iPad Pro 12.9 Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Apple/iOS' started by AveSharia, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. AveSharia

    AveSharia Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Hmm I looked for and didn't see it yesterday, but I'm sure there's a deeper menu in the "Share to..." that has it. Once I use it once it may jump to the top. The real question is... where is that going to put it in my notes? Almost certainly not the page I have open. :/

    (I'll give it a shot tonight)
     
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  2. AveSharia

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    For fun: Here's the notebook page that made OneNote 2016 choke trying to rearrange handwritten blocks (on my GF's old iPad, obviously):

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  3. JoeS

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    Holy smokes! I take it you're allowed to bring one piece of paper with notes to the exam, and this is the microfiche that you designed? :D
     
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  4. AveSharia

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    It's so much worse than that... we were allowed 4 pages, front and back (8 sides). I ran out of time before I ran out of space or things to write down, so I had two pages like the one above, and then 6 pages of random stuff pasted from my "normal" notes. :oops:
     
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  5. AveSharia

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    So those fears were well-founded. "Share to OneNote" will add the screenshot into a new page in an existing notebook, which is obviously a PITA if I want multiple screenshots in one page, which I almost always do.

    I have discovered that GoodNotes has a pretty competent PDF viewer that will let me screenshot a lassoed selection, and share that to the clipboard. I can also have two sets of notes open at once, so I can have both the PDF and my handwritten notes open, and switch between them. Why they can't be side-by-side, I can't fathom at all. It's such a commonsense choice. I keep thinking there must be an easier way yet, and I think that might be to just use a different notetaking app. (Notability?) I now have like 6 of them. :/
     
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    This is pretty dope. Impressive, OneNote. *claps*
     
  7. paprikaleapt

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    Anyone (such as a biology major student) used this ipad for school?

    I am playing around with the idea

    The ipad seems to have better biology apps with libraries of flashcards/mnemonics (picmonic) than microsoft tablets. I haven't really looked into what's available on android but I assume it would be slightly worse than the ipad's app store for this.

    I don't think I would end up using this for notetaking in class, but I do see some students do this and swear by it - my experience with styluses is that
    1. They don't always play well with physical rulers in real life, which I like using when taking notes
    2. My fingers seem to tire more
    3. For classes involving lots of powerpoint lectures, my experience has been printing off the slides with white space underneath each slide beforehand and annotating them seems to be the best way to go

    Though I guess probably there is some way to do this on an ipad? Something analogous to that "print to pdf" option in powerpoint on a windows laptop that can let you specify that you want white space after each slide?
     
  8. AveSharia

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    I'm trying to go truly paperless this semester (in for my second bachelors, physics this time).

    I know OneNote has added a digital ruler in some versions that is pretty slick- but I don't think it's in the iOS version. I use Notability for lecture notes and GoodNotes to markup PDFs. Notability would probably obviate the need for a physical ruler (it has for me). When you draw a line, if you want it to be perfectly straight, you just hesitate after drawing the line, but before lifting the pencil, and it will snap to position. It's way more convenient than, e.g., GoodNotes dedicated shape recognition tool, because it's always available while taking handwritten notes.

    Printing your powerpoints to PDF should be pretty trivial, actually. You can share to PDF from the iPad, but worst-case you could print to PDF from a PC using something like BullZIP PDF Printer (free online), save them in OneDrive, then import them into GoodNotes. That's how I get PDFs from my school's site to the iPad: Download → OneDrive → GoodNotes. If you do end up taking notes with the Apple pencil, you might like GoodNotes better for their paper templates.

    I came from OneNote on a Windows tablet, and the most refreshing change has been printing/sharing my notes. What used to be a semi-weekly struggle to format/rearrange my handwritten notes so that they would fit nice page templates in OneNote, has turned into... just clicking print. For sharing, Notability is automatically backing up my notes as a PDF (with a separate audio file when I record), so if someone emails me a question, I don't have to go hunting for that note and print it to PDF or anything; it's just already in OneDrive, ready to be shared. The audio playback in the app is pretty slick, too... I don't know how OneNote implemented this because I never used it, but Notability darkens all your notes, then brightens them back up as the audio gets to the time you wrote them. Well, at least it does for me, because I'm writing light-on-dark. If I click a specific handwritten word or equation, it jumps the audio to the time when I wrote that. Pretty cool.

    (I swear I'm not being paid by any of these app companies, or Apple.......)

    Here's a sample I threw up on imgur for Reddit.
     
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  9. paprikaleapt

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    Apologies I am trying to make sure I understand what you are doing

    1. You are currently somehow using GoodNotes, OneNote, and Notability all at once? Or just Notability on ipad?

    2. What would you do if your main goal was to be able to have classnotes you can most easily convert (after making backup copy) into a flashcard like format? For my biology and memorization classes, this would be my main concern

    There are cornell notes (attempting to put terms only on left column of page), or a strategy trying to start new lines on a page early to make it easy to cover stuff up/quiz self, which I might try. But then there are classes heavy in powerpoints (which beg to be just annotated after printing at the white space after each slide) which throw a wrench into this.

    3. The other thing I am interested in is the "record the voice and sync with a movie of your inking during lecture" feature. Which app do you think is best for that? Sounds like Notability on ipad?
     
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  10. AveSharia

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    1. Close- I used to use OneNote on Windows. Now I just use Notability and GoodNotes on the iPad, but for different assignments. The screenshot I posted is just Notability.

    2. It's a good question, and I don't think there's a great answer. I try to highlight equations in a different color as a take notes- for biology, that's going to be like 80% of your notes. I haven't found a good workflow for handwritten notes → flashcards.

    If you are using OneNote, something I used to do is to use an outline as a flashcard by collapsing the details of my notes, and/or changing (typed) text color to white. Then, you reveal answers by un-collapsing, or selecting that white text. The downside is you get all the same information, in the same order. So it's not good for remembering random facts. I would probably make a separate Anki deck for stuff like that.

    3. I haven't tried GoodNotes audio recording because I don't use it to take notes- so I can only recommend Notability.
     
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