Note Taking on Your iPad
Posted by Bianca BelcherComment

I must confess upfront that I am a Mac-o-holic. If I’m not on my iPhone or my iPad, then I’m working on my MacBook. I’ve had several people ask me how I use my iPad to take notes – and until recently I didn’t have a great answer. I primarily used it to read text books and articles – but now that I’ve discovered Notability, I also use it to take notes.

Notability is a pretty wonderful app with good ratings and I haven’t been disappointed with it yet. Now, of course, every app has it’s flaws… but for what I use it for – I love it. It allows you to write out your notes on a “sheet of paper” and create a PDF or email it to yourself. You can also import PDFs (great for note taking on PDF’d ppts that you get in class. With the current version you can only import PDFs, but they are working on adding .doc and .ppt files to the mix soon. It also syncs with Dropbox to back up all of your notes or import files.

I have added some screen shots below.

There are several customizable features – pen and highlighter color and thickness as well as the addition of voice notes.


The mini window allows you to write smaller notes, thus getting more on each page (this will come in handy if you wish to print out your notes).


Disclaimer: I was not asked to write this review, nor do I receive anything if you buy it. Just wanted to share!
Bianca Belcher is Advocacy & Government Affairs Commission Student Representative for the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Read more on her blog, Physician Assistant, Finally There.

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