Text apps have shown the most promise of all the types. These apps are moving into collaboration apps. Some text apps are drawing and text apps combine. Sundry Notes added projection to it which is a real bonus.


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Evernote
Evernote turns the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad into an extension of your brain, helping you remember anything and everything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as it instantly synchronizes from your iPhone to your Mac or Windows desktop. See why millions of people worldwide use Evernote:

Key features of Evernote:
● Create text, photo and audio notes
● Auto-synchronize your notes to your Mac, PC, and Web
● Magically makes text within snapshots searchable
● Mark notes as "Favorite" for quick access
● All notes include geo-location information for mapping and search
✶ Premium Feature: File Synchronization - add, sync, access, and share files (PDF, Word, Excel, PPT, and more) among the different versions of Evernote you use

Here are some ways to use Evernote for your personal and professional life:

● For research and class notes
● To capture blog ideas and design inspiration
● To stay in-sync with your desktop notes, web clips, and files
● To snap photos of whiteboards and wine labels
● As part of your GTD system to help you stay organized
● To record voice memos
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Free
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Drafts for iPAD
Drafts is the quick, easy way to capture and share text. In Drafts, text comes first – open the app and get a new, blank draft – ready to type. Don't get bogged down in a timeline just to tweet or post to Facebook. Don't tap your way through multiple screens to get down an email or SMS. Don't navigate folders, create files and name them just to jot down a note or create a todo.
In Drafts you can get that text down quickly and decide what to do with it later. Extensive output options let you send text to Twitter, Facebook, App.net, email, SMS, a Calendar event, quickly save it to Dropbox or Evernote – or forward it to a growing list of other Apps such as OmniFocus, Things, Fantastical, Byword, Sparrow and more. Customize actions to fit into any workflow.

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Free
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Quip
Take notes, organize to-do lists, and collaborate within your company. Share folders to organize your projects at home or at work. All features work perfectly offline, syncing whenever you have an internet connection.

Key Features:
• Real-time, collaborative editing
• Messaging - Every document has a chat thread
• Offline - Edit anywhere, even on an airplane
• Folders - Share with your family or team
• Checklists - Interactive, shared lists
• Diffs - Every edit is in a document news feed
• Presence - See who’s online, what they're up to
• @mentions - Link to people and documents
• Notifications - Know when a doc is opened
• Read receipts - Check who’s read your edits
• Inbox - See what you haven’t read


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Free
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Sundry Notes
Sundry Notes allows you to write; draw; search Google; import PDFs; record sound; switch backgrounds to graph paper; and import images all in the same app. The program syncs with Amazon Cloud for storage.
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Free
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Jotbook
Turn your iPAD onto a pad for jotting down and organizing multi-paged hand-written notes to an external display using the Apple iPAD VGA connector.
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$.99
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SpringNote
Springnote is a note-taking app that is synchronizes with their web site. A free account is needed to use the app. Notes can accessed from their website http://springnote.com. This app is an iPhone app.
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Free
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PaperDesk LT
PaperDesk is a simple, easy-to-use notebook replacement made specifically for the iPad. The entire design goal behind PaperDesk was to mimic, as closely as possible, a simple pad of paper with no unnecessary frills. Yet it still boasts features that enable quick and responsive note taking.
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Free
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Sling Note Lite
Wish to pair a web browser and a notepad Or a calculator and a notepad side by side? sling Note does exactly that plus many more!

On the left panel you have a web browser and a calculator while on the right panel you have a notepad and another web browser.

Combination of any two arranged side by side allows you to do many tasks which normally require switching between applications feel like a bliss. Eg: Drag calculator result, web clips, web link into notepad and vice versa.
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Free

Noteshelf
Noteshelf provides realistic notes-taking experience on your iPad. We have achieved the most natural handwriting on the app store. It's time to say goodbye to all your paper notebooks!
- Silky smooth natural handwriting with a choice of 17 color shade ink pens allows you to create rapid and vibrant notes
- Personalize your note shelf with our 12 stylish notebook templates from popular notebook formats to a leather style planner
- Embed photos in your notes to bring them to life and make a lasting and memorable impression
- Easily highlight key points in your notes using our extensive collection of icons (over 450 icons in 5 categories) to put your own personal stamp on your notes.

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$4.99
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Free Notes for iPAD
Free Notes allows users to create simple text notes and have them listed in a convenient method.

