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Best notetaker apps?

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    Which one is the best for using with the stylus pen
    Notetaker HD
    Omnifocus
    Upad
    Noteshelf
    Or anything else?
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    I really like Microsoft's Onenote. Free and easy to use. My favorite thus far.

    You can find it on the AppStore for free.

    Let us know what you think of it of you give Onenote a try.
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    Will install it and see how I like it
    Thx
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    BG, I love Noteshelf. I have quite a number of note taking apps and this is probably my favorite. If you want to use handwriting it is probably the best out there--totally like using a ballpoint when I use my Adonit Jot stylus. They have added typed text too and you can add photos and write "over" them--lots you can do. I bought Notability not too long ago and its rising in favor but I use it more for other things than just notetaking altho" it handles them well. Handwriting and text also. I'd decide which is more important and choose one based on that. I have had had Notetaker HD for a good long while but don't use it anymore. It may even be archived right now.

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    I have to go +1 with Diane on NoteShelf. I've really pared down my apps and this one is the only note taking app I've kept. I've also used NoteTaker HD and Upad, which are also awesome apps.

    I like the latest update that added text, but I enjoyed it before. The best part I like about it is the smooth way you can make the line advance move as you write. I can write almost as fast as if I was actually using paper and pen. I also enjoy having the ability to have a whole bunch of note books lined up on a shelf, titled however you wish (and you can make sub-bookshelves so you can keep similar notebooks together.

    I also use it with a Jot styles, also it does well also with the thicker stylii such as the Boxwave or the Targus.

    It really does come down to what works for you - we are lucky to have such good apps from,which to choose. Good luck with your search, hope some of this helped.

    Marilyn
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    Diane B, Mickey and Tuttle, thanks a lot, I'm buying this today, so far I bought Quickoffice, iAnnotate, so the Noteshelf should complement my collection
    Just a question, where did you guys buy the Adonit Jot stylus?
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    One caution on the Jot. It will begin to skip after a while. To put it back to rights, pick up a small tube of conductive grease at Radio Shack. You pop off the disk and put a small squirt in the nib, then replace. Voila!
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    Thanks a lot Tuttle
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    A vote for Notability. Over a year of use and still trucking'!
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    I like note plus very good app abit pricey but well worth it you are able to send your notes to dropbox for safe keeping which is handy if you are writing a lot down worth looking at on the app store
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    I don't know those apps as well, but I've found Notability to be quite excellent. It's pretty intuitive and it's currently on sale at $0.99 so it's worth a shot. Pretty low opportunity cost to try and I've found it handy for taking multimodal notes.
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    Diane

    I got the noteshelf and I like it so far, I could not work on it much as I did not have the pen, I will get the Adonit Jot stylus today, I'm getting the red, LOL, will update you later on but I'm so excited on this
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    Have you seen Notes Plus? I Dl'ed it yesterday and straight away used it to takes notes for a teleconference. Happy as a clam I am! It works really really well.
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    Hi

    I've been trying Notablity and Notes Plus on my iPad 2. At this stage I prefer Notability although I'll still see if I can get used to Notes Plus.

    I find the handwriting to text conversion in Notes Plus to be too unreliable although I'm guessing that could be because of the bad writing I have with my Targus stylus pen. When I first installed Notes Plus it seemed really slow to load pages. But when I restarted my iPad it seemed to speed up noticeably. Maybe that's because i had less running in the background?

    I prefer Notability for its UI. It's not as good as Notes Plus with grabbing things from web pages but I did just download Skitch for the iPad so I'll give that a try. I'm used to using Skitch on my MacBook Pro. I find I get slightly put off by having to swipe all the time in Notes Plus to get to things. But it's early days yet so it's not impossible I'll change my mind in a few weeks or so.

    I don't plan to make long hand written essays on my iPad. I expect to use my stylus pen just for short notes for my university studies and in my business. Until now I've been using GoodReader but its lack of a global search function made me want to change.
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    After having more of a play with Notes Plus I'm finding it a bit more reliable with handwriting to text conversion. I think think I've been guilty of pressing down too hard with my stylus pen.

    I have noticed Notability seems to create big file sizes with hand written text when they are more than a few pages. This seems to slow it down. When I have time I'll have to see if this is a problem in Notes Plus. Has anybody noticed anything with this issue?
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    I would highly suggest Microsofts Onenote too. :) Try downloading that App it is really helpful.
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    I would like to vote for Noteshelf and Microsoft's Onenote as best stylus pen as per my interest.
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    Not so far, it's a wonderful app

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