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ChakkaradeepSenior Program Manager, Microsoft

Whats the best note taking app for iPad Pro with Apple Pencil?

I use OneNote and Notability for taking notes but I am more leaning towards making Notability my default app as it works really well with Apple Pencil and has just enough features than the Apple's Notes app. What do you recommend?
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    Notability

    Powerful cross-platform note-taking platform

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    Andrew Ettinger4๐Ÿ‘Ÿ @wearAtoms // ex @Twitter @ProductHunt ยท Written
    This was the app I used to get me through note-taking in college on my iPad mini ๐Ÿ“
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    Lachlan Campbell11Hack Club design/JSโ€”HS ๐ŸŽ“โ€”they/themโ€”๐ŸŒˆ ยท Written
    I take notes in class with Notability every day. They have awesome ink, selection/eraser tools, audio recording, embedding, and exporting features that I love. Definitely try it out.
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    Dustin KnopoffStudent, CS/Design ยท Written
    Hands down best note-taking on iPad. The only thing it doesn't have is searching handwritten notes.
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    Penultimate

    The best digital handwriting on iPad

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    Kate52Head of Social @ GitHub ยท Written
    I've been using Penultimate with a stylus since the OG iPad was released. It's the perfect notes app for "real writing" on a tablet. Super simple and easy to use with just the right amount of featuresโ€” pen thickness options, color options, multiple notebooks.
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    Dylan MarriottSoftware Engineer ยท Written
    It's a nice app and works great with the Pencil.
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    Jamie WrightCreator of Tatsu ยท Written
    Real time handwriting conversation and different types of sections like diagrams and sketches
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    Lachlan Campbell11Hack Club design/JSโ€”HS ๐ŸŽ“โ€”they/themโ€”๐ŸŒˆ ยท Written
    I just found this app through @msg's recommendation and it is *amazing*. Definitely download thisโ€”it may not be what you're looking for, but it might be, like for me, the tool you've always wanted. ๐ŸŒŸ
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    i use this app daily
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    Good Notes

    Highlight and hand write notes on PDFs

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    Rich MillerCEO, Telematica Inc. ยท Written
    I have found, after experimentation, the same combination. - GoodNotes because of the ability to search / index hand-written notes However, their support of typed text is minimal - Notability Good support of handwriting and integration with voice recording (i.e. use handwritten notes to go immediately to the spot in the recording after the fact, and add / enhance the notes) Their drawing tools are not that good, but serviceable.
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    Steve EichertTechnology at Rivermark360.com ยท Written
    After reading up on the best options for note taking on the iPad my decision came down to Good Notes and Notability. I ended up going with Good Notes because of its ability to index hand written notes and make them searchable. Iโ€™m only a few weeks in but so far so good.
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    Paper 3.0

    The new sticky note

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    Kunal Bhatia50Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp ยท Written
    I love what FiftyThree has done with their products, especially Paper and Think Kit. Not sure how you take notes, but these apps changed my whole approach to taking notes. I think more visually and try to do more sketch notes. With Paste by FiftyThree, soon you can bring your notes to collaborate with your Slack team. This type of interaction makes notetaking actionable IMO.
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    Concepts

    A smarter sketching, design and visual thinking app for iPad

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    Jason CoudrietDesign Leader, @blackboard @troweprice ยท Written
    My notes are a bit sporadic with a mixture of text, drawings and wireframes. Concepts does a great job!
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      Zoe OlsonStudent

      This is a unique sketching experience with some great features. Really glad to have such a powerful concept app on the iPad.

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    Evernote

    Note taking gets even simpler

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    Niklaus GerberCrafting outstanding digital services ยท Written
    Searchability, clean interface, robust syncing and ties in nicely with other content.
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      Emily Kellerttech lover & travel freak & tractive PM

      Absolutely love Evernote. Use it for work and personal use and that is easy with the ability to make notebooks. Tags are super helpful as is annotating a document or editing a picture with Skitch. Makes my life easier and more organized!

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      David NeiraChape Fitness - Online Personal Training

      Evernote is a platform that allows you to organize, store, share and then search your information. Evernote impacts a business's productivity by streamlining the collection and distribution of critical information by enhancing its retrieval. Evernote's gives your business enhanced control of the information you own or information already collected by your employees. It's your business. It's your information.

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