Type, handwrite, annotate, draw, highlight, scan & record notes and documents. Annotate PDFs, fill forms and sign documents. Create your Notebooks & tree-like projects. The way you like and totally paperless.

Productivity & business professionals, students, teachers, writers, doctors, journalists, academics and more use Notes Writer daily to store & create notes, annotations, memos, signed PDFs, papers, highlighted PDF text-books, recorded lectures and more.

With Notes Writer you can:

+ Take notes. Write documents. Sketch ideas. And make them outstanding.
You have handwritten notes to take, business memo to share, essay to write, have a story to tell, article to edit, lecture to record, whether it’s today’s journal entry, tomorrow’s thesis or a future bestseller novella. Notes Writer can help you create, edit and organize all your notes and documents in a single place.

+ Capture your thoughts and words. The way you like, wherever you are and totally paperless.
Type, handwrite, annotate, sketch, scan & record notes the way you like and use Apple Pencil for superlative experience on the go. Use note-taking and writing tools to capture every word and idea. Notes Writer is a stand-alone note-taking and writing app even if you don’t have a computer or you are offline in the wilds.

+ Stay organized at work, school and life. All your notes in one place.
Create your own Folders, Notebooks & Tree-like projects.
Organize your work in unlimited notebooks, folders and subfolders. Create notebooks and projects in your own tree-like structure: Sections, Departments, Classes, Lectures, Grades, Drafts, Chapters, Research, etc. Find things quickly with the advanced text search engine.

+ Sync and share all. Your notes always with you on all of your devices.
Sync and share seamlessly your notes, notebooks and projects across your devices and computers thanks to iCloud, AirDrop, Email Dropbox, Box and Google Drive. Export your stuff to different file formats.

+ Three-in-one engines working for you: Powerful word processor, smart handwriting engine and robust PDF annotator & reader.
Notes Writer is the only app on the App Store that combines a full featured word processor with a powerful PDF editor and a handwriting and sketching engine to help you create and edit all types of notes, sketches and texts.

+ Like paper, but better. Infinite sheets, templates and paper backgrounds.
Take notes, sketch ideas and write texts as naturally as you do on paper but assisted by a wide range of ink and text tools, paper backgrounds and templates. Choose and combine instantly the paper for your notes and documents based on predefined patterns, grids and graphs (lined, squared, hexagonal, dotted, music staves, etc).

Quick feature list:

· Split view: Open two PDFs or handwritten notes simultaneously on screen. Compare or use them as book and paper.
· Share and sync via iCloud, iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Box, WebDAV and Google Drive
· Create rich text format (RTF), PDF, LaTeX and advanced Markdown (MD) documents
· Advanced word-processor formatting: Highlight, strikethrough, subscript/superscript, alignment, line spacing, first-line indent, page breaks, footnotes, comments, text & paper color
· Define margins, headers/footers, paper sizes, MLA and APA style format
· Live counters: characters, words, sentences, lines, Avg. Word length, Words per sentence & reading time
· Text to Speech for proofreading & Dictation
· Typewriter: Distraction-Free mode, letting you focus on what you’re writing
· Night mode to help you writing at night
· Insert special symbols arrows, maths, bullets/stars, GPS location, etc.
· Extra keys: tab, forward delete, cursor up/down/left/right, etc.
· Protect your work with an app or folder security passcode/FaceID
· Automatic Backups of your documents
· Use the camera to scan docs, notes, recipes, tickets, etc. as PDFs
· Sync your notebooks & projects with the popular Scrivener writing software for Mac and Windows

What’s New

Version 10.9.45

What's New on this version 10.9.45? + Improved stability, performance and fixed minor bugs
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
455 Ratings
455 Ratings
Satisfied Professional ,

Really a Review of Support

I have been evaluating this app and one other to see which works better for the way I want to work. It is currently neck and neck as to which is stronger.
However, recently, Notes Writer + started giving me a warning about needing to upgrade since the version I purchased wasn’t correct for iOS 12. It had worked fine, but with the latest app update, I was getting this error. I contacted support to ask how to disable the message and they told me their recommendation was to upgrade. They then gave me the new version which installed perfectly. No more error message. That’s what I call top level customer service.

flyfisherholms ,

Great app, file limit requires upgrade to get unlimited files.

So far this is a handy app. As I was preparing for my classes, the app produced a paywall for me to create additional files. Nowhere have I seen the number of files the free version allows so this app is on the chopping block. I will delete the app, reduce my rating and update my comments if I get partway into my semester and must produce $15 or delete my old work.

A note for the reader, I am tempted to report this to apple as an “in app purchases” application due to the fact that I must purchase additional files, much like candy crush makes you pay for additional plays.

CPA colored pencil artist ,

Only lacking one thing

I can highly recommend this app. It works very reliably for me. It is packed with useful features but the one thing I need is the ability for automatic page numbering. I type documents with thirty or more pages and it is extra work to number them one by one. Then if I change the font from 18 to 10, for printing the page numbers are wrong.

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot! We will investigate that issue.
Best regards,
Notes Writer Team


Kairoos Solutions S.L.
267.4 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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