Best Note-Taking Device Ever? iPad Pro vs. Paper Notebooks

  • Published on Jul 25, 2018
  • Today we're taking a look at the iPad Pro as a note-taking device. Should it replace your paper notebook?
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Comments • 1 094

  • Adam Simpson
    Adam Simpson Year ago +1040

    It’s worth noting the 2018 iPad is compatible with the Apple Pencil, you don’t have to spend the extra for the iPad Pro, unless you want the bigger screen

    • Bridget McKigney
      Bridget McKigney 14 days ago

      I was ur 1000th like!

    • Kip Learning
      Kip Learning 2 months ago

      Adam Simpson not only the bigger screen but more power and better screen.

    • Fat Lip
      Fat Lip 2 months ago

      @Sapan Reddy you dont need 120hz to work, only if your running 4k everything!

    • sky peters
      sky peters 2 months ago

      Adam Simpson I like mine bc I can easily take screenshots and open it when it’s flat

    • Rebecca Stowe
      Rebecca Stowe 4 months ago

      Not hing highly doubt that statement. Everyone loves Thomas

  • Tom H
    Tom H 23 hours ago

    OMG....still talking.

  • Tom H
    Tom H 23 hours ago

    Stop talking so much?

  • miat789
    miat789 2 days ago

    The Control+F function sells the iPad for me.

  • M Yes
    M Yes 6 days ago +2

    We cant answer u when u say hey whats going on guys. And u dont care. But im watching ur video if ur wondering

  • Yara Sallm
    Yara Sallm 7 days ago

    Them eyes tho 😭😢

  • TheGCSEsolution
    TheGCSEsolution 8 days ago

    I’ve got the 2018 Ipad with apple pencil, use Notability, which pretty much offers all the features mentioned in the vid. Im really loving it, works like a charm, especially with ipad os, you can’t even tell the difference between it and paper. Many people dont like the experience of writing on glass, but if you get a paperlike screen protector, you really can tell the difference
    Definitely worth the high price point with all its features like taking pictures of slides, etc

  • hope s
    hope s 10 days ago +1

    OneNote is amaaazing!!! It’s freee and it doesn’t limit you no ads and all that distracting things and has a lot of the notability and Evernote features

  • Judie Siqueira
    Judie Siqueira 14 days ago

    Use the paper like screen protector

    LIA KUZMOVA 15 days ago

    Try notability and good notes

  • Sarah Smith
    Sarah Smith 19 days ago

    Yes there is the NOTE app

  • Heidi C.S.R
    Heidi C.S.R 20 days ago

    I’m here for the content, but you’re hella cute!!!

    ROCKSTAR TV 20 days ago

    old is gold

  • Olly Owens
    Olly Owens 24 days ago

    Ha, an iPad?! I take notes on my 3ds 😎

  • MaMiMuMa
    MaMiMuMa 24 days ago +1

    I've been trying to not waste paper but writing things by hand helps me so much with notes. Having a notebook and a pen that I can write into really really helps, but I ... I don't want those one time use things.
    This is exactly what I need, but I also don't want *too* much. I don't need basically a giant phone. I don't need apps and crazy stuff that I need to sign into and what not... I don't want to have to have a thing connected to WiFi... I hate the cloud, I don't like it. I don't like having space that I can't see, or that it's just some where off where if I forget a password it's gone... I never use it for my computer, I always store my stuff that I want on thumbdrives.

  • Jeffrey Gomez
    Jeffrey Gomez 27 days ago

    hey thanks for the vid, u basically solidified my decision on getting the pad, i do have a question, in the beginning of the vid u mentioned n emphasized the pad does not beat note taking by hand, u also mentioned uve had the pad for a few months, did u came to this conclusion (the pad not being as good as note taking by hand) because ur not as comfortable writing on the pad as if u would by hand or just simply nothing beats handwritten notes !!! thanks, i wanna hear ur thoughts on that

  • Ryan Cameron
    Ryan Cameron 28 days ago +1

    Great analysis. My two cents: buy (2) Amazon Fire HD 10's for $100 / piece. Use both simultaneously -- one for course textbooks, one for course solutions / chegg. Use leftover $$ to cover your school supplies and textbook expenses.

