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Take Notes Anywhere With These Apps

For those who enjoy the experience of pen and paper get to have the best of both worlds. These apps let you take handwritten notes on your IOS device so you can organize, sync, share, and much much more!

Inkflow Visual Notebook
Notes Plus
Pen and Paper

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

MyScript Nebo – Note Taking for Apple Pencil
MyScript Nebo – Note Taking for Apple Pencil

MyScript Nebo

MyScript

** Best App 2017 CES Mobile Apps Showdown **

** Best App 2017 CES Mobile Apps Showdown **
** App Store Best of 2016**
** Featured by Apple as "Perfect with Apple Pencil" **
** Apple World Today Pick of 2016: Rating (5 out of 5 Stars) **

Created for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.


Nebo® is the best way to take notes. Created for iPad Pro with Apple Pencil, and powered by...

Notepad+ Pro
Notepad+ Pro

Notepad+ Pro

Apalon Apps

Fully optimized for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

Fully optimized for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil!

Notepad+ is pen and paper right on your iPad exactly when you need them. Take notes, draw, make sketches, annotate PDFs, create lists and memos, export your notes, and discover other great features. From now on you can be more productive than ever!

CREATE & ANNOTATE
- Take notes in lectures, seminars, business...

Inkflow Visual Notebook
Inkflow Visual Notebook

Inkflow Visual Notebook

Qrayon, LLC

Inkflow is a note-taking and brainstorming experience unlike any other

Capture your notes with a pen and resize them using your finger with Inkflow Visual Notebook. Jot down a list, sketch an idea, and organize your thoughts easily.

Notes Plus
Notes Plus

Notes Plus

Viet Tran

Record, write, or type your notes with a handy app for iPad.

Notes Plus for iPad is a full-featured note-taking app with handwriting options with support for left-handers, audio recording, importing and exporting, Dropbox backup, folder management, and a built-in browser.

Turn your iphone into a personal notebook
Pen and Paper

Pen and Paper

Vivid Apps

Put away the keyboard and take notes with your own hand-writing.

Pen and Paper by Vivid Apps offers hand-writing, typed text, photo editing, PDF support, and integration with Dropbox, Box, and WebDAV. The app also provides options for shapes along with various fonts, sizes, and colors for writing or drawing.

Notepad+: Notebook for Taking Notes and Memos
Notepad+: Notebook for Taking Notes and Memos

Notepad+

Apalon Apps

Fully optimized for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

Fully optimized for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil! Take creativity further with support for pressure and palm rejection with Apple Pencil. Make notes or sketch on iPad Pro’s beautiful, large screen like never before.

Notepad+ is a great assistant in study and business, also being perfect for writing down your ideas and sharing them! Let Notepad+ store your notes, documents, memos...

Also Good

Apps with average score

neu.Notes+
neu.Notes+
neu.Notes+

neu.Notes+

neu.Pen LLC

Neu.Notes+ is a solid, simple app for handwriting notes. Neu.Notes+ offers all of the essential features (i.e., palm rest, zoom writing mode, text entry) in a polished, well-executed manner. In addition, the app includes stamps you can insert into your notes, allows you to customize the page size, and links...

UPAD for iCloud
UPAD for iCloud
UPAD for iCloud

UPAD for iCloud

PockeySoft

UPad is so quick to respond to a user's handwriting that it's almost like writing on real paper. Although UPad makes your handwriting look smooth and fluid, it sometimes fails to register some lines or strokes, especially with the palm rest activated. This seemingly minor issue makes UPad difficult to...

Jotter (Handwriting Notepad)
Jotter (Handwriting Notepad)
Jotter (Handwriting Notepad)

Jotter (Handwriting Notepad)

groosoft

Jotter is a barebones app that does little more than let you take handwritten notes. While the handwriting works well, the lack of connections to online services and clunky user interface make it difficult to recommend Jotter over the other options in this Guide.

More than plain notes
Penultimate

Penultimate is a one-stop note-taking hub

Penultimate

Penultimate

Evernote

Penultimate is a pure handwriting note app for your iOS device that syncs with Dropbox and Evernote.

Note Always
Note Always
Note Always

Note Always

Always Sunny Ltd.

The Apple Pencil is so amazing!
Note Always is a notebook app designed for this wonderful device.

- Beautiful and natural handwriting.
- "Circle, Grab, Move" - Featuring startlingly smooth document editing features.
- Powerful support to help cleanly round up and bring out the edges of your writing.

As free and flexible as...

