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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.

What's New

Version 1.9.1

Stability improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

726 Ratings

726 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

Great app


I have tested a few note taking apps and find that this one fits best with my workflow. However, in some ways I don’t use it the way it was intended. I rarely export the notes to a text file and don’t find it particularly useful or streamlined when I do. This has a lot to do with how I am using it and is not a knock on the app. I write in all caps, so inevitably it translates to all caps. I have found the automatic formatting to be a little unintuitive and sometimes it does things I don’t want. However, the ability to move lines of text up or down quickly so as to insert text and to delete quickly by scratching out are great. Other apps require selecting a tool and usually require a multi-step process, which just doesn’t work well when trying to take notes quickly.

I do wish there was a way to export the vector form of the hand-written text notes pages - maybe as a PDF. It would also be good to be able to export a whole notebook into one PDF - it would be great if it bookmarked each note page.


128 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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