Want to use iPad as a note-taking / hand-writing tool

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  1. valeous

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    Hi guys,

    I'm a windows guy and use onenote for all my notetaking at school. Our school decided to give us free ipad mini's. I'm not complaining, but I'm just trying to find a nice way to take typed and handwritten notes on my ipad which I can then incorporate into my mega onenote notebooks. What is the easiest and seamless way to accomplish this?

    Also, while I'm asking, any recommendations of stylus? I don't like the ones that are so thick tipped. I want something that is easy to write with.

    I essentially want to replace the need for a legal pad with my iPad, so that I can take notes in lectures etc.

    Thanks
     
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    Here is a list of apps that fit your requirements:


    Paper by Fifty-Three
    Jotter
    Penultimate
    Noteshelf
    Upad
    Touchwriter HD
    Bamboo Paper - notebook
    PaperDesk Pro
    Note anytime
    Inkflow
    Ghostwriter notes
    Pen and Paper
    Plaintext
    Notability
    DocAS
    Notebook+
    Goodnotes
    N+otes
    Note Taker HD
    Notepad+
    Speedtext HD

    And there are plenty more. :) many of these I use myself and highly recommend.
     
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    I’d recommend choosing between Penultimate (which puts you in the Evernote world, so you'd want to download Evernote as well) and Notability. I'm an Evernote fan. Even a paid Premium member. I've tried both Penultimate and Notability. For drawing and handwriting, Notability wins. Matter of taste.

    As for a stylus, I can't give you a brand name, as our cousin John is a wood turner (lathe) and custom-made us one from a beautiful piece of burl wood we sent him.
     
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    twerppoet iPad Legend

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    I appreciate your taking the time to help out, however you may want to keep an eye on the creation date, and the date of the last post in threads. In this case the thread is almost a year old, and we hope the thread creator has found their answer.

    You can also click on the avatar of the person(s) who created the post, to see when they last signed onto the forum. In this case the member posted the question and never came back. Sad, but it happens fairly often.

    On the other hand, it never hurts to add a bit of relevant information to the end of a thread, just in case someone stumbles on it later, as you did. :)
     
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