ZoomNotes vs Noteswriter

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ZoomNotes

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Educators, Content Creators, Students

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$7.99

Noteswriter

Category: Note Taking

Industries: Educators, Students, Content Creators

Pricing

Free

Pro- $5.99

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Most popular feedback for ZoomNotes

ZoomNotes, on the other hand, blows the competition squarely out of the water. I’m truly astounded by what the developer has achieved here, but let’s take a closer look to see what exactly is on offer. Check out our best note taking apps list for more options.

MarkBangs

About ZoomNotes

The most complete visual note-taking app with a wide zoom range is ZoomNotes. Create handwritten notes and sketches on whiteboards, virtual paper, PDF files, pictures, and PowerPoint, Word, and Excel documents (via GoogleDrive). Utilize iCloud to sync your documents between your iPad and iPhone. Any capacitive stylus pen, as well as the best electronic pens on the market, including the amazing Apple Pencil, are compatible with ZoomNotes. There is now ZoomNotes Desktop for Mac as well. Features consist of: MANY TYPES OF PEN There are 8 different pen types available, each with an unlimited range of line thickness, including gel, nib, pencil, and watercolour. Recognition of handwriting Look through written notes. ELECTRONIC PLANNING Use the 'Custom digital planner' option to make your own or import a pdf planner. Events and reminders from the Calendar and Reminder apps can be configured to appear in a planner. SUB-PAGES You are able to use "pages within pages" thanks to this special functionality. This permits the development of hierarchical visual files and the use of sticky notes. Additionally, you can import pages from other ZoomNotes projects or add entire PDF files as subpages. BOOKMARKS With the help of bookmarks, you can store views of your documents and come back to them later. You can produce films from your document or present using the animated playback features. LINKS Add links within and between papers as well as between pages. This enables you to make your own digital planners, edit planners that you've imported in PDF format, or make indices. SPLIT SCREEN View and edit two documents simultaneously (or above and below). Additionally, the same document can now have two views. CALENDAR OCCASIONS Add activities or reminders associated with your documents, perhaps with alarms. The document in ZoomNotes is linked back to by the URL in the event. ZOOM RANGE IS HUGE, AND WHITEBOARD MODE Rotated views are included when you can zoom in and out without any restrictions. LAYERS Layers give you options for "master layers" that appear on all pages and allow you to customize what is seen on a page. OVERWRITE PDF FILES Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files from Microsoft Office can be imported and modified (via GoogleDrive). ENDLESS TYPES AND SIZES OF PAPER You can size your page however you want. With our adjustable paper types, you can select any type of paper. ENTIRELY EDITABLE You can choose, resize, rotate, move, and flip (mirror) things in ZoomNotes. Additionally, there are options for cut, copy, and paste within and between apps, pages, and documents. ARROWS AND SHAPES Regular forms and arrows can be drawn with the polygon tool or roughly by hand and automatically translated into the precise geometric shape. These shapes are perfect for visual mapping. SYMBOL RESOURCE A library of reusable shapes and pictures that can be fully customized. VIDEOS AND VIDEO EDITING Add photographs and graphics to your documents in any scale. modify transparency, resample, crop, mask, scan-correct, and distort photos. Add pictures and videos from your camera or photo collection. WRITTEN TEXT Use the keyboard to type text in a variety of fonts, sizes, colors, fills, and borders. All zoom levels allow for the entry of text, which can also be moved, resized, and rotated. PLAYBACK AND RECORD OF SOUNDS Including mp3 file import and export. A sound recording can also be added to the page it is related to. Now referencing the drawing SEND OUT DOCUMENTS Share documents by email, iTunes, clipboard, Dropbox, Twitter, Evernote, Airdrop, iCloud Drive, or Open in as PDF files, pictures, videos, or ZoomNotes documents. TO BE USED FOR PRESENTATIONS In order to work with projectors, monitors, and AirPlay, ZoomNotes is VGA compliant. WINDOW OF MAGNIFICATION While still viewing the zoomed-out view, write into the zoomed-in view.

Most popular feedback for Noteswriter

I’m so very impressed! I suffer from insomnia so at 5:00am Arizona time I downloaded the new update. I was actually excited because I see great things in the horizon from this team. Well, I was sorta hit in the gut when I fired up the application and it immediately shut down. I took action and sent a text to Zendesk, not because of my disappointment but because I could tell by their program description they were very excited also about the release. To my surprise dialogue started immediately ( don’t know where they’re located but maybe they’re early birds) I sent a description of the problem and photos. I sent them so much I thought they would block me, lol. Well this went on for most of the early morning and by now I figured they had to be on break, sleep or eating but was I surprise when I found the new update proudly sitting in the Apple Store this afternoon. NO! I don’t normally write reviews or anything else this long but they truly deserve all the credit I can bolster, I’m sticking with this team! Thank you so much for standing behind your words!

