I mean when Pope Benedict asked Giotto for a drawing to prove his worth as an artist, what he did was draw a perfect circle freehand. Perfection is a powerful message.
There’s something to be said for handwritten notes. Even with a good keyboard (loud!), it’s just easier to write by hand if you are listening to lectures or presentations. Plus you can more easily do sketches. So I was looking for a good note-taking App and well, I followed the App store’s suggestion and wasn’t disappointed.
GoodNotes is a very nice app that works brilliantly with the Apple Pencil. In contrast to a few other apps I had tried, it’s snappy and provides all the necessary functions in an easy-to-reach manner. And the export is quite nice. Not sure whether swiping with two fingers to the left is a good way to create new pages, but yeah, great to thumb through the pages. (It even provides text recognition, but my results are mixed so far.)
I tried it out when I was sitting in a presentation and needed something to jot down some notes. Apple’s notes is okay’ish (esp. considering the easy sync), but adding pages did not feel right, plus it occasionally had a strange lag of a few seconds.
And yup, the PDF export, nice. No need to digitize handwritten notes first. Also easy to type in the text later.
So, a nice app if you are looking something that works really well with an Apple pencil.