Best notes app for handwriting recognition

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Agebak425, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. Agebak425 macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2018
    Just got the new iPad Pro. Any recommendations for a good note taking app with handwriting recognition that works well for someone with bad handwriting? I have messy handwriting so looking for something that can convert my scrawls to more readable text. Thanks.
  2. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    Prescott Valley, AZ
    I'm a big fan of GoodNotes because of its ability to work with PDF files containing hyperlinks (to other parts of the document). This allows for creating more advanced organizers and notebooks. But in terms of handwriting recognition, it isn't automatic... you write on the page, circle the handwritten text to select it, and then indicate you want to convert it to text. This creates a new selection that is text-based.

    GoodNotes also has a macOS component that allows me to access my notes created on my iPad.

    Nebo on the other hand allows direct handwriting to text conversion as well as setting a style to that text. I don't have much experience beyond that in Nebo so I don't know how well it works for other aspects of digital notetaking.

    I recommend watching some YouTube videos by "Tom Solid" who is leading the #PaperlessMovement. He does in-depth reviews of notetaking apps and I've found him to be very helpful.
  3. ssmed macrumors 6502


    Sep 28, 2009
    I like Nebo - but when it gets it wrong after a big spell of writing furiously, you can not step back easily and see what word you have mangled and that can't be interpreted. Being able to look at the original which would be a really useful addition.
  4. Agebak425 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2018

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