Introducing Notebook, a Beautifully Simple Note-taking App

Whether you’re capturing a thought, creating a checklist, recording an idea, or snapping a moment, note-taking can be fun with Notebook.

We are excited to announce Notebook, a beautifully simple app designed to make note-taking enjoyable. It is available on iOS and Android, optimized for smartphones and tablets.

Notebook introduces the concept of ‘Note Cards’. Note Cards are built-in templates for capturing various types of content inside Notebook. The Text Card lets you capture anything in a note, while a Checklist Card lets you create, well, checklists. There’s also an Audio Card to record voice notes, and a Photo Card to snap moments. All Note Cards feature randomly generated colors that can be customized.

Notebook makes note-taking fun by providing an interactive experience. You can group Note Cards by pinching them together, then flick a group to view them. In landscape view, Note Cards behave like magnets when you group/ungroup them; you can even collapse your notes like an accordion.

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Whether you capture your ideas through a quick note initiated from a 3D Touch or through the widget from the notification bar, Notebook lets you focus on your thoughts and not the tool.

Note Cards can be organized into Notebooks. Each notebook comes with a unique hand-drawn cover from our in-house artists. You can create your own covers by adding any image of your choice.

All of your notes are seamlessly synced across various devices and to the Zoho cloud. No matter which device you use, your notes are always up to date.

Notebook is free (and ad-free), just like our other productivity apps. We think you’ll enjoy the app. Download it and give it a try (iOS, Android).

260 Replies to “Introducing Notebook, a Beautifully Simple Note-taking App”

  1. I love this app, but I didn’t sign in when I first started using it. When I try to log in with the new Zoho update, it says “Our records shows that you have already logged in as a different user. Do you still want to continue to login and remove the old user’s data from this device?” How can I log in without having all of my notes deleted?

    1. Hi,
      This message will be shown if you have previously signed in, and later trying to sign-in as a different user. If you had any un-synced notes in the previous signed-in, those data will be erased. If you’re in guest mode now, you can simply sign-in to the app, all your data will be synced without any issues.
      For any further clarification, send us a feedback from the app, one of our support assistant will reach you and will help you to proceed further.

  2. I love this app, but I didn’t sign in when I first started using it. How do I sync an existing notebook? I want to keep my notebooks, when I sign up. How can I do that?

    1. Hi Sophia,
      We have two modes in the app, guest mode and signed-in mode. In guest mode, all your data will be stored in local and in signed-in mode, all your data will be stored in the cloud. Now from guest mode, you can simply Sign-up to the app from settings. All your data from local will be automatically synced to the cloud and you’ll be able to access it from any other device. Keep using the app and share your feedback to us.

  3. Notebook is a very good app and recommend everyone to install it. This is the app where we can organiser ideas in the written form or recorded voice a simple text.

    Actually I want to ask a question though……
    There is a option to organise a text as when we use this option the points will be automatically kept like a bold dot. But I want to keep special type of indication for special points. Like maybe instead of the bold dot keep some design like a fish or something else over if there is an option such, please help me ?

    1. Hey Ananya,
      Glad to know that you love our app. Please keep using the app and share us your thoughts.
      Regarding the bullet list icons, select the list and click on the right indent icon from the editor tool, this will apply different unordered icons to the list. For any further clarifications, you can reach us at support@zohonotebook.com.

    1. Hey John,
      There were few iOS 13 specific issues in the app earlier and the dictation issue is also one of them. We have fixed it in our latest version 5.4.8. Please update the app from App Store and try using the app.

  4. Hi, love the app on iOS, Mac.
    What s the today card for on my watch? My assumption.
    1. When you open watch, at the beginning of the day, choose today.
    2. Any additional notes added on the watch or devices will line up for that day.
    3. Fill in the date on the device for the Today Card.
    4. Use it as a marker then to gather all the notes from a particular day.

    1. Hi John,
      Strings ’Today’ and ‘Notebook’ in watch are just templates that we’ve provided for users understanding. On tapping ‘Today’, just a note with content ‘Today’ will be created.
      And your suggestions for this flow are actually good. We really appreciate it. I’ll take this to the development team and we’ll provide this feature, if feasible.

  5. Just setting up the app on my ipad, iphone and iwatch
    I cannot create a new note on my watch.
    The display on my watch does not look like the note display on my ipad or iphone.
    The list entries are all strung together, no separation between list entries.

    1. Hey John,
      We would like to let you know that, Notebook is specifically designed for iWatch based on the limitations that Apple provide. From iWatch, you can take notes by tapping on ‘Text note’ icon and use audio transcript or scribbler to create a Text note. And you can also create audio notes by simply tapping on the ‘Record’ icon. The notes taken in watch will be synced to your phone.
      Regarding the list preview issue in iWatch. Please write us to support@zohonotebook.com, our support person will help you with it.

  6. AMAZING APP!!!!! I’ve ditched countless apps & replaced them with this, which is SO much better than anything else out there, I honestly can’t fault this app…. Except for one thing & it’s unfortunately a huge issue for me & the few other people I know that use it too…. There doesn’t seem to be any way to type your notes in landscape view on the iOS app version? It’s prevented me from many times not typing things up when I really should because for me & many others I know, typing in portrait view (holding phone upright) takes SOZ much longer so many times I ditch notetaking at times I’d like to simply because I wouldn’t have the time if I had to type everything in portrait view, I’ve found the other people I know that also use Zoho Notebook say the same thing, I’ve had to hang onto another writing app just because that app allows me to turn my phone sideways & type in landscape view, just for me to turn copy & paste whatever I’ve written in there over to my Zoho Notebook app where I wanted it typed in the first place, it’s really annoying!! ?? …I even downloaded the iOS Zoho Writer app hoping that’d at least have the landscape view option, I figured it’d at least be able to transfer typed things from there over to Notebook faster/easier considering they’re both Zoho apps, but nope, Writer doesn’t have that function either!! ?? I’ve searched countless times for an answer to this problem & done countless updates just hoping, Best I could find was instructions for how to type in landscape view in Writer, but those instructions are obviously for PC or MAC, definitely not for the iOS app, the settings I need to do it don’t even exist in the iOS app that I can find ??, as for Notebook which is where I REALLY want the landscape view function, couldn’t even find a mention of the problem let alone a solution, I’ve waited almost a year, please, PLEASE add the option to type in landscape view Zoho Notebook for iOS, it’s the only thing I can really fault the app on, but it’s a big one for me & others I know!! ???

