Nebo

Within a notebook Select text
Manage your notes Add objects (image, sketch, diagram, math)
Write and convert Search in your notes
Gestures and formatting Save and export

The tutorial is displayed when you open the app. Try the exercises to learn more about Nebo and discover the gestures that will help you make the most of it. You can also skip this part for now and try again later by tapping Tutorial in the top-right menu.

WITHIN A NOTEBOOK

When you first open the app, you have to create a notebook. Choose a title, set the recognition language and define a color for its icon.

Once a recognition language is set for a notebook, it cannot be changed later on.

To create a page, tap + in the left panel.

Tap a page to open it, then use the following buttons:

  1. Return to the notebook manager view.
  2. Use the pen or the eraser. You can also change the ink width and color.
  3. Add an object (image, sketch, diagram, math object).
  4. Open a search bar.
  5. Undo your last action.
  6. Redo your last action.
  7. Choose betwen the following options:

MANAGE YOUR NOTES

Your notebook is part of a folder named My folder. A folder contains your notebooks, and each notebook contains as many pages as you wish.

Tap to display a preview of your pages and the date they were created. You can change their order with a drag and drop. Tap again to make the left panel disappear.

Tap to go back to the notebook manager and display your notebooks.

Tap again to go back to the folder manager and display your folders.

At the bottom left, tap + to create a folder, notebook or page.

To rename a folder or notebook, you can either swipe from left to right or long press it and choose Edit.

To delete a folder, a notebook or a page, you can either swipe from right to left or long press it and choose Delete.

To import a notebook, tap Import at the bottom right of the left panel, once you are in the notebook manager.

To export a notebook, long press it and tap Export. The choices offered depend on what is installed on your system. 

WRITE AND CONVERT

To write text on your page, tap in the Pen tab.

We strongly recommend writing on the lines, so that your text is better recognized.

If you want to make a bulleted list, use one of these bullets:

The preview displays a converted version of your text in real-time, so that you can check your handwriting has been properly recognized.

If a word is incorrectly recognized, just tap the word in the preview to bring up a list of suggestions. Tap a suggestion to substitute the original word.

To convert a block of handwritten text (figure A), double tap it with your finger. It now appears converted with small characters (figure B). To edit it, you need to enlarge it. To do so, double tap it again, so that larger characters are displayed (figure C). You can also tap next to the conversion preview.

Note that you cannot edit your converted text if this has not been enlarged first.

To convert your whole page, tap at the top right corner then Convert All.

GESTURES AND FORMATTING

Use simple gestures to edit your notes:

Some gestures can only be used in certain contexts:

  Text Diagram Math
Erase
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Join
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Break
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Frame
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Underline
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Double underline
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You can also use the tab to erase elements on your page.

To clear your whole page, tap at the top right corner then Clear all.

SELECT TEXT

Tap a block of text with your finger to select it. It now appears selected, with selection handles. You can now drag and drop it on an empty area or use the handles to resize it.

ADD OBJECTS

To add objects in your page, double tap an empty area with your finger and choose between:

You can also use the Add tab and either tap your choice or, after long press, drag and drop it in your page.

To resize an object: Tap it and use the handles.
To move an object: Tap it then drag and drop it on an empty area.
To convert, copy or delete an object: Tap an empty area in your object, then tap next to the conversion preview. Depending on your object, you can choose among the available options, that are Convert, Copy or Delete.

To paste an object: Long press an empty area and choose Paste. You can also paste it in another application.

Image

Double tap an empty area with your finger and choose Camera to take a picture with your webcam or Image to import an existing image.
You can draw over your image, but any text you write will not be recognized.

Sketch

Double tap an empty area with your finger and choose Sketch to create a dedicated object.
You can use both the pen and the eraser, but editing gestures and written text are not recognized here.

Diagram

Double tap an empty area with your finger and choose Diagram to create a dedicated object.

Write inside your diagram, just as you do on the rest of the page, and your text will be recognized. You can also edit or erase your text and shapes with simple gestures.
To see how you can edit your diagram, see the Gestures and formatting section.

Tap your shape to display the conversion preview and check that your text and shape have been properly recognized.

To set your shape as doodle, tap the shape icon in the preview and tap Set as doodle. If a word is incorrectly recognized, just tap it in the preview to bring up a list of suggestions. Tap a suggestion to substitute the original word.

To convert a shape, tap next to the preview then Convert. To convert your whole diagram, double tap with your finger anywhere in the diagram object.

To move or resize a shape, tap it to select it and display handles. Shapes can be aligned, congruent or connected, if needed.

The following diagrams are supported: org charts, flowcharts, concept maps and mind maps.

Math

Double tap an empty area with your finger and choose Math to create a dedicated object.

Write your expression and double tap it when you are ready to have it converted. If needed, use the Erase gesture to edit it.

To select your expression, just tap it. Handles are displayed so that you can resize it, for example.

Tap next to the conversion preview, then Settings, to choose between a truncated or rounded result, an angle unit in degrees or radians and whether you want your equation to be automatically solved or not.

Tap next to the conversion preview, then Copy to copy a LaTeX version that you can paste in any LaTeX editor.

Some equations can be solved if they contain supported symbols.

The solver supports horizontal calculations, one at a time, using the following operators and functions:

SEARCH IN YOUR NOTES

To search in your current page, tap the Search tab at the top of the page. Enter a keyword in the search bar.

The found occurrences appear highlighted. Use the arrowsto go to the previous or next occurrence.

SAVE AND EXPORT

To save your notes, go in the notebook manager, long press your notebook and tap Save as... Your notebook will be saved in a MyScript format (*.nebo), allowing you to import it later on.

Note that your notebook is automatically saved every 10 seconds.

To export your notes, tap at the top right corner and choose between:

To export your whole notebook, go in the notebook manager, long press your notebook and tap Export.