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PDF Note Taker – Create,Store, and Sync Custom PDF Notes

Looking for a good PDF note taking app? PDF Note Taker is an iPad Productivity app that helps you create typed or handwritten digital ink notes (.pnote files) featuring a variety of beneficial editing tools, Rich Text Formatting, numerous cloud syncing clients, PDF file exporting — and much more. There are a large number of iPad Productivity note applications available, but which one is right for you? PDF Note Taker is one that we’ve recently checked out and feel is a worthy note taking app for those who prefer to type a note or write their notes using digital ink. The app opens to a large queue where you can keep folders, PDF documents, images, videos, (etc.), as well as manage all of these with delete, merge, copy, rename buttons and more. Creating notes, however, is this Productivity app’s strong suit.


To do so, tap on the pencil icon on the bottom left side and you will enter the note creation screen. There are a bunch of relevant tools in this user interface once you’re in your new note, from typing your note to handwriting your note using digital ink (with either a stylus or your finger). There are a variety of font thicknesses, colors, and styles that can be changed for everything typed or written. You can add images from your camera roll, add boxes, arrows, lines, text and there are other nice features that make note creation quick and painless — as well as customized. Once your note is done, you can send it to the world in a variety of ways and of course save it inside this app. There is Wifi sharing for local networks and 8 cloud service clients including Google Docs, Dropbox, WebDAV Server, and any FTP Server. Beyond note creation and management, you have the capability to copy notes right into the app using the “Paste to Clipboard” feature, which works great with emails and also works with other note taking apps like Evernote that you may have on your iPad.

I use 2 to 3 note taking apps and prefer to write all my notes using the digital ink or virtual ink. This feature worked very well in the PDF Note Taker app, and there are a variety of writing line thicknesses to choose from as well as line color — not to mention highlighter colors. I used the app to sync with my Dropbox account and found it to work great — with loads of additional functionality that I am guessing will be specific to each cloud service, but most commonly they will all have file sharing. PDF Note Taker does not allow for audio or video notes to be added yet, I would guess this will be added in a future update — because that type of functionality will give this app just about everything.

Another item to point out in this application is the fairly easy to learn method (how to use) compared to some other productivity apps. Some productivity apps have so many features that the user gets lost while trying to figure out how to use the darn app — thus becoming frustrated and leaving the application for good. PDF Note Taker did not leave me frustrated (while not overly sexy in its user interface), it is very functional from a practically standpoint and does what it says it will do — make PDF Notes. Be sure to watch the PDF Note Taker iPad App Video Demo for a complete look at this iPad Productivity application. Watch our other iPad video app demos . Crazy Mike


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About Michael Vallez

Michael Vallez - (CrazyMike) is the Founder of Mike is a regular guy who has a tech side, specifically a love for mobile apps and touch gaming. He is a retired cop, husband, father, and son. Current Devices: Galaxy Note 3, iPad Air, Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HDX. Twitter - @MichaelVallez.