Overview of features:

For more information about features, here’s a detailed review by Justin, a beta tester, complete with screenshots and examples. See also these frequently asked questions.


Below are the improvements and features in version 3:

  • Smoother handwriting. Better inking. Just a better handwriting experience overall. I put the below screenshots in hi-def so that you can see the inking:

  • No more database! All flat files. Better yet, they are SVGs so you can view (and share) them in any web browser.
  • Full Dropbox syncing. That is, at any time, the dedicated Dropbox folder for Notes Plus (currently predefined as Dropbox/NotesPlus/Sync) mirrors exactly the file contents of the app.
  • PDF import (including an “Open in” option within other PDF apps) and annotation.

PDF Open-in Notes Plus

  • Image support.
  • Better typed text handling with full-page text canvas. Tap on text mode and start typing without worrying about textbox size or location (textboxes are still supported).

Text Edit Mode

  • Better close-up writing experience with more control and space, yet retaining the best feature of auto-advance in the current Notes Plus.

Close-up box

  • We will have the side navigation popover like before, no shelf (I found this too disruptive).

Navigation Panel

  • Handwriting Recognition

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  1. Dave
    Jan 03, 2015 @ 06:40:32

    Can I use my godaddy online storage instead of dropbox? My notebooks and audio recordings growing past what I am willing to pay dropbox. But I have unlimited storage with my godaddy account. Please help.
    • Toan Nguyen
      Jan 03, 2015 @ 12:25:51

      Hi David,

      I'm afraid Notes Plus doesn't yet allow uploading recordings to a cloud account (not even Dropbox), but if you want to upload just notes and you have the GoDaddy app installed, you can tap Tools (top-right wrench icon) > Export, then choose "Another app" for "Destination", then choose "GoDaddy" from the Open In list. If GoDaddy supports the same functionality like the Dropbox app, you'll be prompted to upload the exported notebook to GoDaddy. Let me know if you need further help.