148Apps Review SummaryOur Rating: :: NOT A PEN SUBSTITUTE :: Read Our Full Review >>
Notes Plus offers much more than what Apple's Notes application offers, such as handwriting, drawing and shape detection, but it's not quite a substitute for the pen.
What's New- User interfaces in Spanish, German, French, Korean, and Japanese. Change the language in iPad Settings and launch Notes Plus to see the relevant interface.
- New pen types: fountain pen, calligraphy pen, ballpoint pen, and wet brush
- Tweaked performance
- Fixed several bugs, including one causing up/down keys on Bluetooth keyboard not to function.
- Turned off continuous scrolling to prevent crashes on iPad Air.
Better updates are coming. Please stay tuned.
App Description"The note-taking app you've been waiting for" â€“ Mac|Life Magazine, January 2011
"This app brings an amazing experience to the iPad" â€“ Appolicious.com.
After more than 3 years of continuous development, 24 version upgrades, 3 complete overhauls, and 6 million downloads, we pride ourselves on being one of the most feature-rich note-taking apps on the App Store. The best thing about Notes Plus is not just its current quality and features but the future improvements being planned ahead.
Notes Plus is a powerful note-taking tool that supports handwriting, typing, audio recording and document annotation, among other things. Special features include close-up writing mode, beautiful ink effects, shape detection, a complete folder structure, a variety of export options, automatic backup to Dropbox and so forth.
1. SMOOTH HANDWRITING
Close-up writing mode lets you write comfortably with your big finger or stylus just like pen on paper (refer to the screenshot). You can rest your palm on the Palm Pad in normal mode, or just below the close-up view.
2. TYPED TEXT
Mix typing with handwriting by inserting movable textboxes or full-page text in any font the iPad supports.
Record audio easily while taking notes. A recording session can span many pages and you can hear only what was recorded on one of those pages. When you switch to another app, recording continues in the background.
Import a supported document from iTunes File Sharing, another app, the web, or a cloud service, to add it to Notes Plus library for annotating. You can also insert blank pages for extra notes!
5. INSERTING IMAGES FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES
Enrich your notes with images from Photos, Camera Rolls (iPad 2 or newer only), or the web. You can then rotate and resize them as you see fit.
6. AUTOMATIC BACKUP WITH DROPBOX
Take notes without worrying about backing up all your important data. Just turn on the functionality and let Notes Plus do the rest. If needed, Notes Plus can automatically download backed-up data from Dropbox to your newly purchased or restored iPad.
7. BUILT-IN WEB BROWSER
Enjoy the convenience of having reference materials handy while taking notes! Just swipe right at the left edge to access the web browser. You can send web images or screen captures over to your notes. Notebooks can be opened in the browser panel as well.
8. COMPLETE FOLDER STRUCTURE
A notebook can have as many pages as you want and can be stored in folders or subfolders like in a Mac or PC file system. Password protection of your notebooks/folders is also possible.
9. HANDWRITING RECOGNITION (in-app purchase)
Conveniently convert your handwriting (in one of the many supported languages) to searchable text with MyScriptâ„¢ handwriting recognition module.
10. CLEAN & NATURAL USER INTERFACE
As you can see from the screenshots below, this app stands out for its clean interface. A great effort has been put in to hide controls to minimize clutter. You should be able to start without a tutorial, but in case you need one, there's the included Quick Start Guide. Check it out now at: http://notesplusapp.com/files/QuickStart_V4.pdf
10+. And a lot more...
Shape Detection (lines, ellipses, polygons), Shape Library, Notes Plus Clipboard, Left-handed Mode, Right-to-left Handwriting, unique gestures, VGA-Out support, customizable options, etc.
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November 29, 2013 Price Decrease: $9.99 -> $4.99
November 10, 2013 New version 4.2
October 05, 2013 New version 4.1.2
October 03, 2013 New version 4.1.1
June 01, 2010 Initial Release