Scrawl is a place to put those little notes you need for just a minute and then never want to see again. Where did you park the car? What's the ten-digit code to disarm the bomb? What gate do you need to meet your mother at?

Scrawl gives you a small space to write these notes, then helps you access them again quickly. You don't even need to open the app again!
- Includes a widget that can be added to your lock screen and Notification Center.
- Displays notes when you 3D Touch the app icon.
- Notes can be added and read back via Siri on iOS 11.

Scrawl isn't a complicated app. It's not even a particularly good app. It's just a place to put some text for a bit, and then look at it later. If that doesn't sell you on it, you probably don't want it. But if it _does_ sell you on it: good news! It's free! I'm not even going to sell your information to pay for it! Act quick to take advantage of this unlimited-time offer!

What's New

Version 1.1.2

Hi! Me again. Did you miss me?

Turns out the time around the holidays is surprisingly busy! As such, it's been a long time since I've been able to release an update. Someone even e-mailed me and was like "hey, I had an idea" and I replied "sounds good, I should have that done this weekend". That was a month and a half ago.

Anyway, here's that release! Now you can export your note from Scrawl Notes to other apps by way of the share sheet.

I think that's the only new thing in this release. If you find anything else, that was DEFINITELY A SURPRISE and I didn't just forget I added it.

Customer Reviews

It doesn’t do much, which is great news!


Scrawl Notes should be included as part of iOS. Apple’s Notes app is great for writing categorized bits of text, to-do notes, and I’ve used it to scratch out speeches on the fly. With more features added on a semi-regular basis, Apple’s Notes is becoming an fairly easy to use “Swiss army knife,” basic text editor. These advances in Apple’s Notes have left an opening for an app exactly like Scrawl Notes, a simple, easily-accessed notepad in which one can quickly jot down a phone number (email address, etc.) without resorting to creating a new note. The app’s best feature is that the user can simply set up Scrawl Notes to be used in lock screen mode (instructions included).

Scrawl Notes saves time. No more “Hold on, I’m waiting for my contact manager to open,” or “Can I get that number again? This highly simplistic and easily accessible app is akin to penciling in someone’s phone number on the back of a business card. It might not stay there forever (unless you choose to keep it there); it it can later be transferred (cut, or coy and paste) to as many apps as your heart desires (on your time). As I stated earlier, an app like thus should be an integral part of iOS. Until then, Scrawl Note does the trick. Five Stars

When I meet someone, a potential client or potential lunch date; and they are kind enough to give me their phone number or email address, I’ll write it in the quickest, most unobtrusive and discreet manner possible. In years past, this might have meant a pen and the back of another’s business card. This is what Scrawl Notes is all about. Accessible from the lock screen, it takes seconds to jot down a phone number, an email address, or any other bit of text. Like the number on the back of the business card, it stays there forever, or until you copy it to an Apple Note’s page, a contact, or your, “Little Black Book.”

Who wants to ask one to wait as you pull out your “little black book,” find the correct category, and then ask them to repeat the information? “Just write it down, dude!” unsettling comes more and more is a nifty sticky-notes kind of app, it can currently only be accessed by unlocking the phone, opening the app, and jotting down the otherwise uncategorized bit of information. It’s always seemed to be a waste of time to give a person a phone number, one they could easily and quickly write on the back of a business card, receipt, etc. Instead, I must wait for them to launch their phone, open up an app, find the proper category where the phone number should be posited — only to be used once! Scrawl Notes theoretically came up with a brilliant and simple solution! Easy access, speed and simplicity are their two strongest selling points. If only they worked as advertised!

The selling points I speak of are ‘easy access,’ and ‘speed.’ Granted, Scrawl Notes couldn’t be an easier place to type in a simple phone number, shipping tracking number or the dish a friend recommended you try while dining out later that evening. What tears a whole in its fabric of a unified app, is its embarrassing lack of promised Control Panel widget functionality. Scrawl Notes is supposed to be accessible as a Control Panel widget, making it almost as useful and quick as the pen writing a brief note on the back of that business card. In theiry; and as advertised, Scrawl Notes is usable while the iPhone is still displaying the lock screen!

I recommend that users download Scrawl Notes.

Sits between the big todo and Siri


This feels like a nice addition to my knowledge prosthetic system, for ephemeral short term notes. I'd say it sits in-between my massive todo list and trusting Siri.

Best app in the history of apps

Sandy seashore

That's all you need to know. Believe me or don't. One last thing: I Love This App.


Cocoatype, LLC
16.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Cocoatype, LLC


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