Notes Plus 99¢ Sale Today

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If you have been sitting on the fence or considering getting a note taking app, do not hesitate to get Notes Plus while it’s on sale today for 99¢.

The Developer describes the app as follows:

If you have to take notes for many hours a day, if your time is more valuable than a few dollars saved on the App Store, and if responsive support is important to you, then you’ll need this high-quality note-taking app. Please read other user reviews to find out why it’s worth it.

After more than 4 years of continuous development, 29 version upgrades, 3 complete overhauls, and 8 million downloads, we pride ourselves on being one of the most feature-rich and best quality note-taking apps on the App Store. The best thing about Notes Plus is not just its current quality and features but the future improvements being planned ahead.

Notes Plus is a powerful note-taking tool that supports handwriting, typing, audio recording and document annotation, among other things. Special features include close-up writing mode, beautiful ink effects, shape detection, a complete folder structure, a variety of export options, automatic backup to Dropbox and so forth.

Beautiful vector-graphic ink effect turns your handwriting into a work of art, razor-sharp at any resolution. Close-up writing mode lets you write comfortably with your big finger or stylus just like pen on paper. Rest your palm and wrist on the Palm Pad or just below the close-up view.
For a taste of the handwriting experience, get our FREE app: INKredible.

Mix typing with handwriting by inserting customizable textboxes or full-page text in any font the iPad supports.

Record audio easily while taking notes. A recording session can span many pages and you can hear only what was recorded on one of those pages. When you switch to another app, recording continues in the background.

Import a PDF or Microsoft Word document to Notes Plus library for annotating. You can also insert blank pages for extra notes!

Enrich your notes with images from Photos, Camera Rolls, or the web. You can then rotate and resize them as you see fit. Add shapes (lines, ellipses, polygons) by an intelligent shape detection or from a library of pre-defined shapes.

Take notes without worrying about backing up all your important data. Just turn on the functionality and let Notes Plus do the rest. Have a piece of mind to retain your notes even if you lost your iPad. You can even take notes on more than one iPad and have your notes synced automatically.

Enjoy an innovative dual screen interface and slide in a built-in web browser with a quick gesture. You can then conveniently send web images or screen captures to your notes. You can lock access to the web if needed.

A notebook can have as many pages as you want and can be stored in folders or subfolders like in a Mac or PC file system. Password protection of your notebooks/folders is also possible. You can also search for notebook titles and content.

9. HANDWRITING RECOGNITION (in-app purchase)
Conveniently convert your handwriting (in one of the many supported languages) to searchable text with MyScript™ handwriting recognition module.

As you can see from the screenshots, Notes Plus stands out for its clean interface. A great effort has been put in to hide controls to minimize clutter. You should be able to start without a tutorial, but in case you need one, there’s the included Quick Start Guide. Check it out now at: http://notesplusapp.com/files/QuickStart_V4.pdf

10+. And a lot more…
VGA-Out support, Notes Plus Clipboard, Left-handed Mode, Right-to-left Handwriting, unique gestures, customizable options, etc. Our support has been unmatched with personal responses within 24 hours. Most support inquiries are answered within 4 hours. Please email us at support@notesplusapp.com or visit our support site: http://notesplusapp.com.


Countdown To Live  Event Begins

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Countdown to Live 2014 event

Apple has begun a countdown to the live event scheduled for September 9, 2014 10 am PDT.

The Apple web page suggests that the event will be streamed live. Rumors suggest everything from the introduction of a new iPhone, updated iPad, new iWatch and U2 concert.

Bookmark your calendar and join in live September 9.


iCloud Security

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In light of recent events of apparent theft of celebrity photos from iCloud accounts, Apple has issued a media advisory that appears below.

In short, Apple says it was not a breach of its system but rather an attack on targeted user names and passwords. Apple’s advice, use strong passwords and enable 2-step verification.

1Password icon

Also, consider an app like 1Password. You can learn more here.

Update to Celebrity Photo Investigation

We wanted to provide an update to our investigation into the theft of photos of certain celebrities. When we learned of the theft, we were outraged and immediately mobilized Apple’s engineers to discover the source. Our customers’ privacy and security are of utmost importance to us. After more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet. None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud® or Find my iPhone. We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved.

To protect against this type of attack, we advise all users to always use a strong password and enable two-step verification. Both of these are addressed on our website at http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4232.

Word for iPad Update – Lower Subscription Cost

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Microsoft’s Word app for iPad has been updated to version 1.1.1. The app allows viewing Word documents. In order to edit them, you will need a paid subscription to Office 365.

The new update includes the following:

•Monthly subscriptions at a lower price. Note: With an Office 365 subscription, you can create and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on iPad, and install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote on Macs or PCs.
•Office 365 Personal for people who want to use Office on iPad, and on 1 PC or Mac.

Moleskine Notebooks for Livescribe

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Livescribe has just introduced Moleskine notebooks that are compatible with Livescribe pens. You can use this link to buy the notebooks or other products and this code UBX15RAF93H2E to receive $20 off a smartpen purchase. The coupon expires in 30 days.

moleskine 1 and 2 notebooks

The notebook is described as follows:

Using the Bluetooth technology of the Livescribe 3 Smartpen and dot paper, its content instantly appears in the app in real time.

