Best note taking app for iPad
This is a discussion on Best note taking app for iPad within the Productivity Apps Forum forums, part of the iPad App Store category; Jollywa, my apologies for expressing myself so oafishly.
I recommend the Targus or Griffin stylus (same pen, different brands) or the the Boxwave capacitative stylus. ...
Jollywa, my apologies for expressing myself so oafishly.
I recommend the Targus or Griffin stylus (same pen, different brands) or the the Boxwave capacitative stylus. Many people here also vouch for the Stylus R Us styluses, but I'm not a fan for various reasons.
You've already pinpointed the advantage of edit2 mode in NTHD, ie, no need for any palm-protection as you're writing at the bottom of the screen.
In my opinion, palm-protection in note-taking apps is generally a bad joke except for Notes Plus (of which I'm not a big fan for various reasons) and neu.Notes, which is pretty much the only app I use nowadays except for Good Reader, NTHD and neu.Annotate. It has quite a few bad comments in the App Store, but they seem to be for earlier versions. I use it extensively every day at work (in conjunction with a projector) and cannot recommend it highly enough. Amazingly, it's free.
There do seem to be some possible issues with its vga mirroring under iOS 4.3. For that reason, I'm not upgrading to 4.3 until the developer can give an assurance that these issues either don't exist or have been ironed out. There is an update coming sometime in the next two weeks.
Writing with your finger is ok if you don't have to write more than two words. For those kinds of uses I guess an app like Penultimate would be fine.
03-15-2011 05:57 AM
Penultimate actually works really with a stylus and palm protection. There is no designated area for palm protection but if you rest on the screen and write with a stylus, it takes the upper most contact (usually the stylus) as the input and ignores the lower contact which would be your palm. Simple but effective.
Originally Posted by chowdown
I agree with you about Penultimate. I do use a stylus on it. I have a Targus and a Pogo Sketch. I have a couple others on order.
Originally Posted by donka
For notetaking, Penultimate does seem to handle my style of handwriting better than the others. And after reading your explanation, I can begin to see why that is.
I don't suppose any one app is will the "be-all/end-all". But I keep looking for one that is.
Not a problem. One of these days, I will take another stab at Notetaker HD and see if I can the hang of it better. On the YouTube video that I watched recently, it certainly looks like it will do a lot of things that I would use. But I can't get past the problem with my handwriting in that app.
Originally Posted by chowdown
As I said in an earlier post, I do have a couple other brands of stylus on order. Maybe one of them will work well.
I have recently bought notetakerHD & as a left handed who hasnt got a stylus I can vouch for the program - although I am ordering a stylus at this very moment )
Originally Posted by jollywa
I like the way the drawing/writing/colour modes allow me to think so therefore its not currently a feasible app for note-taking in meet ins etc .. I think typing is the way to go for me there butmit has. Ice file management & a great UI & I recommend giving it a try if you like the more creative options of drawing & writing in colour etc ..
Hi I need a notepad that does copy and paste from safari + with pictures.any one help thanks
Neu.notes and Note Taker HD can both do this. They are pretty much the only apps I use on my iPad besides GoodReader and an extremely useful little app called Crop Suey.
Originally Posted by astonkiller
It depends on whether you normally type-in your notes or if you handwrite your notes (using a stylus). If you type your notes in, Notability supports copy and paste from any app...
I've just revisited Penultimate and must say that the palm-protection is much better than I remember. So is the ink (but still not a patch on neu.Notes' ink!)
What puts me off Penultimate is lack of zoom and landscape mode.
Smart doc can capture image from safari. Not popular but good app.
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