EverNotes | iOS Universal Notetaking App Template (Swift)

EverNotes | iOS Universal Notetaking App Template (Swift)

Dec 17th 2017
• Added this line in Info.plist, to access Photo Library and save videos in it
     Privacy - Photo Library Additions Usage Description
• Added this line into Configs.swift:
    let NOTES_KEYWORDS = "keywords" 
• Edited the 'saveNoteButt()' methods in TextNote.swift, ImageNote.swift, AudioNote.swift and VideoNote.swift files, in order to store keywords of the note's titles after saving them. This improves the search for the Home Controller.
• Edited the 'playVideoButt()' method in VideoNote.swift by removing the first few lines that were saving the video locally, it's not needed so I've added 2 lines that get the URL of the video from the Parse Dashboard
• Edited the 'queryNotes()' method in Home.swift, in order to search for keywords
• Edited the 'imagePickerController()' method in ImageNote.swift, because of the new Swift 4 syntax

IMPORTANT: IF THIS IS AN UPDATE FOR YOU, then you must do the following:
1. Update your old .swift files with the updated ones
2. Run the app and make a save a new note
3. Enter your Parse Dashboard -> Notes class and check the newly generated column called "keywords", it will show an array of the words of your new note's title
4. You have now to manually fill all the other empty cells of the "keywords" column following the syntax of the note mentioned above. Example: You have a note's title like "My new video note". In the empty cell of the "keywords" column you have to enter the following value:
The words of the above array must be all lowercase.
Sep 24th 2017
• Updated to Xcode 9, Swift 4, iOS 11
• Set Swift 3 @objc Inference as Default in Build Settings
• Edited 'getFBUserData()' method in Login.swift in case of no email from Facebook login
• Added a 1125x2436px png image (iPhone X launch image) into Assets.xcassets -> Brand Assets image set
• Edited 'searchButt()' method in Home.swift to properly show the searchBar to the iPhone X
• Edited 'viewDidLoad()' method in Home.swift in order to properly set the origin of the toolbar on iPhone X
• Adjusted some views in the Storyboard, because of iPhone X layout 
• Edited the 'func showBanner()' method in order to display banner ads properly in iPhone X
• Unchecked the Runtime API Checking in the Scheme -> Diagnostics, accordingly to this post:
Feb 25th 2017
• Edited the saveNoteButt() function in AudioNote.swift, in order to be able to edit the title of an audio note and save it without issues
• Updated GoogleMobileAds.framework 

EverNotes is an app template for you to store and edit notes in the cloud, it works with Parse backend so you won’t lose data even after an update, just log in with your own username and password to access your notes.
You can store Video, Audio, Image and Text notes with this app, all come into a nice, flat UI design that you can customize as you wish via Storyboard in XCode.

Since its backend is by Parse you don’t have to buy any domain/hosting, there are NO PHP files to upload to a web server so you’ll save some money for server side.

EverNotes is written in Swift, native XCode project, Universal, Parse SDK hosted on, easy to customize.

About Parse SDK and back4app

Read this article for more info about back4app and Parse SDK:

Can I host Parse Server on my own server?

Yes, although I don’t provide support for the setup process, you can read the official Guide here:

I get a Code signing error in Xcode 8.x

That’s a bug of Xcode 8 with macOS Sierra, check this sample video to see how to fix it:

How to remove AdMob banner ads

Check this video out to see how to remove the code that shows AdMob banners: Keep in mind that you must repeat the shown steps for every .swift file that contains this line on the top:
import GoogleMobileAds

What about free support for this template?

I can offer free support for bugs encountered in the original code. Instead, if you’ve edited the code and messed something up with it, I may apply some fee to fix it either via TeamViewer or by checking your app project files directly on my computer.

Should I use the latest version of Xcode to edit this template?

Yes, I always update my apps to the latest version of the IDE.

  • XCode 9.x project – Swift – 64bit
  • Universal – iOS 8.0+ – Storyboard
  • AdMob banners
  • Facebook login
  • Works with Parse backend hosted on back{4}app
  • Easily insert/update your notes, choose from Text, Video, Image and Audio notes
  • PDF User Guide included
  • PSD graphics included
  • Easy to customize, well commented code

  • Apple Mac with its latest OS version installed
  • The latest version of Xcode and some knowledge about its UI interface
  • Photoshop or any other image editor software
  • An Apple Developer account to submit apps to the Play Store
  • An AdMob account to generate your own banner UNIT ID
  • A free account on

Have fun with EverNotes, and don’t forget to rate it on your Downloads page if you like it!

Important Disclaimer: We’ve recently found out that some developers have bought our app templates, reskinned them just a bit and put them on sale on other source code markets similar to CodeCanyon, saying that they developed and own such source codes.
That is a serious copyright infringement, developers who buy our templates are allowed to reskin and sell them as apps on the AppStore (accordingly to the License type they’ve purchased a template for), but are not allowed to put our original source codes for sale on source code markets, including CodeCanyon. We will report developers who made copyright infringements to the competent authorities. Thanks.