    1. Hi Rachelle,
      We are glad that you like our app. We understand your concern about landscape mode. We would like to let you know that Notebook app supports landscape view in iPad and Tablet. And the same support for mobile app is already on our road map. This feature will be added in one of our future update. Once this feature is added, we’ll get you notified.

  7. Please, PLEASE add the ability to TYPE notes while holding my phone sideways (landscape view/mode), there’s a setting to “view notes in landscape view”, but that just seems to be a “visual thing”, I’m desperate for the ability to be able to turn my phone sideways & have the note turn with it to suit so I can type that way, typing while holding my phone sideways is the ONLY way I type anything of significance as it’s 10x faster for me, almost all apps have that ability, but can’t find any way to do it in this app? I absolutely LOVE this app by the way, that would honestly be my only complaint that really alters my ability to use the app, pleeeease add the ability to TYPE while holding my phone sideways? I’m using the iOS app? ???

    1. Hey Rachelle,
      Thank you for sharing us your feedback. Notebook supports landscape mode in iPad and Tablet now, and the same for mobile app is already on our road map. We will have it added in one of our future update and we’ll get you notified once this feature is added.

  8. Hello, it is a great notebook app but one big feature missing is the ability to create and modify tables. Even the most basic apps like Apple Notes have this feature. When can we have this in Notebook?

    1. Hey Saurabh,
      Table support in note card is already on our road map. We are adding up features based on users request. We will be adding this feature in one of our future update. Please follow our blog for any update.

      1. I definitely second that request. The lack of both tables and headlines are the two things that keep me from using this app. Otherwise, Zoho Notebook seems like a good notebook app.

    1. Hi,
      Split view in Notebook Mac app is not supported yet. We are working on it and it will be available in one of our future update. We will get you notified once this feature is made live.

  9. How do I change my email that I used to set up the app in order to receive reminders to my current email? Also, is there a way I can add those reminders to automatically show up in my calendar?

    1. Hey Jennifer,
      To receive reminders to other mail, login to accounts.zoho.com > Profile > Email Address > Add Email, add your new mail here. After adding your secondary Email, make it as Primary one by clicking on ‘Primary mail’ icon which you’ll see when you mouse hover on the Secondary mail address. Once the new mail is made as Primary one, you’ll start receiving reminders to it. We are working on integration with other apps. Soon it may be integrated with Google Calendar. We will get you notified once this feature is made live.

  10. I don’t see a way to archive a notebook ? I have done projects cluttering the main view making things difficult. If I could maybe at least have a way to collect or export done notebooks into a retrievable archive that would help. Thanks

    1. Hey Jez,
      As of now, we don’t have such functionality. We have an option to Export your notes individually as znote and it can be imported later at any point of time. To export a note, open the note > click ‘Export’ > Export as ZNote. Feature to export multiple notes at a time and exporting a Notebook is on our road map and will be provided in one of our future update.

  11. Accidentally deleted one notebook list. Very important. How can I retrieve it? Name of list is Cal Trip. I don’t see anything about feedback or User Log. Is there a User Manual?

    1. Hi,
      All your trashed items will be available in the Trash folder. Please click Menu > Trash, select the items to be recovered and tap ‘Recover’. If you’ve emptied your Trash folder, then your data can not be recovered.
      And to send feedback from the app, click Menu > Help & Feedback > Send feedback. We’ve also given FAQ link in the same page.

    1. Hi,
      We had this issue in our previous version and we have fixed it in our latest version. Please update to the latest version from App Store and check if you are still facing the issue. If you still face any issues, please write us to support@zohonotebook.com.

  12. I have to manipulate notebook 5.0.7 in order to write in a note that I have created! Sometimes it won’t let me in a note that I have created. If I back out of the program until it goes away and start over sometimes it will let me in a note. Very frustrating.

    1. Hi,
      We understand your frustration. Please send us a feedback mail from the app with ‘User log’. We will analyze the log and help you to get the issue resolved.

  13. I can’t seem to add a checklist item to a existing notecard via the Apple Watch. Will this feature be added? All I want to do is have a shared grocery list between my iPhone and Apple Watch where I can add items via the iPhone and Watch, but I can’t find a simple app that will let me do that. 🙁

    1. Hey Jaclyn,
      As of now, it is not possible to add items in iWatch. You can only check and uncheck the items in the list from iWatch. We may support the feature to add items from iWatch in our future update.

    1. Hi,
      Yes, you can access our web app at notebook.zoho.com. We have Notebook app for iOS, Android, Mac and Web. Notebook for Windows is getting ready. Once you login in to the app, all your data will be synced and you can access your data from any device.
      Download link,
      1. iOS – https://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id973801089?mt=8
      2. Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zoho.notebook&hl=en
      3. Mac – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/notebook-take-notes-sync-across/id1173152781?ls=1&mt=12
      4. Notebook beta app for windows can be downloaded from here – https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/p/notebook-take-notes-sync/9n1kzgdghqm3

    1. Hi,
      It is not possible to group your Notebooks but you can group your note cards within a Notebook. To group note cards, pinch in two cards or multi select the notes to be grouped and tap ‘Group’ option. You can also name those groups. For any further clarification, please reach us at support@zohonotebook.com.

    1. Hey Robyn,
      You can simply share a PDF file from other apps to Notebook or click on the Attachment icon within the app, browse files and import.
      To annotate a PDF, open file > click ‘Export’ icon > Share with other apps > Create PDF > Tap on Pen icon at the top right and edit. After editing, click on Done > Delete PDF – to save the changes. For any further clarification, please write us to support@zohonotebook.com.

