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Underscore Notify

Version 4.0

Notify is the only note App you'll ever need!


Launch Notify and immediately start jotting down a reminder, write an essay, slice'n'dice a photo of a whiteboard, draw a diagram, type a bulleted list, build up a moodboard, scribble directions on a map, or read and annotate a lengthy document. Notify easily imports an extensive range of formats (including PDF, Word, Excel & Powerpoint and many more) either directly from an email or from files stored on cloud servers such as Dropbox™, Box.net™, Google Docs™, Evernote™, iDisk™, FTP or WebDAV.


Available on the AppStore

Requirements: Compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. WiFi, Edge, or 3G network connection required for some features.

Open Notify and you'll enjoy all the tools needed to create brilliant notes! You can take pictures and record audio directly onto a page, insert objects and clippings from the web via its integrated browser, draw freehand shapes, straight lines, rectangles and circles using intuitive multi-touch gestures, use a built-in calculator, a configurable quick text entry bar, apply OCR or translate to and from other languages, all without leaving Notify. If you're ready to share the results you can email a notebook to another Notify user, export it as an editable PDF or save any page as a picture to your photo library.

Notebooks in Notify have previews for fast navigation, can be grouped and labeled with user-defined categories & tags, allow you to insert, remove, combine and reorder pages and benefit from full text searching including any embedded documents.

If you prefer to take down notes by hand, just activate the WritePad™ advanced handwriting recognition engine (requires in-App purchase) from PhatWare™ which, combined with Notify's wristguard and zoomed autoscrolling, makes even lengthy handwritten entries a breeze!

Notify has no limits so get ready for massive canvas sizes. infinite pages and as many notebooks as your device can store! Focus on what's important by zooming, panning, and magnifying part of a page using intuitive multi-touch gestures. Use Notify's formatting options to crop, rotate, move, resize, indent, change font and font sizes, pens, lines, fills and apply colors from a full RGB palette, with access to a rolling history of recently used formats, backed by unlimited levels of undo & redo.

Best Notes app available (v3.2.1) ★★★★★ by note person on 28-Jan-2011
While not completely perfect, this notes app is the best available. I've tried them all. This app allows loading PDFs for annotation, ADDING pages (most do not), copying in images and single PDF pages (some don't), zooming into the page for handwritten notes or using a small zoom window, and many more things that are listed. It's really frustrating that none of these apps tell you whether some of the small things are possible or not. The export and import options are awesome. The interface and available actions are very intuitive. Once again, it's amazing how boneheaded some of these notes apps will be. Notes Plus, CourseNotes, neu.Notes, Nebulus Notes, pdf-notes are all the worst...
Best Handwriting App (v3.2.1)
★★★★★ by theshutterbug on 18-Jan-2011
I've tried several note-taking apps, and this one has the best features. I think the best is the ability to re-arrange my notes on the page to better organize them. Zooming is the second most important feature. If you've been finding the other apps lacking, give this one a chance.
Handwriting Recognition is the Killer Part (v3.2.1)
★★★★★ by G. Huba on 23-Jan-2011
I have tried just about every note taking application (well exaggerating a little, but an expensive hobby), and this one is probably it for both iPad and secondarily iPhone. The notetaker I like best is the WritePad handwriting recognition app that creates straightforward notes. The handwriting engine is incorporated into a general purpose notepad (which WritePad is NOT) by the developer PhatWare.
Best Sketch Map Design Label and Write App (v3.2.1)
★★★★★ by ADDwriter48 on 30-Nov-2010
Combines ease of use with great functions like photo insert and editing (with full resizing, cropping, rotating, etc), full web page capture while other apps are limited to capturing what is visible on the screen, import pdf and annotate, sketch/draw/design ease by quickly changing between pen, colors, size, erasing along with circle and move parts of your work...
Great App! (v3.2.1)
★★★★★ by MJaske on 20-Nov-2010
I have purchased every note taking program for the iPad and I find myself using this one now exclusively. There is a small learning curve, but once you learn how to use all of the features it is the best App you can get.
THE BEST NOTE APP (v3.2.1)
★★★★★ by Kimaira on 09-Feb-2011
Great app. great features, great price.
Really good. enough said tbh! (v3.2.1)
★★★★★ by endoftheQ on 09-Dec-2011
I've tried so many note Apps (costing a lot more) and none has come close to this one!
Easy-peasy (v3.2.1)
★★★★★ by Hunkiedorie on 01-Dec-2011
Old tech meets the digital age.
Where can I get help?

