Handwriting on the iPad has never been easier than now. There are numerous apps that incorporate this great feature, and for many purposes. Whether it’s taking notes, creating presentations for school or work, jotting down ideas for a book, or other, this list of handwriting apps has you covered. So, check out our list of the best handwriting apps for the iPad and enjoy these apps.
The best handwriting apps for the iPad
5 Dec 2016, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Paper by FiftyThree is a wonderful iPad handwriting app. It allows you to capture, connect and communicate in easy and convenient ways. The developers pride themselves on this app being the fastest and easiest way to take notes, sketch diagrams or create checklists. Additionally, you can spotlight details in photos, organize all of those ideas that jumble up in your head and create presentations for work or school. Additionally, you can share these files via PDF, Keynote or Powerpoint presentations. Get your point across precisely, quickly and professionally with this iPad writing app.
- Quick, precise and professional files
- Take notes, jot ideas, create checklists, sketch diagrams
- Easy to use, friendly interface and functions
- Create stunning looking presentations
- Share files via PDF, Keynote or Powerpoint
Paper by FiftyThree for iPad app review
With just one finger, you can quickly and efficiently write notes, make lists or create messages. This handwriting iPad app has beautiful calligraphic writing styles, a calendar for you to plan your week with handwritten notes, alarms to remind you to write notes, take notes of any length and many other cool features that you can read more about in our app review. Use the Cloud to sync your notes and access across all of your iDevices, email or share files via Social Media, create list hierarchies and other features that you might have never thought of. In-app purchases to expand your experience with this app.
- One figure gestures to write
- Take notes, make lists, create messages and more
- Calendar function, powerful list hierarchies, sync via the Cloud
- Share via email or across Social Media
- In-app purchases to enhance overall experience
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Sometimes in life, it’s just easier to write things down than type or text. With this app, handwriting on your iPad has never been easier or more convenient than now. Handwritin is a creative tool that allows you to quickly write things down for whatever the need may be. From taking notes or minutes at a meeting, to writing to-do lists or sending cute drawings to your friends via messenger apps, this handwriting app is a great option for you. It’s a reliable way to jot things down on your iPad and to skip having to always carry paper and pens or pencils with you.
- Easy and reliable handwriting tool
- Great way to jot down notes or thoughts
- Send handwritten comments or drawings via messenger apps
- A creative tool that feels natural
- Has many practical purposes for daily life
Notability has been one of the most highly touted apps for notetaking and handwriting over the last few years. Save time and space by using this app instead of lugging around notebooks, notepads, pens and pencils. Additionally, this app is great for multitasking as you can take notes while performing other tasks on your iPad. Find notes faster, manage and organize notes, 3D touch integration, write naturally through tis app, automatic palm detection, perfect for the Apple Pencil and iPad Pro, type anywhere, import PDFs, audio recordings, import web pages, backup and sync, share notes and so much more.
- Take notes, handwritten notes or sketches
- 3D touch integration, Organize notes and drawings
- Great for multitasking, Works with Apple Pencil and iPad Pro
- Sync across devices, Backup to cloud, Share notes
- Import PDFs, Sign and fill out PDFs
This app is a workflow tool for visual thinkers. Capture your ideas on this app just like you would with a pen and paper. The app operates and feels natural and smooth when writing down things. There’s a full resolution zoom, copy and paste items, add text or photos, paper backgrounds, easily create drawings and share with others, pencils and pens, eraser, unlimited pages for notebooks and many more awesome features and tools. This is the full version, which has all the great tools that comes with this app. There’s a free version that allows users to try out some of the features before purchasing the full version.
- A smooth and natural way to capture ideas
- Create notebooks, Unlimited pages for notebooks
- Many writing tools like pens and pencils
- Eraser, Full Zoom, Add text, photos and backgrounds
- This is the paid version, There’s a free and limited version also available
Penultimate is quite possibly the best handwriting app for the iPad. It’s what most people would dream of when trying to create the perfect handwriting iPad app. Choose from black or colored ink to write letters, take notes, journal or outline ideas for your next book. Instead of your fingers, you can use a stylus which makes it feel more natural when writing. There’s a cool feature that moves the page along at the same pace you are writing, to ensure you don’t miss anything. You can connect and sync your documents via Evernote which takes this app to a whole new level. There are numerous in-app purchases for a variety of features. Additionally, Evernote will require a subscription.