    1. Hi,
      Yes, it is possible. We have Sort settings in the app. On setting it to ‘Custom order’, you can rearrange the Notebooks in any order.
      In iOS, Android and Mac application, to change the Sort settings, goto Settings > Sort By.
      In web app, click on Sort icon at top left and select you preferred order from the list. For any further application, please reach us at support@zohonotebook.com.

  14. How do I sync notebook app on iPhone to ipad without having to create a Zoho account? This is very important as i use both devices interchangeably.

    1. Hi,
      Only if you’re signed in to the app, your data will be synced across your devices.
      If you’re using the app offline and incase if there is any data loss, it is not possible to retrieve the data. So we always suggest our users to use the app logged in. If you’re logged in, you can also access your data from our web app at notebook.zoho.com

    1. Hi,
      To increase the font size, please go to Settings > Notes > Editor Font and adjust the slider. You can also change the fonts in the same page. If you have any further queries, please reach us at support@zohonotebook.com, our support assistant will help you.

    1. Hi,
      You can simply print your notes from mobile devices without sharing it to your computer.
      From iOS,
      1. Open the note.
      2. Click ’Share’ option from the bottom bar.
      3. Chose ‘Export as PDF’ > ‘Print’ and select the printer.

      From Android,
      1. Open the note.
      2. Click more option at the top right.
      3. Chose ‘Print’ and select the printer.

      From Web and desktop app,
      1. Open the note.
      2. Use shortcut key ‘Cmd + P’ from Mac or ‘Ctrl + P’ from Windows.

    1. Hi Raina,
      Yes, you can simply pinch in and pinch out over the PDF file to zoom in and zoom out in iOS devices. In desktop, right click over the PDF and chose ‘Zoom In’. If you are facing any trouble in it, please reach us at support@zohonotebook.com.

    1. Hi Raina,
      You can create group within Notebooks. You can have any number of groups within a Notebook. To create a group, long press and select the notes to be grouped, and chose ‘Group’ option. You can also name your Groups by clicking on more option in the group and closing ‘Set title for the group’ or by simply opening the group and entering the Title.

  15. Okay, this is something that absolutely needs to be fixed.

    I am an extremely tech-savvy person, so the fact that I’ve spent 30 minutes pulling my hair out, means this needs to be addressed:

    In downloading the app on MAC, you enable the user to skip creating a ZoHo account.

    Great. That’s nice and refreshing that we are not forced to create an account to try it out.

    But then, I fell in love with the app and wanted to get it on my phone.

    Downloaded it onto my phone.

    Now, as far as I know, it is next to impossible to take the notebooks created on my MAC, which is not linked to an email, and get them onto my iPhone.

    The app on the Mac has no ‘sign in’ or ‘create a log in’ tab as the iPhone app does.

    I created an account on my iPhone, but have 0 capability to import the Notes I created on my MAC onto my iPhone because the desktop version does not allow you to create an account if you SKIP the option to begin with.

    Extremely, extremely frustrating – and I’ve tried every single tab on the iPhone in the settings option and nothing allows me to import them.

    1. Hi,
      To login to your account in Notebook Mac application,
      1. Open the app and click on ‘Notebook’ in the menu bar.
      2. Click Sign in option to login.
      (or)
      1. Open the app and press (cmd + ,) keys to open Notebook Settings.
      2. Select ‘Account’ tab and sign in to your account.

      Use the same account which you have used in iPhone so that all your notes from Mac will be synced across your devices.

  16. I am contemplating going from Evernote Notebook. I understand I can migrate my information into Notebook. I have a quite a large number of tags in one notebook in Evernote. How does this information to appear in your app since you do not have tags?

    1. Hi John,
      As of now, your notebooks and note cards will be migrated but the tags in Evernote will not be reflected in Notebook as we don’t support this feature. Once we start supporting the feature, it will also be migrated and you would be able to see the same in Notebook.

    1. Hey Sidney,
      Currently, we have import notes feature only from Evernote app. In future, we would start supporting import notes from other apps too. Now, to export your note from Notes app, open the note and click Share option and select Notebook app. Bulk export from Notes app is not possible.

  17. How do you change the cover image? Great app but to be honest kind of a giant pain to figure out stuff that SHOULD be simple.

    1. Hey Christina,
      To change the notebook cover, just swipe it towards left and click on info(i) icon.
      If you’re a web user, just right click over the notebook and select “Change Cover” option.
      We have listed out few basic operations of the app in “Settings > Help & Feedback > Tips”. Also, you can find our help page at https://notebook.zoho.com/helpTopics.do.

  18. Good work! Very nice note taking app and obviously there’s long term developer care in it but I’ll need a good tagging feature to motivate me to move over from EverNote.

    1. Hey Gary,
      Thanks for your feedback. Tagging feature is already on our road map. It will be added in one of our future update. Share us your mail ID to support@zohonotebook.com, we will get you notified once the feature is available.

  19. Hi, if I write a note and post some photos there, how can I share the photos only but not the whole note coz when I click the photos, no share button but editing photos tools are shown. Thanks.

    1. Hey Fian,
      As of now, sharing only photos from a Text note is not possible. You can use our Image note for this case.
      We will consider this as a feedback and will add it to our feature request list. We will get you notified once this feature is added.

    1. Hey Dan,
      We are working on Public shareable link for notes which will be from version 5.0. This feature will allow you to share a note link to public. Anyone with the link, can view the note in browser and can add the note to their account. Once this feature is live, we will plan for Notebook sharing feature.

    1. Hi,
      We maintain only two states within our app, locked and unlocked. If you lock one of your notebook, all the notebooks for which you have set lock, will be locked.
      If you want to remove lock for a notebook, swipe the notebook, click on info(i) and select ‘Remove lock’. Once lock is removed, locking other notebook will not lock this one.