Learn how to use Notify with its' intuitive tip function, extensive in-App help, video tutorials.

You can also read the online manual in either HTML or PDF format.

Where can I get support?

If you have suggestions for future improvements use the Underscore ideas site.

There is prompt support via email or the Community Forum.

You can also use either Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

Open Notify and you'll enjoy all the tools needed to create brilliant notes! You can take pictures and record audio directly onto a page, insert objects and clippings from the web via its integrated browser, draw freehand shapes, straight lines, rectangles and circles using intuitive multi-touch gestures, use a built-in calculator, a configurable quick text entry bar, apply OCR or translate to and from other languages, all without leaving Notify. If you're ready to share the results you can email a notebook to another Notify user, export it as an editable PDF or save any page as a picture to your photo library.

Notebooks in Notify have previews for fast navigation, can be grouped and labeled with user-defined categories & tags, allow you to insert, remove, combine and reorder pages and benefit from full text searching including any embedded documents.

If you prefer to take down notes by hand, just activate the WritePad™ advanced handwriting recognition engine (requires in-App purchase) from PhatWare™ which, combined with Notify's wristguard and zoomed autoscrolling, makes even lengthy handwritten entries a breeze!

Notify has no limits so get ready for massive canvas sizes. infinite pages and as many notebooks as your device can store! Focus on what's important by zooming, panning, and magnifying part of a page using intuitive multi-touch gestures. Use Notify's formatting options to crop, rotate, move, resize, indent, change font and font sizes, pens, lines, fills and apply colors from a full RGB palette, with access to a rolling history of recently used formats, backed by unlimited levels of undo & redo.

More Features

iPad Screenshots

iPhone Screenshots

Tutorials

Underscore Notify 4.0.4

Released on 2011-12-19

BUG FIXES

  • fixed bug when erasing and using separate mode
  • fixed bug where magnified mode hides when switching to pen mode
  • fixed manual wrist guard in magnified mode

Underscore Notify 4.0.3

Released on 2011-12-16

BUG FIXES

  • fixed bug where drawings could be lost after using eraser
  • fixed several issues in regards to services and no internet connection
  • fixed problem where you could not insert certain document types from Google Docs™

Underscore Notify 4.0.2

Released on 2011-12-08

IMPROVEMENTS

  • slight improvement to performance after using magnified view

BUG FIXES

  • fixed crash when moving canvas right after having drawn
  • fixed update bug when moving canvas right after having drawn
  • fixed issue with web browser and trying to browse to supported file

Underscore Notify 4.0.1

Released on 2011-12-02

NEW FEATURES

  • ability to export directly to another application

IMPROVEMENTS

  • added option to bring back old auto advance in docked mode (check settings)
  • you can now more easily exit a sub menu on iPhone

BUG FIXES

  • fixed crash when needing to move focus while editing text
  • fixed several issues when using Kanji keyboard
  • fixed issue where you couldn't change font size or type
  • fixed issue when you forgot to add protocol to WebDAV url
  • fixed several minor issues with retina display usage

Underscore Notify 4.0

Released on 2011-11-20

NEW FEATURES

  • completely rewritten rendering pipeline that is faster, uses much less memory, is more responsive and higher quality
  • all remote services have been revamped so that now all services support syncing and you can specify what format
  • support for FTP, WebDAV and iDisk
  • exporting as text
  • select pages to include when exporting to PDF
  • upgraded to latest version of WritePad engine
  • new user feedback website accessible from inside the application
  • smarter algorithm for converting photos to drawing layer
  • indicator of current zoom level
  • much better support of Retina display devices
  • audio recordings can now span several pages
  • application launch password
  • new music paper background

