Notebook - Take Notes, Sync across devices

Developer: Zoho Corporation

Current Version: 2.0.4

Last Updated: 19 days ago

Download Size: 45.7 MB - Download


Beautifully simple. Simply the best note-taking app for Mac.

Take notes, create checklists, record audio, capture moments with Notebook. All your notes are instantly synced across your devices and to the cloud.

The simple, intimate joy of Notebook comes from using the app. We've been meticulous in our design, paying attention to every detail. Notebook is 100% free and ad-free. Mobile apps and a Web Clipper for Chrome are also available.

Notebook provides different ways to take notes and capture your thoughts.

- Write notes. Start with text, add images, checklists or audio, all in the same note.
- Create and mark checklists to get stuff done with the dedicated checklist note card.
- Record ideas, meetings, and lectures with the audio note card.
- Capture moments using the dedicated photo note card.

We've brought mobile-inspired gestures to the Mac. Navigate Notebook without a single click.

- Hover over notebooks and note cards; two finger swipe for more information, or to lock or delete.
- Pinch in and out to open and close notebooks and note card groups.
- Use two fingers to flick through grouped note cards.

- Choose a notebook cover or create your own by simply dragging an image onto a notebook.
- Color code your notes by choosing from one of our pre-made colors, or by choosing your own.
- Organize note cards into notebooks; group note cards that go together.
- Move or copy note cards between notebooks.

- Synchronize all your notes and notebooks across devices and to the cloud.
- Begin taking a note on one device, add to it from another later.
- Lock individual notes and notebooks with Touch ID or passcodes.
- Search your notes within a notebook or across notebooks.

Touch Bar runs through Notebook, providing contextual navigation options throughout the app.

- Change views and create note cards directly from the Touch Bar.
- Each note card comes with its own set of contextual Touch Bar options.
- Change notebook covers or note card colors from the Touch Bar.

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If you have any questions, please reach out to us at [email protected]

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Release Notes:

We've fixed a few bugs and made a few other enhancements


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by 57U

Evernote good bye! - As some of the previous reviewers, I am using this app as an Evernote replacement. This app works great, very functional, please create a worthy doc editor, page # options would be so so nice. A web clipper would be fantastic. But the drawing section is my favorite to take quick notes or just to doodle. Checkboxes I use for shopping. Combining notes is fantastic, love the colors and the notebooks, I just love this app. Please work on it to make it even better - the suggestions by others are great, no need to repeat them. I just deleted my Evernote account and looking forward to using this smooooooth app! One important note - please pay particular attention to sync. I would love if I could share a document/note with someone and we could instantaneously and simultaneously collaborate on notes and drawings.

Found helpful by 21 out of 21 people
Version 1.0.2
Review by James Dare

Do not get this app - CAN I RATE THIS 0 STARS?? The app itself is nice and visually appealing but under the hood, it’s functionality is terrible and the sync service is even worse. I was working in the app not long ago and all of a sudden it deletes every single note I have. This has happened twice and the first time I thought it was a fluke, but I decided to keep using it. This time I am done for sure with this app. I heavily suggest to all of you never to get this app. Switch back to Evernote or something else. They might not be as visually appealing but at least you won’t lose all of your data. Did I mention there’s no way to recover or back up your data throught the app? Don’t even get me started on how you can’t add any files or anything to your notes. Save yourself a lot of pain and DO NOT GET THIS APP.

Found helpful by 12 out of 18 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.0.4
Review by bluejoken.stewart

Simple, yet effective! - Simple. Easy and beautiful user interface! Syncs universally across ALL devices. This app took my organization to a whole new level! I especially enjoy the audio record feature that allows you to take notes while recording. Also, this ties sketching into your mobile devices. I like this app because it is powerful and encompasses a lot of my note making needs. I ran into a small bug on my iMac where if the app is hidden and you try to use the menubar icon to add a note, it places the app window in a frozen state where I cannot click on anything: All menu items are grayed, as well. I have to quit and reopen for things to start working properly. No matter! I still love the app and will use this as my main note taker. Thank you for such a wonderful tool!

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.0.4
Review by frankd_15

Almost PERFECT. - I absolutely LOVE Notebook. I have been looking so long for an app like this, and Notebook does it all. It syncs across all devices, allows organization of notes into different notebooks, has several different note formats, has password locking, and is elegantly designed. The many note formats is especially great: Simple text, image, audio, file attachment, sketching (on the mobile app), and the best part is you can combine many of these together in one text note. And the design is absolutely beautiful. It’s so minimal and clean and very elegant. That matters to me a lot because it helps my mind flow out its thougts much better. I just have two requests to make: 1) This is a small thing that I know the developers are continuously working on, but sometimes there are still some inconsistencies in syncing across devices. I’ll rename a notebook on my phone, but on my computer it made the notebook title become “Untitled”, but the new title still remains on my phone. There are a few other examples of syncing inconsistencies that were probably insignificant enough for me to not mind them. 2) PLEASE I would really really appreciate it if the developers could add different view options, so you can view your notes by date created. This is especially important to me because I like to use one of my notebooks as a journal, but they sometimes gett out of order if I edit old entries. Thank you so much to the devs for creating this application. I’d love to see what improvements there will be in the future.

Found helpful by 18 out of 18 people
Version 2.0.4
Review by Music Factory Studios

Best Note Taking App! - NoteBook is the perfect app for anyone who is a content creator to keep track of information, thoughts and ideas. I would say nothing comes close to Notebook. I wish there would be one new feature added a way to exprot the audio from the notebooks to use in podcasts or other audio content, there is a work around to do it now but a simple export option would be great! As a podcaster and audio engineer/musician I love using Notebook for ideas but I would really like a export audio option to share music ideas with others when I’m using Notebook for songwriting!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people