Best Note Taking App

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by tktaylor1, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    I've never posted in this section before so I don't know if this has been asked before. What is the best note taking app? I saw CourseNotes but I don't really like how that is set up. Does anyone know of a good note taking app? Or an app to organize my notes that I take in Microsoft Office. As a college student, I am tired of typing up my notes and saving them and then having to search through Microsoft Office to open them. I would love to have an app that has everything right there, preferably in tabs or sections. Thanks

    Also, this has nothing to do with the thread title but is there an app similar to candybar in the app store? Or something that would allow me to apply themes to my mac?
  2. macrumors P6


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I would suggest...

    Circus Ponies Notebook
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    With Evernote can I drag and drop files from Microsoft Office and organize them based on subject?
  4. macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2011
    East Amherst
    I used pages last semester, then made folders and sub folders for everything, made it really easy to navigate.
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    I guess I could do that. I've done it before but I want something different.
  6. macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2005
    As mentioned above, check out Notebook, by Circus Ponies. You can add a "clipping service" and take things you copied from other sources and organize them anyway you'd like:
    In word, copy (clipping) paragraph about elephants into the pachyderm section of your notebook, then copy (clipping) snake graphic in the reptile section of your notebook...You do this through the services menu in just about any program.
    Link to circus ponies info. about notetaking:
    Notebook is an excellent program to gather info. when doing research.

    Also mentioned above, Evernote is great too.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2012
    Writepad Baby!

    I've downloaded most of the other apps mentioned, but the best of them all is Writepad. It turns your handwriting into digital text. None of the other apps mentioned do that....(at least not as of 3 weeks ago). I am currently the envy of all my co-workers who wish they had my digital savy when they see me take notes on my ipad that actually work. It really is no more work than actual paper which is more than I can say for any other app.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2009
    Actually Circus Ponies' Notebook does have that feature.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2011
    The OP seems to be interested in Mac apps, not iOS apps. So WritePad is not very relevant here

    The following thread may be useful to the OP: What is the mac equivalent to Microsoft OneNote?
  10. macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2010
    lol was about to create a similar thread :p thank god i found this one!!

    now my situation is kinda different. Does anyone have any good apps [mac os] for say an Econ class. Which means access to charts/graphs or at least drawing images..
  11. macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2011
    +1 for Evernote, fantastic app.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2012
    Never miss NoteSpirit.

    It's simple and easy-to-use, with a nice and clean UI. You can attach images, documents, audio and video clips, whatever you want. And it also combines note-taking with to-do list management, that can greatly improve your productivity.

    Free trial version is available, just go and try it.

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