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Note Taking Apps Updated and Discounted

Notes Plus icon 4.4    UPAD3 icon

Two great note taking apps, NotesPlus and UPad3 have been updated.

Both apps allow you to write on your iPad like you were taking notes on a piece of paper and offer a variety of additional features to help you organize, store and share your notes.

NotePlus has the ability to not only take notes in a variety of styles, including with your finger or stylus but also with a keyboard. The app was recently updated and is on sale. “40% off for a limited time – now with Handwriting Recognition included.”

NotesPlus 4 screenshot

You can also record audio while you take notes.

One of the best features, included with the app is the ability to translate your handwriting into recognizable typed text.

You can watch version 4 in action here.


UPAD3 has been upgraded from version 2 to work better with iOS8. It is on sale for 50% off to celebrate the introduction.

UPAD3 Screenshot

Not only can you write out notes, but you can mark up PDFs, draw shapes and add various pen colors to help capture your thoughts. You can even download a variety of paper templates to use.

An older Youtube video of the app in action appears below.


If you are looking for note taking apps, consider NotesPlus or UPAD3.

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NotesPlus App Beta Update

One of my favorite note taking apps, NotesPlus is being updated. The most intriguing part of the update process is the openness of the process. The developer is encouraging beta testers to openly discuss proposed fixes, problems, etc. The discussions can be seen here.

You can watch some of the features in action as shown by a tester on this video.

An additional video showing some more features is also available.

Not only will you be able to mark up PDFs, but you will be able to make and take notes in a natural and high tech way.

One of the fun new features will be the ability to see a PDF or browser on one side and take notes on the other.

Not only are there some new cool features coming to note taking in general on the iPad, but the kinds of tools and ways of interacting with an iPad are expanding as well.