TechLife Australia - - DISCOVER - [ NIK RAWL­IN­SON ]

CAN IT RI­VAL AP­PLE’S IM­PROVED NOTES? $14.99 | Noteshelf 2 has tools for mark­ing PDFs, lets you add pho­tos, and han­dles typed and hand­writ­ten notes. How­ever, there is a lim­i­ta­tion to the hand­writ­ten con­tent (which we’ll go into in just a sec). You get a choice of two pen tools, a pen­cil, a high­lighter and in­tel­li­gent shape tools. It can even record au­dio as you jot or type, al­though you can’t link your jot­tings to lo­ca­tions within the sound­track. Noteshelf 2 lacks the hand­writ­ing recog­ni­tion of the na­tive Notes app, so you can’t search en­tries with Spot­light, and when you ex­port a hand­writ­ten page, it will trans­fer as a PNG or PDF. If you want to ex­port in a more us­able for­mat, try Nebo. Notes are synced be­tween iOS de­vices through iCloud, but there’s no macOS ver­sion. The app also in­te­grates with third-party cloud ser­vices like Drop­box, Ever­note, Google Drive, OneDrive and Box. Ver­sion 2 in­tro­duces num­bered lists, book­marks, bul­let­points and check­boxes, and you can now group note­books. There are three new pa­per sizes — A4, ‘mo­bile’ and 12.9 inches. Noteshelf 2 is af­ford­able, but it’s miss­ing a cou­ple of fea­tures. Its com­pat­i­bil­ity with Ever­note and other third-party cloud ser­vices is tempt­ing, and plugs the gap of a miss­ing macOS edi­tion, but there are more flex­i­ble op­tions if you look around.

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