Notetaking on the iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by DannyNguyener, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. DannyNguyener macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2010
    Now that school is back I am wondering how you guys incorporate the ipad into your studies. Is there an app out there that lets you sync to the MacBook other than pages?
  2. anjinha macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
  3. DannyNguyener thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2010
    Can you share the notes on the Mac?
  4. tekchic macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    I use Evernote. Free, great tool, lets you categorize, tag, etc. Only thing it's missing is a rich-text editor for iPad. (Can you hear me, Evernote guys)?

    I know some people that use Penultimate with a Pogo Stylus. I have a Pogo Stylus, but I haven't quite gotten used to it, so I just type meeting notes into Evernote on iPad and it syncs to my work machine, MBP, iPhone, etc.
  5. blokey macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Noterize allows you to share with google docs, goodreader, drop box, email, etc. That's not exactly syncing though.
  6. kim2272 macrumors regular


    Jul 23, 2010
    Sunshine State
  7. hariustrk macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2010
    I found that evernote crashed alot when your network connectivity was spotty. I tried to use it in New Orleans for TechEd this year and had to give up, reverting to the built in notes app.

    Now I use Notetaker HD with a pogo stylus and I love it. If I need to type alot I've found mobile noter works pretty good too.
  8. funkyc macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2008
    have tried evernote, noterize, sundry notes, neunotes, ido notepad, and some others but still haven't found one that i like everything about

    i want to be able to:
    - sync with my MBP (don't care if it's through dropbox or something else, as long as it syncs)
    - make bullets points instead of using a dash like this list
    - after i've saved it, i want to be able to open it again and edit it

    i'm sure there's more that i want to do but it's late here and my head won't work right now
  9. EthanNixon macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2007
    New Jersey
    Sounds like you want Pages...
  10. b.c. macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2008
    try SimpleNote on iPad (or iPhone), and on the Mac use the free application called Notational Velocity - it syncs natively with Simplenote.

    text only, i.e. can't add drawings, but simple and it works.

    to type bullet points on the iPad, just tap and hold the dash key for a couple seconds, you'll get a popup that lets you insert a bullet
  11. funkyc macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2008
    nar tried that and hated how it saves everything in one long thingydiggy

    i like folders and and so semblance or order

    I will do. Have downloaded it and will try it out later. I like it already coz it's free! :)

    *edit* ok played with it for a few minutes. i like how it is nice and simple. text is all i need (i'm a law student) but have to email it to myself which is a pain.....i'll play with it more though and try out the things to sync with myself, but i quite like it so far

    *edit 2* actually i like the tag system, which is kind of like folders so i can save to individual subjects etc...i'm liking this more and more! :)

    thanks for this great tip! makes life much easier! :cool:

    ok let's edit my list of perfect notetaking app is able to:

    • sync with my MBP (would prefer it if it was a service such as dropbox or similar, which allows notes to be saved into folders etc, saves me having to email to myself etc)
    • after i've saved it, i want to be able to open it again up and edit it using my ipad
    • the ability to change fonts, just simple things like bold, underline etc
  12. b.c. macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2008
    note: with Simplenote + Notational Velocity you don't need to email yourself anything, it just syncs automatically (maybe you just haven't enabled that setting yet, but go try it)
  13. funkyc macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2008
    I have now and I'm v.impressed

    Thanks so much for this recommendation! This has now definitely become my favourite notetaking app!

    Thanks again champ! :cool:
  14. b.c. macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2008
    you're very welcome! :) glad I could help.

    I like how this combo is so simple and works so well.
  15. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    I have bought every note-taking app out there and ended up deleted all of them but 1: Notes Plus. It has a couple bugs but the dev. emailed me back saying they have been fixed and the 2.0 is coming out. I'd give it a try. BTW, if anyone is looking for feature list for the app just visit the website found on iTunes page, the dev. has listed all upcoming features.
  16. stark4 macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
    I'll get Simplenote and Notational Velocity also for my class but can I draw small graph or anything like that ? I also need to draw a little bit for my chemistry class also so can simplenote do that?

  17. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    For non-graphical notes (e.g. Of meetings) I like now to use iThoughtHD, a mind mapper tool. It allows me easy to restructure while punching in, hiding brunches etc. And can sync with desktop

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