1. Antrikshy's Avatar
    Penultimate used to be great because it was alone. Take a look at both CaptureNotes 2 and Notability - they are currently the very best available. CN2 is easier to organize, and currently Notability has the better macro function. But CN2 has a huge refresh coming that should make it the clear winner.
    Penultimate is still really good and really cheap.

    What do you mean by "alone"? You mean before it got acquired by Evernote? There have been no updates since the acquisition. I am pretty sure that you will still be able to use the app without using any of the Evernote integration features, like the Skitch app (they got acquired too). Plus, those who use Evernote will have extra convenience.
    08-11-2012 09:56 AM
  2. johannesbueschel's Avatar

    I used Note Taker HD and Penultimate.
    I have to say though that Penultimate has a far better writing feeling but the page is also filled very quick. Giving a little bit less natural writing experience Note Taker HD has a far better folder system. I use Note Taker HD more often than Penultimate.

    Best regards,
    08-22-2012 05:07 AM
  3. Daniel.Jones's Avatar
    I am going to be getting an iPad for school here soon and I am looking forward to using it in school to take notes.
    I have been looking at a lot of notetaking apps and am having a hard time deciding what one(s) would be the best.
    To start off, I want one that I can write on instead of typing and specifically one that will allow me to use a stylus so the writing won't be huge and become cumbersome. I am in many science style classes so not only will I be taking many notes I will have drawings that will accompany them with all shapes and sizes so I would like one that I am able to write and draw on.
    Also, if possible I am looking for one that I can easily organize, read, and study off of that I will be able to just flip through.
    If it has an option to highlight, change font size/color/type that would be great but it isn't a must.

    The two I have noticed that seem to be good competitors are Penultimate and Noteshelf.
    I am just looking for other options as well as personal opinions from other students/note takers on these apps or ones they have found useful for them.

    Sorry this is so long but I really appreciate any feedback.

    You can try "evernote", that is really a nice app for the purpose. I have been using it for taking notes on my iPad 2 and sync it with my office laptop. It provide me all the options that I require.
    08-29-2012 06:15 AM
  4. Alli's Avatar
    Daniel, it's nice to see you have discovered Evernote (in several threads). While I agree that it's an awesome app, it's not the kind of note-taking app students need, since you are restricted to the keyboard for input. All the other recommended apps allow free-form input with finger, stylus, or keyboard - which is what the OP's have been looking for.
    08-29-2012 08:21 AM
  5. hpcomputergeek's Avatar
    There's a stock app in iOS called Notes. It's very nice to use
    09-06-2012 09:56 PM
  6. Julie_Noteshelf's Avatar
    Good news! Noteshelf now allows Evernote Auto-Publish so you can automatically publish your selected notebooks via your Evernote account. Just a little heads up.

    I'm currently using Notability for my MBA class.
    My only complaint is it does not have Evernote integration (it does sync to dropbox though)
    It also has a major revision coming Mid-January according to the developer website.
    I do hear good things about Noteshelf and was very tempted but at the time Noteshelf did not allow both Handwriting and typing text (it does now) and it was also $4.99 compared to Notability's $0.99 price.
    08-07-2014 05:38 AM
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