Notebook - Take notes, To do

4.7 (22.5K)
210.3 MB
Age rating
Current version
Zoho Corporation
Last update
2 months ago
Version OS
13.0 or later
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User Reviews for Notebook - Take notes, To do

4.71 out of 5
22.5K Ratings
2 years ago, mpaul389
This puts Apple’s stock Notes app to shame!
I rarely do reviews, but I can honestly say that I have been in love with this app for several years now. It has every feature, well, except one I can think of, that I, personally, could ask for in an app like this! I love the tagging, the customization (personal wallpapers for folder), the easy PDF converter/sharing, the easy app integration with other apps…the list goes on. The only feature I would like, and to be honest, I don’t even think you can do it with any app other than the ones that come in the phone (maybe not), is when you search for something on the main screen of your actual phone it doesn’t seem to search through the app. I was looking for some information I know I had saved the other day, but I could not recall where I had saved it. I had to open the app and search within here to find it. Frustrating because I almost gave up thinking maybe I didn’t save the information in the first place. I thought apps used to be able to do this without having to open them, but I can’t recall anything anymore. Again, maybe I’m doing something wrong, but it’s not the worst thing. All the other features out surpass that one negative thing in my opinion. Totally worth, at the very least, checking out!!
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4 years ago, Blue Doodlez
This is amazing! But it just needs a few more!
I’ve downloaded a bunch of journaling apps and I absolutely love this one for notes too. I love the interface and the organization of it. I like to write down all my thoughts because I don’t have the friends to share them with. Despite the amazing appeal of it, there isn’t much you can do when it comes to writing. You’re not able to change the font of certain areas or highlight anything. I love being able to add audios and be able to draw but when it comes to the scribbling part, you’re making a separate photo rather than actually drawing on the notes that you wrote. What I think would make this app be one of the best note taking apps if they were able to add the ability to highlight text, change fonts, change the color of text, and be able to draw ON the text. It really upsets me that I’m other apps I’m required to pay them even though I can just do the same thing for free on an art program and also do the same exact thing easily for free with a real notebook and some pens, or on google docs we’re able to highlight and change the colors and all that. This addition would especially be helpful for me and many others during the pandemic since most of us are online learners.
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5 months ago, Krug j.
Very good. 👍👍
Has been a good note taking app, but was always a bit glitchy when navigating a work in progress. This seems to have improved just lately though. Has some nice features, which work very well. This is why I’ve continued using it over some others. Lately though a number of app makers are going the way of some other greedy app developers by changing to subscription’s. Subscriptions are for magazines, who have totally new content every month. "Most apps don’t." I’ve never had a subscription app, and I never will. I will pay a fair one time price, for a good, and well supported app… I’ve now been informed that everything with the current non subscription plan will remain the same as it was, and you can still write notes up to 30MB, Upload files of a size up to 100MB, Get 24x5 support via Email, Community forum and access to the NB knowledge base, Get Complete offline access to your notes, Rollback to any of the past 10 versions of any notecard, Setup recurring reminders to your notecard, Lock your notes, Private Share and much more… So from the response that I and others have received, I’ve gathered that they are assuring us that we will continue to have all the same features and great support we’ve become accustomed to.
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7 months ago, RydrNyne
A awesome Notebook app I’m lovin’
So, so far , this app is by far super sweet n I love to be organized and keep things simple! Alot of kool features… !!! I’m inspired to motivate and get things done this way with a format for a list of to dos easily organized as it allows color coordinating with lots of neat fonts too chose from i love that! I definitely will appreciate the colorful templates too! .. and so multiple choices, with a little bit of everything..included. 😊 The last notes app, it’s been a real struggle keeping up-to-date and organized,as I have been trying to utilize for the last year and a half to two years and I lost all my old to recent notes n my entire to do list, n no way back in,, only back up to email, which did not work . And left stuck on the lock screen,😒 Long story short, I had no choice, but to delete that app, and reinstall ,and I was left with empty notes and lost work. 😞 So, I highly suggest this app instead! There is a lot more settings, for better organization skills, as a option for video journaling too🤪 that’s what I’m aiming for! I give it a four star! soon to be five, no doubt! But I will re-rate the app again in time ,after I navigate where I can excel and have some success with keeping up with important things to get done throughout a busy life!
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5 years ago, Deucalion1010
Not for everyone
I’ll start off by saying I have been a long time Evernote user. I saw that Zoho had built a tool to migrate all of your Evernote notes into their notebook and I thought wow that’s awesome. I use other Zoho products and love them. So I went ahead and did it. I then tried to use zoho notebook instead of Evernote. Just couldn’t do it. You can’t intelligibly sort the notes very well. You have to go to the settings dialog to globally sort things which is incredibly frustrating. Filtering is non existent. The biggest problem for me was the emphasis on tile view (when looking at a notebook) and making things these giant cards. In Evernote I have several view options for listing my notes and my personal favorite is the title, a couple lines of the body and an icon for an attachment to the right. This small list item card tells me a ton about the note. It might have been the migration from Evernote to Zoho notebooks that messed things up, but the only way I can find my notes in Zoho is to search. The note cards don’t have any description on them, only a blown up icon picture and the name of the attachment. Not useful. The last thing that I use in Evernote extensively is email to note. This is not in Zoho notebook and you have to use Zapier to make it work. Tried that and it is very clunky and doesn’t include any attachments. In the end, I think the app is okay for simple notes, but heavy users should think twice. And coming from Evernote you will be limited.
