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

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    Zhao He
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Wow, this sounds like an app is supposed to do. Make a tedious job extremely painless. Endorsed by Time, New York Times and PC Magazine seems to be a great indicator of best in class. One calls it "stupid simple".Makes it perfect for me."
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      Brenda Simpson
      Written on May 17, 2017
      "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."
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      Ajay Rangan
      Written on January 6, 2017
      "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."
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      Larry Anderson
      Written on April 10, 2017
      "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."
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      Willie Cox
      Written on January 27, 2017
      "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."
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      Divya Verma
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "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!"
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      Douglas Webb
      Written on March 19, 2017
      "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!"
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      Ann Smith
      Written on February 15, 2017
      "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."
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      Sebastian Hermes
      Written on March 5, 2018
      "The great things about thinkfield are its infinite canvas, the abstraction of information when zooming out, the integration of various data types and the possibility to work with multiple users on one project. Currently it is just a basic version, I am looking forward to what is coming next.."
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      William Flores
      Written on January 9, 2017
      "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."
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      George Russell
      Written on January 8, 2017
      "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."
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      Sandra Keller
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "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."
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      Emily Lin
      Written on April 3, 2018
      "NoteLedge provides a variety of brush options which makes it stand out from other note-taking apps. You can write, sketch, color, highlight and draw shapes with it, and it works very well with Apple Pencil."

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    Summary

    Best note taking apps for the Apple Pencil
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Evernote Apps 37 Free
    2 Penultimate Apps 26 Free
    3 GoodNotes 4 Apps 24 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 Thinkfield Apps 11 Free
    9 Noteshelf Apps 10 Paid
    10 MetaMoJi Note Apps 7 Paid
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