The notebook features the iconic Moleskine design details, from the familiar rounded corners, ivory-coloured pages and ribbon bookmark to the elastic closure and “in case of loss…” label printed on the flyleaf. Its center-stitched binding ensures the notebook lies flat, for an enjoyable writing experience. The on-page commands which enable quick access to the app’s features, including voice recognition, have also been redesigned in the Moleskine style. Two bookmarks are stored in the back pocket with further commands for the Livescribe smartpen. Lastly, the debossed pattern on the cover subtly recalls the design of the smartpen, a perfect finish for this innovative tool that bridges analog and digital.*


The Moleskine Livescribe Notebooks are available in #1 and #2 and work with all Livescribe smartpens.

240 pages.
– acid-free paper
– hard cover
– expandable inner pocket
– ruled dot paper pages

Writeright App Free Today

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Writeright, a universal writing app allows you to look up synonyms, antonyms and phraseology is free today.

According to the developer:


WriteRight offers you synonyms or antonyms together with phraseology.

WriteRight recognizes conjugated words, either feminine or plural, or in different tenses and persons in the case of verbs.

WriteRight replaces words with their conjugated synonym counterparts, matching gender and number, person and tense.

WriteRight is capable of identifying and replacing not only single words, but multiple-word expressions, phrasal verbs, adjectivals, adverbials and prepositional phrases, even in their conjugated forms.


- Synonyms, Antonyms & Phraseology frequently updated and always at your fingertips.

- Comfortable Pinch to Zoom increases/decreases Menlo editor font up to 4 sizes.

- Advanced Previews: Continuous, US Letter, DIN A4 and Manuscript US Letter and Manuscript DIN A4, including Helvetica Neue Light, Georgia and Times New Roman typefaces within classic Manuscript parameters for writers and publishers. (iPad version)

- Full Markdown support.


- Optional keyboard with frequently-used symbols & powerful multifunctional Markdown keys. (iPad version)


- Previews with page numbering and time stamp (iPad version)
– iCloud folders in colors chosen by the user
– Select and transfer as many files as you want into one selected folder, easily and quickly
– Increase/decrease editor font by 4 sizes
– Find and replace
– Go to start/end of document with gesture (iPad version)
– Quick navigation through long texts (iPad version)
– Advance by character and by word with ease
– Undo/redo
– Character/word count


- Seamless sync between iPad and iPhone
– Seamless iCloud/Dropbox integration
– Saves instantly and automatically in iCloud/Dropbox

writeright folders


- Send .txt, .md, and .rtf by email
– Copy .txt, .md and .rtf
– Print in US Letter, DIN A4, and in Manuscript in both those formats (iPad version)
– Generate and send PDF
– Share document using link


1. WriteRight linguistic tools for English and Spanish .

2. WriteRight has no formatting settings. WriteRight saves and opens only .txt and .md files.

Anyone can improve their English and Spanish with this writing app!

The Thesaurus functionality will work by changing the device keyboard to English or Spanish, in one touch, even if your device is set up in a different language!


How to Use Livescribe 3 Smartpen and Auto-Send to OneNote

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Livescribe icon OneNote 2.0 icon

With the latest update to Livescribe+ 1.3, you can set up the app to Auto-Send notes from any of the notebooks you write in to OneNote. The problem is, there were no directions on how to do this. After some trial and error, the solution was discovered. (Edit: There is now a post concerning this on Livescribe Blog page.)

[ To get 20$ off your Smartpen purchase from Livescribe, use my link. Enjoy! Please enter UBX15RAF93H2E at checkout (expires in 30 days). ]

Livescribe+ now has Auto-Send capabilities, which allows you to set up any Livescribe notebook with your Livescribe 3 smartpen to automatically send all your handwritten notes to a specific section in any of your OneNote notebooks.

LiveScribe and OneNote

First, set up a OneNote account and download the Microsoft OneNote App for Mac. (This explanation is for Macs. Presumably, the same thing would work with the iPad, iPhone and PC versions of the app.) Log into the OneNote App and create a new notebook like LiveScribe. Open the Notebook and name the first tab something like LS1. This named tab will be something you will be looking for when you go to send the notes to OneNote.

Second, download the latest update to Livescribe App and update your pen’s firmware.

Tap settings > Cloud Services > OneNote and enter your credentials. This will sign you into your OneNote account and authorize this app to access the OneNote notebooks. Give the app permission to do this when asked.

Now, write something in your LiveScribe Notebook and open the LiveScribe app to locate the page where you wrote the notes you want to send to OneNote.

At the bottom left, you will see the share icon. Tap it and choose OneNote. You will see a list of possible tabs in the various OneNote Notebooks you have. Thus, it is important to have tabs with different names so you will know which one you are trying to send the notes to. Tap on the name of the tab you want to send the notes to. The notes will sync.

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Open your OneNote app. Go to the notebook and tabbed section where you sent the note. In the right column, you will see the page number of the notebook your notes are on. Tap that and the notes will be brought over into the OneNote page.

Your notes should now appear as a clipping in your notebook.

Presumably, a similar method exists for sending notes to Evernote.

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