Best of Note iOS Apps

Discover and download great Note apps for iOS.

December 1st, 2017

Mail to Self

An iOS extension to mail notes to yourself from any app

Stowe Boyd- futurist, researcher, iconclast
I use this everyday
Avi Parshan- Android Developer, YouTuber
I used this all my time on my iPad. Just need to make an andorid version
Fᴀʀʜᴀᴅ- Product & UX, Design Sprints
You open this app once to configure it, then all you use is it's extension. One tap and whatever you were looking at is in your inbox, ready for you to get back to when you're ready.
2 Alternatives to Mail to Self


A notebook built for programmers on your Mac

Alberto- thinker · dreamer · finder
Best note taking app for programmers
Mohammed Ridwan- Software Engineer @ShopifyPlus.
I use Quiver for every single note taking need, whether it is making to-do lists or doing research on a project. Quiver handles LaTeX, Markdown, Code so well! Also pair this with Lightshot Screenshot and you have the perfect research scrap-booking tool.
Anirudh- SDE Intern @Hasura. GSoC '17 @Haiku.
This doesn't solve the main task of daily notes, I use this to jot down the highlights of what I learn/see online. It's built for programmers, supports LaTeX, Markdown and Code view with line numbers. Love to have all these features at disposal though I don't use them all.
2 Alternatives to Quiver

Evernote Scannable

Multi-purpose scanning app from Evernote (iPhone)

Calvin Dass- I'm just here for the ride.
This has made going paperless so much easier! It takes 3 seconds to capture images, it enhances them automatically so they look like they've been scanned, and the PDFs or images can be shared with most other apps (I save mine to Google Drive or Box). It also integrates with Evernote and can automatically save contact information from business cards when you … See more
Graham Campbell- 🚀 new ventures, faster
Because pictures of text should be searchable by text & easily transformed into PDFs from your 📱.
Nick Berry- Chief Hustler
I absolutely love it, use it almost every day, but my work only provides us with Android devices. So I have to use my personal phone for work.
2 Alternatives to Evernote Scannable
Tom Lehman- Co-founder & CEO, Genius
My co-founder Ilan and I are psyched to share an early look at the future of Genius / the Internet with y’all! As you probably know, Genius started as a project to annotate hip-hop lyrics. We’ve since expanded beyond music into annotating all kinds of text — literature, political speeches, the Bible, etc. Now we’re embarking on our biggest challenge yet: a… See more
7 Alternatives to Genius Beta


Access notes, files & pasteboard clips quickly on your Mac

Eugene Krupnov
Great helper for everyday workflow. Helps storing and handling temp stuff and often used files, writing notes and managing the clipboard history. Quick, simple and lightweight. Don't know how you guys work without it :)
mark!- Social Media Manager, Red Bull TV
Essential tool as I do a ton of copying/pasting in my role as a Social Media Manager. It also is a godsend if you route your screenshot folder to Unclutter's dropdown folder. I have my directs download Unclutter, aText, BetterSnapTool as soon as they start working for me.
Eugene Krupnov
Best for super-fast note taking. Plain text, quick search. Always available with one single gesture.
6 Alternatives to Unclutter


A visual to-do list, cut nine ways.

Iain Reid- Product Design Partner.
The premise of NINE is simple. Most of us use our phone camera as a way of capturing things we want to do, products we want to buy and places we want to go - but they end up lost amongst our other photos. NINE solves this by encouraging you to organise your photo reminders via the use of nine ‘everyday action tags’. Why NINE? Because nobody really wants t… See more
8 Alternatives to NINE

Medium for Android

Read, recommend, highlight, & respond to stories on Android

Cara Meverden- Founder at Subcast
@cyrusradfar That's a big question with a multi-part answer that goes beyond the Android app. However, I can share that we have a goal of surfacing content to our users that is meaningful to them, as well as enabling great content to be discovered. Recent product changes are supporting this. For example, the introduction of tags means that you can tag your s… See more
1 Alternatives to Medium for Android

Five Minute Journal App

The simplest, most effective way to be happier every day

Fadeke Adegbuyi- Marketing and Communcations
This is an awesome tool to practice gratitude and mindfulness. It really shouldn't take you more than 2.5 minutes in the morning and 2.5 minutes in the afternoon to answer a set of questions that prime you for the day and let you reflect on how it unfolded.
John Ababseh- Epiphany Enthusiast
I like this app, super simple and easy to use!
19 Alternatives to Five Minute Journal App

When inspiration happens, put it on Paper. Paper is the best way to capture and connect your notes, photos, and sketches. Create checklists, spotlight details in photos, and sketch diagrams with unbeatable speed and ease — Paper is like a wall of sticky notes for everything that inspires you.

Ben Tossell- Partner, The Upstarters
I loved using this for a long time!! Although I'm bad at keeping to-do lists so have defaulted to Apple Notes (and to be honest, its perfect for me)
ashita achuthan- Product gal
Second using paper for sketching as well. You can add images and mark it up - if that's what you're looking for.
Ryan Hoover- Founder, Product Hunt
Have you tried Paper by FiftyThree? Since its initial launch, they added sketching functionality, optimal for iPads.
Bill Morein- Head of Product, FiftyThree
When we started the process of bringing Paper to the iPhone, we went back to the original concept behind Paper - capturing ideas. Sketches are obviously a great way to do that, but when we really spent time with the phone form factor and spent time talking to customers, it was obvious that pure sketching isn't going to be the primary case. The vast majority … See more
28 Alternatives to Paper 3.0

Remind Me At

Supercharge the way you set reminders on your iOS devices

Paul Kemp- The App Guy Podcast
Thanks Violeta. I'm Paul Kemp on the team at RemindMeAt. I've been using the app to remind me about location dependant apps, products and services I find here on Product Hunt. For example, I set up a reminder to alert me about a cool co-working startup space I found on Product Hunt and it's only located in London. Next time I'm nearby, I get a reminder o… See more
3 Alternatives to Remind Me At

Momento 3

The smart private journal that captures your life story.

Momento is a smart private journal that stays up to date effortlessly. Capture and collect moments to explore, relive and share your life story.

Oliver Waters- Co-founder, d3i / Momento
Hello fellow hunters! I’m excited to introduce Momento 3! Momento has come a long way since we first launched in 2010 and over the years we have learned a great deal about how people have used Momento to record, remember and improve their lives. We have re-designed and re-built Momento from the ground up to create a richer and smarter journaling experience… See more
5 Alternatives to Momento 3
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