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frances2art
Apr 22, 2013, 03:24 AM
Hello I have new iPad mini and I'd like to ask you for tips on paid or unpaid notes application. Classic apple notes do not satisfy me so there arent clear categorization and function that would appreciate such as creating notes at school or writing long documents. Evernote is too complicated and iWork is too expensive, you can send me some alternatives?

Another question is on you, what features you like from notes editor you would expect (there is no app with this function and features).

I'm very glad for your tips and look forward to them.

Thank you Regards Frances



jojoba
Apr 22, 2013, 06:00 AM
Have a look at this thread

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1130772&highlight=note+taking+app+ipad

annaharris
Apr 22, 2013, 06:55 AM
According to me Notability is the best note taking application.

TJ61
Apr 22, 2013, 01:49 PM
And according to me, GoodNotes is pretty...uhhh...good. :)

But, are you asking for an app that you use a stylus to handwrite notes?

If not, Notesy is a very simple, yet powerful note app that can sync automatically with dropbox. It uses a folder structure for organizing notes, but has little in the way of formatting (no bold, italics, etc.) -- just plain text.

Regards,
Tom

Brittany246
Apr 22, 2013, 10:11 PM
Notability

Richal
Apr 22, 2013, 11:14 PM
I like the free Evernote.

ScottNWDW
Apr 23, 2013, 07:06 AM
I'm liking Evernote. Not only do I use it on my iPad, but it's on my iPhone, iPad mini, MacBook Pro and Windows Laptop. All notes are synced perfectly.

cryingrobot
Apr 26, 2013, 12:31 AM
Hello I have new iPad mini and I'd like to ask you for tips on paid or unpaid notes application. Classic apple notes do not satisfy me so there arent clear categorization and function that would appreciate such as creating notes at school or writing long documents. Evernote is too complicated and iWork is too expensive, you can send me some alternatives?

Another question is on you, what features you like from notes editor you would expect (there is no app with this function and features).

I'm very glad for your tips and look forward to them.

Thank you Regards Frances

Dont listen to the responses...look for the features you want. Some people are literally just taking short notes and want it synched. Others need it for long classroom notetaking session. Others need to import PDF, pictures, etc..

Here are a few things you should look for:

1. Comparability with at least a couple cloud servers.
2. Zoom. This is critical since you cannot write decently with any stylus unless you zoom in.
3. Smooth stylus. It varies from program to program.
4. Good filing system. You dont have one in IOS so the app needs to be able to save and keep your notes in an organized manner.
5. PDF opener..a note taking app that lets you open a PDF and write on it will make your printer/scanner obsolete.

If you are missing one of the above, dont get the app.

Ann P
Apr 26, 2013, 03:11 AM
Really liking 'Noteshelf'.

TJ61
Apr 26, 2013, 12:15 PM
Hey wait! YOU'RE a developer, right OP? Why don't YOU write the "best app for notes on the iPad"!

Regards,
Tom

lexvo
Apr 27, 2013, 09:35 AM
The choice of a note taking app is personal and depends on your needs. I think cryingrobot's advice is good and you should check for features that are important to you.

I myself started with Daily Notes after some research. It is a good app, but now I'm using Notability because it fits my needs even better.

vainhumility
Apr 28, 2013, 01:07 PM
Sounds to me you're looking for a note solution for mostly typing. If that's the case, then I recommend iA Writer. It's only $0.99 and its a great in between app from native iOS notes to iWork.

However, if you want the ability to choose between handwritten and typed notes along with annotating PDFs along with other features, I highly recommend Notability. It's a great all around app for different uses. I think if I'm not mistaken its currently on sale for $1.99.

robdam1001
Apr 29, 2013, 07:19 PM
Remarks or Notability

jlwilsonjr
Apr 29, 2013, 10:29 PM
I use a combination of apps for note taking. I keep everything in evernote. I use penultimate for handwriting notes it syncs to my evernote notebooks. If I need to open a pdf doc and edit it for hand written notes or highlighting important sections etc etc I use the bluebeam revu app.

AdamC93
May 2, 2013, 09:56 PM
Call me biased, but I created Notable for iPad and designed it as a product I use myself in University. Here's a link to the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/notable/id621960785?mt=8

It has two methods of storing notes, one, a timetable of dates which can be shared across one appointment. So for example, say I had two of the same lecture in one week, no matter which date I select, all of the relevant notes are there.

The second is a bookshelf of notebooks. These notebooks are beautiful in my opinion (if I do say so myself).

It's easy to use and I've just made it free to use too!

There's also an update coming soon which includes full iPhone and iCloud support :)

I always love hearing feedback so please don't worry about sending me some!

http://a825.phobos.apple.com/us/r1000/064/Purple2/v4/1f/01/57/1f015771-b538-59da-c8e9-21e74d4ca0bf/mzl.ggqlzsyq.480x480-75.jpg http://a1671.phobos.apple.com/us/r1000/117/Purple/v4/fd/48/d9/fd48d973-0b2f-5e72-e3f4-ba630080b57a/mzl.ivxytaez.480x480-75.jpg

new-to-mac
May 3, 2013, 06:37 AM
Really liking 'Noteshelf'.

+ 1 for noteshelf

ratboy90
May 3, 2013, 08:56 AM
Take a look at audionote: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/audionote-notepad-voice-recorder/id369820957?mt=8

It records audio in sync with your notes and you can get apps for windows and OSX. I used it at university this year and am thankful I did for all those moments where I didn't pay attention

Accord3
May 3, 2013, 03:01 PM
+1 for Notability.
I also use Evernote which i find useful for inserting screen shots, web links et al