Note taking/organizing app for iPad for typed notes

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    Hi everyone,

    I am looking for the best iPad app to suit my needs, namely:

    - TYPED notes that can be organised and searched for within the App

    - preferably with sync/backup

    - if possible the ability to copy and paste both text and images

    I tried searching on the forums but all the searches seem to be for handwritten notes - I am not going to handwriting notes as I would rather type on a keyboard, so essentially I am looking for the keyboard typed equivalent of the handwritten notes such as Penultimate that people here commonly use.

    Any advice would be much appreciated thanks!
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    I have actually never come across am app, that let's you search through handwritten notes, which would that be?

    Anyway, how much formatting would you need for your notes? If if is just simple text, than I would suggest using Evernote.

    You can organize the notes, tag them, search them and does backup.

    Or you could always write notes in a different app and than copy them into Evernote for organization.
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    I don't care too much about fonts. Nice to have but not essential.

    I basically need something like the standard Notes app but allows me to organise into folders and subfolders, etc., as well as allowing pasting of images if possible.
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    take a look at iota, there is a free and paid version
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    Grr, not available on New Zealand App Store...
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    :(

    see if 'notes iPad edition' is there
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    Evernote will do just that.

    Unless it isn't available in your country either. That wouldn't be nice.
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    Notability. I have tried a few note taking apps and only recently discovered this one. It's truly a great note taking app if you want typed notes.
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    Free Sundry Notes is quite good.
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    Evernote. Period.
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    Notability is now available for just 59p or 99c.
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    Evernote is free
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    But free Evernote does not work in offline mode. Spring pad is better on that respect.
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    That is interesting, as I have never come across that limitation. Conclusion, the ipad is too often online ;)

    But definitely worth considering for wifi only ipad's.
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    Why don't you get Pages. It is worth the money and a brilliant app all round :)
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    PlainText does exactly that except for images with synching through DropBox. Plus it's free.
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    I should have added that it is essentially that the app but useful when "offline" - I saw Evernote was free but I never downloaded it because something felt "not quite right" about it. Does Evernote always require an internet connection?

    And what does the Evernote subscription service do - do I need to buy it for the App to actually be functional and allow me to sync?

    Very interested in Notability for 59p/99c - any limitations or major flaws in this one?

    Thanks everyone.
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    If i were you, i would definitly get evernote. It is worth the subscription. The ability to sync up to 10gb of video, text, audio, or pictures is amazing. You can pay for the subscription in app so it is very convenient. I can't remember all of the features. Just check the evernote website. It's worth it I promise you. This is your best solution.
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    It's far too much to pay for my intended usage. Is the free non-subscription of any use at all or do I just buy Notability instead?
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    Can pages insert a photo from the camera, and insert tables?

    Correction, Ive found it cannot do any of these things and IMHO is quite a useless app.
    Last edited: May 9, 2011

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