NoteBook for iPad – Review

On March 4, 2013, in Features, Review, by Elisa Pacelli

NoteBook for iPad
Company: Circus Ponies
Version: 3.1.6
Requires: iOS 4.2 or later
Price: $29.99

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Notebook and note taking apps are a dime a dozen in the iTunes App Store. I’ve downloaded a bunch, and deleted most. I have always heard wonderful things about Circus Ponies Notebook for Mac; in fact, there are a few podcasters who rave about the software. When I had the opportunity to review NoteBook for iPad I was expecting great things. Did NoteBook for iPad meet my expectations?

NoteBook was exclusively a Mac app, until late 2010 when Circus Ponies released a version for the iPad. Both versions sync wirelessly through Dropbox, keeping all notebooks current, but I’ll be focusing on NoteBook for iPad.

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Nuance Paperport Notes
Company: Nuance Communications
Version: 2.0.1
Compatible with: iPad (2nd Generation, 3rd Generation, 4th Generation) and iPad mini
Requires: iOS 4.2 or later
Price: Free

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There are many applications that do word processing but this one from Nuance goes further than most. It actually lets you take advantage of dictation on your iPad. Considering Nuance brought us Dragon dictation, it is not surprising dictation transcription is part of the application but it is integrated very well.

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Scrawl Mac
Review

On March 20, 2012, in Apps, Mac OS X, Macintosh, Review, by Mark Greentree

Scrawl
App Developer: Allen Dunahoo
Version Reviewed: 1.1.1
License: US$1.99 – Mac OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

Productivity apps, especially note taking apps, are the new craze sweeping the Mac universe.

Scrawl is one of the competitors for you time and money. How does this very simple, elegant, and iCloud compatible app stand out in the crowded marketplace?

The first thing you will notice about Scrawl is how minuscule it makes itself on your Mac. The only way you know it is currently activated is by looking for the pencil icon located in your Menu Bar.

There is no limit to the number of saved notes you can have or their length. As new notes are created they will automatically save and sync with iCloud. This is a perfect solution for anyone with more than a single Mac.

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