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Take beautiful handwritten notes or annotate PDFs on your iPad, and now even on your iPhone. With the new Noteshelf you can do all of the familiar, like type notes, reco...

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What is Noteshelf?

Take beautiful handwritten notes or annotate PDFs on your iPad, and now even on your iPhone. With the new Noteshelf you can do all of the familiar, like type notes, record audio, draw shapes, sketch, sign contracts, fill forms, along with a lot of new, like add bookmarks, create lists, notebook categories, and much more.

Noteshelf also works with all popular cloud services including iCloud, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive and OneDrive. Also share your notes with colleagues, friends or family through email, Facebook and Twitter.

For iPad & iPhone Noteshelf for iPhone is finally here! It includes all the features of the iPad edition and a unique user experience that is optimized for the mobile screens. You can now jot down your ideas or lookup your notes while on the move, on your iPhone or iPad.

Fluid Handwriting Writing in Noteshelf is so smooth and fluid, it feels just like writing on paper. Choose from our range of writing tools including pens, pencils and highlighters, available with different color and size options to suit your needs. Our unique ink pen creates a calligraphic effect to make your handwriting look gorgeous! Use the zoom option for more close-up and detailed writing or drawing.

Apple Pencil & Other Stylus Support Apple Pencil & Noteshelf are a match made in heaven—you will never miss using a pen and paper again! (Note that Apple Pencil requires an iPad Pro) If an Apple Pencil does not meet your budget, any iPad/iPhone stylus will work well with Noteshelf. Our favorite is the Wacom Bamboo Solo. We also support a host of smart styli from our partners Adonit, Wacom and FiftyThree. Visit for more details.

Markup Documents & Images Import PDFs, MS Office documents or images and open in Noteshelf as notebooks. Highlight and underline information or write notes on your documents/images directly on your iPad or iPhone.

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Noteshelf Features

  1.  Handwritten NotesNoteshelf supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
  2.  PDF annotationNoteshelf support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc

Noteshelf information

  • Developed byFluid Touch Pte. Ltd.
  • LicensingProprietary and Commercial product.
  • PricingOne time purchase (perpetual license) that cost about $5.
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Supported Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

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Not perfect, but keeps getting better with updates. PROS

  • Good design of pen tools, control and workflow
  • very good S pen support - fast and responsive
  • Fast page scroll (horizontal <--> which is awesome)
  • Good file management (but you can't create a folder inside a folder, yet..)
  • GREAT templates (with many more to download within the app for free)


  • no double tap to zoom by page width (when in landscape on a tablet like the s6 lite)
  • no table of contents indexing (so I can just to a page by the chapters on the .pdf)
  • backup to Google Drive (and probably others) doesn't save as .pdf, but only as .nsa
  • a little buggy sometimes when writing with zoom unlocked (with page zoom locked it's stable like a rock)
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way better in organizing my notes and the handwriting tool is really good.

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I was a long time user of Squid because I had trouble finding another decent alternative on android. But Noteshelf has changed the game on android handwritten notes apps. Try it. It's a one time payment if you tried it and you want to go back to squid you can ask for a refund. But I promise you, you will not want to go back to Squid.

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