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Zoho Notebook


4.5 / 5
27 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Notebook is 100% free and ad-free across devices. And it is secure to use.


Average Ratings

27 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Pricing Details
    It's free.
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web

Vendor Details

  • Zoho
  • www.zohocorp.com

About Zoho Notebook

Create different types of content Create content of type text, image, audio, video, etc. Aggregate your information in one place Embed content of any type from multiple applications. Fine grained collaboration Share a whole book, page or just an object on a page by granting read/write permissions. Version control Keep track of changes not only at the book or page level but also at the object level.


Zoho Notebook Features

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Document Archiving
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Retention
  • Electronic Signature
  • File Recovery
  • File Type Conversion
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Version Control

Zoho Notebook Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Solid web clipper and note-taking app but no replacement for Google Keep

Mar 12, 2019
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the clean interface for the web app and the web clipper itself is easy to use. There's a contextual menu for clipping selected text, taking a screenshot (full-page), entering into a minimalist reader view, or creating a link card. Once the web clipper is open by clicking its browser button, you can also create a quick note in various colors.

In the web app, notes and cards can be arranged into groups or tagged. The covers of notebooks can be customized, which is a nice touch.

Clips updated in the web app in real time.

Cons: Just like Keep, you can't clip images directly from the web. You can upload them via the web app or the clipper, however. But that's not ideal. Some sort of misguided copyright concern. This is not going to prevent anyone from either collecting images or misusing them. It's just going to annoy users.

Tasks can only be created via the apps not the web clipper.

Notebook doesn't integrate with Zoho Writer or any other Zoho app so it's very much a standalone.

Overall: It's nicely designed but it's underpowered compared to the competition. I'm not a big fan of Evernote but Zoho Notebook looks weak in comparison. I'll stick with Keep since it integrates with Google Docs, my main writing too.

best notetaking app!

Nov 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This software is free to use and have the nicest user interface I ever seen on a notetaking app. This app available on the internet and also downloadable on Google Playstore so basically you can access your note everywhere. Besides, you can also edit your note offline and sync it when you have internet connection.

Cons: Overall there are nothing I don't like about this software. But sometimes my note went missing for no reason and cannot be found.

Overall: Since I use it for free, there are nothing I can complain about, this is my go-to app for notetaking.

Nice Interface for Organizing Notes while Still Simple to Use

Feb 10, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's very simple to use, but the visual interface make it easier to sort and view multiple categories of notes. For something that I'll use often to jot down questions and thoughts, I prefer this to something like simplenote, which is also very simple to use, but makes it harder to organize and view different topics of notes. It can be used from a phone app or the web, making it convenient for a wide variety of situations. It's also free!

Cons: I have not yet input enough notes for this to happen, but if you are using it to keep track of a wide variety of notes from multiple areas in your life I could see it becoming unwieldy, and requiring a system with more features.

Overall: I'm using Zoho Notebook to store questions and thoughts which come up over time that I don't want to forget, as well as recommendations that people make during conversations that I don't want to forget. As I'm running multiple facets of our business, this has made it much easier to not lose track of questions and thoughts I've had in the many new areas that I spin up on on a daily basis.

Zoho Notebook app is FUN!

Mar 28, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that it's fun and easy to use. Colorful bright and really takes the blah out of blogging and taking random notes. I love the custom notebook covers and ways to express yourself with colored paper, photographs and within some apps take voice notes. Its just fun and allows you express yourself. Great for teens.

You never lose a note because if you have cloud service it saves directly there. No more lost papers in the sofa or that the puppy tore up.

Cons: The limited amount of fonts. I wish there were more. Thats the only thing

Overall: The moment I opened it up, It was fun and joyful. I like the security of a passcode so you don't have anyone snooping in on your notes, thoughts and expression. its a digital diary...thats what it is. It can also be a great place have a gratitude list and jot down ideas. Saves paper which I like.

