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Notebook Taking Notes

The Best Note Taking Apps for iOS

Looking for the best note-taking app for your iPhone or iPad? These iOS apps let you keep your notes close and your ideas in sync.

Access Notes On All Your Devices

You can stay organized and on top of things with note-taking apps available across devices and platforms. Sync with your iPhone and iPad or via the web so that your notes are always close.


Notability is a powerful all-in-one note-taking solution.


Create smart notes on the fly

For those who need a note app that does it all

The biggest addition in the update involves handwriting. You can now search handwritten notes from the Library and within a specific note. Any handwritten note can now also be converted into text. Just to note, the first time you launch the app after updating the library will be scanned and indexed for handwriting. If you have a significant amount of handwriting, that process may take a while. With the Multi-Note feature for iPads, you can work with two different notes side by side. And a new note switcher makes it easy to switch between notes quickly. That feature even supports audio recording and playback. In the Library, you can view a new recent notes features that shows the 10 most recently opened notes. An updated Help Center also features articles and tutorials to learn the finer points of the app. Designed for the iPhone and all iPad models, Notability can be downloaded now on the App Store for $9.99. Notability's combination of numerous features, an intelligently-designed interface, a fluid, readable handwriting experience, and value is enough to make it unbeatable. The app has a host of great features and they are virtually all implemented in a highly intuitive, user-friendly manner.

Why we love it

Notability has a ton of powerful features and tools to make note-taking a breeze.


Draw, diagram, and be creative with your notes.


For those who want a note app with sketching and diagram features.

ZoomNotes is a wonderful tool for creative note-takers. The editable guide lines help you to scale, rotate, and flip objects in your diagrams. Unlimited paper sizes, styles, and colors give you complete freedom. And, the various pen types, shapes, and symbol library provide you with great flexibility. For sketches, diagrams, and note-sharing, ZoomNotes is a terrific app.

Why we love it

ZoomNotes provides an array of robust features for sketching, note-taking, and creating diagrams with ease.

Mark It Up

For a great app that offers awesome annotation options, PDF support, and rich note-capturing, check out one of these full-featured tools.

MarkNote - Markdown Note

MarkNote - Markdown Note

Shumin Sun

Take notes with markdown.
Sync notes into iCloud.
Access your documents with any of your mac or iOS devices.
Share your notes with your friend.
You can easily embed photos, format text, create tables, send rich formatted mail message, and share and edit notes from any devices.

- Embed photos and images into note
- Live preview while writing
- Auto save
- Send mail with rich format
- Swipe to delete a note
- Syntax highlighting
- Embed code snippets and mathematics formulas
- Click to update the task status in todo list
- Review and edit your notes from any web browsers or smart devices
- Sync your notes into iCloud drive, and share with all your devices. You can read and edit your notes with marknote app on iPhone/iPad or marknotes on mac
- Publish your note as blog posts
- Import web page shared from apps like mobile safari, save in markdown format, so that you can read it later or edit it later
- graph view, visualize notes relations

You have complete control to your data.

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Voice Your Thoughts

When you are on-the-go, there is no easier way to capture your thoughts or important ideas then with note-taking apps that offer audio recording. Effortlessly record a meeting, lecture, or your own voice.


Record lectures, interviews, or simply speak your own notes with this handy app.


Easy navigation

For those who like speaking their notes instead of writing them.

When you are on the go, it is not always easy to take the time for capturing your thoughts. This is when AudioNote comes in handy because you can simply speak your notes. Along with the one-tap recording feature, the app includes traditional note-taking options with touch or text modes and a few drawing tools.

Why we love it

AudioNote is a convenient app for recording meetings at work or lectures at school. And, when you are out and about, you can record your own notes and thoughts with a simple tap.

Audio Memos SE

Audio Memos SE

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Audio Memos SE

For those looking for a voice recorder for their notes with extra features.

