What are the best note taking apps for the Apple Pencil?

  • #1
    CA
    Written on May 17, 2017
    Christina Adams
    "This app goes across all my Android devices and PC to act like a digital day planner. I can find appointments, schedules, clients, etc. all with one app. Best of all, it's free, so I'm not shelling out for organizational software that may or may not work with my devices and/or meet my needs."
  • #2
    KL
    Written on January 6, 2017
    Kenneth Long
    "Want to take notes on your ipad without having to type on the small screen or carry an additional attached keyboard, penultimate may be the solution for you. Turn your ipad into the pen and paper notebook without having to waste pages, writing in the digital world at your fingers."
  • #3
    DN
    Written on April 10, 2017
    Dani Nakamura
    "I love Goodnotes4 for taking my notes as it is natural and lets me write in my own handwriting. But it is more organised. I like the fact that I can search through my own writing and is available on my ipad or iphone synced at all times."
  • #4
    RW
    Written on January 27, 2017
    Roger Wade
    "Nebo makes use of an interactive ink technology that allows it to do things that have not been seen before in ink-to-text applications. Most ink-to-text apps process handwritten input at the level of pixels or line strokes. Nebo’s interactive ink allows processing at the level of symbols and shapes."
  • #5
    AF
    Written on September 12, 2017
    Andrea Fisher
    "I have been using this app for a little while now and I'm very impressed. It's so easy to use and has some great features. My favorite is the conversion of handwriting to text. This makes my notes searchable and copy/paste-able. Very useful tool!"
  • #6
    RJ
    Written on March 19, 2017
    Russell Johns
    "I was looking for an app that would allow me to take notes on my tablet using the Apple Pencil. A bit of web searching brought me to WritePad, and now I'm convinced that this is the very best app on the market for the purpose. WritePad's handwriting recognition technology is so powerful, I can now hand write as fast as I can type on the tablet. And if I forget my Apple Pencil at home, I can write with my finger too!"
  • #7
    AC
    Written on February 15, 2017
    Amanda Clark
    "Moleskine Journal, is where it's at. Since the new update, the Apple Pencil functionality is sooo much better. And I love that they gave it an on off switch too. This definitely makes Moleskine my favorite note taking app."
  • #8
    MF
    Written on January 9, 2017
    Micheal Fleming
    "I'd never heard of Noteshelf, so I'm happy I stumbled across it here. It's a well designed app with many different features, yet simple to use. I'd trust it more than any number of free apps, as it's extremely well designed and well maintained."
  • #9
    JW
    Written on January 8, 2017
    Justin Ward
    "We have all been in that scenario where we have forgget pen, paper, or both. But we need a sketch pad or note pad. WIth MetaMoji we can use our trust Ipad as a form of sketch book that allows for us to take great notes through the use of their tools, or even edit office and pdf docs to take notes on them."
  • #10
    SG
    Written on September 12, 2017
    Sandra Grant
    "This app is great for creating lists and taking notes on things. You can also create drawings to go along with your notes to help accentuate them. You can even draw on photos or create a collage of your notes. It is a great app for when you need more than just your standard list app. You get so much more with this app. It is completely free and contains no ads."

Summary

Best note taking apps for the Apple Pencil
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Evernote Software 37 Free
2 Penultimate Apps 26 Free
3 GoodNotes 4 Apps 23 Paid
4 MyScript Nebo Apps 22 Paid
5 Notes Plus Apps 18 Paid
6 WritePad Apps 17 Paid
7 Moleskine Journal Apps 14 Free
8 Noteshelf Apps 10 Paid
9 MetaMoJi Note Apps 7 Paid
10 Paper by FiftyThree App Apps 6 Free