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Whink

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Educators, Content Creators, Students

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$4.99

Post It

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Educators, Content Creators, Students

Pricing

Free

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Most popular feedback for Whink

Though it has some nice elements and its simple, streamlined interface is low on distractions, Whink is missing some features that other note-taking apps offer for free. The reading mode is especially minimalist, which will help kids stay focused. It's also excellent that you can toggle the writing tools for right-handed or left-handed writers and drag a palm rest on-screen. Though it isn't always intuitive to figure out how things work, shorts taps and long presses unlock more tools for grouping your notes and adding tags and notes. Some features are absent, though. For example, you can't import PDF documents from within the app: Instead, you'll have to use the "Open in" pop-up menu in another app to select Whink, which isn't hard, but it's another step. Two features -- adding audio and drawing shapes -- are only available after an additional $2.99 in-app purchase, but comparable tools such as Notability and Evernote include that feature in the basic download. It's also not entirely clear how to search for tagged documents. Though it's attractive and effective, more features for collaboration, importing, and sharing would make it even better.

Patricia Monticello Kievlan

About Whink

Welcome to Whink, a robust yet amazingly user-friendly program for taking notes and annotating PDFs. To deliver the best note-taking experience at work, at home, and in the classroom, Whink is specially created for the iPad and iPhone. Your notes are also constantly current across all of your devices thanks to iCloud. Writing Naturally • Use a real pen and paper to handwrite and doodle on Whink. • Use our gorgeous gel ink pen with an infinite color selection to write easily. • Enlarge your notes to view even the smallest details and write in them. Please type quickly. • To begin writing notes, tap anywhere on the page. • Add some humor to your notes with a variety of well-chosen typefaces. • Quickly create headers, subheadings, and other formatting for typewritten notes. • Make lists, outlines, checklists, and other types of organization. • To further organize your notes, create sections within your documents. Annotate PDF files and images • Use Open-In to import PDF files from other programs like Dropbox, Google Drive, and email. • Make notes on meeting agendas, lecture presentations, and memos without accidently marking the page. • Use your iPad to directly fill out forms, sign them, send them, and print contracts. • Sort and browse your documents with ease. • You may also add, reorganize, and attach photographs to your notes. Audio recordings can be added. • While taking notes, record meetings and lectures so you can listen to them afterwards. • Organize, sort, and keep your voice memos next to your notes. • Include voiceovers in your PDF documents. Add Post-its and shapes. • Create sketches and edit or add auto-shapes to your notes. excellent for creating charts or geometric shapes. • Place post-its in different locations on your documents and notes to help you remember key details. • Add tags and label notes to enable quick searches for pertinent information. Create, Share, and Backup Your Notes • Arrange notes and documents quickly by adding sections and pages. • You can always insert PDF files inside a notebook. Utilize the Open-In feature to open your notes in other applications. • Exchange notes with friends, classmates, or coworkers via Dropbox and other services. • With automated sync and backup via iCloud, you'll never lose your notes. • Directly access notebooks from iOS spotlight search to locate them quickly.

Most popular feedback for Post It

I use Post-It notes pretty frequently in my classroom, whether I have them in groups or want their response to a question individually. Sometimes, I would have students respond to a question on a post-it note and then come up to put it on the whiteboard. But after they go back to their seats, it is a bit small to see everyone's responses clearly, so that's where this app comes to play very nicely. I could, at that point, take a picture of the different ideas on the board (in the Post-It Plus app) then display it on my projector via Apple TV (on my iPad). I could then brainstorm and move things around live and seek my students input without having to read each one aloud. Another awesome way to use this app in the classroom is in a multiple group brainstorming session.

Andy L.

