Noteshelf - Notes, Annotations

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About this app

~ #1 in Korea, Mexico (Productivity Paid App Category)
~ #2 in USA, Canada, Germany (Productivity Paid App Category)
~ #3 in UK, Australia (Productivity Paid App Category)
~ Featured in Google Play

“Let your thoughts flow with Noteshelf. Noteshelf gives you more choices in how you take notes. Whether you prefer using S Pen or typing, fluid note-taking feels natural as you learn or create.”
- Samsung

Noteshelf is one of the most popular note-taking iOS apps, and it is with great excitement that we bring Noteshelf to Android. You can create beautiful handwritten notes, make checklists, annotate PDFs, and type documents in one place.

✍️ Fluid Handwriting
With Noteshelf, experience handwriting that feels just right. It is as smooth and fluid as writing with a pen on a notepad. Choose from an array of pens and highlighters in different sizes. Play around with colors, shapes, and images to create your own notes. So, taking your best class notes or meeting memos is now colorful and fun too! Noteshelf brings you the convenience of typing too. You can choose from many styles and formatting options.

🖊️ Stylus
We support a variety of styli for taking beautiful handwritten notes. You will never miss using a pen and notepad again! On Samsung Galaxy Note devices, we also support a quick-erase option with the S-pen button.

📝 Annotate PDFs, Write On Images
PDF annotations and markups are more accessible than ever! Import PDFs or images into Noteshelf to highlight, underline, or markup with our convenient formatting tools. You can edit school notes, grade papers, fill out forms, and sign documents too!

🔍 Search & Convert Handwritten Notes/ OCR
You can search your handwritten notes and even convert handwriting to text. We provide handwriting recognition in 65 different languages.

🎙️ Record Audio Notes
Record audio as you take notes so you never miss anything important at school or work. Add as many recordings as you want and play them back anytime, even as you take handwritten notes. Loved by students while taking lecture notes!

📜 Vertical Scrolling
You can now change the page scrolling direction from horizontal to vertical for faster navigation between pages.

💾 Evernote Auto-Publish
Auto-publish your notes to Evernote and access them from just about anywhere.

🌑 Dark mode
Say goodbye to screen glare and embrace a soothing, eye-friendly dark color scheme.

🎁 Noteshelf Club Exclusive
100s of beautifully crafted paper templates and notebook covers to go with your good notes. Get them for free when you signup for the Noteshelf Club!
Find paper templates for classroom notes, meeting memos, to-do lists, shopping lists, personal health trackers, journals, and more!

- We now support a wide range of Android smartphones too.
- Squares, circles or triangles, use auto-shapes to draw perfect geometrical shapes quickly.
- Auto-backup to Google Drive & Dropbox.
- Share your notes with colleagues, friends, and family over email, Google Drive, Dropbox, and other supported cloud services.
- Keep your personal and business notes separate. Drag and drop notebooks into groups or categories quickly to organize them.
- Create bookmarks on Noteshelf. You can name or color your bookmarks to organize your notes better!

Go ahead, try the app out, and start taking some amazing handwritten notes!

Join us in making Noteshelf better at note-taking. With your constant support and feedback, we will also give you the best note-taking experience on Android. We'd love to hear from you—write to us at noteshelf(at)!

“Noteshelf—Digital Note-Taking, Simplified!”
Updated on
Apr 1, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

3.27K reviews
Trent Stanton
April 4, 2024
Solid note taking app with pen support. It was good to see this has a one-time payment option to get notes and syncing working. I do think improvements to the syncing is needed, as well as more support than just Google Drive. In the future, I'd really like to be able to properly access my synced notes over on a Windows PC, which currently isn't possible. That or a web version that can access notes. But great overall potential and I'm excited to see where the app goes.
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Kyle Perna
December 28, 2023
Syncing and Google Sync has issues. I lost notes during the syncing process between my tablet and phone. Also, it doesn't truly backup your notes to Google Drive. Google Drive doesn't recognize the file type. Hopefully this is an easy fix. The add is good, but needs to become more reliable. I also wish you could collaborate with others.
46 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
April 25, 2020
This app is really good, I like it for note taking but there are some things I will like in it or fix. Everytime I am writing my notes, the min I get to the end of the right side of the paper, it gets really laggy and delayed. Something I will like is the zoom in option to be more than 400% and I will like if there was a zoom in box where I can see the whole paper but still zoom into a certain area to write.
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Fluid Touch
April 25, 2020
Thank you for your feedback. We have noted your points and suggestions and will make sure we improve the performance in the coming updates. If you have any issues, please email us via Gear Icon - Support. We are here to help.

What's new

Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

~ Noteshelf—Digital Note-Taking, Simplified! ~