Iskarat

About Noteswriter

Updated! Live Text, Stage Manager, Customizable toolbars, PDF forms, new papers, and templates! Pencil, touch, mouse, and keyboard-friendly! Type, handwrite, annotate, draw, highlight, scan, and record notes. Sign and annotate PDFs. Make notebooks and tree-like creations. Nevertheless. Business workers, students, instructors, writers, doctors, journalists, and academics use Notes Writer to save and produce notes, comments, memos, signed PDFs, papers, highlighted PDF text-books, and more. You can: ANNOTATE PDFs. Sign forms. Write using Apple Pencil (or other styluses) or keyboard Web-clips, graphics, figures, and math calculations in handwritten notes Highlight, strikeout, underline, remarks, voice notes, pencil, ball-pen, stamp, sign... Form-fill. AcroForms PDF support Sign paperwork, contracts, forms Open two PDFs or handwritten notes in split view. Book and paper + PDF/DOC PAGE EDITOR Easily add pages, copy&paste from other documents, rearrange, rotate, or delete them Add new pages from 100s of pre-defined paper styles and sizes. Drag-and-drop app pages Write. Format. Write Everywhere: Use Notes Writer as a stand-alone writing program even if you're offline. Now supports Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard for iPad Create RTF, PDF, LaTeX, and MD documents Highlight, strikethrough, subscript/superscript, alignment, line spacing, first-line indent, page breaks, footnotes, comments, text & paper color Define margins, headers/footers, paper sizes, MLA and APA format Markdown supports tables, footnotes, lists, pictures, links, highlight, strikethrough, superscript and MathML. Characters, words, phrases, lines, Avg. Length, Sentence, and Reading Time Text-to-speech proofreading Dictation lets you talk instead of type Typewriter: Distraction-free writing mode Night mode for nighttime writing Replace Insert arrows, math, bullets/stars, GPS, etc. Supports 30 languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, and Hebrew Tab, delete forward, cursor up/down/left/right, etc. Organize. Find. Unlimited notebooks, folders, and subfolders Organize notebooks and projects into sections, classes, lectures, grades, drafts, folders, chapters, research, etc. Sync notebooks and projects with Scrivener for Mac and Windows. Notebook covers + Scan, research, PDF library PDF reader and manager for reference files, textbooks, ebooks, articles, resources, papers, etc. Scan papers, notes, recipes, tickets, etc. with your iPad/iPhone camera into PDFs. Open PowerPoint, Word, and Excel + EXPORT PDF, HTML, SHARE NOTES Open mail app attachments iCloud, Dropbox, Box, WebDAV, and Google Drive RTF, Markdown, LaTeX,PDF, ePub, HTML, RTFD, TXT, etc. iPad/iPhone to computer Wi-Fi file transfer Zip/email folders/notebooks + Mini-apps Full calendar with writer appointments, reminders, deadlines, etc. Font Book: View and install typefaces (TrueType). Over 120 fonts included! Sketcher: Draw simple graphics by hand Dictionary BE SAFE. PROTECT YOUR WORK WITH AUTOMATIC BACKUPS Passcode-protect your app Password-protect folders and projects Notes and notebooks backed up automatically

ZoomNotes reviews

I've used a lot of iOS notetaking apps. Most of them do well with emulating a traditional paper notebook (Goodnotes, Notability, OneNote, NoteShelf). ZoomNotes is completely unique. There is really nothing else like it. Pros: - feature-rich hypertext, outline and cross-reference workflow for handwritten documents - You can link pages together with custom buttons, pictures, or text. These links export to PDF so you can make interactive documents. - Pages can have sub-pages, to any level of hierarchy. So you can use one document as a dashboard for a bunch of notes, or store a book and its notes together as one file. - You can open multiple views of the same file. - Make custom animated slideshows from your handwritten documents(!) - Export to many formats. Cons: - The learning curve is STEEP but the payoff is enormous. - Syncing across multiple devices can occasionally produce conflicts that have to be reconciled by the user. - The UI is less "Apple-like" and more like a full desktop app. The features in the UI can be cluttered and overwhelming. However, you can make your own custom workspace with fewer tools and options if you prefer. Verdict: - Make a pot of coffee, settle in with the ZoomNotes manual, and put in the time to learn all the features. If you want power and flexibility with your handwritten documents in iOS, nothing else comes close.