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7 years ago, Vicky424
Great free app! I use it all the time
I've only had an iPhone for a little while but this is one of the best apps I've tried. I'm still finding out all the useful ways I can use it. I have everything from a grocery check list to all the crazy number of user names and passwords for the internet. I've started saving my favorite recipes and scanning my receipts as well. Every category getting its own notebook. Changing the covers to my own photos makes finding the right notebook quick and it's easy to use. It's a great little organization app. It's more than a basic check list or reminder list like I have used before but even for a beginner, with a little playing around and reading the tips I've found it to do more without having to spend a great deal of time figuring out how it works. You can import your own images for book covers but it would be great if more covers were already in the app for basic categories such as groceries, to do list or journals, just typical things that people are likely to want to create a notebook for. The more I use it the more I find it useful to have.
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1 year ago, gdillainepub
In Dire need for a…
I’m giving 3 stars here not because this app only deserves a 3 star - I just downloaded the app a short while ago and haven’t got my hands all warmed up with it but from an quick look I guess the iPhone version of the app per se deserves 5 start or maybe 4 (for hard to find the signup/login after you bought the in-app option) . On the contrary that I wasn’t happy with the app so I gave it a 3, but rather, I see the potential of it and it should have a macOS version while it doesn’t. I wish the 3 star rating alerts the developer of such Need and call for people likeminded to agree. I’ve been using Evernote since forever as it’s the only note-taking app using *keyboard* as the main input (rather than drawing) source and has cloud sync feature and is available for all Apple devices. I, amongst many people, are in dire need for a replacement to Evernote which has some ridiculous flaws. For starters you can only choose a color from a preset of 14 colors for your fonts; second, the contextual menu in Evernote Mac version blocked many native options like “Look UP” and “Services”; the 3rd, they even reinvented existing macOS shortcuts for no reason (eg. “Paste&Match Style” ). So I’m appealing to the developer of the “Notebook” app that they make a MacOS version of the Notebook and I kinda have a gut telling that this Mac version will win you another editor’s choice.
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3 months ago, Deselia Cardenas
I Love This App! But….
This App Never failed me to store my notes on my laptop and has amazing unique features to help you navigate your notes like the word search up. The search up was very handy and helped me in school for studying. But there were problems in this app that needs to be managed. The Notes I make on my computer would either be duplicated or gone from the Note App on my phone even when my account is connected to the App with my laptop. It also takes a LONG time to load up the new notes, it may not bring up the new or old notes, or I have to close the app to access the new or old notes from my laptop. I also was trying to find the in app purchases but it never loaded up from the app. I think the Notes is amazing but the amount of glitches or errors from the app are bad and is recommended to use the notes on laptop ONLY. I don’t say this out of hate but just an issue that I think needs to be bring up. I love tho app but I wish the in App feature works efficiently. But other than that this notebook app is simple, easy, direct, and efficient for notetaking without your computer turning into an airport. 10/10.
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3 years ago, opalescent_sky
It has some of the best features but could use improvement in a few areas
This app is one of the best note-taking apps because of the many features it has. I only have a few suggestions for improvement in these areas: (1) I want to import an image from my gallery but I can only do that by picking the “Take photo” option. I don’t want to take a photo because I’m working with diagrams for school. It bothers me that this app keeps asking for permission to access my camera when I just want to go to the gallery. There should be a separate button that takes me directly to the gallery. (2) I wish tagging was possible to improve organization of notes. I’d like to add tags to notes and be able to search for those tags through the search bar, just as I can for keywords in the notes. This type of categorization would help me a lot to organize my thinking, and find what I’m looking for more easily. Personalized tags are a great tool for making sense of scattered notes, so I really hope this feature will be considered.
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5 years ago, Babytiger2221
Just one problem
I love this app. It’s really user friendly and I replaced it with my Apple notes app which I really liked already. If you just want to sketch a drawing this is great. Definitely don’t use this if you’re a digital artist. However I have one problem. I have a Siri shortcut that creates a note for me, but when I exit that note, it doesn’t show me my notebooks, it just shows me a blank screen. So then I have to close the app out and then jump back in and it loads and FINALLY I can see my notebooks again. I think this is a great app for college students for taking notes. If you’re willing to pay for an app, I recommend notability. I love this app if you’re coming from apple notes. Did I mention that it has a dark mode! So everything about this app is great besides the Siri shortcut app problem. I think this is a great app for college students, people coming from apple notes, or people who use digital shopping lists. And one more thing, I think the iPhone version is a little harder to use, but the XS max or any iPad version is easier to use.
