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LectureNotes is an Android app for note-taking by handwriting on the screen, in particular with a stylus.

It has been designed while having a user at university (or at school) in mind, for instance a lecturer who is using it for preparing her/his lecture or even for actual teaching (by writing on the device and projecting the screen content for the audience) or a student who is using it for taking handwritten notes during a lecture. However, it has found many users outside university, for instance businesspersons who use it for business notes and sales presentations or artists who use it to create sketches and drawings.

Its major target devices are tablets with Android 3.0 or later (it is developed on a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 with an S-pen, and an Asus Nexus 7, a Samsung Nexus 10, an Amazon Kindle Fire HD, and an Asus MeMO Pad with an Adonit Jot Pro and a Wacom Bamboo stylus). The basic functionality works on all devices with Android 3.0 or later, but some which are hardware-dependent such as pressure sensitivity might not.

NOTE: There is a free trial version to test if the app is right for you. The free trial version is fully functional with the exception that the number of notebooks is constrained to two, with no more than eight pages per notebook.

User feedback:
We would love to hear from you, please send feedback and feature requests to us by email (devel [a] acadoid.com). If you encounter a problem with the app, please email us and we will do our very best to fix it quickly.

Major features:
* requires only minimal permissions and no internet connection (we do respect your privacy!)
* allows multiple pages to be simultaneously visible on the screen (i.e. continuous page view)
* allows smooth writing, typing, scrolling, and zooming

Additional features:
* free choice of notebook's page width and height (i.e. horizontal and vertical resolution of pages' bitmaps)
* free choice of notebook's cover color, paper color, paper pattern type (plain, ruled, checkered, image, or custom), paper pattern size, and paper pattern color
* four standard pencil colors, three standard pencil widths, seven standard eraser sizes, and eighteen custom pencils (for which color, width, softness, and pressure or velocity sensitivity can be freely chosen)
* text layer for entering text via keyboard
* drawing tools such as line, empty and filled rectangle, empty and filled oval or circle, text, and custom
* cut, copy, and paste within notebook pages and across notebooks
* multiple layers in notebook pages
* image and image set import into notebook (including image import directly from camera)
* single- and multi-page PDF import (requires PDFView to be installed)
* notebook export as compressed PDF
* notebook export to Evernote (requires Evernote app to be installed)
* notebook export to OneNote (requires OneNote app to be installed)
* audio recording and replay (requires LectureRecordings to be installed)
* video recording and replay (requires LectureVideos to be installed)
* sharing and import of notebook pages
* keyword attachment to notebook pages and automatic indexing
* insertion, deletion, and rearrangement of notebook pages
* sharing and import of notebooks
* organization of notebooks in folders
* backup and restore of notebooks board

Possible issue: For certain functionality, the app requires other apps to be installed: Notebook and folder import, notebooks board restore, and image set import require a file manager app to be installed; image import directly from camera requires a camera app to be installed; PDF import requires a file manager app and PDFView to be installed; export to Evernote requires the Evernote app to be installed; export to OneNote requires the OneNote app to be installed; audio recording and replay require LectureRecordings to be installed; video recording and replay require LectureVideos to be installed.

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Recently changed in this version

* page thumbnails added to `go to page´
* page thumbnails added to PDF import
* optional elaborate notebook and folder icons added
* clipboard handling improved
* several new custom paper pattern examples added
* custom drawing tool string parameters added
* optional storage of camera files in DCIM directory added
* notebooks board search improved
* optional video/audio time offset added
* replay and pause via headphone button added to notebook replay and notebook video replay

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Comments and ratings for LectureNotes
  • (77 stars)

    by Adrian Taylor on 02/09/2014

    IT allows me to import pdfs and then create notes and marks on the document.

  • (77 stars)

    by David Hernstadt on 02/09/2014

    Had some minor issues with the app which the developer resolved by email in less than 24 hours. Brilliant app and support

  • (77 stars)

    by Emily McLaughlin on 02/09/2014

    Great app but would be better if you could import more than just PDF

  • (77 stars)

    by Timothy VanZant on 01/09/2014

    This app has all but eliminated my need for writing on paper. I take all of my notes for physics and math ( college upper-level courses ) Once I perfect printing on engineering paper I'll be able to complete my homework in LectureNotes. My only 'complaint' is that sometimes drawing coordinate axes, and the like, often takes multiple attempts and sometimes a little finesse. This is the result of li

  • (77 stars)

    by Ponlavit Subpradit on 01/09/2014

    it would be better if it has drag and drop function

  • (77 stars)

    by 양준석 on 01/09/2014

    Although it can add more improvements on graphs. For example I need to use a hyperbole or draw a curved graph but this app lacks that function.

  • (77 stars)

    by Nasser Darwish on 31/08/2014

    Under android it's one of the best stylus note apps. Is not my favorite because of the selection tool, but is quite good. You should try it and decide.