- forums poster

This is the most versatile note taking app I have found. I use it for all my note taking. I really like the ability to insert handwritten notes with pdf files, including adding pages etc. It takes a bit to get used to all the features but it is well worth the effort. The ease of zooming in and out and writing in the margins of PDF files is also very handy. Still very happy with it. I love the infinite whiteboard option. It really feels like having a large whiteboard where you can write anywhere. It’s also great for annotating a pdf file when you need to write more than just minor comments. This continuous to be my favorite note taking app. One of the features of traditional writing and note taking is that you can spread out multiple sheets of paper in front of you. This allows you to keep a good overview of what you are working on. I really missed this aspect of physical notes when I switched to my iPad. However, the whiteboard mode with infinite zoom of ZoomNotes allows me to effectively have a virtual desk with many sheets of handwritten notes. (Tip: lay out a grid of letter size boundaries on your whiteboard before starting to take notes. You can easily fit 25 pages that way. Well, of course you could do millions but you want to mimic a physical desk.)

- John25642

So I tried ZoomNotes a while back and gave up on it pretty quickly. I began using NoteShelf. However, I started a new job (so now I work 3 jobs). The other apps worked okay for the journal and the different notes, folders, etc. I had to keep for each job, but they were lacking in some areas. I needed an app to fill all my needs. I came back to ZoomNotes and spent a little time learning. ZoomNotes has the fill feature, so I can easily fill in a bubble or a cell on a “spreadsheet”. Just to make me happy while I’m doing my work, ZoomNotes has different types of pens that no one else does (I love calligraphy and lettering). I can pull images from my photos or from the web, and I can make stickers on the fly to reuse again & again. I don’t have to switch between writing and pointer in order to go to a linked page, which I hated with GoodNotes. There is an endless whiteboard. I have rulers and protractors. I have to admit that I am still learning, so I occasionally hit a hiccup. However, I also know there are features I haven’t even tapped into. ZoomNotes is currently meeting all my needs and then some.

- Miami Xami

Noteswriter reviews

I have been trying to find an App that worked better with PDF annotation (in addition to being good at note taking), but one HUGE drawback of other note taking Apps (i.e. Goodnotes, Flexcil, Nebo, Notability) is that every file has to be imported to be used, and therefore becomes a duplicate, non-sycronized file (not a big deal if you just use it for notes only). Well, NotesWriter fixes that! All files can be saved natively in the iPad Files folder and useable by any PDF program, not just Noteswriter. To me that makes NotesWriter a perfect combination of Goodnotes and PDF Viewer. Considering other PDF Apps charge a subscription, this feels like a steal. You even get a lasso/clipping tool, the ability to scan pages in, and a ton of page templates (all of which most free PDF Apps don’t have). PDF Expert and PDF viewer are the most similar, and but this is slightly better than those if you want note taking abilities. Note to Developers: The layout/user interface could still be improved: if the toolbar was customizable (like PDF Expert), if the view layout was more full screen (neither Reader or Presentation mode are as good as PDF Viewer’s layout), and if the handwriting had a simple zoom feature and was recognizable (like Goodnotes). Great job!

- jaggner

Wow! Where should I begin? This is the best note taking app ive ever had! You can do everything on it! It’s works with the Apple Pencil perfectly. It’s the most best ever! For anyone that is reading this and have not downloaded it yet, well you really need to get it. I went to school and wrote down my notes (also yes we are allowed to take our iPads with Apple Pencil to school and write down notes instead of using a note book) on my iPad and my teacher goes “oh what app is that I’ve been looking at your iPad all day and wondering what app the is cause I really need it!” And told her and she went to her desk got her iPad and downloaded it! (Everyone in my class has this app on there iPad to use it and take down notes) this is just the best app ever! I love it

- New York Girl!

I really like this app and how easy it is to use. I often take notes in class and my hands get tired pretty fast so I tried finding solutions by using this app. I am a really fast typer on my iPad so I would take notes here during zoom.(temporary thing since eventually we will all return to school in person) I am planning to use this during class and I have only tried doing some samples to make sure this works and it does! I am happy it’s free unlike some apps, and I really recommend this. The only con would be that I wish there were more fonts. Other than that it’s really great.

- jsidoiidid

Pros & cons

ZoomNotes

Pros
Save Bookmarks within your documents
Choose from eight different pen types
Use sticky-notes and create hierarchical visual files as sub-pages
Cons
The Document Searching Tool Is Not Easily Accessible
ZoomNotes Is Very Complicated
A Strange Zoom Tool

Noteswriter

Pros
Share & Sync feature
Automatic Backups
Merge documents
Cons
Cutting function ineffecient
Adding pages takes up a bit of time
Free version very limited

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