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2 years ago, grinch_girl
So Buggy!
I’ve been using this app for notes for college and it’s pretty great except for all the bugs. Sometimes half of what I’ve written will disappear and I have to rewrite it (this often happens more than once and I write it again and again), it will make the screen freeze, but the biggest problem arose today when suddenly it started crashing, I cannot open the app because a second later it crashes, making it unusable. I’ve tried updating the app, updating my iPad, restarted my iPad like 5 times, I even took the app off and redownloaded it, and nothing has worked. The weird thing is that I can open the app fine on my phone to read notes, but I’m not able to hand write stuff that way. I didn’t want to delete the app in case I lost everything. Please fix this ASAP, I really need to have this work for my classes. Edit: I have been trying to move all my notes over to another app via my phone and not even that will work. It says that it was exported but the only thing that appears is the text description I put. There are also notes where the contents won't load.... this app is starting to reach the end of my patience
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6 years ago, SooFabulous
Text notes need MANY bug fixes
I’ve been using this app for nearly a year, and overall it’s pretty good. It supports a bunch of different activities well, and it only takes 5ish seconds to load. However, I don’t think I would want to recommend it to anyone because of how badly it handles text. For example, if you have a text note that is longer than about 250 lines, attempting to select text scrolls up or down at about 40 lines per second, making it impossible to copy/paste/italicize/etc. If you try to access the app while talking to someone on the phone, nearly every UI element starts floating and becomes unusable. If you title any of your notes longer than 11 characters, it cuts off the rest. If you go to another app and come back to it, it removes all spaces in your current line and the cursor is placed to the start of the line. If the line above your current line is italicized, and you try to type anything before the first character on your current line, it will be italicized too despite being on a new line. These have been the bugs that I have experienced most often, and they are incredibly frustrating. Unless they are fixed, I’m just going to use the regular notes app, as it actually handles text correctly.
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2 years ago, Epicimp
Love the customization options!!!
100% FREE NO ADVERTISEMENTS NO POP UPS Create ‘notebooks’ with fully customizable covers with any image in your Photos. I found some cool art on a random web search and simply took a screenshot, saved it to the Photos app and voilà. Essentially works as a folder but with customizable cover. Next, create colorful notes (any RGB) with text, check boxes (I use for shopping lists), tables, free draw, attachments and voice recording. Within each note you can customize paragraph spacing like tabs, centering, bullet point and numbered lists, and more. Can lock and move notes to other notebooks. Ability to share to your contacts right in a text message. A few changes I’d like to see implemented include less space between notebooks on the main page with choice of smaller icons as 4 notebooks take up my whole screen. Also less space within paragraphs in each note. Lastly, couldn’t find a way to change font. On the whole would definitely recommend! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
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6 years ago, Lostsound2018
this app DELETED my note
So I had a set of important notes that I typed out. A day later, I decided to add another set of notes to the same notebook that the aforementioned notes were in. This notebook only had these two notes. Halfway through writing the second note, I decided to take a break and closed the second note. I clicked back to return to the homescreen where I could see all my notes and voila, that whole notebook was missing. I checked through the trash can to see if I had accidentally deleted it and the notes didn’t show up. I even dug through the app’s files on my laptop in the application support section and couldn’t find my notes to any avail. At this point, I was extremely frustrated and worried that my other notes would go missing. I decided to give Zoho notes another chance and retyped up both notes again and carefully closed my notebook once again and returned to the home page to see an overview of my notebooks. AND MY NOTES WERE MISSING AGAIN. I checked through the source files again and could not find them. I’m really angry and disappointed in this app because it had such good prospects and user design, but if my notes are just going to suddenly go missing, I can’t rely on this app. I’ve decided to migrate to Evernote instead.
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6 years ago, Sam Nope
Very impressive - how is this app free!?!
The features are incredible and it is so easy to organize my notes, prose, poetry, recipes, whatever it is I need to save. This app is a million times better than Evernote, which is bloated and ugly and inefficient. I used Evernote for a year and all the while it was nothing but a hassle. Also, Evernote was painfully slow. The features of this app, however, are very intuitive and efficient. I love that you can group notes together by pinching them together *or* by doing a long press. If you want to ungroup them, but just pinch them apart and voila, out of the group. I could go on and on about the features of this app but there are so many cool and *useful* features that I don't have the time or space to do so. It is free! I would happily pay top dollar for this app but it's FREE. Give it a try, and if you're currently using Evernote and decide you like this app better (you will), there's an option to import all of your Evernote stuff. Definitely well worth it to give this app a try.
