Can I Write on My iPad With Ever Note?


You can take notes with Evernote on your iPad by downloading the Evernote app from the iPad's internal App Store. The Evernote app supports typing, web clips and photos, but you cannot handwrite notes with your finger or a stylus as of version 4.0.1. By linking to your online Evernote account, you can access existing Evernote notes made on your computer or other device.

Evernote App

  • The app for Evernote is free to download and use on your iPad. It allows you to type notes, add images and Web clips, and supports the geolocation feature, which records where you took each note. The app is free to download and use, but you must upgrade to the Evernote premium subscription service to access certain features, such as editing notes shared through Evernote Web.


  • If you already use Evernote, the iPad app lets you access your notes wherever you are once you have signed into your account and shared the notes across the platforms. The geolocation feature can help you keep travel notes organized, particularly if you are recording business expenses for each location or simply organizing a journal of your trip. You can import photos from your iPad's photo gallery to your notes, making travel recording even easier if you have the iPad 2, which includes cameras. You can also record audio notes and have them saved in your Evernote notebooks.


  • Users new to Evernote may find the interface more complex than other note-taking apps, particularly for syncing iPad notes to a computer. The lack of a handwriting or drawing feature also places Evernote behind other apps that take full advantage of the iPad's touch interface. Storage on the iPad is also limited, particularly in the 16G models, so using Evernote for extensive image or audio-heavy notes may require purchasing additional online storage space and storing notes through the Web service rather than natively on the iPad, which means accessing your notes requires an active Internet connection.

Writing in Evernote

  • If you want to take notes in Evernote using the iPad's virtual keyboard, you can definitely write your notes in the app. However, if writing notes by hand is important to you, you will need a handwriting or drawing app. You can write notes in this secondary app with your finger or a stylus, and then save the notes to your photo gallery by snapping a screenshot -- press the sleep/wake and home buttons simultaneously to capture the current screen view. From Evernote, import the screenshot as an image to get your handwritten notes into the app. If this process sounds like too much, consider typing your notes or opting for a different app.

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