! Whether you are a student or a working professional, Noteshelf 2 is a perfect note-taking app for you. Take beautiful handwritten notes, type, annotate PDFs, record audio & create lists. Personalize them with beautiful covers and organize them into categories or groups. Sync and share them with your colleagues, friends, and family!

*Fluid Handwriting*
Experience natural writing in Noteshelf 2. It is as smooth and fluid as writing on paper. Choose from a range of pens, pencils and highlighters and a wider range of colors and sizes to suit your needs. Our Calligraphic pen makes your handwriting look gorgeous! You can also use the zoom option to add details to your drawing.

*Search/ Convert Handwritten Notes*
You can search your handwritten notes in 10 different languages. You can also convert your handwritten notes into text.

*Convenience of iPad, iPhone*
We provide the flexibility of note-taking you desire! In addition to iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch support, we are now iPhone X compatible as well.

*Markup Documents & Images*
Create new notebooks by importing PDFs, MS Office documents or images; or add them to your existing notebooks. Highlight and underline information or write notes on your documents/images. Make your notes personal!

*Textboxes, Outlines & Checklists*
Noteshelf 2 brings you the convenience of typing too. You can choose from many styles and formatting options. You can create outlines with bullets or numbers and checklists using checkboxes.

*Record Audio Notes*
Taking notes in a hurry might be difficult sometimes, so record as you write! Add as many recordings as you want and play them back anytime, even as you take notes.

*Go hands-free with the Apple Watch*
Create voice notes with Noteshelf 2 for the Apple Watch. You need not have your iPhone or iPad nearby. Automatically save all your recordings to iPhone and use iCloud to sync them across devices. Take notes later as you listen to those recordings.

*Draw Autoshapes*
Squares, circles or triangles, draw perfect geometrical shapes with ease. Our automatic shape detection tool does the magic for you!

*Organize your notes*
Create different notebooks for different purposes. You can drag and drop notebooks with similar themes into groups. You can also use categories to keep Personal and Business notes separately. Get better at organizing your notes.

*Advanced Bookmarks*
Sometimes notebooks might run into 100’s of pages. Bookmark important pages, name and color them to search with ease.

Take your notes everywhere you go. Use iCloud to keep your notes synchronized across your iPad and iPhone.
*Evernote Auto-Publish*
Our integration with Evernote lets you automatically publish your notes one-way into Evernote. You can access them from any device via the native Evernote apps.

*Easy Backup of Notes*
You need not worry about data loss ever. We support auto-backup with our Dropbox & OneDrive Integration.

You can share your notes with colleagues, friends, and family over email, Facebook, or Twitter. We support sharing with Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive and OneDrive.

*Secure Notes*
Set a passcode to protect important and sensitive notes. We also support Face ID and Touch ID to lock and unlock your notebooks.

*Apple Pencil & Other Stylus Support*
Apple Pencil & Noteshelf are a match made in heaven—you will never miss using a pen and paper again! Any iPad/iPhone stylus will work well with Noteshelf 2. We also support a host of smart styli from our partners Adonit, Wacom and FiftyThree. Visit for more details.

*Noteshelf Club*
Be a part of the extended Noteshelf family by joining our Noteshelf Club.
As a Noteshelf Club member, you get access to 100s of free papers, covers, access to early betas and more!

Join us in making Noteshelf 2 better at note-taking. Got a suggestion? We'd love to hear from you! Please do let us know what you think.

Happy Note-Taking!

What's New

Version 3.1.5

More customizations! You can now customize your 'Add Menu' in the toolbar.
Go ahead, tap on 'More..' in your 'Add Menu' and customize it just the way you want it.

*** v3.1 ***
Optimized Siri
Hey Siri! You can now talk to Siri to get things done in Noteshelf.
Try saying ""Create a new note in Noteshelf"" to Siri and see what happens! We support notebook creation and search by title via Siri.

*** v3.0 ***
Optimized Handwriting Recognition!
- You can now search your handwritten notes in 10 different languages.
- You can also convert your handwritten notes to text.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
553 Ratings
553 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Create new notes and manage your notes better with Siri Shortcuts.

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Much love ❤️ Room to grow!

I have so much love for Noteshelf! They continue to grow and innovate with every update to continue making this app easy, user-friendly, and compatible for all uses. I’m a teacher, and trying to find an app that works as an interactive whiteboard that is also easy to convert into PDF files and share via OneDrive or email is a nightmare. I use Noteshelf every single day, and each time there’s an update, I fall more in love with this app. It is truly GREAT for kids and learning. The most recent update allows the user to write on colored paper. It’s been shown in countless studies that students tend to focus and retain information better when using a colored back drop for their notes. For example, writing with white ink on black paper. While this works for my display, I have a dilemma now about how to export this document as a pdf to create guided notes that my students can write on. Getting rid of the back drop is easy when exporting as a PDF; however, if my ink is white, then it won’t show in the PDF. If there was a quick feature in which I could highlight pen marks and change the color of the ink, this would fix my problem. PLEASE consider it! Thank you developers of Noteshelf. You’re changing lives!

Steve Smith Racine

All day every day

I have been using Noteshelf 2 with my iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. I use it to take notes - perfectly duplicates the experience of pen and legal pad. I do that with screen mirroring and Apple TV as a simple way of allowing clients to watch the note-taking, improving their comprehension - I can diagram freehand on the fly, too, as they watch, and they love it. I also use Notepad 2 and Apple Pencil to hand write notes, planning my day, planning my week, reflecting afterwards on what went well and how to build on those accomplishments. All the experts concur that HANDWRITTEN NOTES are better then typing notes - stays in the brain better. But Notepad 2 is better than legal pad, because I can erase, move selected parts around on the “page,” even reduce the size of selected notes to make “just a little extra room” on the page. My workflow has me immediately saving all client notes as PDFs to my desktop for long term storage and reference, minimizing what is on kept my iPad.

I cannot imagine working without Noteshelf, iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.


Fluid Touch Pte. Ltd.
249.6 MB
Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017


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