iPad is not a Note taking device

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  1. ayerbusiness

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    The iPad is not a good notetaking device. The keyboard, while tolearble for typing an email, or inputting a web site address; is not what I want to use to input notes from a technical class. I’d be better off with a pencil and a notebook.
     
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    Interesting

    I respectfully disagree with you, especially after I found My smartNote. The new my smartNote was written by two college students like you to fill their needs and it shows. They price their iPad app called smartNote at only 99 cents. There are a number of videos that you can view about this app from the developers at this link....


    YouTube - mysmartnote's Channel


    Or a simple demo on YouTube

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7v0PmeXPOo"][​IMG]3:22 [​IMG] [/ame]
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7v0PmeXPOo"]smartNote iPad App Demo[/ame]

    mysmartnote - 12,360 views


    I could list a long set of reasons this is an outstanding app for taking notes but rather than flog a horse go check it out for yourself and see if you can see why I think smartNote is a killer app.


    :):):)
     
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    smartNote

    By Christopher Thibault and Brendan Lee

    Beware there are several other apps in the App Store with this same name. They are IMHO POS. This smartNote is not an iPhone app but an iPad app. Look for Thibault and Lee as the programmers.

    Description

    smartNote allows you to take notes on your iPad, both handwritten and typed. Record audio while your taking notes in class, insert a widget from over 150 available, include web pages and other interactive features in your notes. Create documents from 16 different included paper types, or import your own PDF or image. Organize your documents in notebooks with an unlimited number of pages. Export your document as PDF's or images, email them to friends, or sync them back to a computer or another iPad wirelessly!

    28 high-quality notebook cover graphics, with more to come!

    -Import and Export PDFs
    -Annotate and Highlight PDFs
    -Record, Import and Export Audio Recordings all while writing!
    -Email documents
    -Built-in calculator for in-notebook use!
    -Handwriting and text on the same page!
    -Unlimited number of pages per notebook
    -Over 150 Widgets (with more to come!)
    -Wireless Syncing
    -Documents autosave every 30 seconds
    -Access files via iTunes
    -Includes 16 common paper types, from legal pads to basketball court diagrams
    -Download Audio,PDFs, and Notebooks from the Web
    -Hand ignoring area allows you to rest your hand on the screen while writing
    -Resize,edit, and move textfield
    -Password protect notebooks

    Get a 15% discount when buying a Pogo Sketch stylus using the link in the app! This makes our app virtually free!
    -More features coming soon!

    Online User Guide Available At: smartNote for iPad

    Built by college students, for college students!

    Try smartNote today!
    Introductory pricing for a limited time only.

    If you experience any problems, or have questions about the app, please feel free to contact us at: LeeThibaultDevelopment@gmail.com
    We will work our hardest to help you solve any problem you have.



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    Just a quick note. If others have an iPad in your class and you are all on the same wifi network, you can sync notes to each other using SmartSync. SmartSync also allows you to sync to PCs or Macs wirelessly.



     
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    It will be an excellent program, but in it's current state it is just too prone to crash. But, even with the crashes it is clear these guys are on the right track...
     
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    Did you get the latest version?
    I had it crash only once when I created a Yellow Highlighter only to discover there was one already built into the program.

    Dumb move on my part.

    They should of checked a new name for a pen to make sure there was no naming conflicts but I guess they can not think of everything.

    The reviews listed on one site are butt ugly wrong for the current version.
     
  6. Bremen

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    Yes current version.... Just trying different things and from time to time it crashes to desktop. Stable when just writing in a oaf, but dicey when getting fancy.... These guys are on the right track, I am confident this will mature into a serious productivity app. When they get it nailed, they should go to 4.99 on the price....I know I would.
     
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    You are right about sudden crashes when stressing the app. I find so far it pops right back to what I was doing with a simple tap on the app icon.

    One bug is in the choice of a text field with a border around it. When I put text in and then change pages it vanishes when I come back.

    Other types of text fields do not seem to have that problem.

    Weird.
     
  8. gentlefury

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    I really like sundry notes too...and it's free
     
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    More note taking picks

    1. [​IMG] smartNote The most comprehensive feature set, programmable palm rest area. $
    2. [​IMG] Penultimate The smoothest drawing experience. $$
    3. [​IMG] SketchBook Pro The most comprehensive artistic capabilities. $$$
    4. [​IMG] Ideate The best idea envisioning features. $$
    5. [​IMG] WritePad Pro The only one with handwriting recognition. $$$
    6. [​IMG] SketchPad HD The simplest form and function. $
    7. [​IMG] PaperDesk for iPad Whiteboard-to-VGA presentation mode. $
    8. [​IMG] iNapkin 2 Simple, no frills, effective in brainstorming sessions. $$
    9. [​IMG] StoryPages iPad Edition Ideal for sketching story-boarding processes. $$
    Let me know what you think.
     
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    SmartNote for iPad lets you write, draw with palm-ignoring technology


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    One of the iPad complaints I hear from long-time tablet PC enthusiasts is that the Apple iPad’s capacitive touchscreen isn’t really designed for accurate drawing or handwriting. That’s because it doesn’t recognize pressure-sensitive input and it doesn’t automatically ignore input from your palm. That means if you rest your palm on the screen while using a stylus or fingertip to draw, you might accidentally end up scribbling with your palm and finger/stylus at the same time.
    Some people have found a way around this, by essentially putting a sock or other piece of cloth between their palm and the iPad screen. This works because the capacitive touchscreen recognizes electrical impulses from your skin — and the cloth masks that.
    But the folks behind the smartNote app for the iPad have come up with a solution that doesn’t require you to carry around an extra sock. If you want to draw or write in smartNote 1.02, all you have to is set up a palm ignoring area. You can adjust the size of the palm ignoring area and when you rest your hand on the screen to write, all input in that box will be ignored. The really cool part is that the box moves with your hand, so you don’t have to keep your palm steady as you try to write.
    The app isn’t just designed for inking on an iPad. It lets you type and draw notes, set text input areas, delete notes, change fonts, text styles, and other settings.
    You can see the smartNote palm ignoring tech in action in the video below, starting at about the 4 minute point. The app is available for download from the iTunes App Store for $0.99.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IhaloTanhQ&feature=player_embedded#!
    via GottaBeMobile
     
    #10 4phun, May 9, 2010
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