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Endless Paper

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Writers, Students, Educators

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$9.99

Drafts

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Educators, Content Creators, Students

Pricing

Free

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Most popular feedback for Endless Paper

Groundbreaking, but desperately needs a few features This app is one of a kind with it’s infinite zoom. It enables a never before possible way of advanced thought mapping. It needs these few features to become a recommendable at it’s price point. I think it with these it will become extremely popular. - iCloud file saving and syncing across multiple devices - Multiple file / canvass management - Path selection tool to move, cut, copy, paste drag, and resize paths. Other would-be-nice features - Cleaner line rendering ( no need for fancy brushes ) - Selection of path and turning i into links that jump to other places (bookmarks) on the canvass by tapping on the path. and link click history. To developer, this app should be 100x more popular than it is. I hope you can implement these features soon, so i can feel this app is totally worth the price and recommend it to others. Best wishes!

KingTyrad

About Endless Paper

Let me introduce you to Endless Paper, a brand-new sort of app with an unlimited canvas that enables you to write handwritten notes, draw diagrams, develop ideas graphically, brainstorm with your team, arrange your thoughts spatially, and much more. Endless Paper is as easy to use as pen and paper, but without the restrictions of a physical medium. It is deliberately simple but immensely strong and quick. Endless Paper is the best tool to support visual thinking and communication, whether you're a scientist working on complex formulas, a manager brainstorming with your team, an engineer needing to visualize a problem, a designer wireframing your next UI, a student taking notes, or a teacher delivering captivating lectures. Ideally, Whiteboard Have you ever begun a paper sketch only to realize you wouldn't have enough room to finish it? With Endless Paper, you won't ever need to start over on a fresh paper, clear the space off your whiteboard, or—more importantly—limit yourself due to a shortage of space. Every large concept begins small, and because we are aware of how easily fragile new ideas can be, we purposefully created a flexible tool that encourages discovery when it is most necessary and when ideas are most at risk. Notes written by hand Write now, and we'll handle the rest. Your progress is automatically saved by Endless Paper in the background. You'll never need to manage documents or files. When you are, Endless Paper is prepared. It's not necessary to start from scratch, select a document size, or plan out where to keep it. Endless Paper has a lot more flexibility. The software takes advantage of the iPad's strengths as a device for 2D space navigation. Simply pinch to zoom and pan to move quickly through the interface and begin writing. You spatially organize your material rather than depending on documents and files. This not only offers excellent consistency throughout the experience, but it also replicates how your brain functions. Consider this. Most of the things in your environment, from your kitchen to your office, are arranged spatially. Editing and document management are not artificially divided in Endless Paper. At every scale and level, everything merely functions in the same manner. Replay Valued at 2,000 words Directly import photos onto your canvas. Bring your notes to life. Illustrate. Create mood boards to collect ideas. Take photos, then pin them. Import your go-to paper template, sticky notes, or study materials. Drag and drop from Photos, Files, Safari, and pretty much any other program is supported by Endless Paper. And to make it even more practical for those looking for ideas, we included tailored support for drag & drop directly from the Google Images search result page. Replay Simple on the surface, incredibly effective The use of Endless Paper is intended to be intuitive. The minimalism practiced here is not aimless. Simple interactions are used whenever possible to reduce cognitive burden and mistake rates. This enables you to give the task at hand your whole attention. Interactions come naturally, which is crucial in tense situations or when you give someone else your iPad who has never used the app before. Additionally, everything saves instantly, and you have infinite undo and redo. built for the iPad and the Apple Pencil Unparalleled performance is delivered by the specially designed Fractile vector rendering engine: Even when millions of strokes are being drawn on the screen at once while panning, zooming, or writing, you always get ultra-crisp, retina-quality vector rendering at a silky smooth 120 frames per second.

Most popular feedback for Drafts

Overall, I love this app. It’s simple and highly customizable. This will definitely change your game in productivity and note-taking.

Madam Miely

About Drafts

Text begins out in drafts. Text may be quickly captured and sent practically anywhere! Drafts is an all-in-one writing automation tool, rapid notebook, and practical editor that transforms text into action with virtually endless possibilities. With just a few taps, you can send all of your writing from Drafts to other apps. Simply launch it and begin to type! Drafts has won numerous awards! ** - TIME Magazine's Best Apps, App of the Day - "Reader's Choice Award" from MacStories Why drafts are great: ## INVEST EVERYWHERE: Drafts starts a new page and has the keyboard open, ready for your words. Alternately, use dictation to work hands-free. Drafts enable you to capture ideas before you forget them, ensuring that they are constantly available. Your text will be available everywhere if you capture it on an Apple Watch, an iPhone, an iPad, a Mac, or any of these devices. THE WORDS YOU CHOOSE Text in Drafts can be copied, shared, or deep linked into other apps and services via actions. Drafts integrates with a ton of your preferred apps and services, so you can write a tweet, draft a message, create a file in Dropbox, or assign a task to Reminders. AVOID FORGETTING IT NOW OR LATER: The Inbox receives new submissions. Once there, you can organize them by tagging them, flagging them for significance, or archiving them for later use. RAISE THE STAGE OF YOUR TEXT: Create a unique look and feel for Drafts by adjusting the interface's many features, including the ability to choose your own fonts and set margins, line heights, and spacing. To swiftly convert, manipulate, and transform your work, use the programmable buttons above the keyboard. Do you use Drafts as your primary mailbox for all of your text? Utilize special features like Link Mode, Arrange Mode, and text manipulation operations to process everything swiftly. UTILISE YOUR WRIST COMPUTER'S POWER: Your ideas will be ready to be developed on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac when you use your Apple Watch to swiftly capture text using only your voice. WORD PUBLISHING HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER: Drafts is similar to post-its updated for the smartphone era because it opens really quickly and supports capture via Siri, the widget, share extension, file import, and dictation.

