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Need strong notetaking app suggestion


iPF Noob
Jun 2, 2012
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Need suggestion for best notetaking app for iPad 3. Nothing artsy just strong notetaking.
Hi and welcome to the Forum!

I have Notes Plus....we have some threads here also on the many different note taking apps there are...do a search and you'll find them. Enjoy!

The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
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There so many notetaking apps. But it depends on your use. Anyway Notetaker HD is great app you can use it. Otherwise try with Penultimate or UPad.
My 3 favourites are (in order of preference)...

and Penultimate
The main criteria I've been using for looking for note taking apps is the ability to do a global search to find typed text, as well as text in pdf files, regardless of their location in the app. So far the only note taking app I've found that does this is Notability.

I was hoping Notes Plus would do this but it only does a global search typed text, not text that is already in pdf files. I was disappointed with this as Notes Plus looks nice a really nice app.

I'm keeping an eye on Tapose. Currently it doesn't support importing pdf files but I read that will change in the next update. Whether or not Tapose will support global text search is something I don't know yet.

I've stopped using Evernote. It's a great idea but I've found it too buggy.
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Adding my vote to Notability. I use it for all my class notes for grad school in addition to all my other notes so I use it a lot. I've compared Notes Plus, Note Taker, Penultimate, and Noteshelf. I mostly take handwritten notes since typing advanced math equations is just too hard in class, but Notability's typed notes works really well too. I especially like how it will sync the recording with your typing like notebook view on Microsoft Words for Mac.

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