Type, handwrite, annotate, draw, highlight, scan & record notes and documents. Annotate PDFs, fill forms and sign documents. Create your Notebooks (binders) & tree-like projects. The way you like and totally paperless.

Productivity & business professionals, students, teachers, writers, doctors, journalists, academics and more use Notes Writer Pro daily to store & create notes, annotations, memos, signed PDFs, papers, highlighted PDF text-books, recorded lectures and more.

With Notes Writer Pro you can:

· Take notes or annotate using Apple Pencil 1 or 2 (and other styluses, even your finger) or type with soft & wireless keyboards
· Insert web-clips, clipart, figures and math equations in your handwritten notes
· PDF Annotations: highlight, strikeout, underline, comments, voice notes, pencil, ball-pen, stamp, sign...
· Fill out forms. Supports PDF AcroForms standard
· Sign with your own signature documents, contracts, forms
· Digital Signature Validation

· Add new pages, copy&paste from other documents, re-arrange, rotate or delete them easily
· Add new pages from 100s of pre-defined templates with different paper styles and sizes
· Drag and drop pages from other apps

· Write Everywhere: Use Notes Writer Pro as an stand-alone writing app even if you don’t have a computer or you are offline in the wilds
· Create rich text format (RTF), PDF, LaTeX and advanced Markdown (MD) documents
· Advanced word-processor formatting: Highlight, strikethrough, subscript/superscript, alignment, line spacing, first-line indent, page breaks, footnotes, comments, text & paper color
· Define margins, headers/footers, paper sizes, MLA and APA style format
· Markdown engine supports the standard syntax but it has been extended to include very useful extra markups: tables, footnotes, lists, images, links, highlight, strikethrough, superscript and MathML
· Live counters: characters, words, sentences, lines, Avg. Word length, Words per sentence & reading time
· Text to Speech for proofreading
· Dictation lets you speak text instead of typing
· Typewriter: Distraction-Free mode, letting you focus on what you’re writing
· Night mode to help you writing at night
· Find and replace
· Insert special symbols arrows, maths, bullets/stars, GPS location, etc.
· Over 30 languages typing support including Japanese, Chinese, Arabic & Hebrew
· Extra keys: tab, forward delete, cursor up/down/left/right, etc.

· Organize your work in unlimited notebooks, folders and subfolders
· Create notebooks and projects in your own tree-like structure: Sections, Classes, Lectures, Grades, Drafts, Folders, Chapters, Research, etc.
· Sync your notebooks and projects with the popular Scrivener writing software for Mac and Windows
· Design the cover of your notebooks

· Full PDF reader and manager included for reference files, text books, ebooks, articles, resources, papers, etc.
· Use the camera of your iPad/iPhone to scan documents, notes, recipes, tickets, etc. as PDF
· Open PowerPoint, Word and Excel files

· Open attachments directly from the Mail app
· Sync via iCloud, Dropbox, Box, WebDAV and Google Drive
· Convert to multiple formats RTF, Markdown, LaTeX,PDF, ePub, HTML, RTFD, TXT, etc.
· Wi-Fi File Transfer between iPad/iPhone and your computer
· Zip folders/notebooks and email them

· Calendar: Full calendar with events and alerts for your writer appointments, reminders, deadlines, etc.
· Font Book: Preview all the fonts and install new ones (TrueType). Over 120 high quality fonts included!
· Sketcher: Hand draw and make simple graphic compositions

· Protect your work with an app or folder security passcode/FaceID
· Automatic Backups of your documents

