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IPad Pro 12.9 inch and note taking with Apple Pencil - opinions

Quickstatus

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Hi all - would like some opinions about IPadPro 12.9 and note taking with Apple Pencil. The note taking app is "Notability".

Migrating from paper
Backup to dropbox
 

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Not sure if this is what you are after, but I do have a 12.9" iPad and a Pencil...

Personally I use GoodNotes, as it syncs between my iPhone and Mac... It's really good, and I love the different colours, and the ease of operation... It's very natural to use, as you can effectively lay all across the screen and it won't respond. Best of all, you can back it up to DropBox/Evernote/OneNote (I think?) and most other programs.
 

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Is the apple pencil lag free?
One of the problems with One Note is the latency using apple pencil. Have not tried Good note or notability.
Most reviews recommend those two well.

Is note taking using ipadpro a true productivity tool or more a gimmick? - Planning this for uni student in family
 

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tried it out in the apple store when I was considering it vs the Samsung Tab Pro S

the pencil is very nice for navigating but I didn't find it particularly ergonomic/practical for note taking
 
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I use the iPadPro and the Apple Pencil. Works really well for me. I just use Evernote for everything but will give Good note or Notability a go myself. Thanks for the tip.
 

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I use Notability with an Apple Pencil on the smaller iPad Pro.

For general note taking it works well, my only grievances are:

* When adding drawings / annotations next to typed notes the drawings don’t flow with the text. If I add more text at the top of the note then the text flows down but the drawings stay in the same spot, so they’re not next to the relevant text any more.

* The erase tool erases the whole of the line you drew, even if you’re just trying to erase part of the line. Annoying if you drew something complex but just overran at the end and just wanted to tidy up the loose tail.

* This isn’t necessarily a Notability-specific issue, but I often use split-screen to work on a document and use Notability to make notes in the small section of the screen. When I go to review the notes later they’re scaled up to the full width of an A4 sheet making them far less useful.

Those gripes aside, I haven’t found a better note taking combination for the iPad yet.
 

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