Best writing app: Lots to try
I bought my Note specifically to use the active stylus as a writing tool and wanted to take notes using a OneNote or Evernote type approach. So I have a wide array of opinion on the matter.
I assume your main goal is handwriting, as if you were writing with a pen on a piece of paper. Another thing to consider is writing-to-text conversion. I have only found two apps that really do this well: the Note software itself (you can write using the stylus and the Note converts to text) and Mazec 2
. One really nice feature of Mazec 2 is that if you use NoteAnytime
and write in a text box - but not convert on the fly - then you can convert at a later time. This is nice because conversion isn't always foolproof and it tends to slow me way down when I try to correct the mistakes the software makes. That said, I find that the Samsung software works better for me.
As for direct handwriting applications, I have tried many.
gets really good review and I like its flexibility and power. But it isn't free, and its power comes at the expense of being more difficult to use.
I really like NoteAnytime. Its controls are intuitive and fast. It doesn't have line or shape tools - let alone shape recognition - like S-note
, but I like the file system better.
LectureNotes is bitmap while NoteAnytime is vector graphics, so you can write really, really small when you zoom in and it is still legible.
is okay, but I didn't stick with it long.
I like Papyrus
, but NoteAnytime's controls are quicker to use. Papyrus is vector graphics, too.
gets some good reviews, but I didn't see anyting better in it than other apps and when I imported it into Evernote the image was fuzzy.
doen't do well if you place your palm on the screen, so I got rid of it quickly.
looks like a neat app, but when I'm taking notes I don't typically need the "word processor" features of it, so I don't use it much anyway.
One thing to mention is what I still have on my tablet. If I deleted it, I guess I didn't like it. If it is still on the tablet, I guess I like it enough.
Still loaded: Papyrus, Evernote, NoteAnytime, LectureNotes, Skitch, OneNote and Write. (Yes, Skitch really isn't a writing app, but it does really well in marking up photos.)
Here is another thread that contains a TON of info. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1474744
Hope this helps!