Bond—Handwritten Notes Made Easy
Bond—Handwritten Notes Made Easy
Bond—Handwritten Notes Made Easy

Bond—Handwritten Notes Made Easy

Bond

In an age of texting and email, the written word is appreciated more than ever. Bond helps you to be more thoughtful with technology that streamlines the art of correspondence to save you time.

• Choose from over 25 handwriting styles for flawless penmanship every time.
• Select stationery to fit the...

WritePad for iPad
WritePad for iPad
WritePad for iPad

WritePad for iPad

PhatWare Corp

Writepad for iPad is narrowly focused on converting handwriting into text, and as such does not offer a standalone handwriting mode. However, Writepad does include some other unique and, if we're honest, somewhat odd features, such as the ability to make a phone call from the app by clicking on...

Memoz - Handwriting Notes
Memoz - Handwriting Notes
Memoz - Handwriting Notes

Memoz - Handwriting Notes

Kais Karim

Memoz
Handwriting Notes , For both iPhone and iPad.

Memoz provides you with an simple, clean and easy to use interface to hand write your quick notes or sketch a drawing quickly. It comes with different color options as well as many different stroke sizes.

With Memoz, you can share the...

Handwriting Note Lite
Handwriting Note Lite
Handwriting Note Lite

Handwriting Note Lite

Planet Computer Technology co.,Ltd

This is a very practical electronic notepad.It can record information fast and convenient.
It has the main features as follows:
1.You can use it record any information you want to write down simply and easily.
2.You can easily find the note you have saved in the list menu.
3.The note can be saved to...

Sketchworthy - Notes, Sketches, and Ideas
Sketchworthy - Notes, Sketches, and Ideas
Sketchworthy - Notes, Sketches, and Ideas

Sketchworthy - Notes, Sketches, and Ideas

Fishington Studios

Sketchworthy is designed as a beautiful and innovative way to create and manage all your notes, sketches, scribbles, and more. Create notebooks and pages of your sketches, annotate maps and webpages, add photos, text, draw, and more. The app takes advantage of new iOS 9 technology to offer an experience...

Equil Note HD
Equil Note HD
Equil Note HD

Equil Note HD

Luidia Global Co., Ltd

Equil Note is the ultimate note-taking app for everyone who wants to capture, enhance, stream, share, and organize their paper and whiteboard notes: business professionals, educators and students, parents and homemakers, designers and project managers, and more!

ANY PAPER, ANY WHITEBOARD
Equil Note, when used with Equil Smartpen and...

Equil Note
Equil Note
Equil Note

Equil Note

Luidia Global Co., Ltd

Equil Note is the ultimate note-taking app for everyone who wants to capture, enhance, stream, share, and organize their paper and whiteboard notes: business professionals, educators and students, parents and homemakers, designers and project managers, and more!

ANY PAPER, ANY WHITEBOARD
Equil Note, when used with Equil Smartpen and...

DukePen - Handwriting, Noting, Sketching!
DukePen - Handwriting, Noting, Sketching!
DukePen - Handwriting, Noting, Sketching!

DukePen - Handwriting, Noting, Sketching!

HalfPen LLC.

DukePen is a professional hand writing notes app that brings back the charm and benefits of using stationery pens and paper to working with notes on your iPad.

Touch feeling, fluent writing and the satisfaction, that you never had the handwriting feeling on iPad.

What's a really notes book, that it is...

PenPaper Note
PenPaper Note
PenPaper Note

PenPaper Note

ACE CAD Enterprise Co.,Ltd.

Use this App to create your notes, memos, ideas, sketches, handwriting and drawings.
- Easily organizing, editing and viewing your book files.
- Page thumbnails function.
- Importing the photos or taking photos into a page.
- Exported as PDF and JPG file.
- Sharing your handwriting or sketches in Community or Communication Apps.

***...

My Handwriting Notes
My Handwriting Notes
My Handwriting Notes

My Handwriting Notes

Crater Tech LLC

Handwrite your notes and share!
Similar to regular notepad but with handwriting.
Keep track of your notes anywhere, no need to carry a pen and a notepad.
With this app you can:
- Change pen color
- Change pen width
- Change paper color
- Erase
- Write on writing pad then the app aligns the word where...

Touchwriter
Touchwriter
Touchwriter

Touchwriter

Aesthology Inc.

- Supports iOS 6 and new screen size for iPhone 5!

Touchwriter is a handwriting application that lets you draw characters with your finger. The app is useful when you want to take a note quickly or create a personal, handwritten letter. The app comes with variety of emoticons to make...

Touchwriter HD
Touchwriter HD
Touchwriter HD

Touchwriter HD

Aesthology Inc.

