You can also annotate PDFs, fill forms, and much more. Notability is where i take notes for different meetings, sometimes i switch between typing handwriting and recording those notes. If your needs are simple, perhaps a simple text based app will do. It's a great app. I use livescribe pen. I've been using it since 2011. It's a great place to store what you need until you know where you need it. For the archivistsNoteshelf lets you take text or handwritten notes. The inking is the best I've seen, I've checked out Notability and Noteshelf, and I keep coming back to NotesPlus.
I view it as a Drafts+. Sent from the iMore AppI guess I am a note agnostic. In terms of features it's nothing special. Notebooks 7 is feature rich but costs good amount of $.
MS One Note is the best free cross platform note taking app. Sent from the iMore AppIronically, these iMore slideshow webpages cannot be captured by the Evernote clipper plugin in Mac Safari. I've been using Note Taker HD for a few years now, to add handwritten notes to PDF templates in my classroom. It may not have the advanced features others have, but if you don't need them, you'll appreciate Vesper's elegance. For studentsNotability lets you sketch, draw, write, and type notes. Simplenote's search is super fast and efficient and if text notes are all you need, Simplenote does it best. If you take a lot of notes on your iPad, what app do you use regularly and why? As you grow your collection you can organize with tags and pins. I'm surprised it didn't make the list, it even has a mac app and syncs through dropbox. Noteshelf also has a huge collection of pen, pencil, and paper options that just can't be rivaled. If you're using Microsoft, use OneNote. For super fast searchingSimplenote supports basic text notes with sync and nothing more. The only shortcoming is the inability to import a graphic or PDF to write on. N7 is best. They do better job for OS (honestly) than WP. I have been using Notesy for the past year on my iPad Note Taker HD isn't as smooth as that one was. I had a Galaxy Tab Pro for 6 months, and the app for that copied my handwriting exactly. Fly me to the moonFind your wayBest apps for iPhoneLove is in the airBest apps for iPhoneThe iPad is a great productivity tool and that includes taking notes, whether you're in the classroom or the boardroom. See comments above. ONENOTE: Excellent Getting Things Done inbox collector (particularly when coupled with Trello or OmniFocus extensions)NOTEBOOKS 7: And Drafts 4 is where i type things that I may want to save for later or share with different people or in various social media apps. AAAA battery required, but the tip is about the finest one I've found. One note it is for me. Sent from the iMore AppVESPER: The smoothness of the ink and the ability to annotate pdf as well as import word docs makes it a great all around app. When we got back, my 3 year old son deleted the journal, and the owner of Note Taker HD e-mailed with me and then actually called me from Europe to help me recover the document. Now THAT'S customer service!! My only knock is that the it doesn't look exactly like MY handwriting. IPhone and it suits my needs quite well.
OneNote's Safari extension is less buggy than EN's but the lack of custom labels and sorting options is a deal breaker. Personally I don't understand why Vesper gets so much PR except that its devs are well known. The only thing you really have to decide is how you want to take notes. The overall functionality is superior! I like Evernote for gathering data, but tend to use stock Notes app for jotting down random thoughts.
Downloading OneNote now to give it a try. Need multiplatform app and OneNote gets the job done for me. OneNote is simple, easy to use and FREE. It's fast and accurate. I love Notebook from Circus Ponies. They all serve different purposes for me. Love them all. I went on a trip to Scotland with my daughter and kept a journal using it. The only reason why getting a Surface Pro 3 makes sense, so long as you just want to write. Letterspace is beautifully designed and its added functionality is well thought out and unobtrusive. It's free (get) on the App Store with in-app purchases for themes, which I think is fair. Notesplus is one of the very best. Works well since I use Notpad++ and Sublime Text a lot at work for notes and code snippets. Sent from the iMore AppInkredible. I like its file management capabilities. I use the Joy stylus. But I take a lot of notes, so the multiple notebook capability of Noteshelf works best. I use Evernote, Notability and Drafts 4. OneNote supports text, images, and to do's. Organization is done with tags. It is also easy to export to an email message not as an attachment but as an image. You can record audio, annotate, type and handwrite then transcribe to type using their handwriting recognition. It works great across my multiple platform world. I'd use OneNote if I could type faster. Now MS became the official App maker for iOS and Andriod. If you're a student and want a better way to collect lecture notes and right down complicated formulas, you'll probably want something more advanced.
I share things with different groups of people with Evernote. If you always wanted a shelf full of notebooks but in digital form, you've always wanted Noteshelf. For Microsoft usersIf you already use Office 365 or are tied into other Microsoft products, OneNote is simply works with everything else you're already using. They also have a built in browser. It's the closest thing to Scrivener on iOS. Notability also allows for filling and annotating forms. Notability is #1OneNote is the best. I've tried most drawing and note taking apps, but find Inkredible to be both the easiest to use and the most natural feel for handwriting with a stylus. It support formatting for plain text, xml, SQL and C#, and several other languages. You can also take audio recordings right inside the app, and upload and markup photos or PDFs. You can also collaborate and see previous revisions of notes if you need to. Follow along and we'll help you decide which is the to suit all your note taking needs! *For everything, everywhere**Evernote is free, available for every platform you can imagine, and syncs across all your devices. They all have a purpose in my workflow. Started using Textastic. Matches my note taking style perfectly and you can even send the voice recording to a friend if they missed the class that day. LoL I love all of the different opinions as the real answer is there is no 1 best note app they all are good and have their own appealDrafts, Evernote and Write for Dropbox. Be sure to let me know in the comments! Notebooks 7 is the best. Hear! With support for text notes, checklists, reminders, annotation and markup, collaboration, and more, Evernote is the Swiss army knife of note taking apps. For elegance and taggingVesper supports text and images and can sync notes back and forth between iPhone and iPad. Everything you do is then synced between iPhone, iPad, and Mac. I'm not sure if it's an Apple thing or a NT HD thing. With multiple notebook support, powerful search, and password protection. It also helps that I finally found a stylus that that works more like a pen than finger painting. But I LOVE Note Taker HD!!! Notability has unlimited possibilities, which makes it great for students and creatives. For text time-shiftersDrafts 4 lets you write down text whenever or where ever the mood strikes you, then move that text to other apps — anything from social networks to word processors to communications to calendars — with just a few taps. At the end of each class, I then upload a PDF containing all my written notes, to make available for my students. I love Note Taker HD!! Vesper's layout is clean and beautiful. Hear! Noteshelf app custom paper.