Which Note(s) APP(s) Should I Get?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by GovtLawyer, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. GovtLawyer macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2008
    Today I saw someone taking handwritten notes on his iPad using a stylus and a note taking APP. I bought a stylus and while searching the best note taking app on the web, I realized what could be very useful.

    I am a lawyer and I defend people in traffic court. During the actual hearing I use the client's manilla folder to draw a map of the location where they got the traffic ticket, and to check off the points the officer must say in his testimony to make his case. I end up with a list, check marks and a relatively crude map/diagram of an intersection and the placement of cars, signs, the officer, etc.; all on the inside of a manilla folder.

    I want to find either one or two apps which will allow me to import a computer aided map/diagram and list in PDF form. I'll then be able to draw over the outlined map, and to use the stylus to check off items and place objects, etc. I'd then save the PDF in a new file, saving the original as a template of sorts, to use over and over again for each hearing. (any idea which APPS to use?)

    In addition to the annotations I would want to replace the paper pad I use to jot down random notes, people to call, etc, with notes taken and saved on the iPad. I'd want to be able to easily sort and search for them. If this simple note taking could be done with the same APP which I use to annotate the PDF, GREAT! If not, I'd gladly purchase two apps to accomplish what I need.

    Thanks for your help - Steven
  2. kindaobsessed macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2010
    Houston, Tx
    I have spent a lot of money on them all ..... UPad is the way to go
  3. Stangs55 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2007
    The Lone Star State
    I was going to say the same thing...
  4. GovtLawyer thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2008
    Does UPAD "Save As?"

    UPAD looks really good as it combines the annotation with the note taking. If I annotate a document, can I use a "Save As" as if it were a template? I'd want to keep the original unannotated, so I can use it over and over again.
  5. Smoothness macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2011
    Yeah, same here.
  6. gcastell macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2011
    uPad let's you create templates but they need to be images, I've done a couple of them, is relatively easy to do.

    Note Taker HD can annotate PDF and create templates from PDF but the UI is kind of weird, I prefer uPad.
  7. macjacky11 macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2011
    I have tried several before. Upad is good.

    You can also consider notes plus.

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