Noteful: Note-Taking on PDF

Noteful Technologies Ltd
Last updated: 29 Nov 2023

Noteful is your one-stop note-taking app to experience the new paperless revolution on iPad.

Perfect for annotating documents, taking class notes or even building your personal knowledge system. It is time to put aside the paper clutter, as Noteful is a versatile tool that helps you to accelerate your learning and knowledge work.

Take Beautiful Handwritten Notes
• Natural, fluid and precise handwriting experience
• Precise handwriting on iPad with Apple Pencil native support
• Custom-built ink engine InfiniteStroke that captures and converts your strokes into high-resolution vector ink
• 3 brushes available: ballpoint pen, fountain pen and highlighter
• Switch between pen sizes and colours
• Recognise geometrical shapes

Markup, Highlight, Annotate
• Import PDFs, MS Office documents to a notebook
• Add images, shapes and typed text to notes
• Use multiple paper templates in a single notebook
• Export and share handwritten annotations as PDF
• Use Quick Create to create a new notebook for quick sketching

Powerful Tagging
• Organise quickly by tagging with #tag or even #nested/tag anywhere in notebooks
• More flexible than folders; Notes can be organised by subjects, by topics or by priorities
• Browse notebooks or pages by tags
• Rename, delete or re-assign tags to easily re-organise your library

Layers in Notebook
• Add annotation on separate layers without changing original content*
• Hide or show layers independently
• Rearrange layers
• Make it possible to composite complex layout*

All Your Notes, All the Time
• Sync to all your iPhone and iPad devices*
• Take textbooks, slides, handwritten notes and PDF documents with you wherever you go
• Notebooks synced with iCloud are encrypted via account-based keys

Powerful Editing
• Erase strokes with eraser
• Double tap on Apple Pencil to switch to eraser tool
• Move and resize annotations with lasso tool
• Unlimited undo, redo
• Support Split View for multitasking

Audio Record Notes
• Record audio while you take notes
• Audio playback position synced with the notes

Modern App Design
• A minimalist UI that maximizes content space
• Streamlined design that requires fewer taps for common functions
• Different orientations are available for the main toolbar
• A clean UI that lets you focus on note-taking and the content

We will be adding new features so please stay tuned for future updates.

Noteful is free to use without time limit but with certain features (marked with*) only available to users who upgrade to Noteful Pro via In-app purchase.

Noteful Pro is available for one-time purchase and the features will be unlocked forever.

If you have support questions or product suggestions, please contact us by support.

Wishing you good note-taking!

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– New: Create reusable stickers from images or drawings, and then add them to your notebooks.
– New: Arrange stickers into sticker collections.
– New: Option to add the Tape tool to the toolbar as a separate tool.
– New: Customize the orders of tools in the toolbar. Long press on any tool to display the option screen.
– Fixed a display glitch when moving or resizing image objects with border.

– New: “Draw on Hover” option for Pen Tool. Some users experienced with drawing broken lines with the Pen Tool but not with other tools such as the Lasso Tool. It might be casued by a hardware problem if Apple Pencil’s pressure reading is too low. When enabled, the app will attempt to resolve the problem and the results may vary.
– Fixed a potential issue where data export could produce archive files with missing files. It is recommended that the user re-export the data.
– Fixed an issue where TabBar would not work properly when setting the bottom position on iOS 17.
– Improved multiple selection in notebook thumbnail view. Slide your finger horizontally to select multiple pages.
– Minor UI changes in Presentation Tool.

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