StretchPaper vs Monospace

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StretchPaper

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Educators, Content Creators, Students

Pricing

$2.99

Monospace

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Students, Businesses, Professionals

Pricing

Free

One time purchase (perpetual license)

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Most popular feedback for StretchPaper

This app is EXACTLY what I was looking for! I need to draw mind maps for med school, but I’m always limited by the canvas size on all the other note-taking and drawing apps. I really wanted infinite space to flesh out my ideas and just get words on paper without limits and this neat, simple little app lets me do that. I was also pleasantly surprised by the pen flow! Most expensive note-taking and drawing apps don’t have pen flow as smooth as Stretchpaper does, which is impressive given its low price. Three bucks? My daily latte costs more and does way less, delicious as it may be. Thanks to the developers for making a great app!

KiKi Tea

About StretchPaper

Stretchpaper is a novel method to sketch diagrams, take notes, and display your creative abilities. With an endless canvas, there is never a shortage of space. Stretchpaper is entertaining and practical. You can modify vectors, define your own pens, export your drawings as pictures or mega-pdfs, and more. Works well on the iPad, but the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil make it much better!

Most popular feedback for Monospace

For those of us with Chromebooks that don't support Android apps yet, not letting us use the app and telling us to update it in the Play Store is impossible. I love this app on my phone, but I would like to use it on my Chromebook too

Brandon B

About Monospace

Monospace is a simple app for taking notes and writing that features a user interface that was created specifically for touch devices. It does away with the typical editing features that you would find in standard writing and notes apps and replaces them with a modern-looking formatting popup that only includes the fundamentals of formatting text. The formatting styles Bold, Italics, Strikethrough, Bullet, and Quote, along with a whole host of other styles related to size, are all supported by Monospace Writer. You can keep all of your devices updated with the most recent version of your notes by using Monospace's built-in internal sync, which is only available in the Pro package. This feature also enables you to edit your notes from any location. The traditional folder organization method has been replaced by the hashtags feature of Monospace Writer. You only need to add hashtags, which can be nested, to the very last line of a file, and Monospace will take care of the organization of your files and folders for you. It is possible to export content from Monospace Writer using Markdown, which means that the program supports copy and paste for a vast number of online services, including Wordpress and Tumblr.

StretchPaper reviews

Love this app! Use it when I’m planning out stuff in my business. One drawback for me has been when the file becomes too large it takes a long time to load. Running an iPad Pro so the device shouldn’t be the issue. Still use it, just try not to let the it get too big.

- Suicide Mike

This seemed like a great app purchase, but unfortunately the app itself is a exercise in frustration. While an infinitely scalable sketch pad is an amazing concept— one I desperately need for my iPad Pro— this app misses the mark in several ways. First, it ditches the intuitive control and ease of the Apple Pencil for its own drawing UI and response curve. Second, the scaling is maddeningly frustrating as line thickness is impossible to keep consistent as one must invariably zoom when scrolling around the document. (A Zoom Lock feature would seem like a no brainer) What is more, settings such as line thickness and color are basically random as to whether they will stay applied one you select them. I often found myself switching without warning from a blue line to a green line and back without any logical reason. Third, the individual controls lack harmonious integration with Apple simplicity; while other apps allow for a simple tap on/tap off of individual tools, this app leaves a tools always on unless you specifically select a different tool (and even then that no guarantee the switch will take). Add to all this the lack of an easily accessible user guide, a lack of a straight edge (seriously?) and a steep learning curve I cannot in god conscience recommend this app to anyone. A frustrating waste of $3.

- UDS Music

App is amazing. It is straight forward and easy to use. Love the infinite canvas as that is what i was looking for. I found a few other apps that have infinite canvas but they all lack ease of use and simple tasks that are imperative for taking notes. So far great app. SIDE NOTE: I am having an issue with a bug. For some strange reason sometimes the notes shift slightly and what was once fully highlighted in a certain color or pointed to with a line for a label tends to be offset. So in other words something is causing notes/coloring/labels to shift just slightly. This can be annoying and can cause issues especially with labeling and highlighting. Can the developer take a look? From what I can tell, it happens when i reopen notes after some time. I do move the screen a lot using my fingers but apparently haven’t been able to pinpoint it. Please do check this out.

- encephalititicus

Monospace reviews

I have only just started using it, but it is immediately stable, usable, and good looking. I'm hoping that there will be a full-screen mode as that's what I'm really after. Get this app. If I keep using it, I'm going to have to find a way to send this guy some money. It's worth it already.

- Brian G. Fay

Please allow it to go full screen and let us resize the window, otherwise its a great simple app for writing, just needs to be a lot bigger.

- J. D.

Works fine on phone, but in ChromeOS i get the Version Expired error

- Michael Tinsley

Pros & cons

StretchPaper

Pros
Simple and to the point
The infinite canvas lets me take notes and doodle the way that I want to
Easy to use
Cons
It ditches the intuitive control
Scaling is maddeningly frustrating as line thickness
File becomes too large it takes a long time to load.

Monospace

Pros
Runs offline
Sync Across Devices
Supports MarkDown for document formatting.
Cons
Can't resize screen/window

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