Its free so that a plus. If you don't need all the bells and whistles of Word or Notes, this is the perfect solution for notes and it integrates with Evernote. Want a fun way to take notes or liven up a to do list? Zoho Notebook is the way to go.

Simply the best way to save your notes

Jun 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is one of the best app with simple and clean UI. Colourful book cover unlimited books can be created. Take your notes with you all the time. Sync between multiple devices and available on every platform so you don't need to worry about access. And it is free forever.

Cons: I would be great if they had something which can push your notes or maybe the blogpost material directly to wordpress

Overall: Save all your notes at one place with access to different platforms is great.

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Very pleasant and easy to use.

Apr 28, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Zoho Notebook is a fairly easy to use program and with a creative touch and a good aesthetic level, its small agendas allow me to organize and catalog the information I'm pointing, Notebook comes to replace those awful notes on papers that were previously watered by my desk. I have no limits to make lists, I definitely recommend it.

Cons: A digital notebook which I use daily in my work and I enjoy doing it a lot, since its functions are very complete and adapted to my needs and work objectives, therefore, I have no complaints about this software.

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This App Continues To Impress Me

Jan 31, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love testing out new apps and there's a lot of notebook/journal/notes apps but none of the many I've come across are as powerful, easy to use, functional and enjoyable as Zoho Notebook. Let alone how remarkable it is compared to free or feemium products, it is free to use and still blows away the apps that cost money to use. Voice recording, lists, notes, journals, multiple notebooks, backups and so much more. Just everyday there's something to love about this small yet powerful app.

Cons: Nothing. There's nothing to not like about Zoho Notebook. It's user friendly, free, and everything you want in a notebook.

Overall: It's given me faith that good products by good companies still exists.

Notes to protect the environment

Sep 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I can write notes, record audios, take pictures, I can do many things and without excuse of not having something to keep it. Excellent to give a different use to the cell phone and capture the ideas.

Cons: I would like to share these notes in a way that maintains the software essence.

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Just loving Zoho Notebook

Apr 30, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Best note taking app, I used one note and evernote but this one is the best app till now. A simple and clean way to save your notes. I generally use it to write my blog post so I can access them everywhere. You can keep unlimited notes no limit and it's for free.

Cons: Need a list view hope they come up with that soon

Overall: No more worries of losing what you write, sync to all devices. and everything for free. No storage limits like one note and evernote

Finally a notebook app that works for me!

Dec 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: It works the way I work. Visually. It's like having a stack of notebooks for different topics without having the clutter of a stack of notebooks.

Cons: An autosave function would be nice. A page of notes sitting unsaved on my desktop doesn't help much when I'm away from my desk!

A primary part of my day to day life.

Dec 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: My use of Zoho Notebook let me create notes,create checklists, record audio messages etc while also synchronizing with my smartphone.

Cons: I dislike that I have access to most of the functionality which Zoho Notebook offers me,right on my Iphone.

Overall: Zoho Note helps keep my day organized.

This is one of the must have app for an IOS user.

Dec 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I like the way it opens the notes which is very creative. Using Zoho Notebook is fun. You can change the background colour, Pencil Colour. Keep images as a note.

Cons: I found there is no image editing option in this tool.

Overall: It is very creative experience of note taking.

Basic but powerful

Mar 27, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Sometimes simple is best. It does what it does, does it well, and only does that. It has background colors, text formatting (Bold, Italics, Cross-Out, Underline, and Highlight), indenting, justification, bullet points, numbering, checkboxes (that actually tick checked or not), links, images, and page breaks. You can organize notes in notebooks with gorgeous covers. Favorite items. Definitely useful for just plain notes.

Cons: It is fairly simple, I would like a different note view when on the web app. Adding the ability for columns and templates would be great as well.

Easy, no learning curve, Free , IOS app. and it syncs fast.

