By Derek Lyons
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A beautifully crafted tool for the serious writer, Notably brings focus, elegance, and the power of Dropbox to your iPad writing experience.
•• FEATURES ••
EFFORTLESS DROPBOX SYNC
Notably automatically saves your changes and syncs with Dropbox while you write, so all your words are always right where you left them.
NOTEBOOKS TO KEEP YOU ORGANIZED
A flexible Notebook system helps you group and organize your notes in any way you’d like--you can even put sub-Notebooks inside other Notebooks. Whether you’re laying out chapters or bundling drafts, Notably lets you structure your work in a way that feels natural.
An in-app passcode to keep your writing private, even if you leave your iPad itself unlocked. Excellent for journaling, diaries, or for sharing your iPad with others.
DESKTOP TO iPAD WITH EASE
Notably’s clever two-way syncing means you can edit your notes on Dropbox (using your favorite desktop plain-text editor) and immediately see your changes the next time you pick up your iPad.
THE FEEL OF THE PAGE
Notably brings the tactile experience of the classic writer’s notebook to your iPad with grace and style. Rich textures, subtle shadows, and beautiful typography invite your creativity to flow.
Edit your writing full-screen in both portrait and landscape orientations. Connect a Bluetooth keyboard for even more room to stretch out.
Have a question or suggestion? Every note or tweet gets a quick personal response from the developer.
Learn more and see detailed screenshots at http://notablyapp.com
•• REVIEWS ••
“This could be my favorite app. What you write looks better. And when it looks better it reads better. Insanely refreshing... easily worth five stars.”
~ Richard Cray
“Just wanted to tell you how much I’m enjoying your app. It’s a pleasure every time I open it.”
~ David L.
“Elegant and perfectly suited. A beautiful note and general writing application that is very well crafted to the task at hand. The only shortcoming I’ve encountered thus far is that it doesn’t let me hide the default Notes app icon since it’s now cluttering up my screen with no purpose whatsoever. ;)
~ Clayton Farr
"It's so nice to see such great design and thought put into an app. You've really done a wonderful job."
~ Anthony Goddard
What's New in Version 2.0.3
• Updated Notably's syncing infrastructure to the most current version of the Dropbox API (1.0).
• Improvements and bug fixes for iOS 6.
This is a really excellent product for both note keeping and writing. You can keep hundreds of separate notes but locate them quickly through the search function. But it really excels (at least for me) as a writing tool because whatever you type has the look and feel of a fine printed book. At least for me, seeing the text in such a finished form is extremely helpful. I write better when I see the final product, not a word processing page. I strongly recommend this program.
Potential but not quite ready
Although I really like the app and what it does, when you sync with Dropbox, it combines all your notes together.
If you have more than one notebook, then it does not separate them in dropbox and is just useless at that point.
Hope they get this fixed as I really like this app's potential.