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6 years ago, Skye Moon
Absolute best app of its kind
I’ve been using this app for over two years and have only just begun exploring all of the options available. This app has all of the basics you need from a notes app while adding what would normally be “pro” features on any other app. There are no hidden in-app upgrades. You get all the features from the start. As someone who is constantly trying new apps to jot down all types of notes, I prefer this one every time. I have stopped using iPhone apps like Notes, Reminders, and audio recording because Notebook does all of this in one app and does it better. It also integrates across all my devices; it works well on my iPad 6th gen with Apple Pencil and iPhone, as well as on my Mac with both the downloaded program and the “web clipper” (which is the newest aspect of the app that I have quickly integrated into my online browsing). I am not one to give five stars easily, but this is an exceptional free app with all the capabilities of a paid one.
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2 months ago, iphone user 20182638@2
I never write reviews, but this app is Amazing!!
This app is everything that apple notes google keep , one note , ever note and apple pages wish to be. Why are all the other nite apps lacking all lacking something or such a pain in so many ways? But this app is like magic. It does everything you want it to do. You can create grouped folders within notebooks, organize notes order by dragging them around, create easy searchable tags. The best part is the instant sync across multiple phone without erasing and overriding stuff from one phone to another. It is smart and just sync’s everything unless you deleted it. And even then it has a deleted folder. So many other features. And it only cost $20 per year for Pro version. The closest thing to this Evernote and it’s almost $180 per year for pro version, and still is t as good as this Notebook. This app made my life so much easier,
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6 years ago, :PxD:)•,•
💯✔️🔛👌👌👍👍🙌🙏🙌🙏 📱📓❤️
Sorry about the title, but that was my thought process!! Anyways. Where to start? Ok, I know. 1. May we talk about how professionally unprofessional it is? >That may sound like an insult, but it’s a compliment from me. It’s really professional looking, and it is. But it’s not TOO professional, so it wouldn’t seem weird to me to write about unicorns in it. 2. Nice features! >I like how you can have different types of notes. It’s so cool. Also the different notebooks! Note groups are cool too, notebooks within notebooks. The covers are really cute! 3. Very clean. >Nice formatting, and nothing is messy with it, really. 4. Suggestions or Teensy Let-Downs >Can you please make more covers? Most of them just aren’t.. me. >Can you make a way for the background to be like notebook paper? That would be funny. >There should be a way to interchange your notes. I know you can put a drawing into text, but, maybe I want to put a sound note with a drawing, or a checklist with text. >Right when you enter, your thing with your notes pops up, for like 5 seconds before your passcode pops up. 5. Passcode >I love the passcode! Thank you so so much for it! ~Also, I’ve been looking at frillions and cadrabillions of writing apps, but none of them have been ‘cute’. This, you can make it cute. Because, I don’t want to write a story about a unicorn 🦄 in a notebook app that looks like it was made for business purposes.~
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1 year ago, Gigantous_Guy
“Soho Notebook App Review”
For a while, I had been looking for an app where I could set up notebooks, each for a different topic, because I got tired of having to cram more than one topic onto a file or use several different files for the same note app. When I came across Zoho whole notebook, it was exactly what I was looking for. I’ve been using this app for quite some time now, and it is still my go to app for notetaking. I couldn’t be happier with bothering the computer version and the phone version of it. The fact that it’s free is mine blowing to me because I would pay for the version of the app I am using, but please don’t get any ideas about this (😉). I would recommend this app to anyone. On a sidenote, the customer service department is also excellent. Thank you for making such an outstanding app! Please keep up the outstanding work.
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4 years ago, anickny
Great App, but needs a small but annoying bug fix
Hey, I love your app and how secure it is on the back end. It’s not zero knowledge but it is very encrypted both at rest and in transit! And you CAN get a password reset should you ever need one! And it has 2 factor authentication. I use it every day for taking well, notes :) The only bug I see that’s really kind of annoying is, on the mobile iPhone app, is when you’re typing on your keyboard and taking notes, the words/punctuation sometimes go off the screen on the right side, they don’t automatically go down a row... it’s very annoying when half of my word is out of my field of view but it’s still there when I hit enter. I find myself constantly hitting enter just so I can see and read the words. It even happens for punctuation, the period or comma will be out of my view but still there when I swipe over to read it. Please correct this so it ALL stays on the field of view. Thank you!!
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4 years ago, Itmademerateit105
Excellent app for organizing “thought-life”
I’ve used many apps for note-taking, and though it is hard to go wrong, this app excels in its functionality, organizational options, & variety of note types. My favorite part is being able to put every note into its own notebook, instead of needing to find notes with hashtags or scrolling. I gave this app 4/5 stars because I wish the setting on the notebooks were easier to adjust. I currently have my notebook set up in a way that isn’t allowing me to re-order my notes, and I cannot find the setting option to change it back so that I can drag-and-drop the notes. That being said, I appreciate that any issue I have had so far with this app is resolvable and not one that hinders the ability to use it with ease & effectiveness. If you, like me, write everything down — prayers, reminders, gift ideas, upcoming events, reading notes, sermon notes, daily task lists, etc., then this app is for you.
