If you are the kind of person who brings your iPad to meetings instead of a pen and paper, you should take a look at NoteLedge. Instead of using a different app for every function, NoteLedge brings together handwriting, typing, audio and video recording.
Not only can you capture all of this content, the built in “Navigator” lets you crop, cut and paste content of any type and place it anywhere you want within your notes.
What sets this note-taking app above many others is the ability to multi-task. You do not have to choose between recording audio and typing or sketching simultaneously (and don’t worry if you want to rest your palm down while you are writing on the iPad screen).
A full set of tools (including a variety of customizable brushes, crayons and other drawing utensils) with various fonts, colors, template styles (blank, graph, ruled, or looseleaf) and photo filters round out the considerable style options available for any document you create.
What I liked: The strength of this app is in the flexibility. Whether you quickly want to sketch an idea or concept during a discussion with colleagues, you want your children to be able to flex their artistic muscles or you need to take notes during a business function, NoteLedge has you covered.
What I didn’t like: I wish the app began with a quick tutorial. While the interface is absolutely beautiful to look at and work with, it can take a little bit of playing around before you learn where everything is and just how to use it.
To buy or not to buy: If your iPad is a constant meeting companion, you cannot go wrong with NoteLedge and it is well worth the purchase price.
- App Name: NoteLedge for iPad
- Version Reviewed: 1.3.6
- Category: Productivity
- Developer: Kdan Mobile Software LTD
- Price: $4.99