Organize your notes and increase your research productivity with Ilaro, a research note taking database that combines the best features of note cards, research journals, and databases in one beautiful and friendly interface. Ilaro makes it easier to organize research notes, track citations, develop new ideas, and prepare to write research reports. Used by students, professors, authors, and professionals, Ilaro saves time and gets the most out of your research.

* Reached top grossing app lists in 34 countries!
* Used by students, authors, and professionals for a wide range of projects
* An excellent tool for organizing writing notes

Key Features:

* Quickly record citations and sources
* Organize research notes with simple tagging of subjects and sources
* Enter sources using ISBN lookup or use your device camera to scan barcodes
* Track research questions and ideas in the journal
* Manage multiple projects

* Discover the strongest connections between research subjects, sources, and authors
* Ilaro automatically tracks key connections between your research notes and subjects
* View research notes along with related subjects, sources, and authors
* Filter note cards by many attributes such as subject and source
* Use full-text search to filter notes
* Save live updating filters
* Track your subject, source, and author card counts and relationships
* See research activity on a per-day basis

* Stay organized by taking structured notes
* View notes related to events on a structured timeline
* Make notes of any length you desire
* Helps enforce strong research note taking skills
* Prepare bibliographies by exporting citations

* Academic research
* Research papers
* Book writing
* Lecture preparation
* Business and legal research reports
* Genealogical research
* Historical research

* Print note cards over Air Print
* Export in RTF, plain text, or HTML
* Open exported notes in other apps
* Email without leaving the app

* We promise to attentively respond to all support requests within 24 hours
* All user feedback is carefully considered for improving the app
* Contact support at with any questions, feature requests or just to share how you use Ilaro!

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What's New

Version 2.11.1

We continue to take in your feedback to improve your experience with Ilaro.

The 2.11.1 update fixes minor bugs in the most recent release, which included:

* Improvements to print behavior

* Journal entry exporting

* Stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Great concept - No sync


I reviewed this app previously, and favorably. However, I can no longer use this app until sync is solved. When my iPad crashed, fortunately, I had exported my last set of research to evernote, but it is in rtf! Yuck! The extensive research data for a particular set of topics I am researching would have to be built from scratch from a huge set of ‘cards’ or tagged notes. I have moved back to a less brilliant app, but I do miss the unique, filtering/sorting that Ilaro provided.

Don’t let it stump you, you have a kernel of greatness here. I’ll revise to 5 stars once iCloud sync (or any sync) is solved.

Genius - waiting for sync capabilities


This app will be five star as soon as it can sync. I have too many devices I need to work on in different settings to be limited to only one that isn't always accessible. It's an incredible app, and nearly perfect soon as it can sync. I have kept the app for over a year waiting on syncing. It's so good, truly. Best research organizer I have found.

You can do better...


Let's keep it concise. You probably already have the best app in this category. This could have been a contender, but the last update was over a year ago. By the way Ilaro, not to be confused with the Nigerian city of the same name, means, "tool set," in Esperanto. "Nekompleta," is Esperanto for the English word: incomplete. How hard is it to add a sync feature (in any language)?

Did you ever note that the green elephant has his own page on Wikipedia?


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80.5 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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