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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad

Price: Free

Category: Productivity

Updated: Jun 01, 2012

Version: 5.1.2

Size: 5.6 MB

Language: English

Seller: Philip Dhingra

Rated 4+

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 5.1 or later.

Customer Ratings

Current Version

(13 Ratings)

All Versions

(556 Ratings)

Nebulous Notes (for Dropbox) by Nuclear Elements

Nebulous Notes (for Dropbox) Screenshots


Featured three times on as one of the best tools for getting things done!


Nebulous Notes is a powerful, yet simple, text editor for note-takers, writers, and coders. Your notes are backed up and available from Dropbox, the best back-up service in the world. Free accounts on Dropbox come with 2GB of space, enough to store 500 copies of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace.

(If you want to try-before-you-buy, check out “Nebulous Notes Lite.”)


Open and edit all plain-text files (.txt, .md, .c, etc.)
Preview files in HTML, MarkDown
Supports saving and opening in all file encodings (useful for international users)
VoiceOver hints
Print documents using AirPrint
Supports TextExpander touch snippet expansion


Open files from ANY Dropbox folder
Customizable themes
Macro system lets you add frequently used keys to a toolbar (like { } [ ] = %, etc.).
Macro system also has basic text-substitutions for convenient HTML tags
Protect the app with a PIN
Search for text with a document
Customizable themes
Full-screen support for “Writeroom”-style editing
“Insert Tab” key (multi-line tabbing and un-tabbing supported)
Turn off word-wrapping


“Wow, I do so LOVE your app.” – Merlin Mann, creator of 43 Folders

“This is quite possibly the best tool for any writer, blogger, or journalist that needs to get work done on-the-go” –

“If you feel really geeky about your note-taking, give Nebulous Notes a shot.” –

NOTE: Nebulous Notes is only for plain text editing, and cannot edit Word Documents or PDFs.

What's New in Version 5.1.2

You're gonna love the new icon! Please update your reviews. 5-star reviews help keep the updates coming! – Phil

★ 5.1.2

– Dropbox-like conflict resolution (should make syncing more stream-lined)
– New App Icon

– Performance tuning, should be faster for everybody
– Retina graphics for iPad
– Fixed color picker
– Better crash-protection and crash-reporting
– Copy-paste pastes plain text in emails (like it used to)
– Brightness-control is system-wide
– Added “American Typewriter” font

Customer Reviews

Very useful app (5 stars)
I use Nebulous Notes nearly every day to take and sync notes across DropBox. Much more efficient than the default Note app.

Retina!!! (5 stars)
The new update works great on my iPad and iPhone – and looks great now, too :)

Useful daily. Great! (5 stars)
I don't know how I'd edit my Dropbox files without Nebulous! It is amazing.

I can pinch to change font size! Why doesn't every app that displays pages of text do that??

It does not mangle text files. (By contrast, for example, QuickOffice does. QuickOffice turns plain text files into Unicode, which are binary files. Many text editors cannot handle binary files.)

I love having local copies of the files. The UI arou

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