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Your agile iPad app
for deft note-taking.
Defter Notes: For your handwritten iPad notes.
file management and organizing with Defter Notes

Your notes, documents, and files are right where you need them

Create nested folders, spread out & organize documents right in your spatial note-taking space. Easily attach images, files and PDF stacks. Arrange professional projects or personal notes, everything you need is in one place.

Multiple PDF support

Cross-reference multiple documents, side by side. Add notes to your documents, insert or remove pages. Lay out PDFs as bound or individual papers. Defter Notes' unique and powerful PDF stacks are ideal for reading and research.

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A clean, intuitive workspace

Designed to be customizable to your style of note-taking. Draggable items and editable tools keeps everything easily manageable as you focus on your work: creative and productive.

Digital handwritten notes

Take handwritten notes on your iPad with Apple Pencil, convert handwriting to text. Draft and sketch; pinch and rotate; move freely on your virtual desk.

handwritten notes on iPad with Defter Notes

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Best Practices

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Handwriting is the most liberating way of note-taking. Whether you are in a meeting, learning a new language, or capturing ideas, you should be able to flow words on paper without any friction. Enjoy a variety of customizable writing and drawing tools, handwriting to text conversion and infinite blank pages. Defter Notes for iPad is your digital paper on your virtual desk space.

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Academic Studies

To improve your process, you should have no limits. Create and move folders, organize and edit pages freely and exactly as you wish. Save and access your related documents, anotate PDFs, and add links right next to your notes. Following a lecture, exploring ideas on a research subject, or writing a paper: take notes deftly. Defter Notes offers a unique user experience as it allows for spatial organization, free movement, and gesture-based navigation.

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Creative Professionals

When you are a visual thinker you need to create visually and take visual notes. Drag and drop sticky notes, photos or web links. Create mind maps, flowcharts and inspiration boards. Illustrators, photographers, architects, storyboard artists, UX researchers and UI designers can all benefit from the unique features of Defter Notes. You can be both creative and productive, with no compromises.

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Defter Notes lets you use the best of your iPad and Apple Pencil inside your note taking space. Attach PDF files, flip through, and spread out. Layer papers just like on a real desk. Our co-founder writes on the blog about her journaling experience during the pandemic. Discover Defter Notes for your style of journaling.