Versions

See what’s new since version 1.9

  • 5.8

    December 15, 2023

    • Trash and recover

      Easily recover deleted pages, notebooks and collections from the trash.

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  • 5.7

    November 24, 2023

    • PDF thumbnail sidebar

      Easily add, move or delete PDF pages, and swiftly jump to any page by simply tapping its thumbnail.

    • PDF navigation

      Jump to specific locations within PDFs by tapping internal links or editing the page-number field.

    • Annotations formatting in PDFs

      Select an annotation and apply bold, underline or strike-through formatting. You can also transform an annotation into a list.

  • 5.6

    November 13, 2023

    • Nebo on iPhone

      Edit your iPad notes on iPhone via auto-sync. Use finger, passive pen, or keyboard to edit.

  • 5.5

    October 24, 2023

    • Automatic cloud sync

      Effortlessly sync notes across all your devices with auto-sync.

  • 5.4

    September 25, 2023

    • Handwriting conversion in PDFs

      In PDFs, use the lasso to select handwriting and convert it to typed text.

    • Keyboard in PDFs

      Use the keyboard to type, edit and dictate text in PDFs.

    • Perfect shapes in PDFs

      Hold your pen to the screen after drawing a shape to convert it to a perfect form you can resize and rotate.

    • Manage pages within a PDF

      Long press on a page or tap the + button in the toolbar, then either add a blank page, move the selected page up or down, or delete it.

  • 5.3

    September 13, 2023

    • Discover Nebo AI Beta

      Instantly explain words & concepts, summarize your notes, and chat using your pencil

  • 5.2

    September 5, 2023

    • Zoom out in PDFs

      Pinch to zoom out to a full-page view regardless of PDF size or orientation.

  • 5.1

    August 21, 2023

    • Rotate images and shapes

      Rotate & snap images or converted shapes in Notes and diagrams.

    • Add and rotate images in PDFs

      Long press in a PDF to paste or import an image, or to take a photo.

    • Zoom out in PDFs

      Pinch to zoom out to a full-page view regardless of PDF size or orientation.

  • 5.0

    August 2, 2023

    • Better cloud sync

      New page-level sync works faster and vastly reduces the chance of conflicts between devices.

    • Boosted performance

      Reworked app architecture for a smoother experience, paving the way for exciting forthcoming features.

    • Improved recognition

      Nebo’s world-leading handwriting recognition engine is now more accurate than ever.

  • 4.1

    April 25, 2023

    • Nebo’s new free plan

      All previously paid features are now available for free: PDF import and export, search, dictionary, export to Word, share via web link, and more…

      You can create up to 5 new pages to test all Nebo's features. Your existing pages are safe and won't count toward the 5-page limit.

      Unlock the full version of Nebo with a one-time purchase to enjoy unlimited pages and cloud sync.

    • New highlighter options in Notes

      Freehand keeps your handwritten stroke, smart auto-aligns with text. "No fill" color removes smart highlights, eraser removes freehand highlights.

    • Zoom level always displayed in Notes

      Zoom level is now always shown at the bottom left. Tap it to reset zoom to 100%. You can now lock and unlock the zoom level by tapping the lock icon next to it.

  • 4.0

    December 15, 2022

    • Conversion in Notes

      Our write-to-text engine now works in Notes - simply select handwriting with the lasso and tap "Convert" to convert it to typed text.

    • Pen gestures in Notes

      Notes now support our intuitive pen gestures - so you can erase, edit and format both handwriting and typed text without breaking your flow.

    • Perfect shapes

      New for Notes and diagram objects within Documents: hold your pen to the screen after drawing a line or shape to convert it to a perfect, regularized form.

    • Copy-paste to Notes

      You can now copy-paste text or images from other apps into Notes.

    • Keyboard in Notes

      You can now use the keyboard to type, dictate and edit text in Notes.

    • Background patterns in Notes

      We've added new background patterns for Notes - you can now choose from the classic grid, lines, dotted lines or a blank background.

  • 3.5

    September 1, 2022

    • Dark mode

      Nebo now supports Dark Mode, and has been optimized to ensure your content remains clearly legible whichever background and ink color(s) you use.

    • Background color

      Change the background color of a page to help categorize your content or simply to suit your preference.

    • Notes and Documents

      Nebo's page types have new names that align more closely with their features, benefits and uses. A freeform page is now a Note and a regular page is now a Document.

  • 3.4

    June 17, 2022

    • New pens

      Get creative and personalize your notes with new brush and fountain pens.

    • New text symbols

      Nebo now recognizes handwritten superscript characters and 17 new symbols: ◦ ☆ ↑ ↓ ↗ ↘ ↔ ⇔ ≠ ≈ ≥ ≤ ♀ ♂ ⊕ ⊖ ∅.

    • Learn word

      It’s easier than ever to add a word to Nebo’s dictionary. Simply select a word, then tap “Learn” in the menu to ensure Nebo recognizes it in the future.