What's New

Version 10.8.3

--- Thanks for all the helpful feedback! Let us know via email ( or Twitter @noteswriter if you run into any problems or have feature suggestions --- If you like Notes Writer Pro, please take the time to give us a nice review: it really helps. NOTE: If you have any comments or issues, please contact us directly via email contact
10.8.3 - Fixed an issue in customised folder covers
- Fixed and issue in iCloud folders
- Improved folder passcode security
- Fixed minor bugs and improved performance
10.8.2 - Improved performance on iCloud folders and documents
- New feature: Added "password" option in PDF and Pencil notes to lock and protect your notes
- New feature: Added insert "Current location" option in PDF and Pencil notes
- New feature: Added insert "Date & Time" in the page corner in PDF and Pencil notes
- New feature: Added draw and highlighter tools while in Reader Mode in PDF and Pencil notes
- New feature: Added text highlight, strikeout, squiggly tools while in Reader Mode in PDF and Pencil notes
- New feature: Added "insert drawing" option in text notes to draw and sketch then insert the drawing as image in the text document
- Fixed the image ratio after cropping an image inserted in the PDF or Pencil notes
10.8.0 - Improved Pencil 2 support
- Fixed minor bugs and improved performance
10.7.9 - Improved document scanning via camera
- Bigger PDF and Handwritten note thumbnails in landscape mode
- Fixed minor bugs and improved performance
10.7.8 - Added new iPad Pro and Pencil 2 support. Double tap on Pencil 2 to switch between a pencil and the eraser.
- Improved Face ID support to protect your notes
- Improved document scanner via the camera
- Fixed minor bugs and improved iOS 12 performance
10.7.7 - New feature: New Magic Pen drawing tool, you can make freehand drawings just like with the regular pen tools, but it also automatically recognises common shapes like straight lines, arrows, rectangles and circles. Really great complement for Apple Pencil users.
- Fixed minor issues and improved iOS 12 support
10.7.6 - New feature: Math formulae and equation editor to add beautiful equations to your notes. The editor uses Math LaTeX notation and renders math symbols and letters/numbers using special fonts. The math equation editor is included in the "+" menu in pencil notes.
- Improved iOS 12 support & performance and fixed minor bugs
10.7.5 - Improved iOS 12 support
- LaTeX and TeX file format support (.tex extension)
10.7.4 - Fixed an issue with Dropbox document syncing. Improved Dropbox syncing.
10.7.3 - Improved PDF and Pencil Notes Reader mode: Now you can bookmark pages and user settings are preserved when you close documents. Thumbnail page previews are bigger now.
- Fixed minor bugs and improved performance in iOS 12
10.7.2 - Now the last used color for pen, ball pen and highlighter is preserved when you use the eraser or other tools
10.7.0 - New feature: Now you can customise the color, opacity, thickness and blend mode of your inks. Double tap the pen, ball-pen or highlighter tools to access the new menu.
- New feature: Create quickly figures and sketches to insert directly in your notes. Use the new "figure" option in the the "+" menu to create your own figures, drawings and sketches.
10.6.0 - New feature: Add clipart images directly from our new Clipart collection with over 3.000 images ready to be inserted on your handwritten notes and PDFs
- New feature: Convert Powerpoint documents to PDF and annotate them

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
112 Ratings
112 Ratings
Flobri ,

Not so great

I just downloaded this because Notes Writer + that I had says it may not work with my OS. The app has crashed no less than 10 times in the 3 hours I have used it. There is no update showing available for me.

I have not been able to watch the tutorials though I’d like to just read a tutorial instead of a video. Having said this, this version is not as intuitive as the previous version.

Developer Response ,

Hello! Thanks for your feedback. Could you please give us more details about the issue? You can do it via email: contact, we will help you!
Best regards,
Notes Writer Team

duqprof ,

Best from all other notes apps

Just started using Notes Writer Pro. It took me a minute to get oriented, but that is because it does so much. I asked a few question via the support email and received almost instant responses (on the weekend no less). There are handy how to videos available as well. I discovered one can literally work within the app for major projects, not just note taking. You can spend hours brainstorming, researching, outlining, drafting, finalizing, and distributing serious documents. It is a great way to work and maintain a state of flow.

I watched every notes app review on YouTube and they always compare Notability and Goodnotes. The same obvious problems are discussed such as side scrolling versus continuous page scrolling and the highlighter appearing under the text versus on top of the text (dimming the text). Notes Writer Pro allows for both approaches to scrolling and the highlighter works perfectly under the text.

There is a lot more to explore, but I already like the integration with my Dropbox, Drive, and Box accounts (particularly the syncing option; which I don’t think the others have). I like the organization provided by Binders (Notability style) and the separate notebooks (Goodnotes style). Also, I often like the computer to read my documents before I send them to help with proofreading-this is built natively into Notes Writer Pro and works great.

It amazes me, after discovering this app, that it is not reviewed more on YouTube and compared to the others. Notes Writer Pro would win every time.

Developer Response ,

Hello! Thanks a lot for your great feedback. We really appreciate it!

Notes Writer Team

joyglee22 ,

It was good and i liked it a lot.

But now it gets slow when i opened or wrote something. The pen feature was been changed. After using easer, the pen has changed automatically the pinned color on the top which was i did not use at the time. And also i hope there are more option to change the pinned color that i made myself. I do not like some pinned color a lot but as I mentioned before it has changed automatically pinned color I did not use after easer. So I have to go back to the color i used at that moment. During the class it is very annoying me a lot. And the other one is please add note feature while i was taking note from downloaded document. When i need to add note, I have to edit and every time.

Issued what I had were fixed but still some stuff do not like....

Developer Response ,

Hello! Thanks for your feedback. These problems have been fixed in our latest app update. Please, install it!
Thanks very much,
Notes Writer Team


Kairoos Solutions S.L.
261.2 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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