  20. Hey it’s a nice app. Great experience so far. I wanna know where are my notes backed up? and I can’t find a backup option there either to manually backup.

    1. Hey Ayesha,
      If you’re a signed in user, you need not to worry about backup. All your data will be synced and can be accessed from any devices.
      We also have backup option for every individual cards.

      In iOS, open your note, click on share option and select “Backup as ZNote”.
      In Mac, right click on the note, select Export.
      In Android, open your note, click on more option > Export > Export as ZNote.

      Exported notes will be backed up as .znote which is our Notebook app specific format. You can import those notes to Notebook through “Import ZNote” option from settings. In Mac, you can simply drag and drop the note. Backup as ZNote for multiple notes at a time is not yet implemented and this feature will be provided in our future update. If you have any further clarification, please write us to support@zohonotebook.com.

    1. Hi,
      You can use our Sorting feature to organise your note cards within Notebook. We are yet to add this feature in our Help document.
      If you’re using web app, you’ll find the Sort icon at the top left in Notebook/Notecard view.
      If you’re using any other platform, you’ll find the sorting option in Notebook Settings page.
      For further clarification, please write us to support@zohonotebook.com.

  21. I am on pc and can not even work out hoe to title a notebook tutorials go to syncing with other devices and all the stuff i am not interested in I just want a series of notebooks that I can find and read at will

    1. Hi,
      To rename your notebook,
      i) Just swipe the notebook and click on info icon, change the notebook name and click ‘Enter’ to save or
      ii) Just click over the title, change name and click ‘Enter’ to save.
      If you do want your data to be synced, you can use our app in iOS, Mac or Android without signing in.
      Note: If you are using web app, you have to sign in to create or access your data.
      You can find all the basic functions of our Notebook app at https://notebook.zoho.com/helpTopics.do and if you still have any clarification, please write us to support@zohonotebook.com

  22. For several months, my wife and I have been using Notebook on our iOS devices (one iPhone and iPad per person). It’s been great. Love the organization, the look, speed, Zoho’s philosophy.

    We were ready to finally dump Evernote off our devices when suddenly, last week, we couldn’t get Notebook to open. It seems to open for a split second, but instantly disappears from screen. My wife wrote Support about this a week ago, but hasn’t gotten a response. Reloading doesn’t fix the problem.

    In my case, at least, Notebook was failing on my iPhone, but I could still work with it on my iPad. Just now, I noticed that it’s failing on the iPad, too. (iPad 4 mini, running 11.3.1.)

    This failure does happen to coincide with upgrading from our iPhone 6 devices to iPhone 8 Plus. So, we’re wondering if maybe there’s an iPhone 8 Plus-related glitch which in turn synchs to the iPads.

    Has anyone else had this happen lately–an immediate crash upon opening, every time?

    Anyway, we are eager to solve the problem and get back to work on this much-used app.

    1. Hi,
      We are sorry that you didn’t receive any response from our team. I’ve checked with the team and one of our support assistant will contact you shortly.
      So far, you’re the only user facing this issue. We are currently analysing the issue with high priority. Once the root cause for the issue is identified, we will fix it and will let you know. Until then, we suggest you to use our web app at notebook.zoho.com

  23. This is an incredibly well-designed, elegant, useful utility. It’s really impressive. It performs some extremely powerful organizing functions, offering users relevant choices, but not so many that it become tedious. After using years of mediocre-designed utilities, this is one that is really smart plus it’s aethetically lovely. So thanks, and good job. (I just started using it, but having a lot of experience in tech, this stands out already.)

    1. Hi,
      We are glad that you are enjoying our application:) Keep using the app and share us your valuable feedback.

  24. Please how do I sync my notebook on android to my iPhone .
    Got an iPhone and downloaded notebook. I don’t see a sign in option

    1. Hi,
      Once you’ve installed the application, you’ll see on-boarding screen first on opening the app. If you have skipped the login and entered the app as a guest user, please go to settings page and scroll down to the bottom, option to Sign In and create account will be shown. Click on Sign In button to access your account. If you need any further clarification, please write us to support@zohonotebook.com.

  25. I opened zoho on 2 device. Due to storage problem if i delete from one, it also delete from other.please tell me how deal with it

    1. Hi,
      If you have logged into Notebook in both your devices, all the actions you perform within the app will be synced across devices. So if you delete a note from one device, it will be deleted in other devices also. If you are not logged in and you’re facing an issue, please reach us support@zohonotebook.com, our support assistant will help you.

  26. First Time User:

    Took a job site note today …

    Realise this app doesn’t share or email

    … wasted two days now, because I have to go back and take photo-notes with a professional app.

    Thanks for that.

    1. Hi,
      Sharing and emailing a note is possible in Notebook app. Please open the note and click on ‘Share’ option from the bottom bar to mail or share your note. If you’re an Android user, you’ll find ‘Export’ option in the more option of a note card.
      If you face any issue with this, please reach us at support@zohonotebook.com, our support assistant will help you.

  27. Hi! I love the app, but there’s one thing that bothers me. I open a pdf in Notebook and highlight it or make comments on the pdf and after I close the document and re-open it, all those changes are lost. Is there a way to save those changes???

    1. Hi,
      To use highlight feature, open the PDF > Export > Create PDF, edit your PDF and click on Done > Delete PDF. Your edits will be saved now. If you still face any issues with this, please reach us at support@zohonotebook.com.

  28. I would like to save all of my notebooks with each notecards at one click (to an editable format), so is there any possibility to export all of my data created in Zoho Notebook application? It would be wonderful if I shouldn’t save/export them one by one.. all the 40 notecards.. (yes I like creating lists, memos, notes:) Thank you in advance!

    1. Hi,
      Thank you for your feedback. As of now, you can not export all your notes at the same time. We are adding multiple features to our app based on user feedback. We have this feature on our road map. Please share your feedback to support@zohonotebook.com, so that we will keep you updated once those features are added.

