Thanks to iCloud and the Notes app on both iOS and OSX users can type up quick notes, but NoteSuite does the same thing and adds features like folders, inking for scribbling notes with a stylus or finger and lets users easily share those notes using third-party services.
Many people will say that Evernote already syncs notes between multiple devices, but Evernote doesn’t offer inking features on the iPad and it’s not as elegant as NoteSuite. We must resort to third-party apps that work with Evernote. NoteSuite does this all right inside the iOS app and it exports to Dropbox too.
NoteSuite now sits on our main iPad home screen, replacing Notability as the best note-taking and inking app thanks to how well it syncs our notes with the OSX app and the beautiful pen options.
NoteSuite for OSX
Upon first installing the OSX version of NoteSuite the app gives users a helpful walk through to learn more about its features. Included we learn about clipping web pages using a Safari, Chrome or Firefox plugin or extension.
Install the web clipping tool and start clipping pages to notes for later use. Web designers could use it on the iPad to work on their website designs. Students can save info for research.
We clipped content from our home page. Notice how users can tag the clip or add to a to-do list in NoteSuite. It doesn’t work well with the beta version of Safari, but we hope they’ll get the kinks fixed before OSX Mavericks ships.
The NoteSuite To-Do list features won’t compare to more complicated task software, but for simple To-Do lists it works great. Users can tag them by subject and add a due date. Send it to other people for collaboration.
NoteSuite for OSX helps users stay organized with folders and tags.
The built-in search tools make it easy to find even when we’re not as organized as we’d like.
A user can set the menu applet to load at start-up. This makes it quick and easy to create notes, to-do list items or open NoteSuite.
NoteSuite for iPad
The iPad version of NoteSuite replaced Notability as our go-to note taking app, because it syncs notes betwee the OSX version and the iPad version. It runs on all iPads except for the first one. Organize notes in folders and add tags, just like the OSX version.
We mostly like NoteSuite’s inking features. The zoom tool represented by the hand icon above opens a handwriting window. Users can write with large strokes and Notesuite shrinks the print and puts it in place. Users can add more text to a page this way and the print looks more like regular handwriting notes on a page.
The pen color and size options exceed other tools. They look nice and make the app easy to use.