Be more productive with Nebo

Create a Document to work seamlessly with both pen and keyboard. The first and only app that lets you mix both inputs thanks to interactive ink.


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

  • 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 Note or add a Note section to a Document. Convert handwriting to typed text and drawn shapes to perfect forms. Copy-paste text and edit with the pen or keyboard.

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 content

Export in multiple formats. Create a link to share your content. Easily copy/paste to any other app.


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

Features in detail


  • Custom dictionary

    Fine-tune Nebo's handwriting recognition by adding custom words like brand names or abbreviations to your personal dictionary.

  • Checklist recognition

    Handwrite multi-level checkable lists to help structure your content and stay organized.

  • 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.

  • 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 content 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.

  • Note sections

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

  • Multiple inputs

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


  • Create freely

    Write, draw, brainstorm on a zoomable creative canvas. Note content can be copied to Nebo Documents, ready to convert, or pasted into other apps.

  • Notes

    In Notes, or Note sections in Documents, write and draw freely on an expandable canvas, convert handwriting to typed text and drawn shapes to perfect forms.

Imported files

  • Import and annotate

    Import PDF, Word and PowerPoint files 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

  • Pick your pen type

    Enjoy more control over the look and feel of your content with a choice of pen types: felt, fountain, brush and highlighter.

  • Page backgrounds

    Choose from a range of page background colors to help categorize content or simply to suit your preference.

  • Dark Mode

    Nebo supports Dark Mode, optimized for comfortable low-light viewing whichever background or ink colors you're using.

  • Apple Silicon compatible

    Nebo is compatible with Apple Silicon devices, allowing you to access your library on Mac M1/M2 devices.

  • Sync your content

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

  • Manage your content

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

  • Global search

    Quickly search your entire Nebo library, 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.

  • Create link

    Share any Nebo page by publishing a copy to a web link, with full access control. Sharing via web link requires a free MyScript account.

  • Copy and paste

    Copy/paste content between pages or into other apps.

  • Easy export

    Export Documents to .docx, PDF, text or .nebo formats. Export Notes to PNG, PDF or SVG. Export imported files to PDF. You can even export multiple pages to a single document.

  • Use any pen

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

  • Library backup

    Back up your entire library 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 content on iPhone

    Download Nebo Viewer, the free companion app that lets you browse, search and share read-only versions of your Nebo content from your iPhone. Accessing your content 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.