    1. Hi,
      You can print your Text card, Check list card and Photo cards from our app.
      In iOS,
      i) For Text card – open the note, click ‘Export’ button and select “Export as PDF”, then choose ‘Print’ from the list.
      ii) For Check list and Photo cards – open the note and click ‘Export’ button, you’ll find the print option in the list.

      In Android, you’ll find the print feature on clicking the more option within the note. Mac users can use default shortcut CMD+P to print your notes.

      For further clarifications, please reach us at support@zohonotebook.com

    1. Hi,
      As of now, we have not set priority for Alexa support. We are adding up features based on the number of feedback we receive from the users. We will add your feedback to our feature request list and will update you once this feature is available. For further queries, please reach us at support@zohonotebook.com.

    1. Hi,
      We would like to let you know that we are adding up features based on the number of feedback we receive from the users. We are working on Zapier support now which will be available soon. We will add your feedback to our feature request list and will update you once this feature is available. For further queries, please reach us at support@zohonotebook.com

  29. I just wanted to comment to thank the developers for this wonderful great app, it’s the best. And also for working in a windows version, what a wonderful idea.

  30. I am on a hp windows 10 laptop and it will not let me get on the notebook web version. It just brings up a white page. Do I have to wait for the windows version to come out first?

    1. Hi,
      We are working on windows version. To use web version, please visit notebook.zoho.com. Please create a new book and start taking notes. If you face any issues, please reach us at support@zohonotebook.com, our support assistant will help you.

  31. Is there a help forum for Zoho Notebook (Mac/IoS)? I underlined a paragraph heading on a text card, and now cannot remove the underline feature for subsequent text. When I click on the U to stop the underline, nothing happens — The B for bold and I for italics work fine. the U appears to be stuck in the on position. Please help.

      1. Thank you for your assistance. However, I am using Notebook on my Macbook Air, not iPad, so there isn’t a touch screen to tap. Please advise on how to turn off the underline.

  32. i would like to listen to the audio recordings I made through my music player on the phone. through which path can I access the audio files?

  33. My notes does’nt appear in my notebook. The notebook has 39 notes in it already. Is there a limit of how much a notebook can hold?

  34. Whenever I open my Notebook app on the Mac, it gives me a “Your account is not confirmed” alert. What does this mean?

    1. Hi,
      You’ll get this message when the mail from which you have signed in to the app is not confirmed. You can confirm it by clicking the confirmation link sent to your mail. If the link is expired, please visit accounts.zoho.com and try signing in, you will be asked for the confirmation process again. For further clarification, please write us to support@zohonotebook.com.

  35. I can’t seem to be able to add a photo from my gallery as the cover of my default notebook. Please advise me how to do this. Thanks.

    1. Hi,
      To add a cover photo,
      1. Swipe your notebook towards left.
      2. Click on the info(i) icon.
      3. Click on the camera icon which you’ll find at the left end of the covers list, from where you can select your gallery images.
      If you face any trouble in it, please reach us at support@zohonotebook.com. Our support assistant will help you with this.

    1. Hi,
      You can use our Text card, in which you can write, add images and draw sketches. You can also annotate the images that are added to the card by clicking on the image from the card.

    1. Hi
      We are working on Windows version. It will be available soon. Meanwhile, please try our web version at notebook.zoho.com.

  36. I see everyone has been asking about an app for Windows. I have a surface 3, and I honestly, I can’t find a good app that will allow me to write notes, as well as upload pdf files and be able to make notes on (pdf) files and then organize them into a note book. With that said, I’m really looking forward to your program for Windows. Will it be available this year 2017 or next 2018. Thanks!

    1. Hi,
      Yes, in our Notebook app, you can write notes, upload PDF docs and also organise your notes.
      Our team is working hardly on Windows version to release it as soon as possible. Until the release of Windows version, we suggest you to use the Notebook web version. You can sign up to web app and start creating notes. Once the windows version is available, you can login to it with the same credentials and all your notes will be automatically synchronised.

    1. Hi,
      Sorry for the delayed response. Please login to web app and check if your notes are shown. For web app, please visit notebook.zoho.com. If you are notes are not shown, please reach us at support@zohonotebook.com, our support assistant will help to get this issue resolved.

    1. Hi,
      We are working on windows app. Beta version of the app will be available soon. Meanwhile, we request you to try our web version. For web app, please visit notebook.zoho.com and login to your account.

  37. Hi, I love this app so dang much, but I accidentally deleted a note that I spent a lot of time on. In fact I’m not even really aware of how the note got deleted i saved it and then it said it was trashed. Is there a way I can get deleted notes recovered?? Please help me.

  38. Hi, I know it’s not important, but I can’t seem to find a way to change the cover of a folder.
    There was a way though, but I can’t remember it .
    Thank you for your help

    1. Hi,
      To add a Notebook cover,
      1. Swipe your notebook towards left.
      2. Click on the info(i) icon.
      3. Click on the camera icon which you’ll find at the left end of the covers list, from where you can select your gallery images.
      If you face any trouble in it, please reach us at support@zohonotebook.com. Our support assistant will help you with this.

    1. Hi,
      Sorry for the delayed response. We have released our web version. Please visit notebook.zoho.com and sign in to your account to access your data.

  39. How do I archive my notes as PDFs? Currently there is no option for this, this should be a no brainer for exporting all notes.
    How do i export sound files, notes, etc.
    Will you be adding a website capture ability like DevonthinkPro?

    1. Hi,
      We are sorry for the delayed response. We have “Export as PDF” function in our app. If you’re an iOS user, open the note and click on the Export icon from the bottom bar, you’ll see the “Export as PDF” icon in the popup list.
      If you’re an Android user, open the note and click on the more option at the top right, you’ll find the option in the list.
      And you can export your audio notes by opening the note and clicking on Export icon. Exporting multiple items at a time is not supported now, we will add this in future update.
      For further clarification, please reach us at support@zohonotebook.com.

