Digital note-taking, simplified! Whether you are a student or a working professional, Noteshelf 2 is a perfect note-taking app for you. Take beautiful handwritten notes, type, annotate PDFs, record audio & create lists. Personalize them with beautiful covers and organize them into categories or groups. Sync and share them with your colleagues, friends, and family!

*Fluid Handwriting*
Experience natural writing in Noteshelf 2. It is as smooth and fluid as writing on paper. Choose from a range of pens, pencils and highlighters and a wider range of colors and sizes to suit your needs. Our Calligraphic pen makes your handwriting look gorgeous! You can also use the zoom option to add details to your drawing.

*Convenience of iPad, iPhone*
We provide the flexibility of note-taking you desire! In addition to iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch support, we are now iPhone X compatible as well.

*Markup Documents & Images*
Create new notebooks by importing PDFs, MS Office documents or images; or add them to your existing notebooks. Highlight and underline information or write notes on your documents/images. Make your notes personal!

*Textboxes, Outlines & Checklists*
Noteshelf 2 brings you the convenience of typing too. You can choose from many styles and formatting options. You can create outlines with bullets or numbers and checklists using checkboxes.

*Record Audio Notes*
Taking notes in a hurry might be difficult sometimes, so record as you write! Add as many recordings as you want and play them back anytime, even as you take notes.

*Go hands-free with the Apple Watch*
Create voice notes with Noteshelf 2 for the Apple Watch. You need not have your iPhone or iPad nearby. Automatically save all your recordings to iPhone and use iCloud to sync them across devices. Take notes later as you listen to those recordings.

*Draw Autoshapes*
Squares, circles or triangles, draw perfect geometrical shapes with ease. Our automatic shape detection tool does the magic for you!

*Organize your notes*
Create different notebooks for different purposes. You can drag and drop notebooks with similar themes into groups. You can also use categories to keep Personal and Business notes separately. Get better at organizing your notes.

*Advanced Bookmarks*
Sometimes notebooks might run into 100’s of pages. Bookmark important pages, name and color them to search with ease.

Take your notes everywhere you go. Use iCloud to keep your notes synchronized across your iPad and iPhone.
*Evernote Auto-Publish*
Our integration with Evernote lets you automatically publish your notes one-way into Evernote. You can access them from any device via the native Evernote apps.

*Easy Backup of Notes*
You need not worry about data loss ever. We support auto-backup with our Dropbox & OneDrive Integration.

You can share your notes with colleagues, friends, and family over email, Facebook, or Twitter. We support sharing with Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive and OneDrive.

*Secure Notes*
Set a passcode to protect important and sensitive notes. We also support Face ID and Touch ID to lock and unlock your notebooks.

*Apple Pencil & Other Stylus Support*
Apple Pencil & Noteshelf are a match made in heaven—you will never miss using a pen and paper again! Any iPad/iPhone stylus will work well with Noteshelf 2. We also support a host of smart styli from our partners Adonit, Wacom and FiftyThree. Visit for more details.

*Noteshelf Club*
Be a part of the extended Noteshelf family by joining our Noteshelf Club.
As a Noteshelf Club member, you get access to 100s of free papers, covers, access to early betas and more!

Join us in making Noteshelf 2 better at note-taking. Got a suggestion? We'd love to hear from you! Please do let us know what you think.

Happy Note-Taking!

What's New

Version 2.7

- The text tool gets a huge makeover with significant UX improvements.
- Some backend changes related to iCloud that will optimize the usage of your device storage.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

299 Ratings

299 Ratings

Good app; some thing needed


I bought Noteshelf 1 and was in love with that. I felt it right to support Noteshelf 2. I I absolutely love that there is a decent selection of papers to choose from. But I am disappointed that the writing options aren’t enhanced. For example, when you use other apps, you can really tweak the calligraphy pen to a writing style that is very attractive. You can do that in apps even like GoodNotes and other apps already. I think Noteshelf 2 tried to make the experience similar to other apps by allowing only a thickness option. But as a passionate journaled, I want to see a great selection as I would see in Procreate. Since I know this is not Procreate or Concepts, I do want something similar where it’s a more realistic flow.

The only other “beef” I have is that I still seem to prefer writing in GoodNotes with their zoomed in writing box. I don’t know if it’s the selection of options they have in their box. But it allows me to zoom along.

Nevertheless, I remain hopeful to see what Noteshelf 2 will evolve into. I wouldn’t leave feedback if I didn’t think my voice would be heard. Great job guys! I love a lot of the great features you have and am psyched to see your app evolve!

THE best notebook app for me

KiKi Tea

I’ve literally purchased every pro edition of available iPad notebook apps in the iTunes Store and Noteshelf is the ONLY one whose pen flow I like and matches my real handwriting. No other note-writing app feels as natural. All the other functions are there too: being able to pick the paper type, being able to add in images, a wide range of pen colors, etc. I admittedly don’t need anything fancy or complicated, since my notes are just for med school, so I only need the handwriting feature (Apple Pencil), the type feature, the insert image feature, various pen/highlight color options, and a way to separate and organize the notebooks. If it wasn’t for the fact that I wasted money on all those other note-taking apps, I’d just delete them all and only keep Noteshelf and Noteshelf 2, but the miser in me will find a use for those apps eventually... At least, that’s what I keep telling myself! Great job to the developers! I’ll never get over how much I love the pen flow!!! Thanks for making such a great app!!!

I've tried them all, this one is the most perfect


I own all of the Usual suspects, In the end this is the most perfect of the lot for me. As an digital notebook to write hand-written notes it has a decent selection of highlighters and practical writing Implements. The most pefect pencil (my chosen implement). my handwriting looks true & legible & very human. Exactly how I like it.

A few things can be improved. like the option to not print the page color for those unfortunate & Unavoidable times when you must print. An in-app ability to access my files at my cloud service of choice & select and Import my lmage or PDF file, rather than having to depend On the iOS file manager (Though, admittedly it has been a godsend).

Im otherwise very happy with this app. It does all I need & for features that might be thought absent, if not the ones I mentioned, I dont notice their absence because it is likely beyond the scope of general note taking I use this app to for.


Fluid Touch Pte. Ltd.
147.6 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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