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1 year ago, NJ Donna
My go to app
I’ve tried the app that comes with iPhone and iPad it was ok. Then I stumbled onto this app. I love that each one looks like a notebook and I can change the cover. I’ve created notebook for medical history for each family member. Did one for recipes which is easy to fine with my cover with this delicious shrimp dish picture. It’s so easy to save my recipes I find while searching the web. I select print from inside the website recipe then copy just text and create a new page and paste it. Even copy a picture an add that. I found it helpful in addition to giving page the header name I also make sure it’s typed on first line (when you print the page it doesn’t print the header name). I add in caps before title appetizer, dessert etc. love that you can add tags and star favorite etc. I can’t say enough about app. Love it
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6 years ago, Rmsrss
Looooovvvvvvvveee ittttttttttt!!!😍😻😍😻😍😻😘🤩
These is like the best writing app out there! There are so many ways just to make the note you. You can be messy or organized whatever you like. I use it to write in like every way stories or journal and a lot of other stuff. You can draw and write. Chose your own cover. One of the best things is that there is a passcode. Some ideas. 1 it’s just a small bug. When your passcode pops up about five or three seconds to late. Please fix that course what if someone tapped it and saw the names of your note books. 2 Can you please make some new notebook covers. 3 Can you make it to where you can write and doodle by each other. I know you can draw and write but I would like to put a small picture by a curtain sentence or something. 4 I can’t sink to Facebook please fix that. 💗💜💗💜💗💜💗💜💗💜💗💜💗💜💗💜💗💜💗💜💗💜💗 🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🐲🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 💞💘💞💘💓💘💓💘💞💘💓💘💞💘💞💘💞💖💞💖💞💘💞 Over all these is the best app I have ever saw!! If you don’t get it then your missing out. I have tride a lot of different writing apps and these is the best one. So get it already!!!🤩🤩🤓🤓😎😎🍫🍫🤩😍😻😻😍❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤💔❣️💕💞💗💖💘
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4 years ago, Tn6278
Good but you lose work due to bugs and design issues
I downloaded this app in substitution to Goodnotes as I didn’t want to spend money. It works very well and made me more productive in class and in taking notes. Not only are there notebooks, it also supplies checklists, notecards, etc. However, I have several major issues with this: sometimes parts of my writing would just disappear while using the drawing function in my notebooks. It’s frustrating and I lose a lot of information. Another thing is the scrolling design. Whenever I zoom in to write and zoom back out, writing might get cropped and disappear. There’s a very limited amount of space you can write in, and I would love if you gave an extended scrolling function. I also noticed that swiping with your finger erases writing. This would be a useful feature, but whenever I’m moving around the paper by pinching to zoom, I accidentally erase words. Furthermore, it sometimes wipes out large areas of writing randomly after I fix a small detail in the same area. Another thing I would love to see in this app is more tools in the drawing function. Although I believe that notetaking apps are rather good with limited tools to keep the same feel, some tools such as a lasso tool or a fill bucket may make the process much easier. In summary, this app has a lot of potential but is still running on a lot of issues. I look forward to it being upgraded soon. Thanks.
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4 years ago, DawsonShawMusic
Music Booking
I’m in a band and as we kept booking more and more shows and hiring other bands to be on the bill with us it became more and more difficult to keep track of everything. This app allowed me to create a folder for just the band’s schedule (you can have an unlimited number of folders) then within that folder I could create each of our band’s show dates as their own folder and then inside of those I was able to add all the details for each show including the posters. Plus you can have everything a different color which just helps separate and categorize things even better. This app is perfect for musicians, booking agents, talent buyers and anyone with a full plate of scheduling that requires more than just a calendar. I love it. Also it’s totally free, you don’t have to do renewed payments or anything, just a great app!
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4 years ago, RockNRoll4EV3R
Really love this app, but
This app is everything I was looking for, and free!? Amazing. Superior to all other free notebook apps and probably on par with paid apps. But I have a huge issue. I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks and finally understand how everything works, which is why I’m so disappointed that my notes have disappeared. Half my notes, all from the past week, are gone. I’ve also been having this glitch where my pen will suddenly start...erasing? Disappearing? But you can still see it writing but it won’t stay. Then I have to exit the note or even the app altogether. It happens quite often sometimes. And I’ve checked my trash: not there. My notes I deleted from the week before? They’re there but I can’t find half my notes. It’s stressing me out because a few were very important and my professors don’t post their notes online. None of my notebooks have disappeared though, but even going through my whole collection of notes there’s nothing.
