Have reviewed several note taking applications for the iPad and they all seem to fall short is different areas, (no single app has all features) either due to:
1. no handwriting recognition
2. No audio recording
3. No password protection on notes
4. No folder management for notes
5. No mix of graphics plus OCR plus text
6. Several lack (even easily selectable) basic formatting options such as bullets, font selection, underline, bold etc
7. No ability to export as editable text
I need handwriting recognition and can live with points 2-5 if I have to, unless someone can advise otherwise, but if I am using the iPad to take notes which I need to share and collaborate with my colleagues, these need to be editable. Every app I have seen can only export as a PDF and even then once on the PC, can only be exported as an image from Acrobat. Help!!!!
The apps I have tried include:
- sundry notes
- ido notepad
- write pad
- mobile noter
- one note
And on the topic of handwriting recognition, why can we not get a app that uses a facility similar to the T3 input text options on the old palm devices, or even that of the windows CE devices? The old CE devices had excellent handwriting recognition in a dedicated input panel requiring very little screen real estate, using a fully functional WORD application which could be synced with the PC and hence be shared with other users. I believe these are seriously lacking features in the iPad domain.
Would appreciate any feedback on the above requirements.