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By Viet Tran

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- Selected as Top 100 World's Greatest Apps 2014 - Business Insider's App 100 (
- Notes Plus is a terrific note taker for iPad - TUAW, 10/2014 (

If you have to take notes for many hours a day, if your time is more valuable than a few dollars saved on the App Store, and if responsive support is important to you, then you'll need this high-quality note-taking app. Please read other user reviews to find out why it’s worth it.

After more than 4 years of continuous development, 30 version upgrades, 3 complete overhauls, and more than 8 million downloads, we pride ourselves on being one of the most feature-rich and best quality note-taking apps on the App Store. The best thing about Notes Plus is not just its current quality and features but the future improvements being planned ahead.

Notes Plus is a powerful note-taking tool that supports handwriting, typing, audio recording and document annotation, among other things. Special features include close-up writing mode, beautiful ink effects, shape detection, a complete folder structure, a variety of export options, automatic backup to Dropbox and so forth.

Beautiful vector-graphic ink effect turns your handwriting into a work of art, razor-sharp at any resolution. Close-up writing mode lets you write comfortably with your big finger or stylus just like pen on paper. Rest your palm and wrist on the Palm Pad or just below the close-up view.
For a taste of the handwriting experience, get our FREE app: INKredible.

Mix typing with handwriting by inserting customizable textboxes or full-page text in any font the iPad supports.

Record audio easily while taking notes. A recording session can span many pages and you can hear only what was recorded on one of those pages. When you switch to another app, recording continues in the background.

Import a PDF or Microsoft Word document to Notes Plus library for annotating. You can also insert blank pages for extra notes!

Enrich your notes with images from Photos, Camera Rolls, or the web. You can then rotate and resize them as you see fit. Add shapes (lines, ellipses, polygons) by an intelligent shape detection or from a library of pre-defined shapes.

Take notes without worrying about backing up all your important data. Just turn on the functionality and let Notes Plus do the rest. Have a piece of mind to retain your notes even if you lost your iPad. You can even take notes on more than one iPad and have your notes synced automatically.

Enjoy an innovative dual screen interface and slide in a built-in web browser with a quick gesture. You can then conveniently send web images or screen captures to your notes. You can lock access to the web if needed.

A notebook can have as many pages as you want and can be stored in folders or subfolders like in a Mac or PC file system. Password protection of your notebooks/folders is also possible. You can also search for notebook titles and content.

Conveniently convert your handwriting (in one of the many supported languages) to searchable text with MyScript™ handwriting recognition module.

As you can see from the screenshots, Notes Plus stands out for its clean interface. A great effort has been put in to hide controls to minimize clutter. You should be able to start without a tutorial, but in case you need one, there's the included Quick Start Guide. Check it out now at:

10+. And a lot more...
VGA-Out support, Notes Plus Clipboard, Left-handed Mode, Right-to-left Handwriting, etc. Our support has been unmatched with personal responses within 24 hours (most within 4 hours). Please email us at or visit our support site:

What's New in Version 4.6

- The excellent MyScript handwriting recognition engine, which used to be an in-app purchase, is now free for everybody to use.
- New UI tweaks: page navigation, last opened pages as notebook thumbnails in library grid view, notebook covers for 2015, ...
- Added option to turn off or customize invisible scrollbars.

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Customer Reviews

Great app, with some room for improvement

Notes Plus is a great app! I really like its various features, which are too numerous to list and I won't repeat here. However, I notice Undo does not work on the convert to text feature, and inside Convert to Text option, I cannot seem to be able to delete language that I have previously downloaded. Also, the Auto Backup feature seems could be enhanced for faster performance, because currently it uploads internal files (e.g. xml, svg...) associated with the notes one by one - I would suggest it first zip up those internal files and then upload them in one single unit per each note - this way, each note is uploaded "atomically" and stored compressed in my Dropbox. Lastly, under Tools, the app shows support for Adonit/Wacom/Pencil, but no HEX3 JaJa/YuFu Pro, so it would be great if support of HEX3's SDK could be considered in the future.

Keep coming back ...

When I first tried this APP, several versions ago, I was impressed but still looking for that “perfect” APP. What I didn’t know is that in just a couple updates, THIS IS THE PERFECT APP.

The handwriting tool left a lot to be desired, it has been updated to a beautiful interface that works just as well with a finger or my writing utensils like JOT & Maglus. I’m so impressed that the “ink flow” works so well.

Then other changes were made. I’m now seriously considering making this my only iPAD note APP. Why bother with all the others that just don’t have the ease of use. The tools are very intuitive and you’ll find yourself more concerned on what you want to write than the APP you are using to write it.

Finally, they have a User Guide now! I love User Guides. Why leave customers to try and figure things out on their own? This developer doesn’t do that. A Quick Start Guide & User Guide are built into the APP.

I look forward to even more updates in the future. One just came out that made me even love the APP more.

Good job! I wish more developers could get it right.

My favorite writing app

This app does everything I need for note taking, and easily. Every time I wish for a feature I check the user guide and there it is. I've tried at least four different note taking apps over the years, and this has absolutely the best 'zoom box' for handwriting. The folders and nested notebooks make organization a breeze and the 'eyeglass' tool on the toolbar turns the document to read-only status instantly so it's easy to page through and reread documents without making random marks.

I'd love to have a desktop component like Notability does but I gave up that set of apps when I realized how limited the other features were.

Notes Plus
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  • $9.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.6
  • Size: 45.5 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. MyScript handwriting recognition$2.99

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