Tablets are awesome at consuming content. Surfing the web, watching videos or reading books, tablets are lightweight portable media portals.
It would be nice to be able to use these devices in a way that makes our lives easier. Whether you are a student or a professional, using your iPad for productivity starts by looking at a few great apps to help with your note taking, memo capturing or just random information that you are looking to capture.
With all of the options available, what is the best note taking app for the iPad? The app store is literally filled with programs that claim they are the tops, so it can be difficult to choose which one will suit you best.
The best app for you will depend on the type of work you do and what you need do with your notes. We will examine some of the more popular note taking apps that are available today and take a closer look at the different features they offer.
Notability is one of the better rated apps that is available in the store. Customers boast that this is the only note taking app that they need and many wish they had not downloaded some of the other varieties. This program allows you to write directly on the screen, which is not only practical but can also be a lot of fun. Another great feature of this program is that it allows you to annotate on pdf files. This means that you can take notes directly on the screen, when you are reading a pdf file of text. This comes in very hand if you need to read pdf files for school or for work. In addition, this app can be synced with Dropbox, so you will have access to your notes from any computer that you use.
Note Taker HD
Note Taker HD is another popular choice. While customers are fairly pleased with its performance, some complain that the program is difficult to navigate. As the app is updated often, these bug fixes may come soon for users. This program allows you to send your notes as pdf files to other people and also to send them as email messages. It offers some interesting on screen features, like the moving of text and the opening of doors to previous notes that you have written.
My personal favorite, this app takes note taking to a whole new level by allowing you to organize your notes into books and other files. This app can be used with pretty much any platform operating today, so its uses are endless. In addition to the fabulous way it allows you to take and organize your notes, Evernote also allows you to gather info from the web by taking screen pics and clipping pieces from articles. All of these captures can then be sent to friends and colleagues in a variety of different forms.
This app offers the best on screen experience when it comes to writing and drawing. The ink flow is so smooth that you will feel as if it is pouring from your fingertip. This program also allows you to import pictures and a variety of other web captures into your notes. Its intuitive interface is fun to use and the way it organizes your notes into actual notebooks is clever and visually appealing. Of all of the programs, this one offers the closest experience to writing on paper and avoids a lot of the unnecessary bells and whistles that can get in the way of effective note taking.