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5 Best Note-Taking App for iPad in 2021

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While most people enjoy taking notes on paper, it may not be possible all the time in today’s digital landscape. So, if you want to know the best note-taking app for iPad, we got you covered!

Apple provides a simple and basic- Notes app with iPadOS. In this post, we have curated five note-taking apps for iPad devices. With these apps you can avail all the benefits of writing on paper without sacrificing the organizational feature of a digital app.

These note-taking apps harness the multimedia features the iPad offers so you can add images, videos, and audio in addition to the text.

Which is the best note-taking app for iPad?

Notability

If you’re looking for the best note-taking app for iPad with Apple Pencil, then Notability is just what you need. It allows you to combine multiple inputs such as sketching, handwriting, and photos, in a single place. Additionally, it supports annotating PDFs.

Notability

Notability app allows you to share notes via email, and cloud-based services such as AirDrop, Dropbox, and Google Drive.

Pros:

  • Annotate PDFs
  • Share notes via the cloud
  • Work with multiple input formats

Cons:

  • High-price

GoodNotes

An excellent app from Time Base technology, GoodNotes leverages Digital-Ink-Technology to present your sketches and drawings in high-definition. Additionally, the app makes it easy to enter complex mathematics and chemical formulas may be impossible via a traditional keyboard.

GoodNotes

You can use GoodNotes to annotate PDFs and search handwritten notes and even convert them to text. Also, the notes can be synced via iCloud and can be backed up on Google Drive, Dropbox, or Box.

Pros:

  • Flexible digital note-taking
  • Converts handwriting to text
  • Searchable handwritten notes 

Cons:

  • No free tier 

Evernote

This note-taking app allows you to collect multiple inputs such as text notes, recorded messages, images, and even clippings of web pages- all in one file for storage and collaboration. They can be accessed via Android, iPad Pro, or a PC through the web browser interface for a seamless workflow. That said, the notes are searchable.

Evernote

While Evernote is a free app that offers in-app purchases, it is restricted to syncing only two devices and uploads are limited to 60MB per month.

Its Premium tier helps you sync all your devices and gain a generous upload of 10GB a month in addition to features of live chat support and offline access to your notes. For collaborations, you can use their business plan with increased limits and additional features.

Pros:

  • Free app
  • A variety of features
  • Supports Android

Cons:

  • Requires Premium version for collaboration

Nebo

This is an excellent app for note-takers who need to go beyond the basics. Nebo structures the notes easily and allows you to add paragraphs, titles, and bullet lists for an organized look.

Nebo

Additionally, it handles diagrams, sketches, flow charts, and formulas and lets you integrate them into the document. You can later export the document in different formats such as Word, PDF, and HTML.

In addition to iOS, Nebo is compatible with Android and Windows 10.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Handles complex documents
  • Exports to multiple formats

Cons:

  • Needs an Apple Pencil

Whink

Whether you like to write with a stylus, type text or draw with a finger, Whink is the app for you. It makes writing on iPad as simple as using real paper.

Whink

It allows you to add and incorporate other media such as photos, diagrams and geometric shapes. Additionally, it allows you to mark up documents and supports multi-tasking making it easier to take notes while reading another document.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Similar to gel pen on paper
  • Perfect geometric shapes

Cons:

  • No cloud integration

Hopefully, this article has provided you with exciting options to choose the best note-taking app for iPad. Simply select the one that suits your needs and enjoy its benefits!

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Varsha Kamath
I have been writing content for various businesses for the last decade or so. Apart from writing content, I enjoy reading and travelling.
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