Jul 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I was using Microsoft OneNote on my Mac and Iphone. On my mac it slowed it down when it would syn and sometimes it would not open. So I wanted an alternative and Zoho is easy, doesn't slow my mac down and it's super easy to use. No learning curve for me, plus it's free for now.

Cons: I set up a reminder a few times from my iphone but for some reason it didnt remind me. Maybe settings are not correct, not sure about that. I would be nice if the Ical or google calendar syncs with it.

Overall: placing all my notes in the cloud and it syns with out slowing any of my devices and it's FREE...at least for now.

A digital notebook

May 10, 2019
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Do not lose an idea This app is excellent for creating lists, recording, writing, writing ideas and more. I also like that you can export PDF and share public links and set expiration dates.

Cons: Only a little thing. I would like that people whom I share the links, could write comments.

Simple alternative to Evernote!

Feb 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I like how honest they are on their website. Sure, they haven't been along as much as Evernote, but they offer such a beautiful platform and easy to use for note taking. I really enjoy the versatile formats you can use for your notes. It's also synced on all your devices.

Cons: Less features compared to Evernote. Chapters and book-like capabilities are still missing, but I'm sure they won't hesitate to add those in soon enough.

A simple note taking app always synced

Nov 23, 2018
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: It is free and allow to take various types of notes (sound, pictures, list with checkbox, make a favorite, place reminder. It also has an icon in the menubar on Mac; this allows to open a new note quickly at any time

Cons: Notes are presented as cards, there is no possibility to have a list view which takes less space. It is intended for quick notes, not for more sophisticated things like Evernote, at least for me.

For the brainstorming

Nov 30, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: This application for my cell phone is excellent to not lose any ideas. It also helps me create reminders and organize things I have to do.

Cons: I do not know if I'm doing something wrong but the reminders appear as notifications, not as alarms. Everything is ok.

Do not lose your ideas

Dec 31, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: This application for your cell phone is excellent for creating notes, lists, you can create reminders, everything you need like a brainstorm style.

Cons: I like that it exports as PDF but I would like it to be exported as an image too.

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The Free Visually-Stunning Note Taking Alternative

Dec 14, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: It seems like the developer put a lot of thoughts on the visual. Zoho Notebook looks beautiful. It also supports various kinds of notes as text, audio, checklist, and more. It's available on various platforms and syncs to multiple devices. And the best of all, it's free.

Cons: It's still not available for Windows, and it doesn't support spreadsheet creation. Yet.

This tool is on top of my list for managing notes.

Jul 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The best thing I link about this tool is that you can grouping your notes by creating different notes books and add notes in them.

The search funtion is also a plus point.

Cons: It has all the features I need to manage my notes. So there is nothing which I don't like about this software.

Overall: I can safely keep my notes at one place.

digital sticky notes

Jul 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Whenever I have an idea or want to plan something short, so as not to lose the idea, I love using these notes. In the same way I can share ideas with my contacts in a simple, different and elegant way.

Cons: A good option would be that for example, the lists could be shared by some type of messaging such as WhatsApp and that allowed to mark the options.

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Prettier than Evernote, but not as good

Jan 14, 2019
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: A lot of customization-notebook cover, colours, layout, reminders, etc. Scanning is a really good feature. The UI is very appealing to the eye.

Cons: I can copy and clip as I could in Evernote. That is perhaps a major lacking feature. Also, lack of shortcuts, which is frustrating when I am working on multiple tabs and have to extract just tiny bits of info from each.

Great Evernote alternative

Apr 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Zoho Notebook is a solid alternative to Evernote. The interface is clean, and it checks all the boxes you'd want it to (mobile support, iPad support). I especially like the ability to quickly see the notes from my Apple Watch.

Cons: If you're already an Evernote user, I'm not sure there's enough compelling reasons to switch over, but it is solid nonetheless.

Aug 26, 2018
4/5
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Nov 28, 2017
5/5
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Jun 23, 2016
3/5
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