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We believe that the best handwritten note-taking app is one that provides a wide variety of options and a full set of features. Notability offers both of these things, and its long tenure in the App Store convinces us that it’s here to stay.
Editor’s Note (Jan 17, 2019): An updated version of GoodNotes shipped recently, with the most notable new features including an overall cleaner and refreshed UI, improved handwriting recognition and search, and improvements to the document manager. We’ll be updating this article to reflect the latest changes in GoodNotes.
Customers who purchased GoodNotes 4 can upgrade to version 5 for free through this GoodNotes 5 Upgrade Bundle.
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Moving to an iPad-only workflow meant that I needed to find a new audio editor to produce my podcasts. I had made fairly heavy use of Audacity on my Mac and felt quite comfortable with it for editing podcasts. Luckily, I quickly came across Ferrite Recording Studio by Wooji Juice.
Within a few editing sessions, Ferrite felt like a much newer and nicer home to edit audio. Ferrite is not a pared-down iOS audio editing application — rather, it’s a full-featured podcast production platform.
There are many apps that grace the Mac and iOS App Stores that simply don’t get enough attention or admiration. Sometimes an app is so good at what it does, it becomes the default app for the task and is rarely questioned. Sometimes a new app debuts in a given category and, while it shows promise, doesn’t quite live up to our pick for the best in that category.
Switching to an iPad-only workflow has been a topic of interest since the iPad was introduced many years ago. It still isn’t a straight-forward path with clear answers to every obstacle, but many have blazed trails and left their traditional computers behind. Ryan Christoffel (MacStories) published a great article with lots of helpful tips for making the move to the iPad as your main device. It’s worth a read if you’re thinking about making the switch.