      1. Maybe their system won’t handle the surge in usage if they release a desktop version. I’m learning to live with OneNote, so maybe Notebook isn’t crucial after all. I had not know about Google Keep. Interesting since I used Google Notebooks ages ago. Guess I’ll check that out. By the time Notebook unwraps the desktop version, who is going to care?

        1. I have recently started using Google notes As well. I don’t know if their system would handle it or not. I am not a programer but, honestly it seems like they put more effort into their Apple users, because they have had a version for Apple desktops for at least a year now.

  40. I had been longing for this product, its very pretty, but there is something that i wish was present, like google keep or evernote or onenote, i like to write my emails and bullets on notebook and email it to my team, also i like to attach PDF and attach comments on it. but i cannot find email option on my android app. it says on your website site that notes can be shared, please let me know how.

    1. Hi,
      You can email your notes from Notebook app. To do it,
      1. Open the note you want to mail.
      2. Click on more option from the top right.
      3. Select ‘Export’ from the list.
      If you have any further clarification, please reach us at support@zohonotebook.com

  41. I keep getting notifications about this app, but it’s useless to me until it syncs with Windows. I thought that was supposed to be available months ago, still, no news of that.

  42. I am very interested in this app. However, I need to be able to install it on my PC laptop, in addition to my phone. When will that be available? Thanks.

  43. Does any know or could I please I have he exact dimensions the notebook covers need to be because they always are a bit stretch out of shape for me, I love the app so much use it every day but this little thing bugs the hell out of me!!

  44. Can you add a feature for creating subtasks for both bullet points in the text card, and for checklist card?

  45. When are you all going to be releasing the windows version of Zoho Notebook? I asked this about 1 year ago and you all said it was “in the works” I love your product but can you please give some type of estimate. Or at least release the zoho notebook online option. Thanks! Keep up the good work.

  46. hello thank you so so so much for this beautiful and amazing application, however im having a slight problem, i am unable to change the size of my image on macbook pro. and i cant move the image around, pleaseee add this to notebook so my work can be done abit easier pleaseee. i want to have my images side by side.

  47. Thanks for the great app, and thanks for responding to all these questions for a free product. Good work.

    I am enjoying notebook but I find myself going over to other ‘less attractive’ programs due to the apparent inability to export whole notebooks.

    Is this a feature that is possible to add? I would be happy to pay for more features like this.

    Ideally I would like to be able to send notebook with mixed formats (audio pics drawings) to some usable single format like PDF.

    Thanks and keep up the good work

  48. I switched phones a couple of days ago and lost all of my content on Notebook. Anything I can do to get it back?

    1. Hi,
      If you are a Signed in user, we request you to Sign out and Sign in once. All you data should be shown now. If you have any further clarification, please write us to support@zohonotebook.com. Our support assistant will help you with this issue.

  49. Love the App! But…..(there’s always the but), I need to be able to have many multiple noteboks with as many as 5 pdf file and one small mp4 and one large mp4 these would all amount to about 40MB per notebook. IS this possible and if so how?

    1. Hi,

      You can add import upto 5 photos within Notebook and you can export upto 15 photos from phone gallery to Notebook. You can move the photo card by selecting more (…) option and click on “Move to another notebook” option. If you have any further clarifications, please write us to support@zohonotebook.com.

  50. (Here I publish my e-mail to You and your team :])

    Dear Zoho team,

    I wrote you once, Notebook is really really SUPER concept of note or memory taking app! But I have some problems.

    but, I use it generally as a voice diary. And what I miss, are the following 3 thngs:

    1. The possibility to export/backup all the notebooks and note cards to an file (for example, potentially your own special *.zoho file ;] ) so I could store my notes anywhere (USB stick…). I’d prefer it more than online sync, I really need to have a possibility of a archive file backup of it!

    2. I even can’t export notes anywhere to my phone from your app! The “export” possibility in notes doesn’t work!

    3. And last flaw, I can’t see how much memory the records take and with respect to this, I would appriciate the possibility to adjust the quality of the voice recording (to record smaller files).

    Theese flaws forestall the literal perfection of your great app! So please, my main question is:

    Will somday be available this things specially 1 and 3, which I need? Or should i use some Audio Recorder until new version? EVEN IF IT WOULD BE A “PRO” FUNCTION, I’D BUY IT!!!

    1. Hi,
      The back up option and memory usage features are in our road map and will be added in our future updates.
      There were few issues in exporting note cards which has been fixed now and it will be available in the next update.
      If you have any further clarifications, please write us to support@zohonotebook.com.

      1. Use your phone’s record app. You can move those anywhere you want, at least if you use Android. iPhone may be a challenge.

  51. I can’t find, where Notebook stores my photos, voice recordings and notes… Please, what’s the directory of that folder with all that files?

  52. It will be great if you let user set some custom fonts.
    I want to test ur beta version of windows client,Please send me the link.

    1. Hi,
      As of now, Notebook app has 5 Font formats. If you are using Notebook Mac application, you can change the font settings from Notebook Preferences > Note cards > Editor Font. If you are using Notebook mobile application, you can change the font settings from Settings > Text Font. If you have any further clarifications, please write us to support@zohonotebook.com.

  53. APP for PC
    It is not possible to install the App on PC. I use this app one Mobile and Tablet. it works fine but I have a problem with installation on PC (Google Chrome).

  54. Hi,
    Yes, all your data are saved into Zoho cloud, if you have singed in to the app.
    The deleted notes can be retrieved from Trash folder in Settings page. If you have any further clarifications, please write to us at support@zohonotebook.com.

    1. Hi,
      Print feature is not available in the live version. It will be available in the next update which will be released in a week or two. If you have any further clarifications, please write to us at support@zohonotebook.com.

  55. Hello, I have the same concerns as the last user Iritzia Sigala who made that comment back in July 2016. It seems as though you still haven’t replied. I would appreciate it if you did. Or perhaps you did reply 1 month ago, since the users comment for some reason says 1 month ago when I recall seeing it in July, but maybe reply is hidden?