Touchwriter HD is a decent app with a significant flaw: it only allows you to write in a small zoomed box in the bottom of the page and not on the whole page. While this input mechanism works well, the inability to ever use the whole page makes Touchwriter HD...

zoNote
zoNote
zoNote

zoNote

NagisaWorks, K.K.

zoNote is a free-handwriting note application for iPad.
zoNote will sync your every notebook with Evernote.
You can use Evernote's OCR technology in zoNote to find your handwritten notes.

Preset 16 colors and 4 point types, and you can customize colors and types freely.

Available in grid-snap pen for drawing some straight lines.

Three type...

Note Taker HD
Note Taker HD
Note Taker HD

Note Taker HD

Software Garden

Note Taker HD is a polished, professional app that took a leap forward with a recent update supporting the new iPad's retina display. The app is a great option for anyone wanting to take notes on the iPad without a zoom function (which the app does have), as it has...

Awesome Notes - Inkflow Notebook, Annotate PDFs
Awesome Notes - Inkflow Notebook, Annotate PDFs
Awesome Notes - Inkflow Notebook, Annotate PDFs

Awesome Notes - Inkflow Notebook, Annotate PDFs

Long Rice

Functional, Flexible and Powerful, Notebook+ is the best notebook for your iPad. One Notes provides you with smooth and comfortable experience when you’re writing, texting, taking notes, or just doodling. One Notes supports adding pictures and photos from your iPad Photo Album and camera. One Notes is perfect for your...

Notepad Pro - Annotate PDFs, Notes Taker
Notepad Pro - Annotate PDFs, Notes Taker
Notepad Pro - Annotate PDFs, Notes Taker

Notepad Pro - Annotate PDFs, Notes Taker

Lee Peng

AKE NOTES IN STYLE
• Feel the fluidity and smoothness of our pens, pencils and highlighters that rival the real ones.
• Our unique ink pens produce a beautiful calligraphic effect that makes any handwriting look gorgeous.
• Choose from a selection of 70 tastefully designed notebook covers, ranging from classic leathers to...

Note Paper for handwritten paper, old notebook
Note Paper for handwritten paper, old notebook
Note Paper for handwritten paper, old notebook

Note Paper for handwritten paper, old notebook

ThumbSoft

Here comes Note Paper, which supports pencil inputting, hand writing, keyboard inputting and also supports iPad Pro completely.

Do you want a real handing writing notebook? Do you want to get more fluent when taking notes? Yes, come and download Note Paper! With it, you may no longer need to hold...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Notebook Free to write, take notes and draw sketches

Notebook Free to write, take notes and draw sketches

SCM PUBLISHING

The application Notebook Lite lets you take notes on three kinds of sheets, to make freehand sketches using the line drawing tool. You can easily use your finger or a stylus for iPad as you wish, insert images in your worksheet where you want it.
Included in this application you will find many tools that allow you to use it every day at home or even at work.
You will find a yellow highlighter to highlight portions of your notes, you can send your notes and sketches by email.
You have at your disposal a laser pointer that allows you to present your notes while projected onto a screen via an Apple TV.

features:
- 4 color pens (black, blue, red, green),
- Eraser.
- Yellow highlighter
- Automatic saving of your notes,
- Tool for drawing lines,
- Laser pointer,
- Undo last action,
- Three kinds of sheets: blank, with lines or squares,
- Smooth finish,
- Wrist Protection,
- Inserting images from the library with sizing and precise positioning on the sheet.

Movable Write

Movable Write

PettyFun.com

[Movable Write] is open sourced: http://blog.yjpark.org/blog/2012/04/22/movable-write-open-sourced/

[Movable Write] is not like writing on a paper, it's like typing with your finger/stylus.

Written words are fully editable, found out missed a word in last line, no problem, you can just insert new word anywhere. You can break long lines into paragraphs too, you can remove a whole word, or just remove individual strokes.

As it says, they are movable, you can zoom in or zoom out, the words will be readjusted automatically.

You write on a big panel, means it's both comfortable and looks nice. Just write on the panel, press one of the big space button after each word (it works best to use your thumb of the hand holding the iPad, works for left-handed too). use the scroll buttons for over-sized words. Other than the button, you can also double click on the page to toggle input panel.

There are multiple themes you can choose from, make your notes or letters looks nicer. Three free themes packed in, more will be coming soon.

Long press the page to enter preview mode, it's exactly what it look like if you send it out, PDF file will be created and sent as attachment, so it can be viewed everywhere.

Also it's fun to play with, check out the bubble font effect, your normal writings will be rendered as nice bubble fonts with just one switch.

And who said it's only for writing? With selectable color (actual color might be changed when switching themes) and line width options, feel free to paint with it, check the screenshots for some nice samples.

