Here is my review of the newly released GoodNotes 5.
Members of the Paperless Community often ask me what my go-to apps are. Today I’d like to highlight one of my favorites—an app that I use almost every day: Calculator2 by MyScript.
MyScript is the maker of the handwriting app, Nebo. What makes Nebo such a great app is the unique handwriting recognition algorithm it uses. Calculator2 follows in Nebo’s footsteps.
So, how does Microsoft stack up when it comes to note-taking apps? If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’m not a fan of Microsoft OneNote for a couple of reasons.
First you have to log in to use it. Second, you only have OneDrive to synchronize.
However, the latest update from Microsoft has provided another option for taking notes by hand. Microsoft has added handwriting capability to their Office apps.
The handwriting capabilities of Evernote are very limited. Hence a note-taking app that can sync to Evernote would be really useful. And we are in luck, there are three note-taking apps that can deliver. However, let’s see which one you should pick.
When you visit my website, you’ll notice that I keep a list of my picks for the top three note-taking apps to use with your iPad and Apple Pencil.
For a long time that list has consisted of GoodNotes, Noteshelf 2, and Notes Plus.
But…I’m excited to say that the latest update to Notability has been a complete game changer. This update has skyrocketed Notability into the first place position as my favorite note taking app.
In order to make it onto the list, there were two features I wanted to see inside the Notability app. For a while now, users of Notability have been sending their feedback for suggested improvements, and it looks like the developers were listening.
The following 2 updates were the changes I felt that Notability needed to take it to the top.
Here I will show you 10 hidden features in Notes Plus you might didn’t know they even exist. Notes Plus has so much to offer, that it might be overwhelming for some of you to get the hang of it. However, there are even more features than you might found at the first look. In my text here, there are even more things than I actually covered in the video, so it is worth to read this too. If you have any questions or if you know any features that I did not include, just let me know in the forum! You will help us, the paperless community, to grow even faster!
GoodNotes1 was developed and released by Steve Chan back in 2011. Fast-forward to Spring 2018, and we have GoodNotes4―the latest version of the handwriting note-taking app. Many people love GoodNotes4 for its stability and great handwriting-to-text conversion capabilities, as well as the awesome PDF Annotation features (as I showed to you in my videos). However, the program has gained a bit of dust over the years, especially if you compare it to Noteshelf2 (click here to compare) which was released end 2017. The UI and document organization of GoodNotes4 is no longer up-to-date. This is causing people to raise their voice in favor of a new up-to-date version.
I tested loads of screen protectors (and tempered glass) on my iPad Air, iPad Pro 12.9 and iPhones. Either, most of them were very bad to put on (could not avoid air bubbles) or they reduced the responsiveness of my input resulting in bad user experience. But finally….I found two screen protectors that I now use in combination on my iPad Pro 12.9 and it just works very nice! If you watch the following video, go to 8:05 min where I talk about the PaperLike Screen protector.