  • 3.3

    July 20, 2021

    • Nebo on Mac M1

      Download and enjoy Nebo on Apple silicon devices! Available free from the iPhone and iPad apps section of the App Store.

    • Improved highlighting

      You can now add highlights to titles as well as colored, bold and underlined text.

    • Marker as coloring tool

      Touch and hold with the marker to change the color of highlights, words, strokes, diagram shapes and math symbols.

  • 3.2

    April 16, 2021

    • Nebo Viewer

      Download the new Nebo Viewer app to browse, search and share notes from your iPhone! Available free from the App Store on iPhone.

    • Multi-page export

      You can now export multiple pages at once, combining them into one file and customizing the file name as needed.

    • Checkboxes

      Create checkboxes that you can tick with your pen. Alternatively, tap them to toggle their state.

    • Scratch-erase in freeform Beta

      Our latest beta feature is the scratch-erase gesture in freeform pages and sections. Enable it via Settings > Insider program.

  • 3.1

    March 2, 2021

    • New marker tool for highlighting

      The marker introduced for imported PDFs in Nebo 3.0 is now available in regular pages as well as freeform pages and sections.

    • Import and annotate Word and PowerPoint documents as PDFs

      You can now import Word and PowerPoint documents into your notebooks as PDFs, ready to mark up. When you're done, you can export to PDF with all annotations in place.

    • Eraser enhancements

      You can now adjust the width and behavior of the eraser. You can choose to erase only the content you define (precise eraser) or entire strokes/shapes at once (stroke eraser).

  • 3.0

    December 11, 2020

    • 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 redesigned the conversion preview, introduced a new font for enhanced readability, and added colorful new visuals and icons throughout the app.

  • 2.8

    November 9, 2020

    • 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.

  • 2.7

    September 2, 2020

    • Freeform pages

      Write and draw freely with no constraints on placement or structure. Freeform pages resize automatically to fit your content.

    • Image import for freeform

      Add images to freeform pages and sections, ready to annotate.

    • Reuse freeform content

      Copy content between freeform pages or sections, and into regular pages or other apps. Text and diagrams remain fully editable in regular pages and will auto-convert in other apps.

  • 2.6

    June 3, 2020

    • Multi-level lists

      Create bulleted or numbered lists and adjust the indentation via the edit menu.

    • Indented text blocks

      Create an indented text block and adjust the indentation via the edit menu.

    • Improved block reordering

      Drop a block between two adjacent blocks without the need to create extra space.

    • Vertical space

      Long press with two fingers to adjust vertical spacing between blocks, within sections or within most objects.

    • Text display

      Adjust line height and base font size for optimal writing or reading comfort.

  • 2.5

    February 24, 2020

    • Draft

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

    • Lasso

      Quickly and precisely select content to move, resize or copy it.

    • Dictionary

      Add custom words like names or technical terms to improve their recognition.

    • Library backup

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

    • Smarter recognition

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

  • 2.4

    September 23, 2019

    • Create link

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

    • Draft Beta

      Create sections to quickly mix all kinds of content. Copy it later to any page or other apps.

    • Lasso Beta

      Quickly and precisely select content to move, resize or copy it.

  • 2.3

    August 23, 2019

    • Keyboard

      Type or dictate to add text without using your pen. Edit existing text with the keyboard, whether it is handwritten or converted.

    • Text selection

      Select parts of paragraphs or multiple blocks. Change the color of your text with a simple tap on the color bar or make it bold.

    • Copy/paste

      Paste external text in Nebo, and copy from Nebo to any other app.

  • 2.2

    June 17, 2019

    • Insider program

      We’ve been crafting innovative new features, and we’d love to offer you early previews. So today we’re launching the Insider program to give you an inside look while these features are being refined.

    • Keyboard Beta

      Type or dictate to add text without using your pen. Edit existing text with the keyboard, whether it is handwritten or converted.

    • Create link Beta

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

  • 2.1

    April 2, 2019

    • More page management options

      Duplicate or name your pages. Pages now stay open while you sync.

    • Enhanced writing experience

      Benefit from the latest innovations in MyScript Interactive Ink.

    • Simpler recognition language settings

      Easily update recognition languages right from the app settings. South African English is now also recognized.

  • 2.0

    October 29, 2018

    • Better note management

      Notebook pages are now displayed as a grid for faster navigation and page reordering. Handling your notes has never been easier.

    • New library

      With all your notebooks and collections available in the side panel, intuitively move pages between notebooks using drag and drop.

    • Smarter recognition

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

    • Support for 6 new languages

      Cebuano (Philippines), English (Philippines), Filipino (Philippines), Malagasy (Madagascar), Spanish (Colombia), Swahili (Tanzania).

    • Better search

      More easily find what you’re looking for with an improved search, covering your whole library at once.

  • 1.9

    April 3, 2018

    • iCloud & Google Drive

      Sync now supports even more cloud services, just pick your favorite.

    • Diagrams in PowerPoint

      Copy/paste fully editable diagrams to PowerPoint.

    • Quick tag menu

      Tap top-left icon of any text block to switch between title, subtitle and paragraph.