App Giveaway: Noteshelf for iPad

Noteshelf is a note-taking app for your iPad - or shall I say: a beautiful note-taking app for your iPad. It comes with 17 digital ink pens, 20 note templates, 15 covers, and much much more. It's been making its way around the Mobile Nations back offices and let's just say it's a stylus-selling, device-draining, can't-stop-gushing-about-it in meetings hit. Bottom line, a lot of smart people around here think Noteshelf is among the most productive tools they've ever used on iPad, and that's saying a lot.

The most beautiful note taking app ever designed for the iPad. Noteshelf is the handwriting note taker that features super natural digital ink, a stunning UI and a comprehensive toolset that will increase the benefits of owning an iPad by leaps and bounds.


  • Neatly organize all your notebooks on the shelf, each with a cover and title of your choosing.
  • Group related notebooks together and label the groups appropriately for better organization.
  • Password protect groups of notebooks on the shelf for privacy.
  • Rearrange pages within a notebook or move them to different notebooks to reorganize your notes.


  • Choose from a collection of 20 note templates ranging from simple ruled/checked notebooks to a day planner, task manager, personal journal, music notes and shopping lists to name just a few.
  • Create your own note templates in any paint program and import them into Noteshelf to create custom note templates.
  • Mix different types of note templates within one notebook.
  • Choose from a selection of 15 beautiful covers for the notebooks you create.
  • Browse the in-app store for many more professionally designed templates and covers.


  • 17 digital ink pens that provide the writing experience very close to real-life pen & paper.
  • Full set of highlighter pens and erasers.
  • Cut / Copy / Paste support to move or duplicate notes. You can even paste your notes from Noteshelf into other apps like email app, for example.
  • Write comfortably with your finger or stylus using our special zoom and wrist protection modes.
  • Embed and annotate photos. iPad 2 users can take a photo directly from Noteshelf and use it within notes without switching between apps.
  • Unlimited undo/redo capabilities should you ever decide to change your mind while taking notes.


  • Email or print your notes directly from Noteshelf.
  • Export your notes to EVERNOTE or DROPBOX as PDF or image files.
  • Present your notes on an external display by using Apple's VGA adapter. Use Noteshelf as a whiteboard tool to conduct seminars or facilitate brainstorming sessions.


TiPb is such a fan of Noteshelf for iPad that we're gifting copies of the app to 5 lucky readers! For a chance to win, just leave a comment below! (U.S. App Store account required to redeem gifts, Apple's rule, not ours!)

Noteshelf is available on the iPad for $4.99.

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Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.

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App Giveaway: Noteshelf for iPad


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Now this looks like an app I would use!!! If I don't win, I might just have to shell out. Thanks for such a glowing review--I love finding great apps through y'all!

I've been trying as many Notes products as I can for the Educators I work with. I've learned each teacher has different app needs, and not one size fits all. Looks like a fantastic app, thanks for the chance to win.

Been using this app since 1.0. Its really awesome. Just wish i could bring up the keyboard for those few instances i need it.

@horacegreenwood It changes as the wtehaer does. The image(video) is also random so if its clear wtehaer you get several random clear wtehaer vids displayed after a couple of minutes so your not looking at the same image(video) the whole time. I got this App and i love it! Was this answer helpful?

This is something that I have been hoping for! Although I enjoy typing, I'm a much more visual person than tha t and want to be able to use different pens.

This is something that I have been hoping for! Although I enjoy typing, I'm a much more visual person than tha t and want to be able to use different pens.

This is something that I have been hoping for! Although I enjoy typing, I'm a much more visual person than tha t and want to be able to use different pens.

This is exactly what I have been looking for! I'm a very visual person and although typing is fine, I prefer to be able to use different pens, etc.

This is exactly what I have been looking for! I'm a very visual person and although typing is fine, I prefer to be able to use different pens, etc.

This looks like an awesome app that would be very useful, not to mention my kids would love it also! Thanks for all you guys and gals do!

This app is so for me! I can record and type my lectures, the one part I hated about taking notes in class was when the professor drew diagrams. It's really hard to replicate them in MS Word. Most of the time, the notes don't make much sense with the pictures. Please TiPb, help me further my education!

Just as I have run out of the overpriced "real" notebooks that I purchased in September, this app would find a home on my iPad and I would be greatful not to have to spend more money on pencils & notebooks... plus I would be helping the environment.. awesome

I've been looking for the perfect note taking app for months. It looks like I may now have a winner.

This app looks might finally be the notetaking solution I've wanted. Sure would be nice to win a copy and try it out. Thanks.

I am constantly taking notes on the native iPad Notes app. This looks like it would be a much better alternative.

This is a very nice app, love to get a copy so that I can finally get a good notepad on my ipad to do my math homework on.

Just so the earth doesn't have all the apps in the northern hemisphere and cause the world to topple over I would really like one of these apps Down Under to balance it out. Oh, and use it everyday.

One can only dream of such creative and versatile app to exist. It wakes up MY imagination and enthusiasm. Looking forward to the chance to try it.

As a left-hander taking any kind of notes can be frustrating. At least this app would make me smile and perhaps allow my handwriting to be legible!

Fascinated by technology I recently got a master in educational technology. I teach French in high school but my goal is to keep myself updated on new tools so I can connect with the 21st century student and organize seminars on incorporating valuable educational tools in the classroom. I always update my students on new fun and interactive apps and we often share our experience. Can't afford to buy all the educative apps, this one would be a great one to try and promote!

WOW !! I love good looking, well made apps. This looks the goods, and Leanna has given it a great review. It must be a winner ! Hope I am too ;-)