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6 years ago, cheylonghini
Bug Fixes Still Not Improved
This app is great! I love being able to organize things into different notebooks. It really suits my needs. So why the one star? I came to write about an issue that is so annoying I will not be able to use the app as much as I’d like. This app could replace every other app like it, except for this HUGE issue, and that’s the fact that you can’t highlight sections of text easily at all. It’s really disappointing to see a review from MARCH of this year with the same complaints that I have. Why haven’t they been fixed?! That is absolutely unreasonable and the failure to address these issues is very telling of the priorities of the people behind it. My google docs app isn’t terrible, just not as customizable as this one, but the ease of use of google docs puts it above this app. Even the default apple notes app is better than this because it doesn’t have these issues. UI is so important, but it’s not a priority to these developers. Fix this problem and this will be my number one notes app hands down, and I’d actually recommend it to others.
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3 years ago, Sheazie
This App is WONDERFUL!!
I couldn't go any further without taking the time to review this app. When I initially downloaded it, I was drawn to the “post-it note” potential of it and needed a simple way of reminding and organizing myself of some things. Much to my surprise, the various possibilities of this app unveil the more I use it! I am in the midst of a serious personal healing journey, and the Notebook is meeting more needs of documenting my experiences than I could have ever dreamed of! I can't say enough what a godsend it is! There are so many practical, flexible options to recording and organizing information. It's become much more than Notebooks to me, I'm transforming it into a highly experiential journal with various modes of storytelling! Much respect to the Developer(s) - I am grateful for this app. Thank you
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4 years ago, Mr. Mustachio🍓🍩🍪
Overall, great
I started using this app because I was looking for an alternative to the Apple Notes app, and I was intrigued by the idea of separating every note into categorized notebooks. That is the best part about this app: the notebooks. It’s a game changer to know exactly where to find the note you’re looking for. The notes themselves are also appealing; they show up like little post-it notes and it’s fun to watch them accumulate within notebooks. However, the app lacks the ability to add a picture within a note. A picture can be added as its own note, but it can’t be added within a note. This can be frustrating at times. This is minor, but you also cannot edit part of a note title and you must delete the whole thing if you want to fix a typo. Overall though, this is a great app and is much more friendly and interesting to use than the standard notes app.
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5 years ago, KB957
Beginning to Become Impatient & Annoyed!
Found this featured in the App Store about 2 weeks ago. I’ve been looking for a good ‘fit’ for a note taking app for 5+ years now and I thought this could be “The One.” After submitting a ticket about the issue of iPad (pro) users not being able to upload their own notebook cover images a few days after ‘the big update,’ and getting a monotonous reply (essentially a ‘bare with us we’ll release an update to fix the bugs’), I’m starting to get impatient waiting and may move on to the next note app to try. I then come here and read other people’s suggestions & reviews and am even more dissatisfied...and then my thought process goes like this...”Yes! Font Selections!, Colors!...oh boy a lot of people have lost their stuff...customer service is either absent, non-coherent, or careless in their replies to these poor users. Yes, maybe I should go ahead to the next notes app on my list to try.”
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6 months ago, lopear
Update—better and better. I keep finding new ways to use this. LOVE! Being able to write like on scratch paper, unlimited, with control of all the stuff like font size and BUIS, background color, spacing, etc., and make “notebooks” with meaningful names that group the pages together, is downright magical. It is relaxing and a relief and it works the way I want it too, rather than making me adapt to it. The controls are confusing at first, but it just takes a few minutes to figure out. Every time I want to do something new, I look through the options and so far I find what I want. Eventually, I may get into the power moves, but just for jotting things down just the way I want them this is immensely satisfying.
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6 years ago, Alexa4165
Finally ...
I don’t usually write reviews for apps. Not because I’m lazy though I am but because mom always said if you can’t say something good; don’t say anything at all. I have downloaded and/or paid for >1000 apps. So it’s safe to say that when it comes to productivity/to do apps, I’m the champ. And this app is my prize. It’s simple, straightforward, and conducive to the matter of organization. Imagine that. It doesn’t shove me into a deep dark pit of frustration. It doesn’t bore me to tears. It doesn’t give me a migraine or produce bouts of anxiety from the idea of opening it. Like organizing a spice rack, it makes life simpler because it does what a productivity app is supposed to do. And the random display of thought-provoking quotes and eye-catching art elevates this app, transporting me to a Parisian café (not Au bon pain). Good job.
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1 year ago, Tsmollett0
Capable and powerful
I really like the capabilities and power of this notebook—I have and use several already—Notability and Nebo and each fills its niche really well. Zoho I have found has other strengths—particularly a saving information from the my research activities. None of my other apps do this as well as Zoho. In addition, Zoho does a great job jotting notes and and keeping them organized and accessible—something I find missing in Apple Notes. The notebook format fits the traditional papernote book strength while adding the capacities afforded by digital technology. And it is free! Amazing and wonderful (defined by its usefulness). Added to previous review. I use this all the time. It is so handy and does what it claims. I still rely and use it ALL THE TIME.
