Convert your handwritten notes into text faster than typing, using speech or photos. Manage them in folders or using tags. Export your ideas, notes or meeting outputs to Trello or share them with anyone you want.

— Digitize faster. Work smarter.
• Use voice or handwriting recognition to convert your notes into text faster than typing.
• You can always use the keyboard too of course.
• Manage notes using folders, tags and statuses.
• Share them with your team or export them to Trello.

— Secure and Private.
• We use Apple's platform security mechanisms to ensure your notes are protected and kept secure. Like, Fort Knox secure.
• Your notes are your notes. We do not store your voice or photos. We can't access your notes, and we would never want that access.

— Hands-free.
• Say “Hey Siri, add a note in Brill” on your iPhone, Apple Watch, or HomePod to capture a note without launching the app.

— Work Smarter. Anywhere.
• Take your notes to any other app you prefer.
• Share them as text or spreadsheet via email or AirDrop.
• Export to Trello.
• iCloud Support lets you sync and access your notes across all your devices.

— Multi-language Support.
• Dictate and use your camera to capture notes in English, Chinese, German, Japanese, Spanish and 60+ other languages.

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What’s New

Version 1.4.1

We've updated how tokens are used when creating notes from photos, making it simpler for you — one token is deducted for each note you choose to create. If the results are not satisfactory and you don't create any notes, no tokens are deducted.

Voice and Keyboard notes remain free, and we’ve greatly increased the number of tokens in each tier for the handwriting recognition feature so that they are compatible with the new changes.

We hope you love the handwriting recognition feature as much as we do, and we will continuously monitor the token system to ensure we can provide you with the best value, whilst ensuring we can keep the lights on. Please don't hesitate to get in touch at if you have feedback. :)

Ratings and Reviews

hate the user interface ,

Micro transaction to use after so many notes.

I read about this app through an article, looked up the website and saw where people had been posting their experiences. I downloaded the app and tried it for myself.

I love the concept and it works great, even with my poor handwriting.
However... to do anything you have to use “coins”. Aka micro transactions. You start with 20ish coins and each picture, voice or typed note costs various coins. So if you use it a lot you will eventually pay to use.

I’d rather just pay $5 and have unlimited use, or a subscription for the same. I understand it’s still in development and the cost will fund its future development but the coin thing is why I immediately uninstalled it. Why would I use an app that drains my finances with each use?

I hope this helps since there are no other reviews on this yet.

Developer Response ,

We appreciate you taking the time for this feedback. It's great to hear the handwriting recognition feature is working well for you!

Capturing unlimited notes with text and voice is free in Brill. Using the camera feature, you can capture multiple notes at once and pay-as-you-go.

Also, we revisit our token system based on feedback like yours to ensure we can provide you with the best value, whilst also ensuring we can keep the lights on.
Some of these issues will be addressed in our next release, and we would love for you to re-install the app and give it another try.

Please get it touch with us at as we would like to offer some help and hear any more feedback you may have.

Chinchillax ,

50 cents a picture!? Yikes!

There's no option to just buy the app outright. So each image recognition photo is going to get pretty expensive if you're trying to digitize a couple hundred pages of a handwritten journal or something.

The image recognition is pretty good, I have indecipherable handwriting and it recognized some of the words I wrote down which is actually very impressive.

I'd honestly consider improving my years of bad penmanship if this app was more affordable. It's not though. Great to know this technology is coming along though.

Developer Response ,

Hi Chinchillax, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us positive feedback! It's great to hear Brill is working so well for you.

We'll soon be making some changes to our token system that will make the camera feature significantly more affordable.

Please get it touch with us at as we would like to offer some help and hear any more feedback you may have.

Zordan ,

no resemblance of the notes on paper, no way to share

there is no absolutely no resemblance of the notes on paper with the unformatted text that gets generated after scanning the page
no line breaks no tabular data.
basically useless for scanning paper taken notes

then paying 1/2 $1 per page scanned is absurd,
with the only result that the feature will be ignored by the users of this app,
then no way to share the notes created

terrible character/text recognition, misses most words, or it splits them in to making the captured text totally implausible

odd navigation, not following iOS standards, and confusing info on the app store

nobody wants to have to worry of paying to scan a page that comes out scanned as unusable crap

interesting idea, but not useful and pricy
not being able to share the notes is totally absurd

Developer Response ,

Hi Zordan, thank you for leaving such detailed feedback.

We are sorry that handwriting detection didn't work well for you. We provide every user with enough free tokens to try it in order to see if they find it valuable for their use, and we've had very positive response overall. The golden rules are good lighting and clear handwriting for best results.

Also, we revisit our token system based on feedback like yours to ensure we can provide you with the best value, whilst also ensuring we can keep the lights on.

Sharing and exporting notes to Trello or to other apps within your iOS device is available from both Folders or by selecting cards from the list within a Folder, and it's free for all users.

We've already been featured by Apple as "New Apps We Love" and we want to continue improving Brill to give you the best experience possible. We would love to hear more about your experience at


TigerSpike Limited
42.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Tigerspike Limited
In-App Purchases
  1. Starter $2.99
  2. Pro $11.99
  3. Standard $4.99


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