Note taking app with ability to move writing around?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by sorsha, May 18, 2010.

  1. sorsha macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2010
    I plan on using my iPad for a lot of note-taking--hand-written using a stylus. I've seen there are several apps out there that allow you to write on a "page" and organize those pages. What I'd really like is one where I can select some of the notes I've written and move them around on the page. Say, I want to add a little more detail about something at the top of the page, so I move the lower notes further down to make room. Or even move some of the notes from one page onto another page. I guess this would work something like cut & paste functions in a graphic editor.

    Do any of the current note-taking apps have this capability?
  2. rldunn macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2010
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Sundry Notes Pro is the only one I know of that allows this.
  3. imacdaddy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2006
    There's not one perfect app out there at the moment. What sorsha said Sundry Notes can move things around BUT you cannot edit your hand written notes as the app treats it as a "drawing". So if you write something long and want to change up a few words, you're out of luck. I don't really like how the handwriting is implemented though. It writes and looks bad. I've bought other writing / notes app like Penultimate, Ghostwriter or PaperPad and none of them can copy/cut/paste or moving notes around.

    Then there's FastFinga app which I've used on the iPhone for a year and is great on iPad. You write each word out in the writing area and depending on your settings, it places the each word onto the paper manually by tapping on a button which acts as a space bar like on a keyboard or automatically by time (milliseconds). It does this so you can insert, delete certain words or cut / paste sentances around. It's fast and the writing looks good.

    Of all the the apps I have for taking notes, I like (1) FastFinga (2) Ghostwriter (3) Sundry Notes in that order. Penultimate and PaperPad are just a doodle / paint apps to me.
  4. sorsha thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2010
    Thanks! I'll take a look at FastFinga--hadn't heard of that one before.
  5. sorsha thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2010
    Hey imacdaddy,

    Finally have my iPad, tried out FastFinga, very cool! Couple things I'm not sure about and can't find mention of online, though maybe you could advise on since you're an avid user.

    -As far as I can tell from playing around, you can only select sections of text--all the words you wrote before putting them on the page, not individual words within that section. I'm guessing I'd have to enter each word separately to select and copy/paste/delete individual words? Or is there a way to select smaller portions within a larger entry?

    -The product description mentions an eraser function, but I can't seem to find it. (There's an icon for it in the videos I've seen of it on the iPhone, that doesn't appear to be there on the iPad.) Is it hiding somewhere, or just not in the iPad version.

    Thank you! This is almost exactly what I was looking for!

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