Nebo: Note-Taking & Annotation by MyScript (iPad)
Released: Aug 10, 2016
Version: 3.0.2
Size: 146 MB
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Nebo: Note-Taking & Annotation

Forget paper: Nebo will revolutionize your note-taking at work, at your studies & in daily life. Handwrite documents, annotate PDFs or get creative on an infinite canvas.

Nebo is the ONLY note-taking app that makes handwriting as powerful and versatile as typed text.

Turn handwritten notes into professional documents thanks to the world's best handwriting recognition and write-to-text conversion. Nebo understands and accurately converts even the untidiest scribble in your choice of 66 languages. No more transcribing!

Create freely and evolve ideas on a limitless freeform page. Mark up and annotate PDFs. Nebo simplifies your information workflow and boosts your productivity.

• Empower your handwriting:
- Write¹, type or dictate - all in the same document, sentence or even word.
- Accurately convert handwriting and math to typed text, and hand-drawn diagrams to perfect shapes.
- Add a selection of emoji and symbols with your pen.

• Edit with your pen:
- Use simple gestures to edit and format without breaking your flow.
- Create headings and lists, add or remove spaces and line breaks, delete and emphasize text.

• A uniquely responsive experience:
- Nebo’s regular page automatically reflows your handwriting as needed.
- Make edits, adjust layout, rotate your device or split your screen without worrying about readability.

• Enrich your notes:
- 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.
- Hand-drawn diagrams stay editable when pasted into PowerPoint.

• Write and draw freely:
- Nebo's freeform page is an infinite canvas that’s ideal for brainstorming ideas in all directions.
- Pan around the page and zoom in or out to get a fresh perspective.
- Use the lasso to select and move, copy, delete or resize content.

• Reuse freeform content in regular pages:
- Copy content between freeform pages or sections, and into regular pages or other apps.
- Freeform content stays editable and convertible when pasted to a regular page.

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

Try Nebo free – when you're ready to take your note-taking to the next level, you can choose the features you want in-app. Select from 3 Productivity Packs or purchase the Full Pack: max power at a discounted rate!

• Essentials Pack:
- Create unlimited notebooks.
- Train Nebo's recognition by adding custom words to your personal dictionary.
- Search your entire Nebo library, including handwriting.

• Connect Pack:
- Sync your Nebo library with iCloud, Google Drive or Dropbox.
- Export pages as Word doc, PDF, HTML or text.
- Publish or share pages via private web link.

• PDF Pack:
- Import PDFs into your notebooks.
- Mark up and annotate freely.
- Export to PDF.

- “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:

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

What's new in version 3.0.2
** Import and annotate PDFs **

You can now import PDFs into your notebooks! Purchase the PDF Pack from the Nebo Store in the Settings menu to import, mark up and export PDFs.

** Design updates **

We've taken the first steps toward creating a new visual identity for Nebo. This has included redesigning the conversion preview for a lighter feel and smoother experience, and adding colorful new visuals and icons throughout the app. We've also introduced a more contemporary font for typed and converted text, to enhance readability.

** Stability improvements and bug fixes **

Thank you for reporting your issues. Enjoy this new and improved version of Nebo.
Our verdict: Great!
  • + Nebo: Note-Taking & Annotation is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + The app is free.
  • + Nebo: Note-Taking & Annotation is currently ranked #11 in free Productivity apps for iPad.
  • + It is also the 271st most popular free iPad app (all categories combined).
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