Like most Apple fans, I have been excited about the launch of Apple TV+. Until I actually subcribed for the 7 day trial.
Notability has remained my number note-taking app for the past 3 years. Despite its terrible page customisation, which I can’t stand, Notability is by far the most stable note-taking app there is.
I wish Notability could just stop fixing things that are not broken! I really dislike the changes they’ve made to this tool.
It is possible to create hyperlinks in your notes using GoodNotes 5. Here is how to do it: step-by-step instructions.
Thanks to multi-tasking in iPadOS, now, you don’t need to purchase a PDF reader if you’re already using GoodNotes 5.
I have spent hours making videos on how to use Notability. It never occurred to me, to do a video on how NOT TO USE NOTABILITY. A good app, is as good as the user. If you know how to use an app, you get more out of it.
On this list I have 10 traditional note taking apps. These are apps primarily designed for handwriting note taking. I then have 5 other note taking apps that are not primarily designed for note taking, but can do a great job given the right circumstances.
We spend hours a day looking at screens (at work/home, on the streets/bus). It’s not surprising therefore that most of us will experience digital eyestrain at some point in our lives.
GoodNotes 5 for iPadOS/IOS was released on the 15th of January this year. A good nine months later, we are now receiving the Mac version of the app. It has been a long and painful wait.
Before iPadOS this comparison was pointless. We all never bothered with the Apple Notes app because the app was just pathetic. However, iPadOS has breathed some new life into the app. So now, we must give it the attention it deserves.
Unlike Notability and GoodNotes 5 that have one dark mode theme, Noteshelf 2 has multiple options. It is a small special something to make you like the app a tad more.
In all the technical ways in existence at the moment, Notability has always had dark mode options. The app had a dark theme and some dark mode paper templates.
This split view mode allows you to open the same document twice in GoodNotes 5! In split view mode, the app still supports tabs. Which just allows you to have that many documents open all at once. It’s awesome.
For the first couple of weeks/months I am totally cool. I know it’s a beta and it has bugs. I can tolerate them… A day or week before the release of the official release of the new update; I crack! I have cracked!
I signed up for the PDF Expert 7 pro 7-day trial to see what you will be missing out if you don’t subscribe (if you previously had the PDF Expert 6 pro). PDF Expert 7 now has two subscription setups; U$50/ year or about U$12/month.
Overally, I was not impressed by what Apple had to offer at the event. I am very happy my bank balance is not changing. There are a few things grabbed my attention though.
After three years of being paperless, I have finally found a planner that I love and one that I am actually sticking to. You will definitely be seeing this planner a lot this year.
All professors will love this. All students will love this. All professionals that do presentations will love this!
Readdle has done a great job improving the user interface. But that’s not worth a subscription payment. Not even an upgrade fee!
There are plenty of things you can do with digital notes which you can never do with physical notes. That alone, the endless possibilities, makes digital note taking a must for every student.
Digital planners are the new order of the day (for thousands trying to go digital with their work/study). Here is a list of 5 planner ideas you should consider for going paperless with your planning.
Mouse support on the iPad: is this feature overrated? Here’s my objective take on the matter.
MarginNote 3 still has quite some work to do before it can completely replace Anki. But it’s definitely headed in the right direction!
Do you sometimes wish you could just focus on a paper without worrying too much about creating headings? Are you looking for a simpler way to create documents? Focusing on your content and not so much on how it looks?
ZoomNotes is great, with a lot of features. However, it requires time to learn. Which might not be a fruitful way to spend your time when you have assignments to do or meetings to attend.