TitanPad allows users to work and type in a document at the same time. There is no signup required. Simply click on “Create Public Pad” and a “new document” will open. You can import a document or just create new text from scratch. You can add users to this pad by simply “inviting” them via email. It provides eight distinctive colors for each person to use. After you finish you can export the document as Word, HTML, PDF or plain text.
This is useful if your team is on a bridge line and conference line and need to collaborate on a document in real time. Or need to track meeting notes quickly. No waiting to get an online meeting set up or Google Doc started.
Evernote has been the dominant app for meeting and note-taking. It has a streamlined interface and interacts with other programs such as Microsoft Outlook. There are competitors to Evernote recognizing that everyone needs a place to track meeting notes, tasks, ideas, recommendations and other pieces of information. Below are some other recommended applications for note-taking.
Google Keep is a simple platform to take notes. Google Keep integrates with a user’s Google platform and notes can sync with Google Drive. Users can make unlimited lists, add photos and graphics to notes and also color code notes. Although the functionality for Google Keep is fairly basic, knowing Google it probably will get enhancements in the coming year.
Microsoft OneNote is part of the Microsoft Office suite and an alternative to Evernote. OneNote was specifically designed as a meeting note application and does a great job of organizing meeting notes by type and date of meeting. The integration with Outlook is also a key feature as it allows users to import emails and tasks between the applications. OneNote has an app and notes can sync to mobile devices. However, attached files such as Word, Excel or email documents may not open depending on your platform. The free version of OneNote is limited to 500 notes, with unlimited use available for $4.99 via an in-app purchase.
As we move more into the paperless realm, having good apps to open, read, edit PDF’s is important. Below are some recommended PDF annotation apps for your tablet or mobile devise;
PDF Expert. A PDF annotation app that works only with iPads allows the user to fill in forms, sign documents and write notes, highlight and bookmark on PDF documents.
iAnnotate. A PDF annotation tool that works with iPad, Android and Enterprise tablets; it also allows the user to add notes, bookmarks and underline. It also has the ability to have multiple PDF documents open at one time. It will also let you customize the toolbar.