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** 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. Created for iPad Pro with Apple Pencil, and powered by MyScript Interactive Ink. Handwrite, draw, edit and format your notes quickly. Instantly convert and transport them as digital documents.

Structure your notes using titles, paragraphs, and bullet lists. Add interactive diagrams, editable equations, freeform sketches, and annotate pictures. Finally convert your captured ink to a digital typeset document on demand. Nebo documents can be shared as text. Powered by MyScript Interactive Ink – Work better with your Apple Pencil!

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

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

Export as text, PDF, HTML or Word - from plain text export to fully formatted Microsoft Word documents (.docx), you decide where to take your writing next.

Smart layout – canvas is unlimited, blocks are resizable and ink will adjust to new size and device orientation.

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 Dropbox. Export or import your notebooks.

What's New

Version 1.6.12

Nebo is fast again. The previous update caused slowdowns in some cases.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5

283 Ratings

283 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)

Best Handwriting App


Firstly, this is the best handwriting app for iPad Pro & Apple Pencil.
What makes it the best? Responsiveness. The hand-eye-brain loop is so well timed that it creates a virtual pen & paper experience in the user's mind. Responsiveness also means the developers care enough about their product that they did 4 updates in 4 days to get things right.
Some reviews here complain that they can’t organize notebooks or there’s no keyboard with Nebo. These reviewers, like me, compare Nebo to earlier existing handwriting apps. But Nebo's never claimed to be like other "notebook" apps. It was designed and marketed as a note taking app on a long (infinite, according to its developers) scroll. The idea here is a reporter's notepad that you open and write in quickly and which then converts your notes incredibly accurately, not a binder or a diary.
Certainly the ability to train handwriting recognition with a keyboard is lacking, but not really missed because Nebo is v. v. accurate in recognizing what you’ve already written.
That said, I liked the feel and responsiveness of pre-Jan 2018 versions much better. Hence 4 stars.

Developer Response

Hi ferdoe, We have identified a deployment issue on the AppStore, you should be able to get the latest version 1.6.12 very soon. Thanks for your bug report and patience! Don't hesitate to contact us for more details https://support.myscript.com/.


114.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 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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