Apple Notes specifications

Type of appHandwriting note-taking app
Age Rating4+
DeveloperApple Distribution International
Privacy Policy
App Support
App PrivacyData Linked to You: User Content, Identifiers
Data Not Linked to You: Usage Data
Supported OS– iPadOS 10.0 or later
– iOS 10.0 or later
– Web app
Size18.1 MB
LanguagesEnglish, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Storage Used110.5 MB for 21 notes
Organisation5 levels: folders-within-folders
User InterfaceMinimalist, homepage and workspace are one
– Mobile toolbar that you can minimise
PagesSizes: vertically infinite
Orientation: portrait only
Colours: only one
Templates: plain, grids, lined (with 3 line-spacing options)
Writing toolsType: raster, ballpoint pen, pencil tool
Sizes: 5, fixed
– Opacity: 0-100
Colours: infinite custom options on a secondary toolbar
Zoom tool– No zoom tool
TextInput: keyboard, Scribble
– No font or colour options
Lists: numbered, bulleted, checklists
– Can’t mix text with handwriting or images
Highlighter– Behind ink
– similar options to the pen tool
Eraser– Per stroke/pixel
Sizes: variable
Lasso tool– Cut, copy, delete, duplicate
– Change colour
– Insert space between notes
– Translate
Items added to notes– Images, videos, scans, PDFs, audio, GIFs, weblinks, tables
Scans – Save as PDF
ShapesRegular:circles, ellipses, squares, rectangles, triangles, stars, hearts, pentagons and speech bubbles, arrows, curved lines
– Ruler tool for irregular shapes
– No fill or rotation
Photos– Adds grey background to PNG photos
– Resize, only when mixed with handwritten notes
– No rotation, text wrap
Scrolling– Vertical
MultitaskingType: multiple instances, split view, slide over
PDF Annotation– Recognises hyperlinks
– Uses Markup
OCR– Search through your handwriting
– Creates titles from handwriting and scans
– Copies handwritten notes to paste as text 
Live text
– Data detection
OCR Languages– System Language
iPadOS Support– Dark Mode, Live text, Universal search
Presentation ModeNone
Collaboration– Needs Apple ID
Invite via email, link
– Private & public access to shared documents
Collaborate on notes and folders
– Real-time collaboration and track changes
Universal Search– Search through the handwriting, scans, photos
Unique features– Smart selection
– Data detection
– Supports videos & tables
Exporting Formats: images, .txt
Settings– No backup
– Password Protection for notes
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