Endless Paper reviews

This intriguing app does an amazing thing, but it has some real limitations which prevent me from relying on it. On the plus side, it really is infinite, infinitely wide and also infinite zoom in both directions. And it seems stable. It has not crashed on me or lost my information yet. The new color selection, added recently, is a welcome addition! But what limitations! There is only the one file, which is the infinite canvas. You can’t close the file and start a new one. I understand that in theory you don’t need multiple files if you have infinite space inside your one file. But I’d like to be able to back up my work. For that reason, I’ve only played with this app, never used it for anything long term because I don’t feel secure against catastrophic data loss.

- constanto

Cool concept and has some utility but in the end you can’t trust this app to retain important info (like your notes for work or school), and customer support is completely non-existent. To that end, this app is ultimately just a scribble toy and not worth paying any fee for it. I’d been using the app for a few months as a portable white board for work and had tons of notes in it. Then about a week ago the app froze while I was trying to take a screen shot. No big deal, it happens, but what was hugely disappointing was when I closed and relaunched the app for some unknown reason the entire thing jumped back in time by at least a couple weeks. It was like someone hit the undo button 10,000 times and redo was not an option. At least a week of notes and work gone in a snap. Again, if I ‘lost’ the last few minutes before a crash I could understand that, but a week plus?!?! Unacceptable. I’ve reached out to the customer support email address provided within the app but that was a waste of time, still no response over a week later. Would love to get my $10 back but probably not happening. Recommend avoiding this one until Epiphanie matures into a real developer / vendor.

- RichWB

I just bought this app and as it seems you are using the native tool set that apple has for pencil, but 2 very important thing are missing the first one, please can you add the selection tool? It is very important as you can save a lot of time selecting and duplicating an item, and 2, not as important as the first one, please allow to snip the tool menu to other side of the screen, for example I’m left handed and it is more comfortable to me to have the tools on the right side of the screen, thanks, hope to hear soon from you This is a little frustrating and disappointing. This app is not the cheapest one by far and yet aside from those comments I also discover when you export a file is a jpg with very bad resolution, I can,t share my sketching with my work colleagues with this image quality...

- cynthiadsign

Drafts reviews

This app helps one get a lot done on the iPad (or iPhone) that wouldn't be possible otherwise---even the free version. Paying a subscription has been worth it too. You just have to try it to see how it might be useful to you personally and if that justifies the price. I do less with the tag and workspace features than I perhaps could because I tend to use Bear for reference. Fortunately, there are users who know how to script and have come up with actions to make Drafts play well with Bear. Ditto other apps, including email. In the end, Drafts is kind of like a work environment in which one can begin all work with text. It's also good for cleaning up text from other sources. I have loved this app through several versions. One reason, I suspect, is because it continues to test the boundaries of what is possible in iOS. And one can actually customize one's work environment a bit. In other words, the app takes both the operating system and the user seriously. The subscription model has also led to a viable business plan, it seems, whereas I've seen other solid apps go neglected or get killed off for lack of ongoing funding and attention in a constantly changing computing environment and app market.

- Mark Stoneman

I’ve been using drafts since version 4 came out. It changed the way I work, and I love using it to enter and manipulate text. I’ve been playing around with Drafts 5 and the app is amazing. There’s so much power in the free app, and the pro subscriptions adds some great options for power users. Thing is, I’m not a power user, but I’m more than willing to pay for the features I use. My biggest issue is that I dislike and avoid app subscriptions. I like that when I pay for an app, even if the company disappears tomorrow, I can continue to use the app for years to come. I’m also not thrilled that dark mode is behind the subscription wall, I’d pay a few dollars to have a dark mode, I find it much easier on my eyes, but can’t justify the subscription just for dark mode, since it’s the only tool I would use from the subscription. Fortunately, I can continue using drafts 4 with its dark mode. Sure, I’ll miss out on all the new features in the free app, but that’s how much I dislike day mode. Just writing this review is burning my eyes. But my issues say nothing about the app itself which is wonderful. Definitely give the free mode a spin, and if you like scripting and having full control and aren’t opposed to renting apps, the sub is a great value. But for me it’s less than ideal as it’s currently set up. Hopefully down the line, the developer will consider making dark mode an optional in app purchase for those that don’t or can’t subscribe.

- budexxon

I never thought I needed an app like this, then I hear them talk about it all the time on Mac Power Users and Automators podcast so I thought I would give it a try. It seems overwhelming at first with all of the options but once you configure a few actions you’ll never go back. There is enough free to the app that you could use it without the IAP - I wouldn’t recommend it though, the customizable nature of the app is unlocked when you subscribe. Also, this dude is an indie dev so there isn’t multi unicorn level of funding keeping this product alive - you’re literally making this viable for him, so hit subscribe - you’ll thank me later. Also, the quick dictate function on the watch is a GAME CHANGER. Tap the complication, tap the microphone and record your thought. Then when you have time to process, open the app on your iPhone/Mac and manipulate the text with the actions. It literally lets you dump what you’re thinking into an app with the least amount of friction. The best part is the text isn’t stuck in this app, which is the whole point. Give it a go!

- Kguy18

Pros & cons

Endless Paper

Pros
Stable
Brand new color selection feature
Clean UI
Cons
Jpg have bad resolution
Only available in iOs
Problems in infinite canvass

Drafts

Pros
Syncs on both iPhone and Macbook
Different markdown support and even JavaScript
Workspaces
Cons
It tends to freeze when sharing large files
Simplify feature deletes important information
Only available for apple devices

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