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NOTE TAKING SOFTWARE BETWEEN ALL PLATFORMS

scribble79

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I am looking for a good note taking software that works beteen the mac, ipad, and iphone.
 

phairphan

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Here's another vote for OneNote. I started using it back in the very early aughts on a tablet pc—I have been using it ever since. The iOS version used to be a hollow shell of the Windows version, but the parity level these days is great. Use it on a Mac, iPad, and—when in a pinch—iPhone. Native apps on all devices, as well as the ability to access your notes via a web browser.
 
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HDFan

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I use Evernote. Well worth the cost as the web clipper makes the saving of web pages for recipes, MacRumours threads a simple click in my web browser. Works across MacOS and IOS devices. Excellent search engine, has a ton of options which I've never used.

I ran into a problem with Notes. I get delays of up to a minute as it seems to load. Deleted a thousand or so notes but didn't change anything.
 
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eltoslightfoot

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Pages is not a note-taking app. Sorry. Notes is and does it well if you don’t need Android or Windows. I use Onenote, personally.
 
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ignatius345

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I assure you that Pages is capable of being used as a note taking application. I have used it before myself in that capacity.

One is not required to use the advanced word processing features of the application.

If you search for "note taking" in the Mac App Store, the Pages application is the top result. Sorry.

If you do the same search in the iOS App Store, it currently shows up as #8.

I mean, sure, you could use literally any app you can type in to take notes, right?

And while a document creation app like Pages might be decently suited to long-form notes one might take in a meeting or a lecture, it would be horribly cumbersome for lots of smaller notes.
 
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velocityg4

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I use Onenote as well. I used Evernote for a while but it took too long to load. Once there was a good alternative I switched. I also used the Apple notes app for a while when I was just using notes on the iPhone. Once I needed cross platform capability with Windows and Android. I switched to Onenote.
 
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