ZoomNotes Lite is an iPad/iPhone visual note-taking app. It lets you quickly make handwritten notes and sketches on virtual paper, on PDF files, on MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint docs (via GoogleDrive), and over images. Uniquely, it also lets you zoom in and out without arbitrary limits, an invaluable feature for this type of app. It has a free fully functioning pen (although you will be able to try the pens too), and more available as in-app purchases. It has unlimited paper sizes/styles, unlimited colours and line thicknesses, and a large range of ways to share its documents making ZoomNotes the most versatile handwriting/drawing app.
ZoomNotes Desktop for Mac now also available.
ZoomNotes is much more than a replacement for your trusted paper notebook!
Compatible with any capacitive stylus pen (although fingers work well too).
Here some reviews of the app store of the full version-
The best note taking app available! *****
by MarkNance – Version 7.1.4 – Jul 6, 2016
Don’t be put off by all its features! *****
by Stevearcher – Version 7.1.3 – May 24, 2016
Most complete Note app I’ve tried *****
by ItsDartstx – Version 7.1.3 – Apr 20, 2016
Most effective note taking app *****
by John25642 – Version 7.1.3 – Jul 7, 2016
Full featured and innovative *****
by music-major – Version 7.1.3 – May 15, 2016
Hands(writing)-down, best notepad replacement out there. *****
by Jed123zz – Version 7.1.3 – Mar 23, 2016
Free features include:
-1 Pen type - Felt tip.
-Huge Zoom Range and Whiteboard page style
-Split screen mode (edit 2 documents at once)
-Digital planning with links
-Write over PDF file
-Write over MS Word, Powerpoint and Excel files (via GoogleDrive)
-Calendar events :add events linked to your documents, possibly with alarms. The URL in the event links back to the document in ZoomNotes.
-Typed text- limited to a single font, fills and borders
-Regular shapes and arrows
-Select, scale, rotate and shift
-Cut, copy, paste (including between documents, pages and other apps)
-Write over pdf files (markup)
-Configurable paper types
-Intuitive folder interface for documents
-Sharing as PDF files, images, videos or ZoomNotes documents (via email, iTunes, clipboard, Dropbox, Twitter and Evernote)
-In app printing
-VGA compatible for use with projectors, monitors and AirPlay
-Universal app - iPhone and iPad
-Geo-located documents; documents can be optionally geo-located and viewed as pins on a map.
-Layers let you control what is visible on a page, also options for 'master layers' which show on all pages.
In app purchases features include:
-7 extra Pen types, including Italic, Gel, Nib, Pencil and Watercolour.
-Sub-pages (pages within pages within...)
-Typed text- fully configurable fonts, colours, fills and borders
-Unlimited colours and line styles
-Bookmarks with animated playback
-Insert images from camera or photo library
-Insert web pages
-Insert videos from camera or photo library
-Edit inserted images, including masking and cropping
-Record and playback sounds, including import and export of caf files
Please note that the full version of ZoomNotes is equivalent to the Lite version with all the in-app purchases.
There are lots more details including some videos of the app in action at www.zoom-notes.com
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If you experience any problems or bugs in the app, please email us your device information, which iOS version you are running to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will fix it asap.
Twitter - @zoomnotes
New PDF import option - 'As digital planner'. This will configure the document for optimal performance within ZoomNotes.
Various stability fixes and optimisations.
If you are enjoying using ZoomNotes please could you leave a review, thanks.
Ratings and Reviews
I’m a Professor of Art + Design, writer, theorist, designer and illustrator. ZoomNotes, while more complex than similar apps in their class simply offer a greater range of use; formatting text, import images, adjusting those images, handwriting, PDF import/export, layers, tools, color manipulation work together providing the best qualities of digital and traditional technology. While the UI isn’t particularly attractive ZoomNotes offers the user complete freedom in adjusting menu, color, location. I give it 5 despite the dated interface and or the occasional glitch. Because the range of use far outweigh those sporadic issues, and it is simply a better app than the others. Use this app with an iPad Pro and pencil.
15 June 2018 Update: improvements and updates are fantastic!
Note taking for college classes
I needed an app where I could make handwritten notes because I’m studying math and you can’t exactly type out math symbols easily and it’s just faster to hand write it. I wanted to be more organized by keeping things electronic so then I could easily transfer notes between devices and I won’t lose them as easily.
In comes this app. I only use this app for note taking in college classes and lectures using Apple Pencil and this app does the job really nice! I like how the settings are pretty customizable and versatile for my needs, even in the free version. I also like that when my hand or skin touches the pages, things don’t go crazy nor do random things pop up (like with default Notes app).
What really made me choose this over other apps was that I could export my handwritten notes as a pdf file which is just super convenient when transferring my notes to my laptop in the end of each week. Other apps I tried require you to pay for this feature.
So if this sounds good to you and serves your purpose, then I highly recommend this app!
I have every note-taking app including Notability, GoodNotes, NotePlus, Procreate, and each one seemed to be missing one thing I needed. So I had to import/export between apps to get what I wanted. Zoom Notes has everything I need, plus so much more. I tried out the lite to make sure it worked, and within 20 mins just bought the full version. And sure, I had to read the user manual to figure out how to use some things, but the 20 mins was well worth it. This app is GENIUS! I can write, type, add anything to any document, add tables, endless layers, endless documents and sub documents. Wish I’d seen this app first before I’d wasted my money on the others.
- Deliverance Software Ltd
- 135.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 Deliverance Software Ltd
- In-App Purchases
- All Pens $2.99
- All features $7.99
- Images $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.