Take your notes faster with Nebo

Pen and keyboard working in tandem. The first and only app that lets you mix both by using interactive ink.


Words are recognized while you write. Double tap to convert or use pen gestures to edit.

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  • Use either handwriting or keyboard: No matter the input method, there is no difference on how your content is handled.


    Use intuitive ink gestures to edit your content.

    Erase a word with a scratch-out, break or join text by drawing a line, format it by underlining or circling it.

  • Scratch-out on handwritten text


    Enjoy optimal readability, no matter the device.

    Your handwriting is reflowed as typeset text would, whether you happen to change your device orientation or switch devices.

  • Responsive handwritten text


    Mix handwriting with typed text, treating them equally.

    Use either handwriting or keyboard: No matter the input method, there is no difference on how your content is handled.

Add rich content

Add interactive diagrams, editable equations, freeform sketches and annotate pictures.


Draw and manipulate diagrams. Connectors are persistent and stay connected when elements are moved. Edit with gestures and convert the result.

Express yourself freely

Create a freeform page or add freeform sections to regular Nebo pages. Write anywhere, draw anything, then copy-paste content between pages and into other apps.

Explore ideas freely in a page that resizes to fit your content.

Select content with the lasso to move it, resize it or copy it for reuse in other pages and apps.

Import and annotate PDFs

Import a PDF then annotate freely with your pen. Copy, move, resize, delete and change the color of your markup, then export to PDF with all annotations in place.

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Share your notes

Export in multiple formats. Publish on the web. Easily copy/paste to any other app.


Export your notes as Word documents, PDF files, or HTML pages. Paste in other apps as text, editable diagrams (PowerPoint), LaTeX (math) and more.

Detailed features

  • The best handwriting recognition

    Benefit from the most powerful handwriting recognition engine. Based on artificial intelligence, Nebo understand what you write.

  • Write and convert

    Structure your notes using titles, paragraphs and bulleted lists. Convert your handwriting into typeset text.

  • Keyboard

    Write or type to create or edit content. Choose the most adapted solution depending on the context.

  • Freeform sections

    Quickly mix handwritten text, shapes and drawings. Copy the content to any page or other apps.

  • Freeform page

    Explore ideas without limitations or distractions. Copy content into a regular Nebo page, ready to convert – or paste into other apps as needed.

  • Import and annotate documents

    Import PDF files or Word and PowerPoint documents as PDFs, then annotate freely with your pen. Copy, move, resize, delete and change the color of your markup, then export to PDF with all annotations in place.

  • Annotate PDFs

    Import PDF files or Word and PowerPoint documents into your notebooks as PDFs, then mark them up with your pen.

  • Interactive diagrams

    Draw interactive diagrams with elements you can edit and move around. Copy them as images to any app or as fully editable diagrams to PowerPoint.

  • Smart math

    Develop your equations and matrices across several lines. Solve your calculations. Copy them as images or as LaTeX when supported.

  • Edit and decorate

    Add or remove content and space, decorate and apply styles, all with your pen.

  • Export as Word (.docx), text, PDF or HTML

    Get a Word, text or PDF document out of your Nebo note. View your HTML note in Quick Look (iOS only) or your browser.

  • Draw and annotate

    Sketch freely and annotate images.

  • Sync your notes

    Sync your notes to iCloud (iOS only), Google Drive or Dropbox. Requires a MyScript account (free).

  • Manage your notes

    Organize your notes using pages, notebooks and collections. Move pages between notebooks, and notebooks into collections in the most intuitive and fluid manner.

  • Powerful search

    Find handwritten ink and text across all notes in your library, including in your diagrams.

  • Smart layout

    Your pages expand as you write. All content is resizable and adapts to the size and orientation of your screen, including your handwriting.

  • Virtually no lag

    Writing in Nebo feels like writing on paper, while still enjoying the latest technologies from Apple, Google and Wacom.

  • Publish

    Share your notes on nebo.app. Limit access to a list of contacts or allow anyone to view your note. Requires a MyScript account (free).

  • Backup

    Store full backups of your notes wherever you want.

  • User interface localized in 11 languages

    English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, German, Korean, French, Italian.

66 handwriting recognition languages

Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Azeri, Basque, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cebuano (Philippines), Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional (Hong Kong), Chinese Traditional (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Canada), English (Philippines), English (South Africa), English (United Kingdom), English (United States), Estonian, Filipino (Philippines), Finnish, Flemish, French (Canada), French (France), Gaelic, Galician, Georgian, German (Austria), German (Germany), Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malagasy (Madagascar), Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (Colombia), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Swahili (Tanzania), Swedish, Tatar, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

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