Note Plus – Handwriting, Drawing, Sound Recording

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Date: June 7, 2011 Review by: Simon Tay

Seller: Viet Tran

Notes Plus is a powerful note-taking tool that supports handwriting, typing and audio recording. It offers close-up writing mode for small text, stroke smoothing, vector shape auto-detection, palm handling, complete folder structure, PDF exporting, emailing, Google Docs uploading, and more.

*** IMPORTANT: This app is not for everybody. Before you buy, please visit the developer website to learn more about the app. I don’t want you to make a wrong purchase decision. There are too much information about what the app can do and cannot do that I cannot put them all here. ***

*** Also IMPORTANT: If you have any question, please email support or visit the developer website. Don’t write the question in the review here because I have no way to answer them (and it bothers me). I usually answer support questions within 24 hours but mostly within 4 hours. ***

Notes Plus benefits include:

1. CLOSE-UP HANDWRITING

Hand write comfortably with your big finger, your text will show up as fine as with pen and paper. Auto-advance feature let you write even with your eyes closed. Advanced stroke smoothing algorithm makes your writing look as good as ever; the faster you write, the better it looks.

2. PALM HANDLING

Lay your palm comfortably down with Palm Pad. The pad scrolls along with your palm making it natural to write on a touch screen.

3. TYPED TEXT MIXING

Let you insert keyboard text anywhere on the page with many type faces, font sizes, and colors.

4. SHAPE AUTO-DETECT

Let you draw a basic shape (ellipse, rectangle, line, polygon, …) with your finger, auto-detect and insert the perfect vector shape, then let you edit it.

5. VOICE RECORDING

Let you record audio while jotting down the note. Perfect for meetings, classes, or conferences. Recordings are linked with pages to provide easy playback.

6. EASY EDITING

Let you select handwriting text by just circling around it, then erase or re-arrange it. Erasing a writing is as easy as drawing a line over it. No awkward switching between erase tool, selection tool, and draw tool.

7. EASY ORGANIZING

Provide a complete folder structure. Private folders can be password-protected. A folder can have many notebooks; a notebook can have many pages. Pages are listing with thumbnails. Provide ability to move, copy, duplicate and delete notebooks or individual pages.

8. RECOVERING FROM YOUR MISTAKES

Full undo/redo support. Yes, it does have REDO function; touch and hold undo button to reveal the undo/redo action sheet. Also let you recover your deleted notebooks or pages.

9. CUSTOMIZING TO YOUR TASTE

Many options are provided including: stroke color, thickness, transparency; text font, size, color; paper background, etc.

10. (LAST AND MOST IMPORTANT) CLEAN & NATURAL USER INTERFACE

As you can see from the screenshots below, this app stands out for its clean interface. A great effort was put in to hide controls so that it would not cluster the interface. You should be able to start without a tutorial. However, if you need one, there is one QuickStart guide when the app is first loaded.

Cons

  1. This application is a full suit of note taking, it feels a little complex to use for ordinary user but once you mastered it…it’s flawless!
  2. When NOT in full screen mode at horizontal, the recording audio button is a little off hence I will trigger the “renaming” of note 90% of the time instead of recording audio

Overall, this app is HIGHLY recommended for anyone who take notes daily for either school or work. The developer seems to be pushing out many updates to the app that will make this app more feature rich in the near future!

Visit the Note Plus youtube channel to see all the features!!


Category: Productivity
Type: iPad Only
Seller: Viet Tran

Price for iPad: $4.99 (As of: Report)
Click here to link to Apple AppStore



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