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Better notes mean better grades

Notability might be the best note-taking app we've seen for the iPad, with tons of useful features that are easily accessed through the app's intuitive interface.

Notability might be the best note-taking application we've seen for the iPad, with tons of useful features that are easily accessed through the app's intuitive interface. Perfect for students or really anyone who needs to gather and organize information, Notability lets you use your onscreen keyboard (or a compatible Bluetooth keyboard) to keep track of information by grouping your notes into categories by subject.

You can start a new note by tapping on the Compose button, or open an existing note from the start screen. You have the option to open notes from Dropbox, or from your iDisk on MobileMe, or you can open a note directly out of the iPad e-mail app. You can then organize notes by subject to make it easy to find an older note, or you can use the search box if you know what you're looking for. In the beginning we found the unnamed buttons a little difficult to understand, but a quick run through Notability's help section made it easy to organize, move, and export notes with only a few touches on the screen.

Along with notes you can add images and other media, and Notability even offers an area where you can draw your own diagrams, make charts, and crop your images to make them fit your particular project. Unlimited undo and redo are also available so you have plenty of room to experiment.

When you've finished writing and organizing your notes, you can quickly export one or all of your notes to e-mail, your iTunes library, Dropbox, or your iDisk, or send them to your server via WebDAV.

Overall, we think Notability has the tools and added features to be one of the best in the iTunes App Store. If you're looking for a great way to take notes on your iPad in a school or work setting, Notability is must-have app.

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