Which apps are best for digital planning?

October 07, 2019

I've received a lot of questions about which apps & what devices can be used with the digital planners in the store. Your digital planner / notebook will work with any PDF annotation app, but it may work differently than intended depending on the app. 

I suggest doing some research about what app is right for you. The table below will help guide your decision. 

Device Application Price  Pros  Cons
iPad  Goodnotes 5 $5.99

Most popular option.

Simple to use. 

Can have multiple notebook tabs open. 

 Syncs across all devices

Cannot add Voice Recording

 

Notability $9.99

 Simple to use. 

Can add voice recording.

Infinite scrolling.  

 Syncs across multiple devices

Cannot rotate images

Cannot scroll horizontally

Can only move one thing at a time

Noteshelf  $9.99

Simple to use. 

Can add voice recording. 

 Syncs from iPad to iPhone

Cannot sync to Laptop
ZoomNotes  $7.99
 

A lot more features than the other apps.

Large Assortment of Pens.

 Syncs across multiple devices

Big learning curve & it is necessary to read the manual
OneNote Free  Syncs across multiple devices  Hyperlinks do not work
Mac iOS Goodnotes
$7.99

 Best Option

Simple to use. 

Can have multiple notebook tabs open. 

 Syncs from iPad to iPhone

Cannot add Voice Recording

 

 

Notability
$9.99

Simple to use. 

Can add voice recording.

Infinite scrolling.  

 Syncs across multiple devices

Cannot rotate images

Cannot scroll horizontally

Can only move one thing at a time

ZoomNotes
 $7.99

A lot more features than the other apps.

Large Assortment of Pens.

 Syncs across multiple devices

Big learning curve & it is necessary to read the manual
Preview Free Able to view the planner. Hyperlinks will work. 

Limited Functionality

Does not sync across multiple devices

iPhone Goodnotes
 $5.99

Most popular option.

Simple to use. 

Can have multiple notebook tabs open. 

 Syncs from iPad to iPhone

Cannot add Voice Recording

Cannot sync to Laptop

Digital Planners will appear very small on the iPhone ( unless it is made specifically for the iPhone)

Notability  $9.99

Simple to use. 

Can add voice recording.

Infinite scrolling.  

 Syncs across multiple devices 

Cannot rotate images

Cannot scroll horizontally

Can only move one thing at a time

Digital Planners will appear very small on the iPhone ( unless it is made specifically for the iPhone)

Noteshelf
 $9.99

Simple to use. 

Can add voice recording. 

 Syncs across multiple devices

Cannot sync to Laptop

Digital Planners will appear very small on the iPhone ( unless it is made specifically for the iPhone)

Zoomnotes
 $7.99

A lot more features than the other apps.

Large Assortment of Pens.

 Syncs across multiple devices

Big learning curve & it is necessary to read the manual

Digital Planners will appear very small on the iPhone ( unless it is made specifically for the iPhone)

Android & Windows  Xodo Free Hyperlinks work  Limited image editing & rotation
Metamoji Free Good image editing Hyperlinks do not work