*** Reading & Studying will NEVER be the same! ***

Welcome to MarginNote. This is a highly powerful reading and study software and is applicable to Mac, iPad, and iPhone. By integrating the PDF/EPUB reader and multiple powerful study tools, MarginNote will enable learners to reorganize and connect knowledge from different aspects, then memorize and grasp it accordingly.

Whatever your profession, such as student, educator, researcher, lawyer, or life-long learner, you may annotate and take notes through MarginNote, organize notes via Mindmap and Outline, connect knowledge horizontally via Hashtag and raise memory effect via the Flashcards.

You will discover what MarginNote does is not to simply integrate these tools. Instead, it combines them deeply and skillfully, which makes it easier for users to toggle between different tools.

=== MarginNote FEATURES ===
- Support PDF and EPUB format;
- Show book notes and links at page margin;
- Converting Web page into EPUB via Safari or embedded web browser;
- Support adding many books (materials) into one notebook;

Annotating and NoteTaking:
- Support text highlight and rectangular highlight;
- Sketch on book page directly for highlight;
- Add notes directly at the page margin; the note editing area will not overlap with the book content at all;
- Text, voice, picture, sketching and many other forms of comments in note;
- Add hashtags to notes to facilitate the connection of notes;

Outline and Mindmap:
- Outline and Mindmap in one view;
- Create Outline tree by swipe gestures;
- Multi-selection editing such as group, merge, clone, etc;
- Quick searching and filtering according to colors, hashtags, books.

- Highlights and notes can be automatically turned into flashcards for review;
- Spaced repetition adopting the Anki-based algorithm;
- Switch to the linking book page at any time;
- Simply sketch on the page highlight to serve as the question of the flashcard;
- Text to speech for flashcards;

Import, Export and Sync:
- Import webpages and notes from Evernote;
- Export flashcards to Anki;
- Export Outline to OmniOutliner;
- Export Mindmap to iThoughts or MindManager;
- Export to Evernote;
- Export all the margin notes, MindManager, Outline and related PDF/EPUB to a printable PDF;
- Sync notes & books with iCloud;

Pro Features:
* Export to Anki, OmniOutliner, Evernote, iThoughts, Word, DEVONthink.
* Open multiple documents and multiple views simultaneously in one window.
* Notebook merge.
* Drag the image, text, file to the Mindmap or Outline.

MarginNote is the only note taking app you’ll ever need! Staying organized, engaged, and in-control just got really simple and effective: MarginNote!

Feel free to drop us a line! We’re always listening to your suggestions to improve MarginNote! If you have any issues with the app, just contact us and we will help you!

More on:

What's New

Version 2.7.11

Optimized pdf highlighter.
Fixed several issues about pdf text selection.
Fixed other bugs.

Customer Reviews

Legal Writers shout Hurrah!


After having used the iPad app for over a year, I was so confident that I needed this desktop app that I skipped the 10-day free trial and immediately bought the “Pro” AppStore version. My previous notes, tags, paraphrases and quoted text created on the iPad all synced from Dropbox flawlessly in the desktop version. (Would prefer to use Evernote for my main research container, but MarginNote syncs better with dropbox so I transfer current materials to dropbox for analysis.) My writing consists of analyzing interesting concepts across multiple sources, and the fact that MarginNote allows me to smoothly build huge mind maps, so the analysis I am doing is illustrated by cases, secondary materials, statutes, critiques, etc., allowing me to easily create multilevel outlines once I have the mindmap nodes in the order I like, is the chief reason why I have long favored MarginNote as an initial research tool. (MarginNote allows transfer of the outlines to other programs, such as OmniOutliner, and from there, I can write my final piece, often on Ulysses, btw, which is my iPad-friendly replacement for Scrivener.) However, on an iPad, a 141-note mind map (my last project) can make each note so microscopic that toward the end of a project viewing becomes a frustrating exercise. For really big projects, the desk top version was sorely needed. MarginNote on the big 27”? Huzzah!

Innovative and very useful

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MarginNote Pro is excellent software for note taking and annotation for anyone who needs to work with PDFs (and ePubs) as a student or professional, or just for personal use. It stands alone in it’s innovative set of tools for keeping notes across a related set of documents using the “notebooks” in MarginNote. I’ve seen steady improvement and the addition of useful features as new releases come out. The approach that MarginNote takes might be a bit unusual at first for some who are used to the Adobe approach to marking up PDFs — but anyone can be up and running and productive with MarginNote in quick order. The sync with MarginNote on iOS is great — and MarginNote on the iPad Pro is as good as notetaking gets.

Great for medical students


I LOVE THIS APP on the iOS; however, on the mac its a different story. The mac app doesn’t feel like its a mac app. It feels like a cheap ported version. Selecting and highlighting is more geared towards touch screens rather than the MAC way of using mouse or touchpad. I don’t regret buying this app on the iOS but Mac version I am not too keen on. However, this is the ONLY app that does what it does and the way it does it. Anki and OmniOutliner export features are truly invaluable for a grad student when you have to go through troves and troves of information. I rate this app 5 stars on the iOS but on the Mac I rated it 3 because of the cheap ported version look and feel.


Sun Min
41.8 MB
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
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