NOTE: This version of Notes Writer is for iOS 9 & iOS 10 users. If you are using iOS 11 or greater then download our new "Notes Writer Pro" app instead of this one. Thanks!

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.

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

With Notes Writer+ you can:

· PDF Annotations: highlight, strikeout, underline, notes, voice notes, pencil, stamp, sign...
· Fill out forms. Supports PDF AcroForms standard
· Sign with your own signature documents, contracts, forms
· Digital Signature Validation

· Write Everywhere: Use Notes Writer+ as an stand-alone writing app even if you don’t have a computer or you are offline in the wilds
· Now enhanced for the Apple Pencil and wireless keyboards like Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro.
· Create rich text format (RTF) and advanced Markdown (MD) documents
· Advanced RTF 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, 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!
· Character Name Generator to create male/female names in more than 7 languages
· Sketcher: Hand draw, sign documents and make simple graphic compositions
· Thesaurus: Access quickly to

· Protect your work with an app security passcode
· Protect any folder or project with a passcode
· Automatic Backups of your notes and notebooks

What's New

Version 9.4.9

NOTE: This is a legacy version of Notes Writer for iOS 9 & 10 users. If you are using iOS 11 or iOS 12 then download our new "Notes Writer Pro" app instead of this one. Thanks!

Notes Writer + 9.4.7 - Improved performance and fixed minor bugs

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
872 Ratings
872 Ratings

Where is my response from customer support??!?

I was disappointed that the free version doesn’t let you try anything out. You will be told there is no space and need to delete documents even though zero docs have been created.
Still it seemed like it would be exactly what I was looking for so I gambled and bought the app.
I follow directions so it said to email questions not post them here in the review but I emailed twice on Tuesday-now it’s Friday am and I’ve received no response. I’m also unhappy that when I follow the directions to enable the WiFi transfer the error message “this site can’t be reached” is what I see. Additionally the online videos also did not answer any of my very basic questions.
Answer my emails and restore access to website that will allow me to transfer and sync across my devices and the high dollar price tag will be justified and I will happily change my review from 1 to 5. If not I will pursue a refund and regret the time and effort spent with nothing to show for it.

Developer Response

Hello! Thanks for your feedback. We have answered your email with more details, hope we can help you and solve these problems!
Best regards,
Notes Writer Team


PDF sticky note edit do not work!!!

I like this app but I have sent TWO emails to the developers in the last month with no response to my problem. I am FORCED to place it here. I study using PDF files. I add the PDF sticky notes as I study. I noticed that within the sticky note u can edit it. Change the color and different looks to the sticky note(star, check mark, circle, arrow, etc). However, when I try to click on these things which are along the bottom of the sticky note in edit mode they do not function. I paid for the full version and would like to make use of this option since it should be available. I have tried everything but the buttons are not functional. Please help!!!!!!!

Developer Response

Hello! This bug has been fixed in the latest app update!
Notes Writer Team


Awesome app with a few bugs.

I’ve been using this app a ton at work for help with making notes on existing pdfs, altering pictures, and many other things. However, the feature I use most is the ability to add a picture to a document. The camera feature works great, but my colleagues and I have noticed that when pulling a picture from the camera roll, it’s nearly impossible to get what you need out of the whole picture, use the whole picture, or even know what you’re selecting. It seems to randomly select an area of your picture, despite what you move and scale to. If this was fixed, this app would easily be 5 stars.

Developer Response

Hello! Thanks for your feedback! We will try to improve that photo file picker, could you please email us with more details? contact


173.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 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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