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Modified by Katie Archambault
Last Updated: Oct 6, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Take notes by writing, drawing, speaking, audio capture, image capture

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Apple lists Notability as the best selling note taker of 2012!
Notability powerfully integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing so you can take notes your way! Discover the freedom to capture ideas, share insights, and present information in one perfect place on iPad.

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Awesome Note
Powerful note-taking and organizer app, with colorful themes. Backs up your notes to Google Docs. Create folders, include calendar view in every folder, set up tasks lists, attach photos and maps to your notes, set alarms, set passcode lock for privacy, and many more "awesome" features. Free and paid versions available.

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Use your finger or a special stylus to draw, write in your own handwriting, and sketch. $.99

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Evernote makes it easy to capture anything in multiple formats. Input by photo, text, screenshot, audio recording. Tag your notes, organize into notebooks, share with others or keep them private. Save notes to your account on the web and access from any computer or mobile device. Free.

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Nebulous Notes
Powerful, geeky plain text editor. Backs up and syncs to Dropbox, includes control over font size and spacing for better viewing while typing, and a macro system that lets you add frequently used keys to a toolbar. Supports saving and opening in all file encodings (useful for international users). Universal app. Free and paid versions available.

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Documents to Go
View, edit, & create documents & spreadsheets. Sync files stored in Google Docs, Dropbox, and more. $16.99

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Dragon Dictation
Easy-to-use voice recognition app powered by Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Allows you to speak and instantly see your SMS, email or social networking updates on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Turns what you say into text and works surprisingly well. Fix any errors you see, then copy into other apps automatically. Great all-in-one voice input solution. Universal iOS app. Free.

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Great for note taking-- SoundNote tracks what you type and draw while recording audio, so you'll never worry about missing an important detail. During playback, just tap a word: SoundNote will jump right to the proper time in the audio. $4.99

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iTalk Recorder is a recording app with a streamlined and intuitive user interface. Press the big red button to record; press it again to stop. You can email recordings straight from iTalk. Free.


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