Have you still taken notes on your book or paper? Have you ever tried taking notes on your phone or on ipad? In the modern society, young people are more likely to using electronic devices to get their work done, such as ipad, kindle, and laptop, etc.

Do you think that it is too cubersome when you have to take many books to the library or class, and taking notes on different places may difficult to find them specifically. So, the benefits of ipad appear. As long as you can download the electronic version of your textbook or the book you want to read in library. If you just want to read book on your electroninc device, Kindle would be the best choice for you, because it would not hurt your eyes so much after you have a long reading. If you want to take notes or record the class contents on your device, ipad would be your first choice.

Today, I’m gonna tell you some convenient applications for you to take notes and do some study affairs.

1. Notability

The first one is Notability, maybe you have heard about this app, but don’t know to use it. Let me introduce it to you.

Notability is a kind of application for easy note-taking and annotation, and you can use it to annotate your paper, draft something, record speech and etc. you can type words, wirte down something, take a sound recording or insert pictures. You can establish a relative memo according to your needs. And with the support of icloud, you can synchronize ipad, iphone and Mac, and that means that you can look through or check the contents in the notability anyhwhere and anytime as long as you are with your icloud.

This time, I would like to introduce some useful things in notability. The first one is its recording function. To be honest, when I first download this app after about one month, I didn’t know this recording function. When I first record speech on it. What the most surprised me is that it can synchronize with the notes that you have written down. That’s to say, for example, you recorded the speech that your professors just said, at the same time, you alsi wrote down some important words you have just heard from your professor, so when you play the record, and when it play the same content that you just wrote down, this written words would be marked red, like play movie subtitles. Is that surprising?

The second useful technique is that you can sort your contents out. In the first page of the notability, in the left column, there are the lists of your content, you can just long press the document, and drag them into a file that you have established before. Therefore, you can find the related contents in a file.

The third one is you can use notability to sign your electronic document. All you need to do is open the document that you want to sign in notability, and use your finger or Apple Pencil to sign. And you can transform the word to pdf directly. So if you sign the document, and you want to output it in pdf version, you can achieve it in notability.

The fourth one is that you can mark directly on the picture without using other software. For example, you are writing your draft in notability, and you want to insert pictures, also, you are going to write down some words on the picture, you can just type on the picture or use your finger or Apple Pencil to write down. On the one hand, you can add words on the picture, on the other hand, you can crop the picture directly without other PS softare.

Besides, notability is not a free charge application, you want to download it, you have to pay $8.99. You can just download it in your app store.

2. Goodnotes

The second one is Goodnotes. In the official website of Goodnotes, you can their slogan “leave paper behind” and “take beautiful, searchable handwritten notes and effortlessly organize all your documents and notebooks in a single place”. Goodnotes is also note-taking software like notability. There are also some amazing points about Goodnotes.

The first point is its search function, as their slogan said, take searchable handwritten notes, that’s to say, everything you write in Goodnote could be found. Even the words which are scrawl, it also can be recognized, thanks to the OCR technology, which is the electronic or mechanical conversion of images of typed, handwritten or printed text into machine-encoded text, and you can find handwritten notes, PDF text, document & folder titles, typed text, and outlines according to it.

The second point is that you can wirte or draw things freely, which means the freedom of handwriting. Write and sketch with your finger or a stylus on digital paper or imported documents. You can add images, typed text and perfect shapes to the page and reorder and resize them as you wish. GoodNotes lets you escape the limits of real paper. For example, if you had finished a draft, but you decided to change some contents, you wanted to change the picture position or you want to add some new paragraphs in the text. You can just directly insert or change them with only few steps.

The third point is the effortless document management. GoodNotes is a single place for all your documents. Quickly import PDF, Word, and PowerPoint files to annotate them or create a new blank notebook to take notes. Organize and manage them with ease. No document will ever be lost again. That means that as long as you save it in Goodnotes, you won’t lost it except you delete it.

The fourth point is that you can with your notes all the time as long as you are with your icloud. You can write down ideas on the go and annotate photos. You will always have your notes with you on all of your devices because of iCloud sync. It seems like that there are endless sheets of paper in your pocket. GoodNotes is available for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS and requires a single purchase.

Also, Goodnotes is not free-charging, you have to download it in app store with $7.99.

The above two are the handwriting tools on IOS system device that I would like to recommend, if you want to make your life more eaiser with the notes, you can try them.

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