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Moleskine Journal, iOS 8.1 or later
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How to use Moleskine Journal’s different modes to add content and sync with Evernote
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Created to be a digital version of the real-world notebooks, sketchbooks, and planners, Moleskine Journal allows you to write and draw on your iOS device in a virtual Moleskine. You can also import photos and sync notes with Evernote, or back them up to Dropbox.
If you choose to type rather than write by hand, Moleskine Journal supports the full range of iOS fonts, with the ability to resize them on the page. If you would rather work by hand, you can use either your finger or a stylus, including the Apple Pencil. You can choose from a paintbrush, pencil, pen, or highlighter, and the color picker gives you full control over the hue of what you write or draw.
There are two modes for writing. Productivity mode allows you to type with the on-screen keyboard, which includes controls for choosing a font, setting the size of the text, and styling it as bold, italics, underline, strikethrough, or highlighted. You can also set the color of the text here, as well as indent it or choose a bulleted or numbered list. Creativity mode is designed for creating shorter, prettier text and allows for larger, fancier typefaces.
Alternatively, you can draw or write on the screen using your finger or a stylus. Just choose your instrument (pencil, pen, highlighter, or brush) and start drawing. There’s also a scissors tool that acts like the lasso selection tool in Photoshop, enabling you to draw around something and cut or copy it to paste elsewhere.
You can swap between Productivity and Creativity modes whenever you like, and can set the paper style (plain, lined, squared, weekly planner, or storyboard) from the Tools palette. One of the realworld Moleskine notebook’s best-loved features is the pocket tucked inside the back cover, and that’s also here in the digital version, enabling you to store snippets of text and images.
Fortunately, unlike the real thing the digital journal has multiple levels of undo. So if you write or draw something you don’t like, just tap the back arrow in the toolbar to get rid of it – without ruining your Moleskine.