Best note taking app for iPad/iPad pro

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  1. tasa

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    Hola! I need recommendations for note taking apps. I currently have Penultimate by Evernote. I like it but I want something that has more pen options.
     
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    I'm using Goodnotes. No audio recording though.
     
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    Is it worth P199?
     
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    I have been using Notability for a while now and I have had no reason to look for alternatives.
     
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    Thanks! Will check it out.
     
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    Just notes for iOS.

    Recent updates have made me a heavy notes user. No need for third party apps. Everything syncs and can be locked.
     
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    Notability, to me, is hands down the best note-taking app. It helped me get through most of med school.

    It's featured-packed, so more likely than not, it should contain what you're looking for in a note-taking app.
     
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    Yes, for many years Notability was the best iPad note app for me. The killer feature I loved it for was the ability to record audio, type or draw notes, and playback showed me what was being typed or drawn at a particular point in the recording. Time codes would be nice.

    Today, my best note-taking app on the iPad is surprisingly, Microsoft OneNote because of its desktop and iOS versions that sync efficiently, the ability to open multiple windows and create multiple notebooks and pages and sections as well as grouped sections, plus being able to scan to find anything across ALL notebooks. Audio recording is present, as well as handwriting and image OCR, but the audio recording ability is not yet at par with Notabliity.

    So for taking notes during a talk or lecture or meeting, I still default to Notability.
     
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    For taking notes, during meetings, talks, notability for me. Has been that way for several years.
     
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    There'd be cheaper or even free alternatives. Given that argument, hindi siya sulit. :) But I like that I can import a lot of formats and annotate, sync with icloud, etc. What's lacking really is the audio recording.
     
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    Thanks! Might go for Goodnotes na lang. Notability seems nice but it's 499 and I don't need audio recording naman. Thanks!
     
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    If you want more pen options, check out NoteShelf.
     
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    Notability for iOS actually costs $4.99 and $9.99 for the Mac
     
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    I use One Note. Satisfied. Free.
     
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    Does One Note have a good support with the Apple Pencil (the pressure sensitivity and palm rejection)? TIA.
     
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    I like Paper and and Notability. Paper is free and what I use for leisure doodling, notability is for serious work notes.
     
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    It has palm rejection and handwriting recognition so you can search notes even with the handwritten ones just like the native Notes app. Pressure sensitivity, yes but minimal effect. You can also change paper colors and lines.
     
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    I use Notability for school works. :)
     
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    What do you guys use to read PDF books, that you can write notes on, highlight important stuff?
     
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