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Notes Plus

By Viet Tran

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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 3 years of continuous development, 27 version upgrades, 3 complete overhauls, and 6 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.

9. HANDWRITING RECOGNITION (in-app purchase)
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, unique gestures, customizable options, etc. Our support has been unmatched with personal responses within 24 hours. Most support inquiries are answered within 4 hours. Please email us at or visit our support site:

What's New in Version 4.3.3

- Bug fixes.

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Customer Reviews

Best note taking app

I am a professor at a big university and take a lot of notes. When I originally got an iPad a few years ago, one of the plans was to use it to replace my many different paper notebooks in order to simplify my life. After trying what seemed like dozens of other note taking apps, I eventually gave up and returned to paper. There were many different problems, but the main one was that the notes were horrible and clunky and I could not easily make small drawings, which I typically do with paper. After seeing a colleague using Notes Plus, I immediately could see how useful this could be and bought it. I have had no regrets and continue to love this app the more I use it. I can draw detailed pictures of chemical reactions that are much better than my paper because of color and line options. Best, my notes look good and are readable and are about the same size as on paper. The magnified writing region works great and is intuitive. The only small problem I have is to figure out all of the functionality built in (there is a lot!), but fortunately the developer is very responsive to questions/problems.

Never seen an app so perfect like this

First of all let me come out and say I am not the kind of person that normally would take the time to review apps! Let alone give them five stars.

However, the level of perfection in this app is unbelievable. Never have I ever seen or experienced an app so perfect. I've been searching for the right notepad equivalent for my iPad four years. Have tried many apps like this. And was disappointed every time. Until eventually i have reached the point where I thought the level of precision and perfection that this app has was something that did not exist for iPads. Up until I saw this app.

Sure a $10 price is a little pricey for an application on the app store. But believe me it's worth every penny. I would actually pay twice that much if I had to.

But don't take my word for it, try for yourself. And make sure you follow the instructions to the very end. Make sure you know everything before you engage I'm trying this app. Once you got everything sorted, you'll never one to use a normal pen paper ever again. :)

Note: although it's not necessary, but I find it much more convenient if you could use one of them inexpensive iPad styluses to work with this app. You get the full experience that way. But that's just my opinion.

Incredible!!!! And with super fast support!

I am a teacher and downloaded this for my daughter who has memory and retention disabilities. I was hoping writing her notes with simultaneous audio recording would help her and they will still be digitized! She's not sold yet but going through the app with her I am! In fact I thought it would make the perfect journal if it just had a lock feature. I sent a note to the developer and within an hour or less i had directions on how to lock individual notebooks! Thanks! I can't wait to use this app! Plus I sometimes do design work and this will make it easy to vectorize drawings. I just don't know yet if I can save them as a vector file or only PDF!!!! I've had fun playing with it and think its the best app I've seen for taking notes or journaling!!!!!

Notes Plus
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  • $9.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: Mar 21, 2014
  • Version: 4.3.3
  • Size: 30.3 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese
  • Seller: Viet Tran

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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  1. MyScript handwriting recognition$2.99

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