iPad Pro for notes

  1. Hey all! I'm going to get an iPad for notes for nursing school. I absorb more info when I hand write it so typing into laptop isn't going to be all that helpful. But tons of note books and papers will be messy and hard to find notes. So I'm going to get an iPad and Apple Pencil.

    Anyone use one for nursing school? What size do you have? 10.5 or 12.9? Do you like your size or wish you'd gone for the larger/smaller one?
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  3. by   nursemarcio
    Hi! I'm just finishing nursing school. I used a 10.5" iPad Pro with Apple Pencil and the Notability app. Best app you'll ever buy for the iPad and nursing school! You can upload and convert PowerPoints/Word docs/PDFs/etc., take notes/highlight, and record the lecture all in one sitting. Play it back later at 1.5-2x the speed and watch your notes come to life! Perfect for studying for exams. Notability and Wunderlist, a task manager app, got me through nursing school. Oh, and the NCLEX-RN Mastery app. Best of luck!
  4. by   Cindyel
    Quote from nursemarcio
    Hi! I'm just finishing nursing school. I used a 10.5" iPad Pro with Apple Pencil and the Notability app. Best app you'll ever buy for the iPad and nursing school! You can upload and convert PowerPoints/Word docs/PDFs/etc., take notes/highlight, and record the lecture all in one sitting. Play it back later at 1.5-2x the speed and watch your notes come to life! Perfect for studying for exams. Notability and Wunderlist, a task manager app, got me through nursing school. Oh, and the NCLEX-RN Mastery app. Best of luck!
    Exactly what nursemarcio said! That was my exact setup and is very helpful to me to write the notes with an apple pencil in notability. The size is really about preference. 10.5 was fine for me. Good luck!
  5. by   AnEStar
    I'm going to third what the two previous posters have said. I also have the keyboard attached so I can type notes in notability as well!
  6. by   Cindyel
    Me too...the keyboard is a must.
  7. by   WAboundSN
    I have the 10.5 inch with the Apple Pencil and love it. I use an App called GoodNotes and it's been great. When you turn the iPad sideways, it's the same width as a piece of paper, so it makes writing pretty natural.
  8. by   tnbutterfly
    Hello to all who have responded. What great advice!

    Would you mind sharing these reviews of the iPad Pro in our allnurses Product Directory?

    Doing so would be a BIG help to others wanting to know more about this product. While you are in the directory leaving a review, please look to see if there are other products you have used and found helpful. The product directory is a new feature added to help students and nurses with their purchasing decisions.

    THANKS!!!!!!
  9. by   tonyl1234
    I've used a windows version of basically the same thing for a couple years. Acer makes mine. I get MS office free, and learned to love One Note. As long as Apple has a similar program (or I'm pretty sure Microsoft has a version of office for IOS, and they typically give it free to college students with a school email address), you're going to learn to love it and never want to buy a paper notebook again. And usually the software for these let you write and highlight right onto PDF and powerpoint slides.

    I went with the bigger of the two options I had, because it also works great with any ebooks, which is conveniently all I have now.

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