Mighty Notes - Powerful Note-Taking App for iPad

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  1. milkcowbluesStu, Nov 21, 2011
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    milkcowbluesStu macrumors newbie

    milkcowbluesStu

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    Mighty Notes turns your iPad into a powerful yet intuitively easy to use note-taking device. You can combine smooth handwriting with fast keyboard typing, import pictures and PDF files to annotate on, and export your notes to other apps or Dropbox. A built-in pasteboard that holds multiple drawn objects and text clips makes it a snap to reuse your work and improve productivity. Plus tons of other powerful features, all packaged into a clean and friendly interface.

    Note-taking
    * Smooth handwriting with customizable width and color
    * Keyboard typing with customizable font and color
    * Zoom view to easily write small fonts with perfect details
    * Pasteboard holds up to 50 drawn objects and text clips to be quickly reused. Items are persistent even after you exit the app.
    * Everything can be repositioned and resized
    * Palm guard to rest your wrist against when writing
    * Record up to 30 minutes of audio for each note
    * Unlimited undo and redo for every action
    * Unlimited pages for each note
    * More than 20 backgrounds to choose from
    * Configurable auto-saving

    Import/Export
    * Import pictures and PDF files from your iPad album or the Mighty Notes document folder
    * Open pictures and PDF files directly from other apps
    * Export notes as PNG, JPEG or PDF to the Mighty Notes document folder or to other apps
    * Sync the Mighty Notes document folder with Dropbox
    * Email notes as PNG, JPEG or PDF
    * Print notes

    Organization
    * Use tags to organize notes into logical groups
    * Sort notes by name, date or tags
    * Search notes by name and description

    Available on the App Store http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mighty-notes/id477779556?ls=1&mt=8
     

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  2. hitekalex macrumors 68000

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    iOS Note-Taking apps is already a VERY over-crowded market.. Many top notch well-established apps out there - Noteshelf HD, Notability, etc.

    Best of luck to you though.
     
  3. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    looks interesting. i'm still on the lookoutfor an uber notetaiking app. so far, i have found it best to use several apps, each according to their strengths. i'll give this a try!

    by the way:
    because classes, lectures, meetings, etc. usally last longer than thirty minutes, you might want to consider doubling the recording time for each note.
     
  4. milkcowbluesStu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    palpatine - thanks for the tip about recording time, which makes a lot of sense. I'll add that to my to-do list.

    hitekalex - thanks for the good wishes :)
     
  5. Onemorerun macrumors member

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    Recently, in a moment of weakness, I wrote a slight rant about note taking apps on the iPad.

    So, I was happy to try out your app. I like the idea of the functions focused on in this app. For example the copy and paste of writing works well. I also applaud allowing typed text. Not that I type, but I like to copy text from webpages into my notes.

    That being said, and on the IPAD 1, the writing was choppy. Also, when I pasted text from a webpage into a note and tried to resize it was choppy also. In general the functions seemed to be running slow on the Ipad 1.

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    Also, I personally wouldn't focus on PDF rendering and annotating too much. With multitasking I personally like my note taking app and PDF reader seperate.

    I would focus just on the core of what you think a note taking app should be. Look at Penultimate, it does almost nothing, but it is very popular.
     
  6. milkcowbluesStu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Onemorerun, thanks for the feedback! We did a lot of performance optimization and it worked relatively well on our testing iPad1. Hmm... maybe there's more room for improvement. May I suggest that you try rebooting your iPad or close down a few apps to see if that helps out. Meanwhile I'll look for more ways to optimize performance.

    If you don't mind, would you give me a link to your aforementioned "slight rant"? I may learn a thing or two. :)
     
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  8. milkcowbluesStu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Interesting read, Onemorerun. I agree that good ink should be #1. Tried your recommendations and they are pretty impressive in this department. I think I've figured out a way to apply some of that goodness to Mighty Notes. Will work toward an ink engine overhaul in the next major update.

    The other thing I don't have in your core function list - reorder pages. Good point. I've added it to my to-do list.
     
  9. milkcowbluesStu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mighty Notes 2.0 is out! Based on customer feedback, we completely revamped the hand-writing engine, resulting in a much smoother and more satisfying writing experience!

    We now also offer a free lite version for people to try out the app. The lite version is fully featured, with a limit of creating 10 notes.
     
  10. milkcowbluesStu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    In Mighty Notes V2.1:

    - Enhanced pasteboard management functions: delete individual items, re-order, clear all
    - Increased maximum recording time to 2 hours
     
  11. chilady1 macrumors member

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    Just curious - will this app work on both the iPad and Mac? I require a note taking app on both devices with the ability to sync between the two. I typically have my iPad in meetings but also use my MBP for other items. Just curious and thanks for the answer. Looks promising.
     
  12. milkcowbluesStu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    chilady1, sorry but it's iPad only for now. We may consider a Mac version if there's enough interest.
     
  13. milkcowbluesStu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    In V2.3:

    - Insert new image from the camera
    - User setting to disable scaling/cropping before inserting image
    - Export notes as images to the Camera Roll
    - Retina update for PDF import/export quality

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    The full version is having a limited time sale - price drop from US$2.99 to $1.99 only! Get it while it lasts!!
     
  14. wadjj macrumors regular

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    Considering notability's price, If you can't somehow outperforms it with killing features or outstanding ui, I don't think a lot of people would consider a more expensive app.
     

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