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.

Features in detail

Regular pages

  • The best handwriting recognition

    Nebo offers the world’s most accurate handwriting recognition, driven by powerful, ever-evolving AI.

  • Write-to-text conversion

    Handwrite your notes, adding lists and indentations as well as a range of emoji with your pen. When you're ready, convert to typed text, ready to share.

  • Faster formatting

    Erase content, add or remove paragraphs and space, define titles and emphasize text with swift, intuitive pen gestures.

  • Multiple inputs

    Switch between writing by hand, typing and dictating without breaking your flow.

  • Responsive layout

    Create responsive, handwritten notes that reflow as you reorient your device or adjust layout. Your page expands as you write, while all your content remains resizable - even handwriting.

  • Richer content

    Make your notes stand out by adding and annotating images and photos. Add sketch objects to draw freely on a blank canvas.

  • Smart diagrams

    Draw diagrams by hand, editing and repositioning elements freely, then convert them to typed text and perfect shapes. Diagrams remain editable and interactive when pasted into PowerPoint.

  • Math calculations

    Use math objects to develop equations and matrices across several lines, then paste into other apps as images or LaTeX. Nebo can even solve simple calculations for you.

  • Freeform sections

    Add freeform sections to regular pages to write and draw freely with no limits on position or placement. Freeform content can be copied between pages and to other apps.

Freeform pages

  • Create freely

    Write, draw, brainstorm... the freeform page is your zoomable creative canvas. Freeform content can be copied to regular Nebo pages, ready to convert, or pasted into other apps.

Imported documents

  • Import and annotate

    Import PDF files or Word and PowerPoint documents into your notebooks as PDFs, then mark them up with your pen. When you’re done, export as PDFs with all annotations in place.

All pages

  • Use any pen

    Nebo supports writing and drawing with both active and passive pens.

  • Sync your notes

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

  • Manage your notes

    Organize your notebooks, pages and collections using simple drag-and-drop.

  • Global search

    Quickly search your entire library of notes, including handwritten content, diagram text and PDF annotations.

  • Virtually no lag

    Writing in Nebo feels like writing on paper, but with all the flexibility and power of digital content.

  • Publish online

    Share notes by publishing them to a unique nebo.app web link, with full access control. Publishing notes requires a free MyScript account.

  • Copy and paste

    Copy/paste content between pages or into other apps.

  • Easy export

    Export regular pages to .docx, PDF, HTML, text or .nebo formats. Export freeform pages to PNG, PDF or SVG. Export imported documents to PDF. You can even export multiple pages to a single document.

  • Library backup

    Back up your entire library of notes in one go, for maximum peace of mind.

  • User interface in 11 languages

    Nebo’s UI supports English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, German, Korean, French, Italian.

  • Access your notes on iPhone

    Download Nebo Viewer, the free companion app that lets you browse, search and share read-only versions of your notes from your iPhone. Accessing notes in Nebo Viewer requires cloud sync and a free MyScript account.

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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