About Post It

Post-it® Brand has helped people be more productive, communicate better, and more creative for over 40 years. These goods are now ubiquitous, yet their origins were uncertain. The Canary Yellow phenomenon taught us that patience is just as vital as inspiration when bringing a concept to reality. BEGINNING: Discovery 3M scientist Spencer Silver was studying adhesives. In the process, he discovered a light adhesive that didn't adhere strongly. "As a researcher, I developed novel adhesives. We wanted bigger, stronger, tougher adhesives." "None of those," answered Silver. Silver identified microspheres that keep their stickiness yet have a "removability property" Gospel-preaching Innovation in Bunsen burner chemistry Silver spent years trying to sell his technology. He still bragged about his invention to coworkers. "I became Mr. Persistent because I wouldn't quit." Art Fry, another 3M scientist, was frustrated. Every Wednesday night while practicing with his church choir, he'd use scraps of paper to mark future hymns. By Sunday, they'd all fallen out of the songbook. He required a non-damaging bookmark. Congratulations! Thinking back to a session on Silver's microspheres, he got his "eureka moment"1 Developing a product with Silver. Once they started using their new notes to communicate, they understood the idea's potential. Fry: "This isn't a bookmark." "A new way to communicate" You'll enjoy it Two chemists test Post-it®. Fry tested himself at 3M's headquarters. Fry gave the corporation new adhesive notes. They were popular. 3M debuted Press 'n Peel in four cities with mixed results. blitz The product was sold directly to consumers. The Boise Blitz sampling attempt was a huge success. 90% of testers stated they'd buy the product. 1980 to 1986 Born Star A Star is Born scientist Dr. Spencer Silver with Post-it® on forehead light bulb emblem. The notes gained popularity instantly. Customers would put the notes on documents they gave to others, stirring the recipient's curiosity. They'd look at it, peel it off, and play with it, then buy a pad for themselves. Silver stated theirs was a product nobody needed until they did. Yellow shines Silver and Fry's unsung hero became Post-it® Notes on April 6. Its now-iconic Canary Yellow tint was accidental. Next-door lab only had yellow scrap paper. Lee Iaccoa and other Fortune 500 CEOs adored them. Canada and Europe get Post-it® Notes. Magnificence Fry is the company's corporate researcher. Post-it® Flags were invented as a tool to organize with color coding, filing, and indexing. 1997-87 Tenacity The Post-it® Note celebrated its 10th anniversary and made many top-product lists. Introduced: Post-it® Easel Pads. Then, brainstorming changed. Spencer Silver, co-founder of Post-it® Notes, retired from 3M with 22 US patents. Both Silver and Fry achieved top research accolades and worldwide engineering awards at 3M. 2001-2003 Hollywood Post-it® Post-it® two-pack Romy and Michele claim to have invented Post-it® Notes since graduation. The average professional receives 11 Post-it® Notes every day, according to a research. Over 100 nations sell Post-it® Notes. Many 3M products employ Post-it® adhesive. 2004-13 Success Post-it® Flag Highlighters were featured on Oprah's "Face Behind the Name" segment. David Windorski, a 3M product designer, appeared onstage. Post-it® Brand Big Pad featured on Oprah Post-it® Big Pad debuted. The larger size helps professionals envision their ideas and operate more successfully with their colleagues in today's collaborative work environments. Water-based glue is used on all Post-it® Super Sticky Notes. Post-it® Brand partnered with Evernote. Evernote product using smartphone camera. Post-it® Brand partnered with note-taking app Evernote. You can snap, store, and share Post-it® Notes using your smartphone's camera and create auto-tags, reminders, and journals. Evernote kept Post-it® Notes handy. World notices Post-it® Notes are available in 150 countries in different sizes, shapes, and colors. Post-it® Products number over 1,000. Silver is amazed by the use of Post-it® Notes in movies, pop art, and everyday life. "Their recent success is beyond my wildest dreams." 2014-20 Post-it® Super Sticky Dry Erase Surface Super-sticky dry-erase surface. In late 2014, Post-it® Brand responded to a trend toward open team workplaces by introducing an instant dry erase surface that is stain-free and adjustable to fit on walls, cabinets, tables, and more. Post-it® Extreme Notes In 2018, Post-it® Brand launched a note that sticks to surfaces never thought possible. Post-it® Extreme Notes hit the US market in February 2019. They are water-resistant and have 100X the holding power of the original Post-it® Note. Snow-covered brick wall with a Post-it® Extreme note. Post-it® Brand Extreme packaging. Post-it® app 2019 The Post-it® App was relaunched with enhanced capabilities to create a full teamwork solution by bridging the analog and digital worlds. Instead of spending hours transcribing notes after a brainstorm, teams can now instantly capture and share notes without recaps or delays. Post-it® App closeup. Post-it® Flex Write Surface Post-it® Flex Write Surface is a whiteboard surface that you can use both dry erase and permanent markers on, without stains. It cleans with water and a cloth. Writer using Post-it® Flexible Write Surface. Wiping off Post-it® Flexible Write Surface. Post-it® Brand Flexible Write Surface can be cleaned with water. Post-it® Foil Tabs Post-it® Brand foil tabs are used to organize and personalize books. These shimmering, iridescent, foil-based Tabs provide beautiful organization to diaries, planners, and notebooks. 2021-Now Post-it® logo redesign On January 1, 2021, Post-it® Brand unveils a new logo. Post-its® This selection of paper goods and desktop accessories helps keep track of life's most noteworthy moments.

Whink reviews

I LIVE THROUGH THIS APP! I use it for my bullet journal, my packing list, our budget, and so much more! I love the app so much! My ONLY complaint is one that has developed over time and it is the lack of color choice. There are like 5 shades of black, 3/4 of the same ish shade of blue, and like 4 cream ish colors. There is no yellow or purple and just overall the colors are all drab and the same. It does not seem too hard to have an update that improves the color options for the user!

