Good Note-Taking Writing Apps?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by snakesayan, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. snakesayan macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2011
    What is the best app to take handwritten notes with? Ima buy my iPad 3 this weekend (after selling my iPod touch for 150$), and wanna get my apps ready... I really like to take handwritten notes better than typing
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I'm currently using Noteshelf and like it a lot
  3. Esoree macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2010
    After trying notability and Goodnotes, the best note taking app for me is Goodnotes. Although it is lacking some features such as the ability to add shapes, it is an extremely good note taking app that has been optimized for the iPad's retina display. The best feature in my opinion is the highlight tool. Instead of having a faint streak through the words you highlight, the app puts the highlight background to the text. This works on PDF files as well. There is a free version as well as a paid version so try it out yourself and see if it suits your needs when you get you new iPad.
  4. Southern Dad macrumors 68000

    Southern Dad

    May 23, 2010
    Shady Dale, Georgia
    I don't think anything beats Notability. I've tried many. I don't think anything compares.
  5. Mortalias macrumors 6502


    Aug 24, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    This. Use Notability for all note-taking, both handwritten and typing every single day and I love it.
  6. andrewnguyener macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2012
    THIS. Goodnotes is way more fluid and better looking. Notability is mediocre.
  7. DodgeV83 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2012
    Notability is the best, it even let's you sync audio recordings with your notes. Reviewing your notes for class and want to know exactly what the professor was saying when you wrote that one specific sentence down? Tap the sentence and Notability will playback what was being said at that time!
  8. omni macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2008
    Upad is the best IMO. There is a light version if you want to try it first.
  9. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    Only works with typed notes. No synch for hand written notes.
  10. MacDevil7334 macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2011
    Austin TX
    I'll toss in my vote for Upad as well. I've tried notability, notes plus, and noteshelf. But Upad is the one I keep coming back to. I use it to annotate Power Point lectures for my classes and I think Upad is the best at that.

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