IMPROVEMENTS

  • smarter auto advance for docked magnified mode
  • better support for external keyboard
  • merged pen & fill format popover to one popover on iPad
  • don't use separate format per mode by default
  • use manual wrist guard inside magnified view
  • faster restart from background
  • better security for entered passwords
  • much smaller memory foot print which should lead to less spurious crashes
  • added manual degree entry for rotate image
  • swapped place of toolbars on iPhone
  • reset zoom now zooms to selection
  • OmniFocus export now goes to specific page
  • deleting one object of a PDF now deletes all pages of it
  • allow viewing URL of web clipping
  • upgraded OCR engine to latest version

BUG FIXES

  • crash when moving document to last place in document list
  • crash when going out of tutorials or map view quickly
  • crash when entering non ASCII7 character in web search box
  • crash when making magnified window fill entire screen
  • crash when deleting audio element while recording
  • crash when inserting photo and resizing
  • memory leak during undo
  • fixed lost Evernote auth token
  • layout bugs in notebook list after showing keyboard
  • layout bug for popovers on iPhone when status bar hidden
  • calculate text now works

Underscore Notify 3.2.2

Released on 2011-11-03

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added detection to enable WritePad if stand alone app is installed.
  • Improved smoothing of ink.

BUG FIXES

  • Fixes to remote services on iOS 5.0.
  • Improved wrist detection handling to avoid moving and zooming.
  • Fixed storage of credentials for Evernote.

Underscore Notify 3.2.1

Released on 2010-11-18

BUG FIXES

  • fixed issue with not being able to record audio
  • fixed issue with crashing when using wrist guard

Underscore Notify 3.2

Released on 2010-11-15

NEW FEATURES

  • fully customizable quick entry text bar (enter user-selected characters, words and phrases)
  • southpaw support (rotates the manual wrist guard to protect the left-hand side)
  • option to downsize high-resolution images during import
  • automatic scrolling on reaching the edge of the display (when moving or resizing)
  • button switching between pen and eraser in magnify mode
  • short pause in magnify mode before it auto-repositions
  • bookmarklet support (send the current url direct from your browser to a notebook)
  • text cursor keys (iPad)
  • hide toolbars and statusbar (four-finger tap)
  • full-screen text mode now also supports iPad
  • cork and wood backgrounds
  • iOS 4.2 ready

IMPROVEMENTS

  • better handwriting responsiveness
  • page zooming down to 8x magnification
  • custom magnify mode zoom
  • additional visual feedback when playing embedded audio
  • play embedded audio even if the device is muted
  • copying-and-pasting text to another App now supports both image and text formats
  • OCR now works on everything in a frame (not just on the drawing layer)
  • unassigned tags remain listed (until Notify is closed)
  • faster startup when Notify is launched from within other Apps
  • page counter on insert bar
  • redesigned page control icon (now shows current and total pages)
  • quicker and more stable undo function
  • better background image for the Notify Web Server

BUG FIXES

  • resolved conflict of docked magnify tool not changing during page zoom
  • magnify mode no longer gets over-enlarged when page zooming
  • resolved problem with autoscroll in magnify mode
  • Notify Web Server is now stopped when you exit Notify
  • network accessing indicator no longer continues to spin after completion of a download
  • resolved crash when editing auto-correction in WritePad™
  • WritePad™ settings are now saved on an iPhone
  • resolved a bug which resulted in intermittent undo failures
  • magnify mode now shows the correct help tip
  • text format toolbar now only appears when editing text fields
  • editing text no longer leaves the display occasionally unresponsive
  • high-resolution images now update and rotate correctly
  • maps now export correctly
  • resolved occasional notebook list crash
  • dismiss keyboard now working in formatting dialogs
  • resolved problem where more pages than requested were being added
  • minor fixes to pointer mode and snap-to-grid
  • minor fixes to both manual and automatic wrist guard functions
  • request for user to review the App has been updated