Apps that allow users to handwrite on their iPads using a finger or stylus have become increasingly popular, which suggests that the iOS keyboard is not always the best tool for a job, and that typing may not have fully eroded the need for decent handwriting. Since the iPad wasn't designed for use with a stylus or handwriting, developers have had to create work-arounds such as a "palm rest" that prevents the app from registering your palm on the page as you write. Many of these "innovations," while clever, have not been completely successful, and the resulting apps don't function as expected. Therefore, this AppGuide will advise you of the apps that are most likely to facilitate fast, smooth note-taking with handwriting that looks the same as it would on paper.
Notability for iPad
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Notability is optimized for the new iPad! It powerfully integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing so you can take notes your way! Discover the freedom to capture ideas, share insights, and present information in one perfect place on iPad.
Notability encourages productivity to be beautiful. Use our gorgeous retina ink to illuminate your visions and highlight your work. Liberate yourself from piles of paper and books by keeping this data in Notability. Our full-featured and easy to use tool set enables all types of annotating and data capture.
** Full-featured Handwriting **
Stunning retina ink makes capturing ideas easy and awesome. Notability's zoom window helps you quickly and clearly draw every detail, while the palm rest protects your notes from unwanted marks. Our scissors let you copy, move and even re-style the color and width of any retina ink. Organizing notes is a joy: drag-and-drop razor-sharp thumbnails, and add or remove pages as needed. Your notes should be as unique as you are, so choose a paper to fit your style and use a variety of pen colors and widths to create beautiful notes.
** PDF Annotation **
The same tools that help you take beautiful notes in Notability equip you to annotate PDFs: record, type or handwrite on anything. It's easy to share your annotations with anyone using email or Dropbox and more.
** Advanced Word-Processing **
Notability's features like styling, outlining, text boxes, and spell check are the perfect tools to get the job done quickly and accurately. Other tools like bullets, bold, italic, underline, font presets, cursor controls, and more, seamlessly integrate to help you create rich notes.
** Linked Audio Recording **
Audio recordings automatically link to your notes, so go ahead and take notes with confidence. While reviewing your notes, just tap a word to hear what was said at that moment. Our advanced audio processing features create brilliant recordings in any setting. Use the recording feature to capture your own voice for memos, presentations, or speech practice.
** Auto-sync **
Work with confidence: with Notability's auto-sync, your notes are always backed up in the cloud. Easily collaborate at work or school sharing ideas and notes on the fly.
** Media Insertion **
Enhance your notes by adding pictures from your photo library or from the iPad camera. Insert web clips, figures, and drawings to compliment your notes. Crop, resize, and draw on images to make them perfect. Your text will automatically flow around them.
** Library Organization **
Your ideas and notes are incredibly important to you, so Notability makes it simple to organize, protect and share this information. Drag and drop notes into a subject and use a password to keep notes secure. Auto-sync makes backing up simple: your notes are automatically uploaded to Dropbox, Box, iDisk or WebDAV. Import notes, PDFs, and RTFs from the cloud or web. And share notes via Email, Dropbox, Box, Twitter, iTunes File Sharing, and AirPrint.
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What's new in Version 4.31
*** Box & Improvements ***
- Autosync to Box
- Box One Cloud support
- Users can now add words to spellcheck dictionary
- Performance enhancements
- Improved recording stability
- RTF supports special characters
- Increased sync reliability
- Zoom view is snappier
- Numerous bugs fixed