Best software for lecture notes?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Utchin, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Utchin macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2011
    im looking at buying an ipad, just waiting for the official announcment of the ipad 2 specs and see if it need them atall, but my main use for it would be to take notes during lectures at uni, so what app would be best for this?

    would all be word processed notes, and powerpoints, so what would be the best application that can allow me to organise the lectures by subject, and units and so on.

    Im thinking google docs is a basic one?
  2. el-John-o macrumors 65816

    Nov 29, 2010
    I use (and love) PaperDesk, they also have a lite version, but even the paid version is cheap. Check it out!
  3. Kyotoma macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2010
    Carnegie and Ontario
    Pages and Penultimate(using a Stylus) both work really well for me.
  4. SteveKnobs macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    Soundnote and Noterize are cool. Check out iStudiez Pro as an organizer.
  5. Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Sunny Southern California
    +1 for Noterize! I used it all last semester and loved it! You can do both typing and use your finger to draw graphs, etc. It can record too. Only downfall I had was that it didn't have tabbed browsing.
  6. lokerd macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2010
    What about the best that syncs with something on Google? I use a computer or iOS about 12-14 hours a day, but about 8 of those are on a desktop at work, the it is iPhone or iPad the rest of the afternoon and evening.

    I need the best solution that syncs with google.

    Any ideas?

  7. linkandzelda macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2010
    Hmm i really like the look of PaperDesk. Its a shame it only syncs with there website, i think.

    i would be looking to take notes during class too and require the notes to be available on the computer as soon as i slide over to my desk. As far as i know i have a few options:

    1. sync it to thier website, then download it when i get to my computer.
    2. export it, plug it in and copy it across using itunes.
    3. email it to myself, which i think might be the quickest option.
    4. Something else im not aware of.
  8. jonnymo5 macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2008
    I use Evernote. Great for syncing but not sure how you would handle the powerpoint slides. It will let you include images though.
  9. tekchic macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    This has been discussed in detail in tons of threads already so you might find threads with more posts than this (and lots of opinions of course). :)

    That being said, my favorite is Notes Plus, because I can type, draw, or use a zoom mode to handwrite, and it neatly exports it all to a PDF. It's like having a virtual legal pad, but I can type, draw, scribble, or even record audio.

    Other ones I've tried: Penultimate, Noteshelf, Mental Note, Pages, Notes (default iPad app).

    Penultimate's very smooth for inking/writing, but I use NotesPlus so I have the option of typing if I need to get something down fast.
  10. ExnomenDei macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2010
    You've likely noticed a myriad of different apps being mentioned so far. As for me, I like Dropbox syncing, which QuickOffice does well, but DocsToGo (The version which has dropbox support) seems a slightly more capable app. Those two would be my recommendations, though.
  11. lokerd macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2010
    Indeed...and I have spent hours reading MR and other articles, and searching through app. In fact, I replied to this thread to prevent starting a new one. I am desperate for an answer on this. I know there are others in the same situation as I am...wanting continuity between phone, pad, and desktops.

    Somebody else mentioned Note Plus, which is good, but it doesn't work on an iPhone. That is the big deal for me to get it to work on both AND sync with Google.

    What is the difference between QuickOffice and Office2?

  12. THiPad macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2010
    Look at Audiotorium Notes. I use it to not only take notes, but it records at the same time!! Excellent app!!

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