    1. Hi,
      Due to some technical issue, the reply is hidden for you. We would like to let you know that once you Sign In to Zoho Notebook, all your data will be saved in cloud and you can access it from any devices by Signing In to the same account.
      You can retrieve your notes from Settings > Trash. If you have any further clarifications, please write to us at support@zohonotebook.com.

  56. Hello
    I see that you made this comment back in July of last year 2016 and you still haven’t received a reply from Zoho. I hope this late reply will be of some use, even if it is already April 2017. I tried contacting Zoho, but didn’t get a reply. What I found is that there is below your username, there is an option that says trash. You can restore all your deleted notes but only after some time before they are permanently deleted. As for the zoho cloud, it seems as though that is a paid option available for businesses. I hope this helps!

    1. Hello,
      Due to some technical issue, the reply is hidden for you.
      We would like to let you know that Zoho cloud is not only for the businesses. Once you Sign in to Zoho Notebook, all your data will be saved to the cloud and you can access it from any device by signing in to the same account.

  57. Hello.
    You posted this comment back in July of last year 2016. It’s now April 2017 and I see that you still haven’t received a reply from Zoho. I hope this answer will help, even if it is very late. I have contacted Zoho team, but they aren’t very responsive. What I found is that you can retrieve deleted notes in the trash option under your username. However, the notes will be automatically deleted after a given time, so I suggest you restore any deleted notes asap. As for the Zoho cloud, it seems as though the Zoho cloud is only available for businesses that pay for it, but I am not sure. I hope this has answered your question.

    1. Hello,
      Due to some technical issue, the reply is hidden for you.
      We would like to clarify you that Zoho cloud is not only for the businesses. Once you Sign in to Zoho Notebook, all your data will be saved to the cloud and you can access it from any device by signing in to the same account.

  58. Hi,
    When you Sign In to Notebook, an account will be created for you in Zoho under which your data will be saved in the cloud.
    You can retrieve the deleted notes from Settings > Trash. If you have any further clarifications, please write to us at support@zohonotebook.com.

  59. Hey, how do I import a document so that I can write on it? Whenever I try it just imports the link, not the document itself.

    1. Hi,
      We are glad to inform you that the next version of Notebook will have “File card” feature with it. Once it is available, you would be able to import the documents and view it in our Notebook app. If you have any further clarifications, please write to us at support@zohonotebook.com.

  60. Hi,
    The app is brilliantly designed!
    The only question I have is:
    On a mac app how do I add an account after the initial setup? I decided to make an account for my phone to link the two but cannot find any option to add an account now.

    1. Hi,
      It is very easy to link your accounts. You need not to add it anywhere instead you can simply login with the same account in Mac app so that all the Notebooks/notes created in your phone will be automatically synced. If you are using the app as a guest user in Mac, go to Preferences > Account > Sign In and sign in to the same account which you have it in your phone. If you have any further clarifications, please write to us at support@zohonotebook.com.

  61. Is there a way to beta test new releases before they come out? Would love to help test app for bugs. I have totally switched from Evernote to Zoho Notebook. It feels and works so much better. Use it on Mac & iOS for business & Personal.

  62. This app looks amazing, but where’s the Windows version? It’s useless to me without being cross-platform to my main machines! When? When?

    1. Hi,
      We would like to let you know that we are working on Notebook Windows app and it will be available soon in the market. If you would like to access the beta version of the app, please share us your mail ID to support@zohonotebook.com, so that we send you the link to access the app once it is done.

  63. As soon ad you have a windows desktop version, I shall overcome. Evernote is too expensive, OneNote is erratic. Your Notebook is fantastic, but I do need a note taking app on my win desktop.

    1. Hi,
      We would like to let you know that our team is completely concentrating on Notebook windows app and the windows version will be available soon. If you would like to access the beta version of the app, please share us your mail ID to support@zohonotebook.com, so that we send you the link to access the app once it is done.

    1. Hi,
      We would like to let you know that we are working on File card feature which will be available in a couple of week. Once this feature is available, you would be able to import the scanned documents to Notebook.Please share us your mail ID to support@zohonotebook.com, so that we will get you notified once the feature is available.

    1. Hi,
      As of now, we do not have an option to create a sub-list. We would like to let you know that this is already added to our feature request list and will add it in one of our future update. Please share us your mail ID to support@zohonotebook.com, so that we will get you notified once the feature is available.

  64. Not only Evernote import tool. Google keep to or related formats like csv or html! I think this is very important to many people Who want to migrate from different services

    1. Hi,
      As of now, we are working only on Evernote import tool which will be available soon. Once this feature is live, we will start working on import tool for other applications too. Please share us your mail ID to support@zohonotebook.com, so that we will get you notified once this feature is available.

  65. I like the app but once i set password to a notebook i cannot undo set password. All i can do is unlock. What if i just want to remove password forever from one out of five notebooks? How can i do that?

    1. Hi,
      If you are a Mac or iOS user, swipe the Notebook towards left and click on info (i) icon, you will see the ‘Remove Lock’ option in the info page. Click on Remove lock option to remove the lock for that particular Notebook. And if you are an Android user, open the Notebook and click on more option at the top right corner and select ‘Remove Lock’ option. If you have any further clarifications, please write to us at support@zohonotebook.com.

  66. I love the features in this app – Evernote is so ugly, and I hate the fact that I can’t nest folders. However, to replace Evernote with Zoho Notebook, I need to be able to capture articles on the internet with a button. Will this be available? I also need to next folders to my heart’s content and use on Mac desktop. Looking forward to it!

    1. Hi,
      We would like to let you know that we have Web clipper for Chrome extension and we are also working on Safari extension and Menu bar app for Mac which will allow you to save the articles on internet in a better way. Currently we do not support nested folder but we will consider your feedback and will add it to our feature request list. Please share us your email ID to support@zohonotebook.com, so that we will get you notified once this feature is available.