Tired of the plain typed emails? with movable write, it's so easy to have nice hand-written letters, your family/friends gonna love it.

Note: It works great with your finger, for the ones prefer stylus, you may check http://astore.amazon.com/pettyfuncom-20

iStudious Lite - Note Taking + Flashcards w/ Handwriting and Rich Text

iStudious Lite - Note Taking + Flashcards w/ Handwriting and Rich Text

MadSwan, LLC

*** iStudious is NOT compatible with iOS 9, certain features cause the app to crash ***

This is the free version of iStudious Note Taking + Flashcards that lets you "try before you buy". It is LIMITED to 4 notebooks, 2 sections per notebook, 3 pages per section, and 6 flashcards per notebook. The paid version is unlimited.

A great notebook app and a great flashcard app. Take notes in class with the notebook and then make flashcards for studying!

"Great investment for a college student!", 6th year college student

This is from a review for the paid version. There are more that you can checkout when you look at the paid version.

You want to be at the top of your class, right? Psstt!!! I'll let you in on a secret. Keep reading...

Your classmates are probably using iStudious to get AHEAD. Relax, don't panic, you can get your hands on iStudious too. You'll have your mobile studying mojo on in no time.

iStudious is MORE than just note taking. It's a complete note taking app designed for students. Create notebooks for each class and organize the notebook by lecture. After class, turn your notes into flashcards that you can study.

Let me repeat that...

* TURN YOUR NOTES INTO FLASHCARDS THAT YOU CAN STUDY *

That's right, iStudious is a note taking app that includes an integrated flashcards app. I know, awesome, right?


TOP FEATURES

* Organize notebooks and flashcards for each class
* Turn your notes into flashcards
* Focus on flashcards you miss automatically with integrated Leitner study system
* Quizlet.com integration - Download from their 8+ MILLION flashcard sets
* Intuitive flashcard creator/editor
* Rich text formatting
* Handwrite in notebook and on flashcards, sketch diagrams, solve equations
* Share stacks and notebooks over email
* Include pictures and audio (on flashcards)
* Hints - Slide to reveal hints
* Integrated web browser
* Backup and restore - iTunes File Sharing or email
* Full retina support on iPhone and new iPad


CUSTOMIZATION == MEMORIZATION

You see, not all flashcard apps are the same. Your brain has a lot of UNTAPPED potential. There are lots of nooks and crannies to stuff new information. This is easier to do if your flashcards don't all look the same. BORING!!!!


PASS YOUR TEST

Keep flashcards organized by class or subject and then let iStudious help group them by Easy, Medium, or Hard. iStudious tracks quiz history and stores incomplete quizzes to finish later. Add hints to your flashcards, then slide to peek at your hint during quizzes. You can also add annotations to flashcards during a quiz, perfect for solving equations or mastering language and vocabulary.


AMAZING INK

Your handwriting and drawings looks great in smooth gel ink. Our writing technology is top notch. Writing feels natural with either a finger or a stylus. Choose from three pen sizes, a vast color selection, a finger sized eraser and undo support.


OTHER FEATURES

Bulk copy, move, delete
Study only mode
Quick Cards - Need to type in dozens of cards fast?
Color coded strip at bottom of flashcard to indicate easy, medium, or hard
Study Orientation - Study front to back, back to front, or random
Study options: Easy, Medium, Hard, or All. Random or In Order. 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, or All.
Email or print notebook and flashcards as PDF
Three mode notebook: text mode, pen mode, or widget mode.
Widget mode lets you make blocks of text or a sketch that you can resize and move around the page


SAVE PAPER

Just imagine the time and paper you will save as you embrace mobile studying with iStudious. No more late nights tediously transcribing notes into flashcards.

Now picture studying for your next test. You have customized your flashcards with colors, underlined or highlighted keywords, and written little reminders and hints for yourself. You're prepared now.


WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Download iStudious right now! Yup, that button right..... there.

Use Your Handwriting

Use Your Handwriting

Gee Whiz Stuff

Use Your Handwriting® (UYH®) lets you finger write quick notes, lists and messages on your iPhone or iPad and view them on your Apple Watch. Its unique handwriting engine simulates the physics of a fountain pen to produce smooth and fulfilling drawing strokes. Your handwriting will flow beautifully and come out looking elegant with natural variations in darkness and thickness.

The beauty of UYH is accompanied by a powerful set of features: multi-level lists, quick alarms, sync across devices, visualize notes online, calendar and hands-on tutorial for every feature. Use it to take notes, for brainstorming, to outline your ideas, as a whiteboard, as a calendar for task management, or as a replacement for sticky notes.

