Nebo: Notes & PDF Annotations

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About this app

Meet Nebo, the award-winning digital notebook. Create beautiful notes and professional documents by hand, sketch ideas on a limitless canvas and annotate imported PDFs. Powered by the world's best handwriting recognition, Nebo can understand every word you write in your choice of 66 languages – then convert it to typed text, ready to share.

Now with *Dark Mode* and *Apple silicon* support – download and use Nebo on Mac M1 and M2 devices!

• Digital handwriting:
- Write¹, type or dictate in the same document, sentence or even word.
- Accurately convert handwriting and math to typed text, and hand-drawn diagrams to perfect shapes. Hand-drawn diagrams even stay editable when pasted into PowerPoint!
- Write emoji and symbols with your pen.

• Edit with your pen:
- Use intuitive gestures to edit and format content without breaking your flow.
- Create headings, lists and checkboxes, add or remove spaces and line breaks, delete and emphasize text.
- Use the marker to highlight or color, the lasso to select, and the eraser to delete entire strokes or precisely defined content.

• Write and draw freely in a Nebo Note:
- Enjoy an infinite canvas ideal for brainstorming.
- Pan around and zoom in or out for a fresh perspective.
- Use the lasso to select and move, copy, delete or resize content.

• Switch to a Nebo Document for a responsive experience:
- Create and edit structured notes – your handwriting will automatically reflow as needed.
- Make edits, adjust layout, rotate your device or split your screen without worrying about readability.

• Enrich your notes:
- Personalize content using a range of pen types and page backgrounds.
- Add photos, sketches and smart objects like math and diagrams.
- Handwrite math equations and matrices across several lines, solve simple calculations and copy math as LaTeX or image.

• Paperless management:
- Organize your library via drag-and-drop.
- Back up your notes as needed.

- “For note-takers with needs that go beyond the basic” (TechRadar, 2019)
- Best App 2017 (CES Mobile Apps Showdown)

Nebo respects your privacy and never stores content on our servers without your explicit consent.

For help or feature requests, create a ticket at

Check minimum and recommended requirements for Nebo:

¹You can use any compatible active or passive pen to write in Nebo. More details at
Updated on
Nov 17, 2022

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.
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4.88K reviews
Frances StCyr
November 3, 2022
Using this for about a month and love it. I can download pdf templates for any use or go totally free form. I have began taking pictures of all my recipies and organizing them in this app. Easily sync with my phone too! I have two items on my wish list for this app. First, there should be some way to sort the pages in each notebook, alphabetically and chronologically. Second, when viewing a page there should be a way to swipe to the next page without returning to the notebook overview.
3 people found this review helpful
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November 7, 2022
Thanks, we're so happy you're exploring the freeform page which is now called the Note! More flexibility in Nebo's document management system is central to our long-term vision. All the best! Mila
Jeffrey Schueller
September 24, 2022
Absolutely love this app! Only two things I would fix: the ability to either change background on notes to make the lines clearer or to just make the lines clearer themselves. Secondly, just like we have the option to turn off active pen we should have the option to turn off the keyboard. I use a 2in1 laptop for school and take copious amounts of notes but 85% of my note taking involves clicking out of the onscreen keyboard! Otherwise it's amazing! The keyboard is annoying!
5 people found this review helpful
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September 5, 2022
We're super happy to hear you're enjoying Nebo for your classes – and we're grateful for your support. Thanks also for letting us know what exactly you love about the app 😍 We listen to all feedback and your remarks have been noted. Mila
Gio Bacareza
September 7, 2022
Super loved the app. Best in recognition and ability to mix different stuff like handwritten searchable text to diagrams and all. I would have given it a 5 star except that it lacks a basic file management feature which is the ability to sort files by date etc. Also it used to have a sync facility with Google Drive which allowed me to use it on the app and on the desktop but it's gone now. If they make those 2 possible I will not hesitate to give this 5 stars
8 people found this review helpful
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September 8, 2022
Hi, Gio! Thanks for your kind words and support. We listen to all feedback and your remarks have been noted. As for the issues with Google drive, have you contacted Support at Follow us on social media to be sure of getting all the news from Nebo as soon as we're able to share it. Mila

What's new

• Nebo now supports Dark Mode, whichever background and ink colors you use.
• Change the page background color to categorize content or suit your preference.
• A freeform page is now a Note and a regular page is now a Document.