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  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Paid
  • age 12+
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About Noteshelf

Noteshelf is an app designed to take written notes on an iPad, but it is so much more than that. It is so perfectly designed, so ingenious, so intuitive that it has to be considered one of the quintessential iPad apps. It’s a must-have tool and gets a 4.5/5 rating.

Noteshelf gets its name from the idea that you create notebooks, and they reside on a bookshelf in a style similar to iBooks.

The creation of a notebook is via the New button the the Bookshelf/Noteshelf. Here is where you select the title of the notebook, the cover and and the design of the paper. For example, graph paper, legal paper, etc.

Teacher Review

Noteshelf is yet another digital note taking tool that can be used by students, professionals, and journalists. With Noteshelf on iPad Pro, you can take handwritten notes just like taking notes on paper. It supports typing notes as well as using a wide range of pens, pencils, and highlighters. With Noteshelf, the users can personalize your notes using covers. Use the bookmark feature to mark important pages and access it with ease.

If you’re bilingual, we’ve got good news for you: Noteshelf has handwriting recognition for over 65 languages. While this may be overkill for some, it’s an amazing feat for language students and polyglots alike. Being able to convert your handwriting into written text is a blessing for most of us, and makes it less embarrassing if you have to share your notes with others.

You can also capture voice recordings along with any notes you take, including recordings you make on your the Noteshelf Apple Watch app, making it a powerful tool for busy students or anyone with lots of work meetings.

You can split your screen between Noteshelf and another app or import files, like a PDF, to annotate it. If you need to share your notes with a classmate or coworker, you can easily do so via iCloud and third-party sources like OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, and Evernote.

Noteshelf Exclusives:
  • It helps you search for handwritten notes and convert them into text.
  • With Noteshelf, it is easy to import PDF, MS office documents, etc.
  • Choose styles and add formatting options like checkboxes, bullet or numbered lists.
  • Supports auto-publishing your notes into Evernote.


  • Supports about 65 handwriting languages.
  • Audio notes recording is ideal for recording lectures.
  • Open multiple windows and work on all of them simultaneously.
  • It will auto back notes to OneDrive and Dropbox.
  • Secure notes with touch or Face ID.
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App Details

Teacher Ratings


Android, iPad, iPhone


Organisational and Productivity Skills


In-App Purchases - Yes

In-App Advertising - No



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Noteshelf app lets you take beautiful handwritten notes and annotate PDFs. You can also type your notes, record audio, draw shapes, sketch ideas, sign contracts, fill forms, print documents, and more right on your iPad. Syncs with Evernote and works with all popular cloud services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box.

Noteshelf offers the most beautiful handwriting on the app store - this is one of the key reasons why our users fall in love with Noteshelf.


  • 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 your handwriting look great.


  • Choose from a selection of 70 tastefully designed notebook covers, ranging from classic leathers to fun stripes and florals.
  • Our extensive paper template library offers papers for all your needs from simple ruled papers to special day planners and workout logs.
  • Turn the personalization a notch by changing your shelf themes to suit your choice of notebook covers.


  • Create as many notebooks as you wish for various purposes like meeting notes, journals, sketches, project work, class notes.
  • Neatly group related notebooks by just dragging and dropping them on one another.
  • Organize pages inside and across notebooks with ease.


  • Add a passcode to protect important and sensitive notes.
  • Automatically backup your notes to Dropbox
  • Use our proprietary AirTransfer to archive and share your notes


  • Tap on the "shapes tool" on the pen rack and see your pen strokes magically transform into shapes.
  • Draw perfectly geometrical shapes such as circles, triangles, squares, etc. to your notes.


  • Record lectures, meetings, and discussions while taking notes.
  • Playback recordings anytime you want.
  • Add multiple recordings and keep them safe right next to your notes.


  • Zoom into your notes for a more close-up and detailed writing.
  • Add photos to your notes, artworks, recipes, diaries & more.
  • Offers left-handed and other 5 more writing modes to meet everyone's writing style.


  • Open-in and import PDF and Microsoft Office documents as notebooks in Noteshelf.
  • Highlight and underline key information in your documents.
  • Sign and print contracts straight from your iPad.


  • Auto Publish all your notebooks one-way to Evernote and access them from any device.
  • Quickly share pages via Email, Twitter or Facebook.
  • Send your notes to Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive for archival or sharing with classmates, colleagues or clients.
  • Showcase your lecture notes, diagrams, ideas & more using a projector. Noteshelf offers a special whiteboard mode for this purpose.


  • Any iPad stylus will work great with Noteshelf.

  • Apple Pencil & Noteshelf are a match made in heaven.
  • For more advanced features such as pressure sensitivity and palm rejection, use stylus from one of our partners: Pencil by FiftyThree, POGO Connect, Hex Jaja, Adonit Script, Adonit JOT Touch, Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus & Bamboo Stylus Fineline

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