Noteshelf is, in my opinion, the best handwriting app for the iPad. As I wrote in my review in October, of all the note taking and handwriting apps for iPad I had tried Noteshelf managed to stand out because of its excellent wrist protection mode, smooth digital ink, templates and overall UI design. The first version of Noteshelf was good, but the 2.1 one was even better as the developer added Evernote and Dropbox support, finer ink, more notebooks.
I have been using Noteshelf for months and haven’t really looked back. Plus, it works great with my Pogo Sketch and the AluPen review unit I got last week.
We’re in a holiday mood though, and we should have expected a Noteshelf update to pop up this week. After all, just about everyone is updating their apps before Christmas. So what we have here is Noteshelf 3.0, a brand new version of the app that adds full support for iOS’ multitasking and AirPrint (a huge win with Printopia installed on my MacBook), zoom mode (something I mentioned as a missing feature in my first review), a new shelf theme and a variety of usability enhancements.
More importantly, Noteshelf 3.0 increases the quality of stickers and exported files, and it finally lets you export documents to the iPad’s photo album. The photo album integration is particularly appreciated as it doesn’t force me to upload items to Dropbox if I just want to share documents with my MacBook running on my local network. iFiles is my app of choice for this.
Noteshelf 3.0 is available at $4.99 in the App Store and it’s one of my favorite apps for the tablet. If you’re looking for a great handwriting app with lots of sharing features and a stunning digital ink representation, go get it.
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