  • Matt Mitchell
    Matt Mitchell 29 days ago


  • TheMyrtle77
    TheMyrtle77 Month ago

    The Rocketbook is shockingly bad. Great idea, poorly executed. Their app doesn't work very well (quicker to take a standard photo, and upload straight to Evernote).

  • Abhinav Singh
    Abhinav Singh Month ago

    This video is more about an app, than the iPad.

  • Nrependra Dimree
    Nrependra Dimree Month ago

    is this the 11 inches one?

  • Naomi
    Naomi Month ago

    Ok he is cute

  • Ananya Chinnu
    Ananya Chinnu 2 months ago

    Note books are affordable

  • raydlevel5
    raydlevel5 2 months ago

    Do I need to take the Apple Pencil out to dinner before I bind with it?

  • Jordan
    Jordan 2 months ago

    why is he so handsome 🤔

  • • Mitzuki •
    • Mitzuki • 2 months ago

    i think an ipad is worth it cause you dont have to buy notebooks every time and you dont need to buy any more pens! and its good because your wasting less wood :)

  • Kavi Jangid
    Kavi Jangid 2 months ago +2

    Buy i pad
    #save tress
    Not money#😁😁

    • oksana gutierrez
      oksana gutierrez 2 months ago +1

      It’s all relative,huh ? Since money comes from tress. 😝

    • oksana gutierrez
      oksana gutierrez 2 months ago +1

      Kavi Jangid teeeeeheheeeheee, that’s a good one 💯 amen!!!! 🥳🤣

  • ArunMozhi S
    ArunMozhi S 2 months ago +1

    What about the Apple Notes? 😳
    That's a default one! 🤔🤷‍♂️

    YODA_LIKE_SODA 2 months ago

    How much RAM does the paper have?

  • Peter McGill
    Peter McGill 2 months ago

    04.15 Converts handwriting to TEXT!! Yes!!

  • Cher Ait
    Cher Ait 2 months ago

    One note is stock on it

  • THE DUde_xd
    THE DUde_xd 2 months ago

    Can anyone tell me that does that samsungs new tablet have the same pencil and writing expo

  • candleby
    candleby 2 months ago

    Come on, man: this is not about iPad vs paper notebooks but about selling a particular app. Pretty poor.

  • Joseph Valenti
    Joseph Valenti 2 months ago

    I invite you to consider Livescribe's offerings. You're right, Thomas, the writing with a pen on paper is still the better experience... and Livescribe allows you to do just that. Livescribe then takes your ink-on-paper notes and transfers them in a digital form to a PC or mobile device (depending on the model of Livescribe smartpen you buy). Here is the kicker: Livescribe also allows you to synch audio to your notes. You can literally record the voice of your teacher, client, interviewee and have the content synchronized, moment by moment, to your handwritting. Reliable, fast, with the very high "resolution" that only ink-on-paper can provide. The RocketBook you mention in the video is also great... I've used it and enjoyed it, but Rocketbook doesn't have audio. On the plus side, you DO have use (inexpensive) special paper with Livescribe, where the RocketBook writing surface is a wipe-able board. Thanks for your cool video. Joe from SmartpenCentral in Canada.

  • Fat Lip
    Fat Lip 2 months ago

    why are you showing your self in a video about apps? BORING!

  • zeena sayyid
    zeena sayyid 3 months ago

    Do we need wifi to write notes on iPad ?

