Notability vs. Penultimate

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ahdickter, Mar 25, 2012.

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Penultimate or Notability as your favorite notes app?

  1. Penultimate

    31 vote(s)
    34.1%
  2. Notability

    35 vote(s)
    38.5%
  3. Neither, because I don't give two sh**s about this thread.

    25 vote(s)
    27.5%
  1. ahdickter macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Which do you prefer? Notability or Penultimate as your note-taking app.
     
  2. TheSuperSteve macrumors 6502

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    I got both and I don't like either. I prefer Noteshelf.
     
  3. MelodyMarch03 macrumors member

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    Right Now, Notability for the zoom feature is edging Penultimate. I have penultimate because it has music paper, if/when they make it actually able to write music on the paper through a zoom feature, I might change my mind!
     
  4. Jspring86 Suspended

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    I also have both, I prefer Notability over Penultimate. My favorite note-taking app however was uPad, but since they still haven't made it compatible with the new iPad I've been considering a permanent switch to Notability.
     
  5. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Same... only if it had ink smoothing.
     
  6. Advil macrumors 6502a

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    Noteshelf is my favorite but it hasn't been updated for Retina yet.
     
  7. jojoba macrumors 68000

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    I love Notability. I tried Penultimate but never got into it, I don't remember why anymore. I greatly prefer Notability's UI.
     
  8. SteveJobs2.0 macrumors 6502a

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    I have both but notability has more features. Speaking of this, does anybody know how o use notability voice recording. It says that you can jump around different time points of recording based on where you touch, but it does not seem to work for me.
     
  9. sekazi macrumors 6502

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    Thirded for Noteshelf. Works great. although being left handed and the way I write I will probably never get used to any writing application.
     
  10. brand macrumors 601

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    I'm sure that uPad is compatitable with the third generation iPad since all iPad apps are compatible with the third generation iPad. Perhaps optimized is the word your looking for? Two completely different things.
     
  11. Jspring86 Suspended

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    No, compatible is the word I'm looking for. Not compatitable, which isn't a word at all.

    Also, the app no longer works at all with the new iPad:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1342583&highlight=upad

    Unless you consider optimization the process of making any notebook readable. It is clearly an issue with the retina display, but I wouldn't call it an optimization issue.
     
  12. BHP41 macrumors 6502a

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    uPad trumps both but until they update it is completely useless.
     
  13. hchavarria macrumors 6502

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    I have these two but prefer Noteshelf or Ghostwriter Notes.
     
  14. brand macrumors 601

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    Thanks for correcting my spelling mistake and making me aware of it was a compatibility issue. Until this I had not heard of any iPad apps not working properly on the third generation iPad.
     
  15. dan2012 macrumors newbie

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  16. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    UPAD for the win when it gets updated for retina. Best app I came across (in the iPad 2 days), hands down. I tried most of the other popular ones and UPAD came out on top.
     
  17. DS3 macrumors 6502a

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    Eh, they are both OK. I havnt found a notes app Im really happy with.

    I like the ink flow (or whatever you'd call it..) in notability just for little drawing stuff, I wish there was a full art app that had that. Hopefully sketchbook ink will be good.
     
  18. lkw15 macrumors newbie

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    I couldn't live without Notability now. I use it extensively for work and personal stuff.
     
  19. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    Noteshelf for features, though "ink" is better on Penultimate.
     
  20. master-ceo macrumors 65816

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    Whatabout notetaker hd? Apart from the ugly icon, it looks doable
     
  21. physicsguy13 macrumors 6502

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    Agree with this
     
  22. zipur, Mar 25, 2012
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    I'll give DocsAs a try, has great ink and all the features you're looking for. Best thing is that it opens quickly which is a must-have on a note app.
     
  23. zipur, Mar 25, 2012
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    DocsAS it opens much faster than notability has all the features import export compatible with dropbox everything need. Lately DocsAs has become my go to note taking app just because it opens faster than anything else. It's great for editing PDFs in school also. DocsAS also can import pictures and at least as far as I can tell it's compatible with all the iCloud services available Google Docs, iCloud everything. I gauge my opening speedy test on a 2297 page PDF document I use have. It also scrolls PDFs much smoother. All of which are important to me for work and school.
     
  24. RichyB macrumors regular

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    The ink quality in notetaker HD is terrible, not smooth at all. Prefer notability for detailed notes and penultimate for quick notes.
     
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