Best note taking application?

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    ny2nctova

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    What is the best note application, where the user can use a stylus and write out stuff.

    Im really looking for a nice app that i can write and take notes, NOT *type*
     
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    penultimate
     
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    I've been bouncing back & forth between Notes Plus & Note Shelf. and I think Note Shelf is now in my top slot. It's got the fluidity of Penultimate plus the organization of iBooks combined with the zoom mode of Notes Plus.
     
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    Does Note Shelf's zoom mode also automatically move the zoombox so that you can continue writing? This is a feature I really enjoy from Notes Plus, but other than that I don't really care much for its UI in its current state.
     
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    It doesn't - and I've actually been good with that. Although I really like the idea of Notes Plus automatically moving that zoom area for me, I found that the act of moving to the gray area and lining up with (but allowing enough space) the past writing to be a bit distracting. On Note Shelf, they've placed the "move the box to the right" button in a perfect spot - for me, it's really natural to just hit that button at the end of the line (like a carriage return) and then keep writing.
     
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    I just wanted to throw in my $0.02 and say that Note Taker HD is, by far, the best note-taking app for me. It works perfectly for taking notes in Math, Science and Engineering classes, and I bet it would be great for business meetings/other classes as well.
     
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    IMO, 'Evernote' is one of the most popular note-taking apps which is free and available on a variety of platforms such as (Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, etc.). Furthermore, it allows you to take notes while recording audio but only for a maximum of 20 minutes.
     
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    But he was specifically looking for a "non-typing based" app.
     
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    I have been using Note Taker HD this entire semester and I would be lost if I had to go back to handwritten notes. It is an awesome tool. The interface is a little bland, but it has all the correct tools for easy hand written notes. I am using a stylus which I think is required.

     
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    I find when I'm "printing" (not to a printer, but the motion of drawing letters with my hand) using a stylus, Note Taker HD is a little slow to respond. Do you find the same?
     
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    I am using a Pogo but I really don't like it. It's a bit of a disappointment, actually. I find it works fine with SketchBook Pro.
     
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    I find the Boxwave to be the best. Much better than the Pogo which I find to feel a bit cheap.
     
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    I didn't know about this brand, but thanks for that. I am going to order one.
     
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    I like notify

     

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