  • DynaCentral
    DynaCentral 3 months ago

    writing on an ipad pro is GODLY for left handers like me! NO MORE SMUDGES ::D

  • Toxic Btwww
    Toxic Btwww 3 months ago

    Me: the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell

  • Fabio Mota
    Fabio Mota 3 months ago

    I'm super late to this video lol but still, the problem I had with Noteshelf 2 was the poor latency with the Apple Pencil. Might be a reason you didn't enjoy the writing experience that much. Not sure if they've improved that in the meanwhile though. In other apps and Apple's Notes apps, latency of the Apple Pencil is extremely impressive and Apple is even improving it in iOS 13 with optimized software. The Apple Pencil experience is one of the biggest strengths of the iPad compared to other digital pens already, so I was kinda surprised that they're improving on that even more via software update. And from a few comments I heard from people that tested iOS 13 in the first beat already, it actually makes a difference, theres basically no noticeable latency.

  • terry651000
    terry651000 3 months ago

    Has to be ipad pro over paper. I am moving all my files personal e business to computer.

  • Russian Homecat
    Russian Homecat 3 months ago

    I need paper. I have IPad Pro 11, but I prefer a notebook. A paper notebook is easier to handle and I can't break it. Paper forever.

  • B D
    B D 3 months ago

    Uchh away and don’t talk shite

  • Khang An Nguyễn
    Khang An Nguyễn 3 months ago +8

    I couldn't hear a thing u said! your eyes mesmarised me!!!!

    • SJ P1
      SJ P1 3 months ago

      Ditto lol

  • Jeff Drew
    Jeff Drew 3 months ago

    Imo, if your handwriting style is illegible or poorly structured, then paper or ipad w/pencil really does not matter, does it?

  • James Dent
    James Dent 4 months ago +1

    Has anyone tried the PaperLike screen protector?

  • Heather Alisa
    Heather Alisa 4 months ago

    I love my iPad Pro it feels sooo real

  • Benjamin Pinto
    Benjamin Pinto 4 months ago

    need to improve handwriting..

  • Lodewijk Langeweg
    Lodewijk Langeweg 4 months ago

    How about the ReMarkable? Its screen surface feels like real paper.

  • Nate Frig
    Nate Frig 4 months ago

    I got the 2018 MBP but wish I got the iPad Pro instead. oh well

  • Jack lin
    Jack lin 4 months ago

    As a poor university student, I can't afford the IPAD pro. With the ipad pro, I can surf the lecture notes and take notes at the same time. However, I can still do all these by just printing out the slides ( I feel like it is not green ).

    • Jack lin
      Jack lin 4 months ago

      @OutOfBodyBRB i will try to have A look on second hand one.thanks for your advice 😅😄

    • OutOfBodyBRB
      OutOfBodyBRB 4 months ago +1

      Have you thought about the gen 6 iPad? It costs a couple hundred dollars less, I think. Still extensive, but a bit more manageable.

  • Christina Luis
    Christina Luis 4 months ago

    Actually the Notes app has a writing feature built in.

  • Judol Alejandro Rodríguez Franco

    Is it possible to export notes in pdf format in case i want to print it.?

  • Missy Oveson
    Missy Oveson 4 months ago

    There is something that helps iPads feel more like paper which is a screen cover called paper like.

  • Ashiqur Rahman
    Ashiqur Rahman 5 months ago

    What is your reading experience on iPad

  • TopGames
    TopGames 5 months ago

    I’m a paper guy too!🤗😉

  • Abdul Newaz
    Abdul Newaz 5 months ago

    What are your opinions on the Yoga Book vs Ipad

  • Ian Crosson
    Ian Crosson 5 months ago

    I about died laughing about your weekend plans! Pretty bro way to die; but the allure of Hayabusa top speed run....

  • Spaghetti
    Spaghetti 5 months ago +1

    iPad pro, Paper or whatever I still dont pass my classes anw lmao

    • Mari
      Mari 5 months ago

      I'm willing to take your Ipad pro if ever 😉

  • Micaela
    Micaela 5 months ago

    No entiendo una mierda de inglés, pero no pude dejar de ver sus ojos 😍

  • AlOryx x
    AlOryx x 5 months ago

    Oh my god you are gorgeous