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"...a true notepad experience that may help you make a clean break from the pencil-and-paper era." -New York Times.
=== Users describe Mental Note as "the only notepad app... that's actually better than, and as simple as, a pen and paper." It's "the future of note taking", and "a big sketchpad... [to] free-associate and put stuff down in any format". Mental Note for iPad brings the future closer with an even bigger sketchpad for you to capture your ideas on.

Turn your iPad into a digital notepad.  Combine pictures, voice recordings, drawings and text - all on the same page, in any order you choose.

An idea... a flash - a moment of genius.  When a thought hits, and you have to remember it, why limit how you record it?  The more context and sensory details you can capture, the clearer the idea can be put down. Use pictures, audio, sketching and text together on the same page... a digital page that can be shared with anyone.

Mental Note allows you to capture ideas as they happen: use pictures, dictate, add text, sketch on anything.  Ideas clarified. Creativity captured.


- Draw with your finger using multiple colours and widths on top of pictures, text, or anywhere else on the page. Zoom in to sketch fine details.

- Choose a picture from your album and add it to the page.

- Add audio to the page by recording with the built-in microphone. Continue to edit your note while recording.

- Organize your notes using tags.

- Password protect your private notes and flag your important ones.

- Attach Calendar events to your notes.

- Undo, redo anything in the note by shaking the device.

- Delete note sections using the toolbar button or by swiping any note section.

- Move a note section by swiping and then dragging it to its new location.

- Length of a note is limited only by device memory.

- Export in a variety of formats including PDF, text, Mental Note format, and more. Send using email, iCloud, Dropbox, and more.

* Send a note in Mental Note format so the note may be imported into another person's Mental Note app.

* Using email, export a complete note directly from Mental Note as either a PDF document or a picture (each audio recording is attached to the email as a separate file; use QuickTime or another modern media player to play the attached audio). You can also email just the text from your note.

- Export your notes and backups to your iCloud and/or Dropbox account.

- Share a note with your friends using Twitter.

- Map the location a note was created at (if location services are enabled).

- Change the size and font of the text in your notes.

- Change the color and background of your notes.

- Numerous other configuration options.

- Supports all orientations.

THIS VERSION IS OPTIMIZED FOR iPad. FOR iPhone & iPod touch, PLEASE SEE Mental Note - the digital notepad.

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What's New

Version 3.11

General improvements & bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

Nice app but how do you paste maps?


It does much of what it says. However the sample pictures show a map with annotations. I could not find an easy way to paste a google map in the app. The help file also does not exaplain how this feat is accomplished.

A few too many "taps"

At the keyboard

A good app that delivers on what it promises. The tool selection UI is a bit clunky but easily fixed in a update

As for the previous comment about map integration. I suspect they take a screen shot of a map and them import it from the photo collection like any other picture.

Excellent App


This, by far, is one of the more impressive apps I've installed on my iPad. It absolutely lives up to it's description.

Notes that I take flow well and the integration of audio recordings in context is fantastic.

Here are a few minor things I wish could be different:

- Font and size can be changed but only for the entire note; I'd like to see the ability to have different types and sizes within the same note.

- Emphasis of an idea would be improved if bold, italics, underlining, or different font colours could be introduced

- The ability to export all notes with the same tag to a PDF would be great.

- Being able to move sections around within a note would be helpful.

Honestly, the above items are a wish list and things to consider when purchasing, however this is an excellent app especially for the price it is being offered at.


Zymbiotic Technologies
22.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Zymbiotic Technologies Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Paper Customization feature $1.39


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