Best note taking app on iPad? Notes?

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  1. nateccnn

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    So...ever since getting the iPad I have been trying out various note taking apps that use hand writing. I've pretty much decided that each app has something over the other apps. None of them have all the feature I want but you combine 5 different apps and you have a winner.

    Today I was in a meeting trying to decide which app for this particular note taking session. I tried three and realized real fast I was missing things as I skipped between the apps.

    I opened the stoke "Notes" and started typing and suddenly realized...it does everything I want...it records notes. Simple and intuitive. And I can type really fast in that thing!

    All the money I wasted on note taking apps and the free one is now my preferred goto app.

    Justbsayin.

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  2. chiffchaff

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    I arrived at a similar solution, except that I combine it with Evernote’s organization and search capabilities. Basically I use Notes as my input app because it's a really quick, clean interface that doesn't get bogged down trying to sync while I'm using it (I have poor cell coverage in many areas locally). When the note is finished I mail it to Evernote where I can tag, file in a notebook, edit, quickly retrieve as a reference doc, or whatever else I need to do with it. I used to just write the notes in Evernote in the first place but had occasional crashes and delays when it would save a note in progress. Using Notes avoids that.
     
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    I still keep Penultimate on my first screen. Quick and straightforward. And I've settled on Notes+ for anything more complex. The built in Notes app is great at straightforward text, but doesn't draw. Penultimate draws, doesn't type. For my purposes,, often quick one or two word scrawls, it's perfect. For something more complex and considered, Notes+ does text, drawing, sound recording. Quick and easy.

    I did a blog post or two on my search for a Notetaking app...
     
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    Just a thought, check out Notability. It allows for audio recordings to be synced and amplified with notes. You can also customize your text with size, font, bold, bullets, colors, etc. Insert pictures, web images, and hand drawn images in addition to exporting your notes in pdf+audio or just pdf format with drop box. Soon it also will support iDisk and webDAV.
     
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    Thats what I was thinking exactly.
     
  7. David79

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    I have a question, I like writing short stories also working on a few longer ones, I want to start using my ipad. What would you guys say for the right app? ewven if its paid I dont mind as long as it will work for what I want it for.
     
  8. dougrogers

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    Writing? iAWriter.
     
  9. David79

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    Thank you for the fast response! That looks exactly like what I am after, thanks!!


    Edit: Just bought it and installed, perfect for what I wanted, thanks again!
     
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  10. ahoni2118

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    I wanted to know if anyone knew if there is an app that can convert handwriting to text (like what tablet pc's can do) so that you can save as a word document or something

    Thanks!!
     

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