The notes can be sorted by title or creation date and can be exported via email all at once or individually.
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Free
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smartNote Free
Take notes in class, sketch out the next great idea, write personal notes in your password protected notebook, or simply highlight some text in a pdf. smartNote makes it easy to do just about anything you would normally do on paper on the iPad.

ORGANIZE
Arrange your notes into custom notebooks, searchable by tags or content, with 28 high quality covers and 16 included paper types, or import your own custom paper types wirelessly. Open a PDF as a notebook, or add a PDF to an existing notebook. String multiple PDFs together and freely mix included paper types with PDF pages. Copy a page from any notebook and paste it within any other notebook. Rearrange pages within your notebooks or PDFs.

PRECISE DRAWING
Draw with auto-smoothing enabled for clean clear handwriting, or disable auto-smooth for precise technical drawings. With smartNote you are not forced to choose between smooth drawing and precise work.

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Free
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handwrite Lite notebook editor
Simple handwriting notebook.

features
- thumbnail image view
- free line drawing and erasing
- zoom in/out
- autoscroll

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Free
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neu.Notes
Take notes and draw on your iPad™ with the best app in the store for handwritten notes, sketching, mind mapping, and more!

Express yourself with multiple pens, each customizable with multiple colors, line widths, and transparency/opacity.

Annotate photos and maps

Unlimited undo/redo.

Pinch zoom in and out of details.

Organize notes/drawings into notebooks. Use tags for finer levels of organization.

Share using Twitter and email to send PNG images and PDFs..

Create multi-page hand-written PDF documents.

Supports the Apple VGA connector. Simultaneously display on your iPad and a second monitor or projector.

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Free

MySheetLite



Live Notes

Live Notes is the ultimate powerful note taking and recording application for Teachers, Students, Business people, Lecturers and Professionals alike. Record your meetings and make notes simultaneously. The synchronization of Note Taking and Voice Recording lets you play back a particular part of the Voice Recording at the time you made the note. No more “searching”, its one click away. Just click on the note and you hear that part of the Recording. Live Notes has got a number of new features such Air Print, Search Function, Undo Function, Line smoothing, Clear page and Remove page.
$5.99
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LiteNotes
Lite Notes is a simple and lightweight text editor for iPad. Built on Core Data, Lite Notes is made for speed and simplicity.

Featuring full screen text editing in landscape orientation, Lite Notes gives you maximum space for writing your notes and using quick and simple gestures you can page swipe forward to create new pages or page swipe back to previous notes, just like a real note pad.

Version 1.0 features:
• Lightweight and fast
• Fullscreen text editing in landscape orientation
• Gesture based controls
• Built on Core Data
• Email your notes to anyone
• Spotlight style search
• Page swipe forward creates new page
• Page swipe back shows previous page
• Pinch to increase text size
• Clean and simple UI

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Free

CaptureNotes 2
Write, Type, Record Audio - pinpointing critical items with Flags, Import PDFs, add and take Photos, Share to Dropbox and Evernote and keep it all beautifully organized. With CaptureNotes 2, you'll CAPTURE EVERYTHING in your meetings or lectures.

WRITE, TYPE, RECORD, ADD PHOTOS
CaptureNotes 2 lets you take your notes, your way. Select the paper style, font, pen size and color. Audio recording allows you to make the most of the audio portions of your lecture. Take photos with your iPad or import photos from your iPad photo library.

IMPORT PDFs
CaptureNotes 2 supports importing PDFs from Dropbox, Evernote and Open In… You can take notes directly on imported PDFs, use the Highlighter as you would on paper and enjoy the benefit of being able to place Flags on the PDFs to link the audio recording! Any Notebook can be uploaded directly to Evernote for storage, reviewed off the iPad and even shared with your team or classmates.

PAGE TEMPLATES
This is a fantastic new addition to CaptureNotes 2... At any point in a Notebook you can insert a Template-formatted single page, or have the Template style repeated for the remainder of the Notebook. We've started out with 5 Template styles well suited for professionals and students alike. The Templates maintain the page color style, while applying organizational format, and they are simple to insert from the Page Style Tool.

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$4.99
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Notekata
Notekata is the no be-es notebook app that lets you:
- Change fonts.
- Edit text styles (bold, italic, underline).
- Add as many folders/notebooks as you want.

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Free