JotTheDate: your great freehand Calendar !
Why type your calendar events? Just draw with JotTheDate.
Handwrite your note as text or sketch, and JotTheDate will show the event in the Calendar.

Whether it’s a scribble, a sketch, or a smiley, this calendar app lets you add your events by drawing them with a finger on the screen.
You can add appointment reminders, notes, travel time, and more. So, you can be creative and sketch your way to your next event, choosing your color and brush size. Just draw or write your event with your finger. Sketch a heart for your anniversary dinner, a necktie for your business meeting, or a book for your college class. Can’t draw? Jot down your pet’s name for their vet appointment, the name of the club where you are meeting your friends, or the name of the park for your kid’s play date.
You can also give the event a name if you like for viewing in other calendar apps. Add the basics you need like the location and start and end times. You can have it repeat, invite others, and set up two different alerts.
Your events can also be All Day, contain notes and a URL, and be added to a specific calendar if you have more than one.
The app also works without an Internet connection.

JotTheDate is compatible with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and iPod touch. Once downloaded with your Apple account, you can use it on all your devices.
JotTheDate is also available in your Mac: enter the Mac App Store and try for free the companion app JotTheDate on your Mac!
Using your iCloud account all events and all sketches will be automatically shared and synchronized on all your devices.

You will not be forced to use the iPhone or iPad keypad to enter an event:Just draw with JotTheDate!

All events are shared with any other iOS Calendar app and existing events are automatically loaded: just launch JotTheDate !
JotTheDate fully integrates with all existing calendars.

JotTheDate supports various standard views:
• Day
• Week
• Month
• Year
• List
• Month and List.

Very useful for your work during the week.

JotTheDate automatically syncs with iCloud, even in the background.
You'll always have your devices synchronized. Make a change on your iPhone or iPod touch and you'll find it soon on your iPad as well. Or vice versa !

You can create, edit and delete events even without Internet connection. The changes are saved and synced to your iCloud account when you get online.

Do not forget your appointments. JotTheDate allows you to set reminders for all events. The alerts will appear on your iPhone, Apple Watch or iPad even when the screen is off.

You can set up, view and edit recurring events.

Have fun browsing the pages of JotTheDate with the "EasySkim" effect.

You can define for each event:
. Title
. Geographic location
. All day
. Start Date and time
. End Date and time
. Repeat: various options
. Travel time
. Calendar
. Invitations
. Alarm: various options
. Second Alarm: various options
. Note

JotTheDate is ready and fully configured at its first use.
The user still has the chance to choose between several configuration options, including the following:
. iCloud
. Options for Month, Week and Day view
. Sounds: for example, you can enable or disable at page flip.
. Time visible on events.
. New event: you can set that all new events are text-only or hand-written
. Welcome Slideshow
. Calendars:
- Default Calendar
- Calendar Color
- Enable view of events related to single Calendar

JotTheDate is available for free with a limited amount of sketches. But, with in-app purchase you can receive an unlimited amount with subscription options or premium full featured version.
JotTheDate is designed for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and iPod Touch.

What's New

Version 10.4

• Added new option among Miscellaneous: default background grid selection for every new drawing. None, lines, grid.
• UI update

Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Almost there, needs a few more tweaks


Trying to settle on a calendar that I can write using my iPad that integrates to my other calendar so I can all my events. This does that, cool. Also multiple view calendar, another cool addition. Three major BUTs... 1. Wish the font was finer, too much like a coarse marker. Need more options. 2. Can’t pinch or expand view with fingers, can be hard to read calendar notes otherwise, would be a nice addition: 3. Can’t add a quick note on the calendar without tapping on date and going to another page and then at the end of the note when returning to calendar screen pops up for adding date, time, notes, etc like regular Apple calendar, not terrible but sometimes just want to add a quick reminder for myself. Don’t need all the extra stuff. This is close to what I want. I’ve tried a few of these apps and none have nailed it. One can pinch and expand, and add notes on monthly calendar view-winning but no other calendar option views and no integration with my other calendar. Another has great font options but everything else is too basic. This one ticks more boxes but the font too coarse.

Its okay


What would make it great is the ability to take full advantage of the apple pencil and palm rejection properties. When writing on it feels like am using one of those cheap plastic tip pointers for writing. Fix those issues and you'll have a real winner on your hands and i will give it a 5 star rating.

Developer Response

Right comment: we've then provided force sense using the Apple Pencil. The stroke has now become more smooth and good-looking.

Great so far


So far this app has been most of what im looking for but would prefer a lined paper option for adding notes also!

Developer Response

See please the upcoming version 10.2: we've provided for that.
Thanks for your hint. Appreciated.


Stefano Tosi
48.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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  2. subscription for one month $1.99
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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