Notability rises to the top of the crowded field of iPad note-taking apps with its smooth interface, solid performance and excellent syncing options.
Notability is like a hybrid of other popular note-taking apps. It has the familiar “notebook” styling and feel of OneNote. Yet it has the cross-device appeal and flexibility of the popular Evernote or Springpad.
To really unlock Notability’s potential sync it with a Dropbox account. (If you don’t have Dropbox, you should really consider changing that). By doing so you can access your notes from the desktop on a PC or Mac. Plus you will gain the ability to sync 2 GB of other documents across all your computers and smart phones for free.
Note-taking with Notability can be accomplished through typing, ink or voice. If you try to write with your finger, be sure to use the flat part for better results. One very useful addition is the ability to record voice and save the audio inside of a note.
Notability can be further extended beyond note-taking with its drawing tools. A user can insert a figure that was drawn with Notability’s drawing tool, a photo from your library or a web clip. Choosing the web clip options fires up a browser. Just surf to the site you want and press “done” to insert the picture into the note.
Navigating a note page that has multiple photos or other media on it can be tricky.When the keyboard is displayed the screen real estate devoted to the photos is minimal. So if you want to just view a note or review information, it might be a good idea to minimize the keyboard.
If you are looking for a solid note-taking app to use often, give Notability a look. It has excellent features and Dropbox power users will love its tight integration.
- Robust feature set
- Syncs with Dropbox
- Add text, voice or media
Off the Mark:
- Notes can get crammed with too much media