  67. Is there an API available for us to retrieve notes etc. I would like to create a Windows Phone/Windows 10 version of the application.

    1. Hi,
      We have not opened our API’s yet but we shall definitely open it in the future. At the same time, we would like to inform you that we are working on Notebook windows version which will be available soon. Please share us your email ID to support@zohonotebook.com, so that we will get you notified once the Windows version is available.

    1. Hi,
      You can change your Notebook app passcode in Settings > Touch ID & Passcode > Change Passcode. If you are a Mac user, you can change it in Preferences > Security > Change Passcode. If you have further clarification, please write us to support@zohonotebook.com.

  68. I created a Zoho account on my app. It’s been about two hours and it still says it’s syncing. I’d appreciate being actually able to access my notebooks, as I use the app daily and there’s no way to look at my notes from the PC… Any help?

  69. Hi,
    I see comments which is 6 months old asking about Evernote Import Tool, However Zoho keeps promising that it will be out soon.
    Today after 6 months the tool is still not live to the potential users who actually wants to move from Evernote.

    I got like 2000+ notes & cannot do it all manually.
    So can anyone from Zoho share the actual date?
    Or
    We should look for some Zoho alternatives?

    1. Hi,
      We understand your concern and we would like to let you know that the team just held up with the release of Notebook Mac app. Evernote import tool is almost done and it needed some changes in our backend which had caused the delay. You can expect it in a couple of week. Please share us you email ID to support@zohonotebook.com, so that we will let you know once this feature is available.

    2. Hi,

      We understand your concern. We would like to let you know that the Evernote Import tool is almost done and it needed some changes in the backend and also the team were held up with the Notebook Mac version release which had caused the delay. It will be available in a couple of weeks. We request you to share your email ID to support@zohonotebook.com, so that we will notify you once the Evernote import tool is added to our Notebook app.

  70. Hi my son uses Notebook for school. How can he print his notes for his teacher from his iPad Air? He can print from other apps and from the iPad notes. am I missing something? Any advice greatly appreciated

    1. Hi,
      We do not have the feature to print the notes from our App. We will consider this as a feature request and will add this feature in one of our future updates. We request you to share your email ID to support@zohonotebook.com, so that we will let you know once this feature is available.

    2. Hi,

      We currently do not have that functionality to print your notes from the App. We would like to let you know that we will consider this as a feature request and will add it in one of our future versions. Please share us your email ID to support@zohonotebook.com, so that we will notify you once this feature is available.

    1. Hi,
      We would like to let you know that we have grouping feature to organize your note cards. You can group your note cards and you can have any number of groups in a Notebook. Anyhow, we will consider your request to categorize the Notebooks and will add it to our feature request list. Please share us you email ID to support@zohonotebook.com, so that we will let you know once this feature is available.

    1. Hi,
      To set custom Notebook covers, just swipe the Notebook cover to left and click (i) icon. Default covers list will be shown. You will find a camera icon at the left most in the cover list, from where you can set your own covers.
      We have ‘Tips’ in Settings page where we show some general functions used in our Notebook App.

  71. Is there an update with an expected date when there will be a web based version to access our notes from our laptops and desktops (mac and windows)?

  72. When will it be possible to use the desktop web version? It doesn’t make sense to say that I can move from Evernote to Notebook if I can’t use my notes on my PC like I do with Evernote.

    1. Hi,
      To set custom Notebook covers, just swipe the Notebook cover to left and click (i) icon. Default covers list will be shown. You will find a camera icon at the left most in the cover list, from where you can set your own covers.
      We have ‘Tips’ in Settings page where we show some general functions in our Notebook App.

  73. Hello! I am enjoying the mobile app, but i really need a web app (chrome os user here). When can we expect a web app? Also, can we old people in need of better readability have a option to increase font size?

    1. Hi,
      Notebook web app is currently getting cooked and will be available soon.
      We would like to inform you that, there will be an option to change the ‘Text font’ size in the web app as you have in mobile app, where you can set the font size of your choice.
      We request you to share your email ID to support@zohonotebook.com, so that we will notify you once the web version is available.

    1. Hi,
      As Google Keep has not exposed any APIs to take his data, it not possible to import
      your data from Keep to Notebook. One option is, you can share your notes from Keep to Notebook app.

    1. Hi,
      An import tool is being worked on. It’ll be available soon. We will add ‘Import from Evernote’ button to import your data.

  74. Hello! Notebook looks promising. I have 1,289 notes I’d love to move from Evernote to Zoho Notebook. How do I import my Evernote archive? (I’m not properly caffeinated, so I know I’m just missing it.) Cheers!

    1. Hi,
      An import tool to import your data from Evernote is being worked on. It’ll be available in couple of weeks.

    1. Hi,
      Notebook was launched as mobile application. Notebook Mac and web versions are getting ready and will be available soon. We request you to share your email ID to support@zohonotebook.com, so that we will notify you once the Notebook Mac version is available.

  75. Congratulations for this beautiful app. I’ve been looking for an Evernote alternative and this is promising. The interface is gorgeous and the features very good. I would give the definitive jump if there was a web version (or desktop) and the possibility to create folders or groups of notebooks, two essential features for me in Evernote. Anyway, it’s a great start it and I will keep an eye to the new features to come.

    1. Hi,
      Notebook app is only available for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Tab devices. Web version are being worked on and we are testing it internally. It will be available soon.

      The folder option is available for note cards. You can group your notes by pinching two notes.

    1. Hi,
      There is no limitations when it comes to storage. Notebook app is completely free with all of its features. All that you need to do is download the app and use it your satisfaction. We believe that the Notebook app will be a good companion for you when it comes to day-to-day activities.

  76. Hi
    I am not seeing how you can change a notebook’s properties. I tried flipping the corners of the notebook like in video..not happening?

    1. Hi,
      To change the Notebook properties, just swipe the Notebook from right to left, you will find the ‘Info’ and ‘Delete’ icons. On clicking the ‘Info’ icon, you can change the properties.

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