NEW! Shop with UYH on your Apple Watch. Simply "pinch out" your shopping list to make it appear on your Apple Watch.

UNIQUE FEATURES

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BEAUTIFUL CALLIGRAPHIC WRITING STYLES

No matter what your 4th grade teacher told you, you have beautiful handwriting. What you couldn’t do with a pen, you can do with UYH. Choose between five different writing styles and your calligraphy will be amazing everyone in no time.


LEAN AND MEAN CALENDAR

Plan your weekly schedule in UYH by annotating days with your handwritten notes. It's quick but also powerful. Use it to jot down a quick todo and see it in Notification Center, or to take down elaborate categorized logs. Calendar notes scheduled for today appear in the UYH app on your Apple Watch!


QUICK HANDWRITTEN ALARMS

Need a reminder? Scribble a note, press and hold it and pick a time. You will be alerted in time even if the app is not active, or your device is asleep. The alert will even show on your Apple Watch!


TAKE NOTES OF ANY LENGTH

With UYH, there’s no limit to expressing yourself. Your long notes are automatically broken into multiple lines at word boundaries.


EMAIL/FACEBOOK/TWITTER YOUR ARTISTIC NOTES

Why? Because handwritten messages to friends mean so much more! Create your own colorful greetings for any occasion and email them to that special someone, or cut and paste them in other apps, such as MMS.


CREATE POWERFUL LIST HIERARCHIES

Want to drill down into something? In UYH, any item in a list can become its own sublist, so there’s no limit to how many lists and notes you can make.


HARNESS THE CLOUD - SYNC AND MORE
[In-app purchase required]

You can sync notes across any number of devices via www.myuyh.com. You can even publish your notes as web pages and view them online. The website lets you view your notes in several formats suitable for brainstorming and mind mapping.

This feature is part of our premium package, "Best of Use Your Handwriting" which is available as an in-app purchase. The purchase activates a subscription that auto-renews monthly, charging $0.99 (or rate applicable in your country) to your iTunes account. The subscription can be canceled anytime up to 24 hours prior to the end of the current period by going to Account Settings. Further details in our terms of use: http://www.myuyh.com/terms_of_use.txt.


AND MORE...

* Hassle-free writing - To add a new item, simply press '+', start writing, and hit 'Done' - it's as simple as that.

* Tutorials that teach you how to use the features of UYH by actually using them

* See high priority todo items blink, like Neon Lights

* Dim low-priority todo items

* Toggle easily between lists with 2-finger swipes

* Customize the title of each list with a name or a doodle

* Icon badge to show the number of current items

Pencil Note

Pencil Note

Magitech Corporation

Gather your thoughts in a flash using Pencil Note! With support for the new Apple Pencil, you can create sticky notes and save them on a digital bulletin board. Choose from 4 different paper types: pink or yellow sticky notes, graphing, or cardstock paper and two pen colours: red or blue to create notes on the go. Keep track of important dates, lists and other matters in this handy app. Apple Pencil support allows you to jot down notes like you would in reality. Pressure sensitivity gives you the option to not only write, but draw. Applying more pressure with the pen creates thicker lines. The eraser feature allows you to alter existing or past notes. Use Pencil Note to write or draw out ideas and always have them on hand!

Features:

- Create and keep track of notes using this handy digital bulletin board.
- Move around notes to help you organize your thoughts to commit them to memory.
- Use red or blue ink and choose from 4 paper types to make differentiation easy.
- Draw or write! The Apple Pencil support allows you to further enhance your notes, but you can also draw designs with your fingertips.
- Simple controls! Tap on a paper to create a new page and tap away from a note when done to minimize and then move it around the bulletin board.
- Throw away old or outdated notes using the waste basket icon to keep everything neat and tidy!
- Keep an eye on all of your notes with a quick glance! Organize your day and your thoughts in a snap!

MyHandWrite

MyHandWrite

P5Tech, LLC

App for building Great Human Relations.

Every hand writing is Unique. Handwriting is as easy as typing with this app.

MyHandWrite app make your own handwrite while you are typing the letters through the on-screen keyboard or by using the voice keyboard.Once you completed typing, you can share on any Social Media such as Email, iMessage, Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. You can also save in your device or any cloud storage service like iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive etc.

How it works:

When you type a letter for the first time, it will ask you to write the letter, once you write it will be saved for future uses. While you writing on the screen it will capture the aesthetics and if the letter that's written doesn’t look good, you may clear the screen and rewrite it again. You may rewrite any letter in "MyLetters" section.

Make your handwriting digital today.

Please download the app today!