OneNote Vs GoodNotes
Key2Success Dec 10
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Choosing Between GoodNotes and OneNote on the iPad

When deciding which app to use for digital planning on the iPad, there are a few key questions to ask yourself first. The Key2Success Planner is available as a OneNote digital planner or a PDF planner (for apps including GoodNotes, Noteability, NoteShelf, etc). For iPad users, the planner is available in both applications. When deciding which application to use for digital planning on the iPad, we’ve put together some tips.

Here’s what to answer before you choose which application to start digital planning:

  • Which devices are you going to use?
  • How do you plan to navigate through the app?
  • Is dual screen important?
  • How much writing space do you want on each page?

First answer, which devices are you currently using? When it comes to a digital planner, you want to be able to use the planner across many difference devices.

  • OneNote allows you to sync the planner across Windows, Android, and Apple Devices.
  • If you have an iPad and want to stay on only Apple products, then a PDF app such as GoodNotes will work.

The next question to answer is how do you plan to utilize that app on your iPad?

  • OneNote Navigation: there are tabs and sections to allow easy movement throughout the planner, more like a binder
  • GoodNotes Navigation: has the ability to create hyperlinks, more like moving through a book

 

OneNote Vs GoodNotes Video

If you’re a multitasker, then dual screen is a great feature in digital planning. If dual screen is important to you, here’s what to know:

  • OneNote: Does NOT allow you to do side-by-side at this time on the iPad. On a Surface or Windows machine, you can do side-by-side.
  • GoodNotes: you can work side-by-side on the iPad. What this means is you can have notes open on one half and different notes open on the other side, for example.
  • Both applications: when browsing a website, you can have your notes available on the side and a browser open on the other side. You can have an app open on the left and take notes about that app on the right, for example.

Writing/work space is a key difference between the two apps.

  • In GoodNotes, you are limited to your writing or work space.
  • In OneNote, you can write across the canvas, making it an infinite space for notes.

Both applications:

  • Allow for typing and handwriting. Write something down, move it around, make it bigger or smaller. There isn’t much difference between the apps.
  • Have a simple way for you to add pages and move pages around (see video for how to do this).
  • Offer a handy search feature. Search both typed and handwritten notes.

Whatever application you choose, digital planning on the iPad with the Key2Success Planner is a great way to get started!

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Key2Success Planners

Choose the Application that you plan to use for digital planning.

OneNote

Application works across Windows, Android and Apple. Also Web version all available. Great for Desktop, Laptop and Mobile users.

GoodNotes

Application works across Apple devices. Great for iPad, Mac and iPhone users. PDF Annotation App designed for Note-Taking

Noteshelf

Application works across Apple devices. Great for iPad, Mac and iPhone users. PDF Annotation App designed for Note-Taking

Notability

Application works across Apple devices. Great for iPad, Mac and iPhone users. PDF Annotation App designed for Note-Taking

Samsung Notes

Application works across Samsung devices. Great for Samsung Tab and Samsung Galaxy Users. Including Z Fold 3, S6, S7, S8 and S22. 

reMarkable

Works with ePaper Devices, like the reMarkable, SuperNote and many more. A PDF Annotation Planner allows users to take digital notes.

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