Recommendations for note taking app

Discussion in 'iPad' started by s1m, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. s1m macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2008
    Hi all

    My iPad is arriving today finally and I will be shortly looking for some form of note taking and organisation app and was hoping for some recommendations.

    My iPad is partly going to replace my notebook where I jot down information from the various business meetings/conference calls I attend. The notes are generally fairly brief - names, dates, key focus areas - that sort of thing.

    At the moment obviously the note book is simply a linear stream of information - what I would like to do is group the notes/pages by project/discussion topic/actions arising so on a long term project I can see all the notes related to that project and not have to search through a linear list.

    I would like also to be able to back up the information for safety purposes.

    What I don't need is a desktop solution as I can not sync my iPad with my work computer.

    I could in theory just use Notes and title each note appropriately but I am looking for something a little more sophisticated.

    I am not looking for a free solution so happy to invest in this as a key business tool. As an aside I will be buying iWork and some of the Omni product suite.

    Any helpful information would be greatly appreciated.

  2. cobrien86 macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2010
    Based on what you're saying, I'm thinking Bento for iPad. Take a look, and see if that's close to the mark.
  3. NightGeometry macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2004
    Simplenote on an iPad is quite good - mostly just a list, but it is searchable. It also syncs, and there is a desktop app (Notational Velocity - which is a great name), you can use to tag and update notes. There's also a web interface, to access that way.

    Tags don't seem to flow back to Simplenote, but other updates do. You can also mail notes to yourself - a feature i particularly like.

    It barely meets your requirements, but is free so maybe worth trying? If you find something that syncs and organises better, please share!

    (Syncing is a must for me, as much as a backup as anything).
  4. richimages macrumors regular


    Mar 20, 2008
    Southeastern US
    I really like Note Taker HD ... It makes for a realistic sized piece of paper, with narrow or wide, grid or lined, or blank, paper options.

    Here's a sample, that I converted into a PDF and emailed to myself.

    Read the manual to get the most out of Edit 2 Mode, automatic scrolling features with the very unique interface. It uses a "Magnification Window" and a little pink que to continue a line in Automatic Scrolling Mode ...

    Good Luck with whatever you decide ...
  5. 88Keys macrumors regular


    Jul 10, 2007

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