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3 months ago, Jackdaw🥰
Zoho I owe you my life for this app
I literally have no idea how I functioned before notebook. I didn’t even get promoted to write a review I was just like yo this has changed so much for me. The ability to have separate notebooks as WELL as tags is so freaking helpful. I downloaded this app originally because the native google keep app on my old pixel was garbage it was literally deleting my notes on its own and it was so chaotic to navigate. Since switching to iOS I still greatly prefer Zoho to the notes app it’s just so much more capable and you can sync it to non Apple devices so much easier in my opinion. There’s so many different features too that I don’t really use all that often but seem incredibly helpful
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7 years ago, wthsmile
been using notebook for about three years and I needed to start a journal for personal reasons and I was looking for a journal app somewhere to go do what I needed to do I downloaded numerous apps to try them and I come to find out that notebook was the best app to use...just make a new notebook in mark it my journal and make entries every day ....add pictures etc. it’s the best app and like I said I’ve been using it for three years and Will continue using it ...the only bad thing ....about a year and a half ago I paid for the advance subscription and when my phone died it never came back so I’m little weary of paying the money again ....because when I did it last time, it really didn’t make no difference is the same as the free one
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5 years ago, customer909
Great app. Would love to have a couple of options
This app is a simple app that is very easy to use. I don’t need a complicated app. All I want is an app where I can make simple lists and have some basic formatting options. This app fills that need. I love it! My only complaint is that I don’t need to see 5 lines of data within each note when viewing a notebook at the high level. It would be nice if the user could define how much content is visible at that level. Personally all I need to see is the title of the note. By showing multiple lines, you have to scroll down a lot more to find the note you’re looking for. But I still love this app. I’d like to see an undo option. I’ve accidentally deleted content (in another note app) and there was no recovery. Adding this would put this app above many others.
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4 years ago, Venus_Virus
AMAZING ! ... just SLOW AF :((
Until Notebooks I was basically using a combination of google keep, text edit, & ’s basic & clunky Note App. It had the organization missing from google keep, added different font styles, security. But as a SERIOUS digital and physical note taker it became unable to run smoothly on neither my phone, iMac, & ipads. This is why I had to switch from Evernote, the heavy features combined with extensive notes breaks down so many apps. OneNote worked reasonably well for the longest but eventually got so slow it would be easier just to write on paper. Maybe I just do the most but 2020 let’s do better; I’ve realized it’s google keeps lack of excessive features that allow it to run smoothly while handing large amounts of information. Bloated productivity apps are counterproductive overall.
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6 years ago, That's Right I Left
Nice App
This is an update to a previous post. I deleted the original as I believe the problem I was having is with my phone’s 3D Touch. Your help with the problem I was having with this app helped me realize that it’s the problem I have been having with my home screen, and other apps as well. Though your suggestion of changing the pressure sensitivity didn’t work, turning 3D off did and not just for your app, but the others. So, thank you for your help. I have changed my stars to 5. Notebook appears to be a quality app with good customer service which is something difficult to find anymore. So far, I like the way the app is set up. I’m looking forward to trying it out more now that I can use it properly.
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4 years ago, Shlappz
Great but buggy
This app does what dozens of other apps try to do and it does it better than all the rest. That said, it’s a buggy mess. Making a list, selecting text, or even simply hitting the return key breaks the text editor to the point that it becomes unusable and you need to back out of the note and go in again to fix it. There are other bugs too, like trying to select and move notes around within a notebook barely works and often takes two or three attempts. This is a great app in theory, but these problems completely derail my train of thought, and this happens A LOT. The only reason I haven’t deleted this app in favor of a less buggy competitor is that there are no competitors offering the same features and presentation. Some come close, but none quite have everything this app does. Please PLEASE fix the bugs.
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3 years ago, Sherylc6
Intuitive & practical
I love this app, and it gets daily use on my iPad. I use it for checklists & quick shopping trips. I copy checklists for daily routines, which is super quick & easy compared to involved habit and task apps, so it’s more practical and I actually use it. It’s beautifully designed and syncs great to my iPhone at the store when I use it for shopping lists. My only complaint that I wish the developers would work on is drag & drop in the notes, which is glitchy. There was a problem one day with my info disappearing, but it was easily recovered by viewing previous versions of the note. My biggest concern is that the app is not being updated / maintained, tho the latter issue seems to have resolved.
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3 months ago, Lexilynncox
Extremely glitchy, but good interface
I like the interface of the app, how it look and how you can choose the color of the notes. But it’s extremely glitchy, I cannot exaggerate how glitchy it is. First, opening one of my notes is a huge issue every time. I have to close and reopen the app multiple times to even be able to get to the note I want to open because it won’t let me click on it or keeps opening something else and disappearing. Then actually writing in the note, it takes about 2 minutes for it to actually let me write two words because my keyboard will freeze up, the page will start going up and down on its own, and it’s a whole mess. I’m a writer and sometimes I have to get ideas down very quickly before they leave my head, and these glitches make it very difficult to do that.
