Note taking has changed from the typical stenograph notepads to small note stickers and today the modern day handheld tablets. The tablets have ushered a new age of note taking with several apps being developed for this purpose. NoteLedge is one such app, although the feedback it has received from the users puts it in the upper echelons of popular note taking apps.
Off the bat, the key differentiator for NoteLedge is its patented Navigator feature. Navigator is a cutting edge feature in note taking that allows you to crop, cut, paste a do a lot of things with your notes. And when we say notes – it is everything from typed texts, handwritten notes, photos, audio files and video content. You can practically take notes in bits and pieces and then use navigator to turn them around into a new presentation, e-card, or anything else you can imagine. It is not just about cropping and cutting – you can also play around with the notes while customizing them. You can change the colors on fonts, filters on pictures and host of other cool things.
What’s a note taking app worth it you cannot organize the notes well! NoteLedge lets you create as many notes as you want and neatly files them date-wise. If you want to review any note, just tab on the folder icon at the top left which will display a calendar with a list of notes created on that day. Scroll through the calendar and select the date. You can then pick from the list of notes for that particular date. These notes have the creation date and the file size details for you to easily locate the note you are looking for.
NoteLedge comes with multilingual support including English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. So regardless of what language you speak and use in your day-to-day life, you have a support for it – at least for most part of it. Another key aspect of this app is that it gives you the ability to connect to a host of cloud storage sites like Box.net, FTP, Dropbox, WebDAV and Google Docs among others. So you can not only create local notes but also post them on the cloud to access them from anywhere on any machine.
Speaking of universal access, NoteLedge also supports posting your content on Facebook which lets you connect with your friends with ease. Besides, you also have the ability to create .jpg or .pdf format files of your notes to be shared with anyone over emails. If you are in a meeting you can take quick notes and transform them into a slick slideshow and even present it to the attendees right there.
There are many other interesting useful note taking and editing features available in this app. You can pick different pen styles for handwritten notes or drawing pictures and sketches. The ability to place your palms on the screen without disrupting your work is another user friendly feature about this tool.
I want point out a downside of NoteLedge here. While the Navigator is a great addition to this app, using it may not be the most intuitive thing for everyone. It works well, however, you just need to get used to the screens, accessing the menus and basic stuff like that before you can start churning out impressive portfolio of notes and other content.
In summary, this is certainly an above average note taking app. It is not error free and certainly not the most intuitive app in the market, but it is good enough to find a place in every iPad.