iPad for note taking ?

Watch
rma98
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 3 weeks ago
#1
I’m starting uni in September, studying dental therapy and hygiene. I need to get a new MacBook, and was wondering if it’s worth getting an iPad too? I like the handwritten notes feature you can do with the Apple Pencil. Does anyone use an iPad ? What are your thoughts?

Thanks
0
reply

lilygreen420
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#2
Report 3 weeks ago
#2
(Original post by rma98)
I’m starting uni in September, studying dental therapy and hygiene. I need to get a new MacBook, and was wondering if it’s worth getting an iPad too? I like the handwritten notes feature you can do with the Apple Pencil. Does anyone use an iPad ? What are your thoughts?

Thanks
I make my revision notes with an iPad for school. I use goodnotes and its the most amazing thing that has happened to me. I have the freedom to rub out my notes, to move them around etc etc. You can edit PDF on them. With notability you have a feature where you can record audio and it will record your handwriting in the same moment so you can go back and listen to why you wrote a specific thing. I honestly would say, if you have the money go for it. It makes life so much easier and efficient and you don't have to carry as much paper too. On goodnotes you can also search for words you have written on that notebook.
2
reply
rma98
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 3 weeks ago
#3
Thanks! So goodnotes is an app? Is it better than the standard Apple notes app? Are there any other apps you recommend for study?
I’ve always made detailed paper notes, do you make any physical notes anymore or al digital? What about flashcards?

Sorry for all the questions 😂 thanks for your help!
0
reply
lilygreen420
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#4
Report 3 weeks ago
#4
(Original post by rma98)
Thanks! So goodnotes is an app? Is it better than the standard Apple notes app? Are there any other apps you recommend for study?
I’ve always made detailed paper notes, do you make any physical notes anymore or al digital? What about flashcards?

Sorry for all the questions 😂 thanks for your help!
No no, don't worry! I am more than happy to answer your questions. I personally make all of my detailed notes on goodnotes because I usually have info from different sources so it helps to move stuff around and to organise. Goodnotes and Notability are the two main apps for note taking. I would recommend you watch some videos on YouTube. For more organised and detailed reading notes/ PDF edits I would go with Goodnotes but for recording lectures etc I would go for Notability, so maybe go for both? They both cost but not a whole lot. They are worth it and with the standard apple notes you can't do a whole lot. I do make physical notes but they are simplified versions of my detailed notes that I do on my iPad.

Let me know if you have anymore questions :]
2
reply
LovelyMrFox
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#5
Report 3 weeks ago
#5
If you think it will work for you, go for it.
0
reply
rma98
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#6
Report Thread starter 3 weeks ago
#6
Thanks! Are they single time payment or subscription apps? Also how do you record lectures on it? And what’s the point of pdf editing, do you mean pdfs thay are provided by the school as learning material? Thanks again
0
reply
lilygreen420
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#7
Report 3 weeks ago
#7
They are a single time payment yes! I’m not sure how you do it but it’s one thing I learnt from researching between the two apps. Like I said you should do more research because there are plenty of videos on YouTube telling you the differences but I can’t tell you which would suit you the best. And many people would want to pdf Edit, for example doing questions etc that school give you
0
reply
rma98
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#8
Report Thread starter 3 weeks ago
#8
Thank you! Yes I’ll look at YouTube for sure ♥️
1
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

How are you finding researching unis for 2021 entry?

I have been able to get all the information I need from online research (60)
19.23%
I have tried virtual events and found them useful (65)
20.83%
I have tried virtual events and did not find them useful (58)
18.59%
I would be interested in trying socially distanced or scaled down in person events (67)
21.47%
I want to but don't know where to start with researching unis for 2021 entry (31)
9.94%
I haven't started researching yet (31)
9.94%

Watched Threads

View All
Latest
My Feed