- ACMinton

Whink is the most refreshing download in the recent times for me! I have literally scratched the surface of all the note-taking apps available for the iPad and came to the conclusion that this is the coolest new-age note taking app that also has a very easy and intuitive user interface. This is the single most important tool i carry to my school. To put it simply, it excels at all the necessary tasks that are expected from a note taking app and best of all is that at the end of the day, i can be rest assured that all my notes are safely backed up to the iCloud !!! What more could i ask for?! I highly recommend it. Go for it! Update 11/10 : The issue with the app freezing is completely fixed now! Thanks for your immediate attention!

- Skinny.Me

First off, I love the sleek design of this app and the icon itself is gorgeous. I also LOVE that you can make all the menus basically invisible. This is sooo very nice. Also the “ink” is awesome in this app. Those features make it really hard to say no to, but it’s missing some crucial things for me. First of all, the organization/file tree needs some work. I don’t like that I can’t have a cover for my group. I don’t like that there is not list view. The covers themselves are a little lack luster with no way to add a personalized one. Also, the fact that you can’t edit a cover once you create a note is a travesty. The lines are too big as I prefer smaller writing. I have the same problem with the microscope It also annoys me that whenever I enter a document it defaults to pen so I inevitably mark something on accident. It should default to view only as this is usually the first thing you do upon opening a note. I feel like the design lent itself more to a page-turn design to I was a little disappointed by the infinite scroll. That’s just nit picky though. I hope that these things are fixed in the future as I’d love to be using this app.

- Abbz42

Post It reviews

I thought this app would be kind of useless... but it’s been kind of life-changing. I have a color-coded board of 250+ post-its I’m using to organize everything my team is doing at work. I have calendars and lists and reminders, but especially for nebulous ideas, conversation-planning, brain-storming, long-term ideas that I can’t just check off on a list... I love being able to see everything visually (even if it’s kind of giving me heartburn to see 250+ things I have to do). I can even share with my team when I want to. The app is great for note-taking, too. I can organize notes on different research topics or ideas according to subject matter, so I can synthesize from different sources without flipping through a thousand pages in a notebook. The best part is having everything in my phone. Nothing to lose, nothing to flip through, nothing to carry around. There are plenty of color options, but I would love a few more. And I’d like an option to just duplicate a post-it. Sometimes I just need the same idea in more than one place! Or even an option to move a group of post-its to its own board when an idea gets bigger than you thought.

- emmiesunshine

Not only does it handle really well. It supports an assortment of exporting tools. Files types like pdf, csv or even full blown app exports for powerpoint and even Trello for you kanban users out there. I like it a lot actually. Now if you guys created a printer that could be loaded with sticky notes and have the thing print all my cards onto physical cards....we’d be in the best of both worlds. Because now I can still purchase and support physical cards on the fly and be able to just generate a board instantly and I would still be comfortable working on my digital or physical platform. An even better idea would be to have a company that already houses your product, like office depot, offer this ability as a feature for the public. That way we can come in store, win for them and print our boards or cards out as needed with a specialized printer. Numerous wins here. The camera feature already has the other end showed up in case we want to convert to digital from physical. But the reverse is needed to close the loop and make this app fully functional in a more practical setting. Please add to roadmap. I think this would boost revenue on all fronts and could even become the next trend of how notes and boards are made. Post it boards can even be developed with specialized fields in place just for this app. The ability to mass print cards in the stores would be awesome.

- Agent619

It’s a great accompaniment to post-its. Very well designed, and now there’s an easy way to digitize all of those paper post-its, so you can still jot notes down on paper and then quickly photograph them with this up. Aesthetically appealing, and surprisingly well executed. Only thing I can think of is if you could move/copy post-its between boards; and OCR. The iCloud backup is good, but I wish it would be a bit closer to instantaneous if you have this App on multiple devices - I have it on my iPhone and my iPad, I tend to use the iPhone camera and it’s convenient, but I prefer annotating them on my iPad with the pencil. Sometimes there’s a significant lag, yes you can always airdrop them to your other device, but that can create duplicate boards - and for some reason individual post-its don’t airdrop (in post-it board format) and a board can get too large to airdrop, which isn’t super difficult especially if you do what I do and have a board per week of post-it activity (and I use post-its avidly at work); So that’s what I wish they’d fix in one of their updates and adding the other two features mentioned would be nice *hint, hint* to the App developers. But this is fantastic!

- dahliaesque

Pros & cons

Whink

Pros
Cheap
Minimalist
Simple to use
Cons
Can’t search your PDFs
Limited page customisation
No universal search

Post It

Pros
Supports PowerPoint®, Excel®, PDF, Dropbox, Trello®, Miro and more
Otes can also be synced across all your Apple® devices with iCloud®
Captures up to 200 individual Post-it® Notes at a time
Cons
User cannot interact with the post-it notes on the desktop
Not fully customizable
Cannot sort out boards

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