iPad note taking apps: What are they and which is the best?

So as much as I hate to admit it, I am addicted to mobile computing. Being able to take my iPad on the road instead of my laptop is just awesome to me. Since I started using an iPad I’ve been trying one note taking app after another. This is my top set.

1. Evernote

Evernote is a free note taking app that is multi-platform (mobile and comptuer). It allows you to sync notes and notebooks across them. It also has integration that lets you record audio and video easily. There is a paid tier that gives you more storage, but unless you’re doing a ton of video and audio it shouldn’t be a problem. Evernote is hands down the best of the bunch being multi-platform and syncable.

2. 7notes HD

7notes is a very cool app because it records your handwriting. You open up a note and at the bottom of your screen you can write with your finger or a stylus. Once you’re done writing you hit the enter button and there is your note. As far as I know it’s iOS only though and there’s no cross syncing. There’s also a pay for version that will transcribe your scribbling into typed text.

3. Sketch Rolls

Sketch Rolls is $1.99 and is iOS only with no syncing. This app excels when it comes to projecting on a screen since it basically turns the screen into a blank canvas for you to draw and write on.

Overall Evernote is the clear winner in terms of portability, compatibility and easy of use. Yes in a teaching situation Sketch Rolls is really nice for projection and creation since Evernote uses the keyboard for input. Plus with the price being right, you can’t go wrong with Evernote.

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One comment on “iPad note taking apps: What are they and which is the best?

  1. I have to agree that Evernote should be on top of the list of note-taking apps. Its functional and efficient. I’ve been using this app for quite some time now, along with a free app I downloaded called Snap-A-Note, which I use as some sort of reminder app. Both of them are truly useful and they greatly helped me in keeping my work organized at all times. Thanks for this post!

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