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2 years ago, LadySlan
I have one complaint
I really love this app, as a writer its so useful to be able to write down or make an audio recording of my ideas as they come to me. And they sync across devices so regardless of where I am, I’m able to use it and it all goes to one place. You also don’t have to pay for new notebooks like certain other notebook apps which shall not be named. My only complaint is that in outlining I often need a lot of different font colors, it helps keep things organized. But, I haven’t found a way to change font colors here. It’s possible I’m missing it, but if I’m not please make it a feature! It would make my life sooooo much easier!
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6 years ago, skdkdkx
Really helps with...everything
I get hundreds of ideas every day. Anything from new meals to cook for my family to a new color scheme for my bedroom. I am always looking for ways to remember things and this app is it. I considered carrying around a notebook and pen everywhere so I could jot down ideas as they came, but let's be realistic...not gonna happen. I'm a visual person and I always wished there was an easier way to organize my thoughts without having to physicallywrite it down all the time. This app is exactly what I was looking for. I can save pictures, lists, doodles, etc. all in one place. If you think this is the same as using the generic notepad your phone comes with, think again. You NEED this!!
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4 years ago, Keela M
I have spent hours looking for the perfect notes app and I stumbled upon this one. This app is heaven on earth. It has absolutely everything I need and things I did not know I need!! I literally had 2-3 other note apps downloaded on my phone because each one had different things I needed but this app is a one-stop-shop. It has everything I need and more! It works on iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch...another thing I was looking for! The best part is that this app is completely free and it’s ad no ads for free use! The graphics, designs, colors, and creative spin you can put on your notes are amazing!! A must have!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you to the creators!!! ❤️
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4 years ago, munkie95
LOVE iPhone app... Watch app needs work
I love how it looks on the iPhone!!! There are so many helpful features such as inserting a bulleted list, or a numbers list, even highlighting words/pharses and being able to use bold font!!! However, I really wish I could see on my watch what I see on my phone. Currently everything just runs into everything with no differentiations so it’s difficult for me to tell what I need to buy at what store without looking for the tiny bullet point first. Even the line spaces don’t show on the Watch unless you place a character in there. PLEASE FIX if possible!!! I would love to be able to just pull my To Do Lists and Shopping List on my Watch without having to squint looking for the bullet point. Thank you for an otherwise helpful app!!!
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6 years ago, StarL1ght!
This App Is Amazing!
This app is truly the best! I had been looking for a well organized app for notes, checklists, and platforms to write with, and I couldn’t be happier that I stumbled upon this one. You can organize notes that go together in folders, and you can even put notes inside of folders into groups! With the bold, italic, font type, syncing, drawing, and note and folder colours, it makes everything seem just a bit more customizable. I use this app more than I probably should, and I love it to pieces. It’s perfect for my stories, prompts, links I need, pictures to use later, and fanfiction I’m writing. Syncing is so easy and fast, too. I recommend this app to anyone and everyone of all ages and needs.
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2 years ago, Aurora365742
Great app for organizing my ideas
I dabble in writing stories and the like and I enjoy making collections on info on the characters and other lore aspects of the story. Before I just put everything in the default Apple notes app under a note with the stories title, but this app’s system of notebooks that group my notes together makes everything so much more organized. It also can be used for making good to do lists and be displayed as a widget accessible from the Home Screen. My only gripe is that you can’t pick and choose which notes are displayed on the widget, it instead just shows all the ones you recently made/edited.
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6 months ago, beach sleep
Almost as good as OneNote
Love having all the note books I want so I can keep to-do lists, important docs, photos and videos, links to things that lift me! Wish it were easier to post things from the notebook directly to places like messenger, Facebook marketplace, etc, but it can be done with a little extra effort! It worked seamlessly with my son and I use it at the same time to take photos of things we plan to sale. Sync was super quick from One phone to the other on the app. I created a log in for my 18 yo so he can have college stuff, memories and important docs all super handy as we work to launching him off to college! Really love this app.
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2 years ago, BitsyDanger
This app is really convenient and makes note-taking and organization of my notes simple. It’s great for meetings and quick thoughts or tasks I might need to jot down to remember for later. I love that I can audio record notes as well! The only features I would add are templates (notebook paper, graphic organizers, etc.), and I would love the ability to hand write multiple pages of notes instead of just being able to sketch one page. Sometimes I prefer writing with my iPad pen, as opposed to typing. Overall, thank you for making a nice, free, easy to interface with tool for notes. I really enjoy this app and recommend it highly!
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3 years ago, Lalala BOOORING 🤷🏼‍♀️
Amazing 🤩!
Okay so I needed something on my phone to organize things right now, so i was searching through apps and nothing was good, I saw this app and downloaded it to give it a try before i have up. This app is AMAZING!! I give it 5 stars because you can do so much on this app!! It organized everything for me and I feel so much better. I love this app. I highly recommend for people who need to organize things on their phone or ideas they’re thinking about. Also, since I try to have notebooks and write notes in them, it just goes bad. So therefore i was looking for a digital notebook that allowed you to do so much. Great app!! 😌 👍🏼⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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