Audio Memos Free lets you record your notes easily and offers extra features you will enjoy. You can record when your device is in sleep mode with an automatic pause for incoming calls. Then, view an advanced listing of your recordings, email them, and play recordings back with easy controls. The app is available for iPhone and iPad and provides additional features with the pro version such as stereo recordings, FTP upload, and timer activation.

Why we love it

Audio Memos Free is an intuitive app that makes recording your notes simple.

Jot Down Your Notes

With all of the amazing apps for taking notes, some people just prefer to keep it traditional. If you like to jot down notes with a pencil and paper, then there is a mobile app that lets you hand-write your thoughts just as easily.

Notes Pro - Notebook, Handwriting & Vector Draw
Notes Pro - Notebook, Handwriting & Vector Draw

Notes Pro - Notebook, Handwriting & Vector Draw

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Fully optimized for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil! Enjoy the most accurate work with Notepad Plus which is now compatible with Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro to use all the awesome features of your device!

Notes Pro is pen and paper right on your iOS devices 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!

- Take notes in lectures, seminars, business meetings, and conferences
- Аnotate PDF documents
- Organize notes on a virtual board
- Quickly assign a unique title to each note
- Change the template of any note in seconds
- Protect sensitive notes with a password
- Always pick up where you left off with the autosave feature

- Choose your template from 8 template galleries (Basic, Education, Lifestyle, Business, Sports, Games, Photo Frames, Music)
- Enjoy the editing options you're used to: easily cut, copy and paste any content
- Make the most of ink pens, highlighters and colors for true handwriting experience
- Zoom in and out to pay attention to details while sketching or drawing
- Add photos to make your notes more visually appealing
- Reorganize your notes with a drag-and-drop gesture, sort them by date created or modified
- Use the iPad keyboard to type your notes
- Experience all the advantages of maximum portability when using Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro
- Use your finger or stylus when writing or drawing
- Use Apple Pencil to create sketches or take notes without accidental marks or blots applying palm rejection function
- Adjust the palm rest to prevent marks
- Photo extension: mark up images right in your iPad's Photos app, use pens and highlighters to add notes and captions easily.

- Share a page or the whole notebook
- Select a format (PDF or image) for better manageability
- Email, print, save to Photos or iTunes
- Export to Evernote or Dropbox
- Use the Quick Search to find important notes in an instance

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Kais Karim

Simple Handwriting Notes , For 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 and stroke sizes. In addition to that, the ability to add text too!

With Memoz, you can share the note directly to social media apps, print it, save it and do whatever you want.
It comes also with an option to save directly to your Photos with a single tap!

Memoz is ads-free, and will always be. Please rate us!

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Draw and Diagram

For designers or those creating diagrams for work or school, a note-taking app that brings drawing capabilities is a no brainer. Sketch, draw, diagram, and keep it all together in your notes.

Paper by WeTransfer

Your note-taker, sketchbook, and diagramming tool.

Paper by WeTransfer

Swipe to stylize

For those who want to take simple notes, draw sketches, or annotate photos.

This one burst onto the scene and immediately became the darling of artists and non-artists alike. It is just so easy to pick up and start using, with or without a stylus. Its free price tag makes it an absolute must-download, though of course, in-app purchases unlock even more features. It's simply beautiful on the iPad's retina display and a pleasure to use.

Why we love it

Paper is simple to use and comes packed with a ton of useful tools that make note-taking, photo annotation, and drawing easy.

Linea Sketch

Sketch and Write With Ease

Linea Sketch

It is Simple

For those who want to write and sketch on iPad in an uncomplicated way.

Linea comes with a wide range of pre-defined colors or you can customize colors with a single tap. Auto-generated tints and shades are also included. Simplified layers are easy to merge or rearrange. A Touch Eraser allows you to wipe the screen clean with ease.

Why we love it

There's a lot of sketchpad apps on the App Store and Linea doesn't offer anything new in terms of the features it provides. However, if you're new to digital sketching, Linea is a great product to consider.