Nebo: Take Notes by MyScript (iPad)
Released: Aug 10, 2016
Version: 2.8.2
Size: 145 MB
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Nebo: Take Notes

Powerful digital note-taking for professionals and students.

Driven by the world’s most accurate handwriting recognition in 66 languages, Nebo streamlines your workflow and maximizes your efficiency.


• Write with an active or passive pen¹, type with a keyboard or dictate
Nebo treats all text the same, which means you can combine handwritten, typed and dictated text in the same document (or sentence, or word). Nebo is the ONLY note-taking app that makes handwriting as powerful and versatile as typed text. You can even add a range of emojis and symbols with your pen

• Convert handwritten text, math equations and hand-drawn diagrams to typed text and perfect shapes
Nebo leads the market in handwriting recognition. It understands the untidiest scribble in any of 66 languages and dialects – which makes for super accurate write-to-text conversion. No more transcribing!

• Use simple gestures to create sections and edit your notes without breaking your flow
Use your pen to create headings and lists, add and remove spaces and line breaks, delete content and emphasize text.

• Enrich your notes with photos, sketches, math and diagrams
You can add smart objects to Nebo’s regular page. Math objects let you handwrite math equations and matrices across several lines, and can solve simple calculations for you. You can also copy math as LaTeX or as images.

• Enjoy a uniquely responsive experience
Nebo’s regular page automatically reflows your text when you make edits or adjust layout. This is especially helpful when you rotate your device or split your screen with other apps.

• Search your entire library
Instantly locate words or phrases in text or diagrams – whether handwritten or typed.

• Manage your notes
Organize your library via drag-and-drop and back up your notes as needed.


• Write and draw freely on a limitless canvas
Nebo’s freeform page is an infinite canvas that can fit whatever you create. You can pan around the page and zoom in and out for a fresh perspective. The freeform page is also ideal for mind-mapping and brainstorming – tasks that require you to link options and evolve ideas in all directions.

• Import and annotate photos and images
Illustrate your notes with pictures or import photos of documents, ready to annotate.

• Use the lasso to select and manage content
With the lasso tool, you can select content ready for copying, formatting, moving or resizing.

• Reuse freeform content in a regular Nebo page
You can copy and paste freeform content between pages and sections. What’s more, if copied as text, diagram or math, you can paste it into a regular page, where it stays editable and convertible!


• Copy and paste content from Nebo to other apps. Your content will auto-convert when pasted into another app, like an email or messaging client. Diagrams you create in Nebo even remain interactive and editable when pasted into PowerPoint.

• Export pages to Word doc, PDF, html and text. Unconverted handwriting remains handwriting when exported to PDF or html.

• Publish or share pages via private web link.

• Sync your entire Nebo library with iCloud, Google Drive or Dropbox.

• Add words, names or acronyms to your personal dictionary to ‘train’ Nebo to recognize them in the future.


** ‘Perfect with Apple Pencil’ (Apple App Store) **
** ‘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 your content on our servers without your explicit consent.

For help or to request new features, create a ticket at

Check the minimum and recommended requirements for Nebo:

¹ You can use any compatible active or passive pen, including Apple Pencil, to handwrite in Nebo. Find more details at

What's new in version 2.8.2
** Passive pen support **

You can now write in Nebo with ANY pen. Use two fingers or the interaction tool to scroll and to interact with content when not using a compatible active pen.

** Interface enhancements **

We've updated all icons to better align with iPadOS 14. You can now touch and hold any item (collection, notebook or page) to display actions, and we've introduced a larger page preview.

** Smarter recognition **

Thanks to all users who chose to share their notes with us! An enriched engine recognizes your writing even better.

Stability improvements and bug fixes. Thank you for reporting your issues.
Our verdict: Great!
  • + Nebo: Take Notes is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + The app is free.
  • + Nebo: Take Notes is currently ranked #21 in free Productivity apps for iPad.
  • + It is also the 258th most popular free iPad app (all categories combined).
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