Best of Note iOS Apps

Discover and download great Note apps for iOS.

September 1st, 2018

Mail to Self

An iOS extension to mail notes to yourself from any app

Stowe Boyd- futurist, researcher, imperfectionist
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.
4 Alternatives to Mail to Self

Quiver

A notebook built for programmers on your Mac

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.
Daniel Sandoval
I was looking for a note taking application where I control my data. I switched to Quiver because it stores my notes in a plaintext library of JSON that I can move across git, gDrive, dropbox or just transfer between devices manually. I also use Quaver (an community-developed android app) to get an _alright_ mobile experience out of it.
2 Alternatives to Quiver

Evernote Scannable

Multi-purpose scanning app from Evernote (iPhone)

Øyvind Solstad ☀- Head of social media, VG
Every time I have a receipt, I just put it on a table or even on my pants, open Scannable and snap. Scannable removes the background, fixes the light (white is white, and black is black), straightens out the paper, and saves it Evernote. Love it. All my receipts for the accounting are perfect.
adam mashaal- Founder of Being. East Village, NYC
It's not the most under the radar app (it's by Evernote after all), but this app has such high utility, everyone should have it. Just snap a pic of any document you want to scan and the app creates a professional and quality PDF, which can be shared in a few taps.
Keir Williams- Officer at @TheGreenParty
It has really good page recognition and the scans are very good quality. I haven't found a scanning app yet that is so precise and fast.
2 Alternatives to Evernote Scannable

Unclutter

Access notes, files & pasteboard clips quickly on your Mac

Victor V. Basyul
It just feels like a part of the macOS itself, easily plugs into pretty much any workflow & provides quick access to files, notes and clipboard management.
Eugene Krupnov
Best for super-fast note taking. Plain text, quick search. Always available with one single gesture.
mark!- Sr. Social Media Manager, Red Bull
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.
7 Alternatives to Unclutter

Five Minute Journal App

The simplest, most effective way to be happier every day

Fadeke Adegbuyi- Social Media & Content Marketing @Doist
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!
The Hustle
When I first heard about the Five Minute Journal, I thought it was a complete scam. Their website said this journal can "prime your brain" and "cultivate gratitude." But how can a journal make you happier? I've never used a physical journal to write down what I was feeling.
Idownloadblog
The Five Minute Journal app description claims it to be the simplest and most effective way to become happier in five minutes a day. Having used the physical journal for several months, I can definitely witness some positive changes in my life, which are ultimately making me happier.
28 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.

Yigit Pinarbasi- Freelance UI / UX Designer
I'm using Paper and I'm so happy. So quick to use and easy to take notes, make lists etc.
Kunal Bhatia- Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
I love what FiftyThree has done with their products, especially Paper and Think Kit. Not sure how you take notes, but these apps changed my whole approach to taking notes. I think more visually and try to do more sketch notes. With Paste by FiftyThree, soon you can bring your notes to collaborate with your Slack team. This type of interaction makes notetakin… See more
Kunal Bhatia- Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
I love the thinking behind the new version of Paper. You can draw and have it replace your poorly drawn shapes into nice rectangles, squares, and circles. This is perfect for note-taking, sketching quick ideas in a meeting, and low-fi wireframing.
33 Alternatives to Paper 3.0
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