StretchPaper vs Noted by Tack

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StretchPaper

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Educators, Content Creators, Students

Pricing

$2.99

Noted by Tack

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 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!

About Noted by Tack

Noted by Tack is a fantastic note-taking application for the iPhone that does not distract you with unnecessary bells and whistles in order to simplify the note-taking process. The layout is straightforward and easy to become accustomed to. Controls for Noted can be performed using gestures. By pulling down, you will be able to create a new note. Swiping to the left or right allows you to navigate through all of your notes. Want to delete notes? A swipe with two fingers will accomplish this for you. The fact that you can customize the color of your notes is a really cool feature. You can also choose to share your notes via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter. This option is also available. We found the application to be very streamlined and simple to operate. The ability to type is all that is required of you. Noted for iPhone is an attractive and quick app that serves as a convenient place to store your notes. It is straightforward and delivers as advertised. You are not required to pay to test it out.

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

Noted by Tack reviews

a beautifully simple gesture-based note-taking app

- The Next Web

a dead-simple app for jotting things down

- Wired

a colorful, fast, and clutter-free notes app

- Lifehacker

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.

Noted by Tack

Pros
Has gesture-based controls
Design is simple and easy to get used to
Free

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