Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Digital Notetaking with Noterize for the iPad

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The iPad has transformed how we consume content, and no where is this more obvious than during meetings. With the Box for iPad app, we can now view and pass around documents and presentations without having to print a single file. But what if we want to do more than just read?

Noterize, available today in the App Store, is a digital notetaking tool that allows you to view and annotate PDF or PowerPoint documents from your Box account. You can mark up your documents in freehand using the pen and highlighter tools, or add typed text and sticky notes. Insert extra pages of blank, lined, or grid paper if you need more space to take notes. You can even record audio from the meeting to review later in case you miss anything.

Box has always been a great way to share large files. Do your colleagues a favor: next time you send them that “really interesting” 100-page report, highlight the important sections with Noterize.

Noterize is an exciting addition to our growing range of OpenBox mobile applications that can deliver your Box.net content on-to-go. Take it for a spin and let us know what you think.

Post by David Rohrsheim, Business Development

  • Larissa Esser

    Innovative and potentially useful!

    Unfortunately we still have to wait for the iPad introduction in The Netherlands :)

    • ashley

      We’ll keep our fingers crossed that it gets there quickly :)

  • Kyi

    How is it compared to iAnnotate please? I’m a university student and would like to take digital notes on the PDFs.

  • Gregg

    This is a great app. Have found nothing else that works as well for highlighting PDFs. It makes an Ipad productive.

  • Ed Andrade

    iAnnotate is a more “real” pdf annotation tool as it add the notes and highlights as real layered annotations, what is GREAT about NOTERIZE is the easy of use, it’s much more intuitive and it combines the best of annotating with the best of notebook apps like notepad pro, pennultimate, etc. It actually converts your whole pdf into images and when you annotate something it is embedded on the image, it sure has a downside but what happens in the end of the day is that by using this approach you are sure to view whatever you highlighted, scribbled, signed (it’s great for signing documents), or the notes you took in any other device you export/send it to. The same cannot be said about iAnnotate as people are constantly complaining they can’t see their notes when the document is exported, it seems to be a bit buggy too.
    Noterize is a $2.99, iAnnotate is $9.99… As your a student i highly recomend you get Noterize now and maybe wait a while until iAnnotate is bug-free…(it’s probably gonna be better for real long pdfs, as whole books and stuff) but for the day by day in the class room give Noterize a chance, I’m sure you gonna find lots of use for it…