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Note: Writing requires an official Apple Pencil.

** Best App 2017 CES Mobile Apps Showdown **
** App Store Best of 2016**
** Featured by Apple as "Perfect with Apple Pencil" **
** Apple World Today Pick of 2016: Rating (5 out of 5 Stars) **

Nebo® is the best way to take notes. It turns your iPad Pro into an on-the-fly notepad, specifically created for Apple Pencil.

With a few taps and strokes, you can format your handwritten text as titles, paragraphs, and bullet lists. Edit easily with intuitive gestures. Need more? Simply add interactive diagrams, editable equations, freeform sketches, and annotate pictures. Ready to share? Instantly convert them to digital documents.

Powered by MyScript Interactive Ink – Work better with your Apple Pencil!


Edit and format with your Apple Pencil – MyScript Interactive Ink allows you to write, insert or remove content and space, decorate and apply styles.

Add rich content – draw interactive diagrams with elements that you can edit, delete and move around. Write editable equations; get calculated results or convert to LaTeX. Draw freeform sketches, and annotate pictures.

Export as text, PDF, HTML or Word (.docx) – you decide where to take your writing next. Copy/paste fully editable diagrams to PowerPoint.

Smart layout – on unlimited pages, all content is resizeable and rearranges to fit the screen size (including your handwriting!).

Search – search and find handwritten ink and text in your note, including in your diagrams.

Store and sync your notes – organize your notes in pages, notebooks and folders. Sync your notes to iCloud*, Google Drive* or Dropbox*. Export or import your notebooks.

* Requires a free MyScript account.

What's New

Version 1.9.5

iOS 12 compatibility release.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.7K Ratings
1.7K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Our iPad Pro becomes an awesome on-the-fly notepad with this app built specifically for Apple Pencil. With a few taps and strokes, we can format handwritten text as titles, paragraphs, or bulletpoints. And creating diagrams or marking up photos? Dead simple. Ah, the simple joy of taking old-fashioned notes—and decorating the page with random doodles!

Works OK as a stand alone app, sync needs work though


The handwriting recognition works as well as any app I’ve tried on an iPad Pro. But the lack of iCloud sync is a big inconvenience. If you have your other Apple devices set up to use iCloud sync, then Nebo's separate “cloud sync”is a cumbersome set of extra steps, requiring additional user IDs/accounts, and external services that would all be seamless if the app just supported iCloud. Disappointing for an otherwise well-designed app.

The other SERIOUS gap in this app’s capabilities is that it does not seem to be compatible with any Bluetooth keyboard. This prevents NEBO from being a single app for all note-taking needs. With the way I use my iPad Pro, I take notes BOTH with the Apple Pencil, and sometimes with the IOS on-screen keyboard and sometimes with a separate Bluetooth keyboard, depending on the setting I am in at the time. This app does not support anything other than handwriting input. So you will still need another vendor’s note-taking app (like Evernote, OneNote, or Apple’s IOS Notes to make your iPad a true notebook replacement. Too bad, because if NEBO simply added these other input options, it would be all many people would need for note taking (other than perhaps a dedicated sketching app if artistic drawing is a requirement)

Developer Response

Hi Slimbergh, thanks for your interest in Nebo. Here is Nebo April release (1.9): many of you asked for more Cloud services. We’ve added iСloud for iOS & Google Drive for iOS & Windows. Please note that we sync with iCloud: notes you sync will not be visible in iCloud Drive. Neither Google Drive. Thanks also for your other feedback. Enjoy Nebo with iCloud! Nat from MyScript

Good handwriting recognition; still needs a couple things to be GREAT


I tried out this app and GoodNotes, and ultimately this one won out because it works so much better for the way I want to write. I didn’t have to adapt very much to get this app to work for me. I take tons of lecture notes and I needed something searchable that allowed me to write as quickly as I hear it and have the app recognize what I’m writing. The handwriting recognition is pretty remarkable, especially taking into account just how bad my handwriting is.

That said, this app isn’t GREAT. It is missing two pretty key and important and basic tools that may shorten the amount of time I use it. One: there is no copy/paste feature, either of what I’ve written or what I found elsewhere to add to my notes. I have to write in everything from URLs to text from web pages to bits of other notes. That’s really annoying. Two: I can’t type in this app. I would like to be able to add a text box and type in it sometimes.

The addition of those two tools would make this app one of the better app experiences you’ll find *period*. But as is, it’s still darn good and well worth the money.


136.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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