- One of the best handwriting apps on the iOS
- Use a stylus to take your notes
- Uses Evernote to sync and other purposes
- Easily edit, delete, organize or duplicate notebooks
- Numerous in-app purchases for many features
Best iPhone Apps For Keeping OrganizedPenultimate for iPad app review
Noteshelf is another highly popular writing apps for the iPad. But, it goes a step further by adding features like recording audio, signing contracts, fill out forms and much more. It also syncs with Evernote and other popular Cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive. Create a notebook for any writing purpose and choose from 70 different covers. Choose from ink pens, pencils and highlighters when writing something down. Stay organized and secure your notes with a passcode. Record lectures, interviews or meetings and playback anytime you want to. Edit photos, enhance writing tools, import PDF or MS Office files and so much more.
- Create notebooks for any purpose, customize the covers
- Use pencils, pens or highlighters
- Edit photos, create shapes, record and playback features
- Quickly import or print notebooks, PDFs and other popular files
- Several in-app purchases to enhance overall experience
Noteshelf Reinvigorates the "Handwritten" Word
For as advances as some handwriting apps are, Pen-n-Paper PRO prides itself on being simple and efficient. It might not be the best handwriting app on the iPad, but it is definitely one of the simplest apps to use. And for many, simple is the preferred option. Take notes, draw pictures or even play games like hangman. Now, you don’t have to carry a pen and paper with you for whenever you need to jot something down or make a grocery list. This app is almost as simple as a real pen and paper.
- The easiest handwriting app on the iOS
- Quick, simple and fulfills its purpose
- Just like having a real pen and paper
- Take notes, draw, play games and more
- Simple interface, User friendly, Efficient
Pen-n-Paper PRO app review: reach for this instead
Have any of you ever copied and pasted a text, line of text or message over and over until your fingers bled? Well, maybe not to that degree, but you get the point. This app takes away the action of having to copy and paste numerous times and does it for you simply and quickly. It’s great for writers, bloggers or those who text a lot because it saves you time. And, in this modern day, it’s all about saving time and doing things as quick as possible. You can copy and save numerous different texts or messages, and paste them into another app, text, or message. Hey, you don’t know how essential this app is until you actually try it out.
- Great for writers, bloggers and teenagers
- Quickly copy and paste any text
- Copy multiple texts and save them until you want to paste
- Very easy to use, Saves time
- You don’t know how essential this app is until trying it
Bamboo is an innovative handwriting app that allows you to capture your ideas anywhere and anytime. There are numerous options for pens and brushes to write, color, mark or sketch your ideas and text. It’s as equally powerful for notes as it is for drawing. Add or draw images and photos to your notes. You can sync your files to popular Cloud services, cram as much text into one document, and share via Social Media. There are compatible styluses that will make your experience much more fluid and natural. There are numerous in-app purchases for the Full Version and for additional features.
- Powerful and smooth digital writing app
- Get a stylus to make experience more natural
- Draw, sketch, take notes, write and journal
- Share via Social Media, Save and sync via the Cloud
- In-app purchases for full version and additional features
Bamboo Paper for iPad app review
This app is a great combination of mathematics and handwriting utilities. It’s a calculator that allows you to handwrite the equations. It’s simple and easy to use, which is great for users of all math levels. It’s faster than using a traditional calculator. You can scratch out gestures, delete symbols or numbers, copy and export results, continue with long equations, shave results to memory, view a history of past calculations, supports many different math categories, and more. There is an in-app purchase available called the Power Pack.
- Handwrite your math equations
- Supports numerous math categories
- Save results, copy and export
- View history of past math equations
- Easy to use, faster than traditional calculators