The application running on my iPad in this video is Penultimate. It encourages you to take notes or make sketches because your handwriting and drawing looks pretty cool in bold gel ink. Three different paper styles are available and there are several standard features you’ll need… including an eraser and full undo capability.
One very cool thing about this application is that you can keep separate notebooks for each topic you’re working on. You can have an unlimited number of notebooks, each with an infinite number of pages. Furthermore, you can easily share your projects either by single page or entire notebook.
Unfortunately, there is one serious drawback (at least in this iteration). There is no “touch-free zone.” You don’t write on real paper with your wrist dangling in the air, do you? You won’t want to do that with your iPad, either. Due to the multi-touch feature of the device, you’ll have a hard time writing for long periods of time. I’m hoping that this will be addressed in a future version. The developers are promising that they are planning to add user-requested features.
What other apps are you using on your iPad that help you get things done? Drop me a line and let me know so I can take a look at them, as well. I happen to have a serious addiction to anything and everything that makes my life easier… especially when those tasks are done on my favorite devices.
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