Craft vs iNotepad

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Craft

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Educators, Content Creators, Students

Pricing

Starter-Free

Personal Pro- $5/month

Business - $10/month

iNotepad

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Students, Businesses, Professionals

Pricing

Free

Offers In-App Purchases

Pro Features

$9.99

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Most popular feedback for Craft

Craft is the strongest 1.0 note-taking app I’ve ever used. It offers a thoroughly native experience, taking advantage of all the best system features across its respective platforms, while also retaining the power and versatility of modern web-based services like Notion. Real-time collaboration is an especially exciting feature, and I love that even if someone doesn’t have a Craft account, they can add comments to your notes through public webpages.

RYAN CHRISTOFFEL

About Craft

It is a device on which I can rely regardless of where I am or the time of day I require it. It makes it easier for me to concentrate on the subject at hand. Because a Craft note or document may accurately represent my digital identity in a manner in which I am content for it to be viewed, I have no qualms about sharing it with anyone. Craft's structuring capabilities, which include pages, cards, and toggles, enable me to write longer documents of five pages or more in a way that makes me feel in control of the situation and makes it easier for me to see what I'm doing. This is made possible by the fact that I can use different organizational methods. The fact that I enjoy using it is the primary factor that sets Craft apart from other contemporary tools for increasing productivity for me. Other tools may do their intended functions, but using them can be quite irritating. People are able to feel the love and attention to detail that was put into the development of Craft, which is something that we see reflected in the response from our community. Because Craft already exists, I no longer begin each day with dread, dreading the location where I would be spending the majority of my working day. This is because Craft already exists. Now that I've had some rest, I feel ready to tackle the day's tasks of thinking, writing, and speaking in Craft. Craft is one of my favorite places to spend the day. To put it another way, the "how" is equally as important to me as the "what," and the need to find a solution to this issue was arguably one of the primary motivating factors behind why I began working on Craft.

Most popular feedback for iNotepad

First of all, it's not free ...it's nagware, with a purchase popup every time you open the app. Secondly, it doesn't clean up it's database ...it just grows exponentially in size for ever. When you delete notes they are not actually deleted from the database, they are just hidden in the app.

Trance

About iNotepad

iNotepad was developed with the express purpose of facilitating your ability to write and flawlessly organize all of your texts and notes. If you give it a shot now, you'll find that it quickly becomes indispensable for everything having to do with writing texts on your Mac. iNotepad will help you get more work done because it was developed to work with all of Apple's most recent text-based technologies. You can compose texts, format them in any way you like, improve them by adding pictures, and then export them into a number of different standard file formats. To make immediate changes to an individual picture, simply double-click on it. If you double-click on the list, the different texts will open in their own windows for you to edit, while the main window will continue to look up the rest of them. When you need to find any of your texts or notes quickly, you can do so with the help of user-friendly search tools, tags, and a recents system that is easy to navigate.

Craft reviews

Craft was a little bit hard to understand at first (that's on me--they explain everything very well), but once you get the hang of it, suddenly you have a place where you can truly organize your notes, thoughts, life goals, to-dos, all in one app. On top of this, you can layer this organization to your heart's content--if you're a creative type, you can have a "creative" folder with a "lyrics" subfolder with "melancholy" and "funny" subfolders, as well as a "sources of inspiration" subfolder with "quotes" and "aesthetic choices" subfolders within that. Just examples! Moving between these folders is super easy, so it's quickly turned into my personal little hub for all of the ideas I randomly come up with. More than that, it's fairly simple searching things so that if you're ever in a creative rut, you can pull ideas from when you weren't. Honestly I don't think I've scratched the surface of what this app can really do, but I'm really happy I came across it. Beforehand, I was just using my phone's Notes app, and while it was easy enough getting my thoughts down quickly, finding them again or being able to connect them to other thoughts was basically out of the question. Best part (although pretty common for note-taking apps) is that I can write stuff down on my iPhone while out and about, and then expand on those ideas later on my computer--very seamless in that regard!

- someartbydan

Took me awhile to grab onto Craft despite all of the buzz, and now it has become my essential app, especially with the recent calendar and daily note integration. This fits the way I think/operate, and my most productive workflow so well, as it has become a place where I can keep a daily log of journal reflections, tasks, phone calls, meetings, etc, while also giving me easily accessible and connectable spaces to dive in and focus on projects, brainstorm, keep and plan long-term someday tasks and keep everything organized. It helps me think, plan and write, which is your mission.....but it really DOES help me do all of that! My only request is for a way to make the app text font size larger and easier to see. The control plus option that I usually use to do this currently functions to transform the text into larger bold headings, rather than to simply make the text larger so that it is easier to see. I can increase font size on the web app using this shortcut, but the web app still lacks many of the app features. For aging eyes looking at a laptop screen on a lap, for example, a way to make the font size larger and easier to see would be so appreciated!!

- Rebannford

I'm a long-time user of Evernote who's constantly searching for a less problematic writing app. For the past 8 months, Evernote has been troublesome, including syncing problems, spinning disk issues when opening the app, disappearing files and other issues. The developers have also added a bunch of nonsense that NO ONE was requested, such as a task function and calendars. Craft is the closest I've found to a solid app that could replace Evernote. It is highly capable, syncs nicely and has a solid preferences menu. It also looks loverly -- the developers have obviously put a lot of care and attention into the app. It also starts up quickly, since it's built in native apps and not some third-party platform like Evernote uses that makes it work more like a web app. The deal breakers for me with Craft were the lack of tags (which I've come to rely on in nearly all my photography and writing work), the fact that it won't work outside of the Apple ecosytem (I have an iPhone 12 Pro Max and a Samsung Galaxy Fold 2) and the lack of tables. If you can live without these elements, Craft will suit you well. As a bonus, Craft costs roughly half of what Evernote is charging annually.

- red.planet

iNotepad reviews

This application has organized my life. It is my database for everything from passwords to my favorite restaurants. Very gentle learning curve. Very versatile. I truly love it.

- akopman

An OS X text editor which classifies your notes in folders and keeps them on your MaC iNotepad has most of the features of the OS X Text editor, classifies your notes into “folders”, and keeps you results on your Mac. Its features include: - The notes are kept the iNotepad database on your mac so that you can back your notes up. - Most of the features of the OS X editor including fonts, lists, and the like. - Notes can be classified into “tabs” (folder) to group notes into subjects - Notes are in RTF format - Notes can be exported to: RTF, RTFD, HTML, Web Archive, Microsoft Word, Open XML, and Open Document - Notes are be imported from the same sources - Notes can be copied iCloud by exporting it to an iCloud folder. (I have a folder on the desktop that I share on the cloud where I can exchange files between Macs, iPads, and iPhone)

- Capt.Huffnpuff

I was looking for a text editor, because like many people, I wish Notepad++ existed for MacOS. So when I found this app, it looked promising. But it only supports the iNotepad file type and not plain text files. Oh well.

- Longtime_Fan

Pros & cons

Craft

Pros
Easy to organise stories in story map
It's fast to create tasks and the drag & drop system is easy to navigate
Clear visualisations
Cons
Cannot upload stories
Poor number of integrations with other platforms and tools
UI is not always very intuitive

iNotepad

Pros
Intuitive tools which are easy to use
Manage tags to easily classify, view and export the texts you need during your work
Easily export and shares any text or group of texts.

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