*An App Store 2016 Best App of the Year* 

Take notes, add files, create checklists, sketches, record audio, and capture moments. All your notes are instantly synced across your devices and to the cloud.

The simple, intimate joy of Notebook comes from using the app. We've been meticulous in our design, paying attention to every detail. Notebook is 100% free and ad-free. A Mac app and Web Clipper are also available.

Notebook provides different ways to take notes and capture your thoughts.

- Write notes. Start with text, add images and sketches, checklists or audio, all in the same note.
- Add PDFs, word documents, spreadsheets, and more with the dedicated file note card. 
- Create and mark checklists to get stuff done with the dedicated checklist note card.
- Record ideas, meetings, and lectures with the audio note card.
- Capture moments using the dedicated photo note card.
- Sketch ideas and take hand written notes using your finger or Apple Pencil with the sketch note card. 
Content added to Notebook gets intelligently formatted into beautiful, distinct cards.

- Recipe Card automatically pulls the recipe photo and description, creates a checklist for ingredients, and provides step-by-step cooking instructions. See for supported sites.
- Video Card automatically pulls video preview and, once opened, plays in a distraction-free space. Works for YouTube and Vimeo.
- Link Card pulls headline or page title, along with the main image, creating a beautiful note card.

- You can organize various notes into notebooks.
- Notes can be grouped together.
- You can reorder your notes within a notebook.
- Move or copy note cards between notebooks.

- Synchronize all your notes and notebooks across devices and to the cloud.
- Take a note on one device, add to it from another.

- Swipe your notebook or note card for additional information.
- Pinch to group note cards into a stack.
- Flick to find the note cards you need.
- In landscape view, pinch to fold note cards like an accordion.

- Change the color of your note cards.
- Choose a notebook cover or create your own.
- View your note cards in either grid- or landscape-style views.

- Lock individual notebooks and notes with TouchID or a passcode.

- Search your notes within a notebook or across notebooks.

- Audio notes are automatically text searchable.
- Share notes with friends and colleagues through iMessage.
- Use Siri to dictate text and checklist notes and search for photo notes.
- Jot a note before it slips your mind with Quick Actions, using 3D Touch.
- Get to your most recent notes from the Notification Bar.

- Drag and drop notes and content across apps from Split View and Slide Over
- Take notes in Split View on iPad Pro

- Record audio notes from your Apple Watch.
- Scribble notes on your Watch.
- View recently created notes on your Watch.

- Share your notes through email and other options.

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What's New

Version 4.2.6

We've fixed a few bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Take notes, create checklists, sketches, record audio and capture moments.

Great free app! I use it all the time


I've only had an iPhone for a little while but this is one of the best apps I've tried. I'm still finding out all the useful ways I can use it. I have everything from a grocery check list to all the crazy number of user names and passwords for the internet. I've started saving my favorite recipes and scanning my receipts as well. Every category getting its own notebook. Changing the covers to my own photos makes finding the right notebook quick and it's easy to use. It's a great little organization app. It's more than a basic check list or reminder list like I have used before but even for a beginner, with a little playing around and reading the tips I've found it to do more without having to spend a great deal of time figuring out how it works. You can import your own images for book covers but it would be great if more covers were already in the app for basic categories such as groceries, to do list or journals, just typical things that people are likely to want to create a notebook for. The more I use it the more I find it useful to have.

Text notes need MANY bug fixes


I’ve been using this app for nearly a year, and overall it’s pretty good. It supports a bunch of different activities well, and it only takes 5ish seconds to load. However, I don’t think I would want to recommend it to anyone because of how badly it handles text.

For example, if you have a text note that is longer than about 250 lines, attempting to select text scrolls up or down at about 40 lines per second, making it impossible to copy/paste/italicize/etc. If you try to access the app while talking to someone on the phone, nearly every UI element starts floating and becomes unusable. If you title any of your notes longer than 11 characters, it cuts off the rest. If you go to another app and come back to it, it removes all spaces in your current line and the cursor is placed to the start of the line. If the line above your current line is italicized, and you try to type anything before the first character on your current line, it will be italicized too despite being on a new line.

These have been the bugs that I have experienced most often, and they are incredibly frustrating. Unless they are fixed, I’m just going to use the regular notes app, as it actually handles text correctly.


Zoho Corporation
135 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Dutch, Filipino, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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