After a few days of research on the App Store that led me to testing (again) a variety of note-taking apps, I’ve settled on Notability – at least for now. This app has been around a long time, and it met my requirements for a smart notebook that can embed multiple data types on individual pages. Notability lets you handwrite text with a Pencil, type text boxes with the keyboard, draw lines of varying thickness and colors, and even cut and paste entire blocks of content between pages. I’m still open to ideas for other Pencil-based note-taking apps to try on the iPad Pro, but, compared to Noteshelf and GoodNotes (two popular contenders), I prefer the ink engine1 and palm rejection of Notability.
- Revamped Apple Pencil For iPad Pro Recharges Battery Using Smart Connector Port In New Patents (ibtimes.com)
- Creative Work On-the-Go: 7 Apps You Need for Your iPad Pro (business2community.com)
- How to use Apple Pencil: The Ultimate Guide (imore.com)
- I can’t believe how much I love this Samsung stylus that looks like a Staedtler pencil (mashable.com)
- Apple Said to Debut New iPad Pro Lineup, 128GB iPhone SE, and Red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus at March Event (macrumors.com)
- Improved Apple Pencil 2 could launch with new iPad Pro (mashable.com)
- The Apple Pencil is one of my favorite iPad accessories, even though I can’t draw (businessinsider.com)