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4thSpace Level 1 (0 points)
There are some posts in the forum for using a stylus and note taking app for the iPad. Seems like everyone is using something different? I'd like to use them for writing notes as you would with a pen and paper. I don't want a stylus that you have to press really hard to use it.

Has anyone had good success for writing notes with a stylus and note taking app? Which ones?

MacBook Pro Aluminum 2010, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,365 points)

    A great source for Mac software and hardware recommendations is MacWorld.

    You can read users comments.

  • 4thSpace Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks. Pogo isn't very good for writing because it is so thick on the tip. I've been looking at the Dagi.
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,365 points)

    Well that's good to know then.

    Check Google (or whichever search engine you use) for "reviews" for the hardware.

    Here are some from Google re "Dagi"

    I know the iPad touchscreen is sensitive. My Wacom pen won't work on it.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 (50,916 points)
    4thSpace wrote:
    Thanks. Pogo isn't very good for writing because it is so thick on the tip. I've been looking at the Dagi.

    All if the stylii are going to be much thicker than those for either a pressure sensitive screen or a resistive screen. None of the are going to be great for writing.
  • Jesse Diaz Level 2 (200 points)
    Im using NOTERIZE app. All around, I think its the best app out there for note taking ( Ive purchased over 10 of them so far ). The developer worked with me on some issues and everyday contacted me and let me know how things were progressing. He also let me beta test and seems to really care a lot about the app.

    I used to use the POGO stylus but ditched it ever since the Griffin Stylus and the Targus stylus came out. THey are basically the same but you have to hunt for them. I kept looking at Best Buys site everyday until I was able to do a store pickup and the other one I ordered from Ebay.

    THe Targus and Griffin stylus are MUCH MORE responsive than the POGO one. THe tip is more durable and doesn't "flake" off eventually. Its not like a tablet PC yet ( as far as accuracy, pressure, etc ) but its the best think out there so far
  • danigswi Level 1 (0 points)
    I also think Noterize is the best app for highliting and annotating all kinds of PDFs (having tried both goodreader and iAnnotate without success).
    How did you get hold of the developer? I also need to a make a few suggestions and I don't think he'll read reviews on itunes switzerland where i purchased the app.. .
    One thing that is missing is that if I zoom a pdf in noterize, I cannot see the zoom on a projector screen (this is a problem that is not there in goodreader, but then again goodreader does not allow one to annotate any file at all while using a projector...)
  • celliott147 Level 4 (1,300 points)
    i use the PoGo sketch from Ten One Design along with Penultimate. Works great for my written notes. I usually type notes in Pages and do all sketching in Penultimate.
  • kel45 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey 4thspace

    Which stylus did you decide on?
  • Level 1 (0 points)

    I really want to download the app called Noterize, but can't find it in the app store anymore. Any chance you could forward me the developer's contact info so I could find out what is going on?  Tried Apple and they won't give me a straight answer.  Thank you for your time.

  • mrplowinc Level 1 (0 points)

    Looks like they've been acquired by Nuance


    There's an email contact for enquiries on that site.


    Maybe look at Notes Plus aswell

  • Johnmann Level 1 (0 points)

    I've developed an electronic ballpoint stylus for the iPad. The tip is a very smooth solid metal sphere of 3 mm diameter. It glides easily over the glass surface of the touchscreen. The small size of the tip makes it attractive for drawing or handwriting, as one can see the point of contact of the stylus with the screen. The large blunt tips of the styluses on the market hide the work being done.




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  • RandN Level 1 (0 points)

    That link came up empty.


    Do you know if Notes Plus can be used to add handwritten notes to PDF files open on the iPad screen?

  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,827 points)

    I doubt you're going to get a response from Mr. Plow, Rand, since he posted a year ago. Most of this thread is at least a year old and many posts were made almost two years ago. I'd suggest you just go to the developer's web site for the app and, if the information isn't apparent there, contact the dev and ask.



  • mrplowinc Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm still here, though I tend to hang around Mac-Forums on a daily basis rather than here.


    But to answer you question notes plus does allow full PDF annotation but if there's a specific function I agree with varjak paw and drop an email to the dev

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