*** Reading & Studying will NEVER be the same! ***

Welcome to MarginNote. This is a highly powerful reading and study software and is applicable to Mac, iPad, and iPhone. By integrating the PDF/EPUB reader and multiple powerful study tools, MarginNote will enable learners to reorganize and connect knowledge from different aspects, then memorize and grasp it accordingly.

Whatever your profession, such as student, educator, researcher, lawyer, or life-long learner, you may annotate and take notes through MarginNote, organize notes via Mindmap and Outline, connect knowledge horizontally via Hashtag and raise memory effect via the Flashcards.

You will discover what MarginNote does is not to simply integrate these tools. Instead, it combines them deeply and skillfully, which makes it easier for users to toggle between different tools.

=== MarginNote FEATURES ===
- Support PDF and EPUB format;
- Show book notes and links at page margin;
- Converting Web page into EPUB via Safari or embedded web browser;
- Support adding many books (materials) into one notebook;

Annotating and NoteTaking:
- Support text highlight and rectangular highlight;
- Sketch on book page directly for highlight;
- Add notes directly at the page margin; the note editing area will not overlap with the book content at all;
- Text, voice, picture, sketching and many other forms of comments in note;
- Add hashtags to notes to facilitate the connection of notes;

Outline and Mindmap:
- Outline and Mindmap in one view;
- Create Outline tree by swipe gestures;
- Multi-selection editing such as group, merge, clone, etc;
- Quick searching and filtering according to colors, hashtags, books.

- Highlights and notes can be automatically turned into flashcards for review;
- Spaced repetition adopting the Anki-based algorithm;
- Switch to the linking book page at any time;
- Simply sketch on the page highlight to serve as the question of the flashcard;
- Text to speech for flashcards;

iPad Pro & Apple pencil:
- Split View of multiple tasks;
- High-precision drawing by Apple pencil;
- MarginNote has been fine tuned for Apple pencil. With intuitive design, user can scroll page by one finger and draw by pencil;
- Optimize the keyboard operations to a great extent. The shotcuts combination such as “TAB+ENTER” leads to efficient input during writing;

Import, Export and Sync:
- Import webpages and notes from Evernote;
- Export flashcards to Anki;
- Export Outline to OmniOutliner;
- Export Mindmap to iThoughts or MindManager;
- Export to Evernote;
- Export all the margin notes, MindManager, Outline and related PDF/EPUB to a printable PDF;
- Sync books&notes with iCloud;

Pro Features:
- No limit on the number of highlights/notes.
- No limit on exporting.(Evernote / Anki / OmniOutliner / MindManager / PDF / Word)
- Enable books in split views.

MarginNote is the only note taking app you’ll ever need! Staying organized, engaged, and in-control just got really simple and effective: MarginNote!

Feel free to drop us a line! We’re always listening to your suggestions to improve MarginNote! If you have any issues with the app, just contact us and we will help you!

What's New

Version 2.7.12

Fix recall mode issue since last update.
Adjust pdf highlight color.
Fix epub issue on iOS 11.3.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

67 Ratings

67 Ratings

In Classes or Doing Research A Must Have


Why doesn’t everyone own this piece of awesomeness? I have on my iPhone 8; iPad pros and Mac and it’s great. You can research within the app or import certain documents, pull notes from it, mark them up, create outlines or you can even choose to convert the outlines into mind maps.
With the new drag a rearrange feature it has become that much better especially if want to tweak one’s notes and there is also a feature where one can create study cards. Personally, the iPhone I just use for viewing and importing or exporting, mostly, but the true magic happens on the iPad; it just happens to be a universal app so nice bonus. Super inexpensive and easy to use. One really doesn’t need the Mac app if think it is too pricey but I purchased through an online shop, half price. You can also drag and rearrange with it too but the iPad gets the done, plus obviously more portable. So happy I came across this in a review or I never would have heard of it. As an aside it is also constantly being updated so the devs have a real investment in its success.

For pleasure reading or research, this is THE ONE


I’m super picky about reading apps and have probably spent 150 over the years trying various ones. Previously settled on liquid text and goodreader for pdf and Marvin for ePub, but the latest updates on this app have allowed me to put all my pleasure reading ePub and pdf research in one place.

I’m a novice developer and seeing the update cycle and continual features on this app is inspiring.
I updated my iPad to a beta version of iOS and had a problem with ePub and the developer made it marginenotes compatible with it almost immediately after an email.

This one is miles ahead of other reading apps. So many ways to pleasantly read including a night mode and the export options if you take notes are top notch. I also use simple mind for mindmaps and Anki to review things, but I might even drop those and keep everything here.
It’s like a Swiss Army knife in that you can read, review, export, etc etc. love it for research and wish I would have had this in school. Just get it.

Great app but recently it’s become laggy


This is truly an impressive pdf annotating and note organizing app. It has a bit of a learning curve because of its many features. I would easily give it 5 stars but recently it has become laggy (a bit when switching pages and a lot when using Apple Pencil). This is an important detriment that needs to be addressed.

Update: recent iOS update (I think) resolved most if not all the problems with lags. Now it clearly deserves 5 stars.


Sun Min
103.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, 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
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
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