PDF features of Notability vs. GoodNotes
I know, I know… Yet another one of these Notability vs. GoodNotes posts. I’ve been reading various reviews on this subreddit for quite some time, as well as watching them on YouTube. The reviews have all been very information and quite helpful with regards to note taking features, recording, paper types, etc… I’ve also read about apps such as LiquidText for managing PDFs.
…. However, none of the reviews seem to go too in depth about the PDF-specific features of the two note taking apps. While dedicated apps exist, I would like to try and keep all my relevant files in one app for easier use. I will be a student and PDFs will consist of a mix of textbooks and PDF exports of PPT slides.
I was wondering how the two apps compare & contrast in their ability to handle PDFs (I understand these are _not_ dedicated PDF apps) Some things I’m particularly curious about are:
1. Importing as a separate document vs. placing into existing note
2. Highlighting, copying / pasting text too and from PDF
3. Taking images or other “selected areas” of a PDF and putting them into a note
4. Notes in the PDF itself – including both handwritten notes & drawing using an Apple Pencil, as well as adding text boxes (not editing the actual PDF)
5. Navigating PDFs (page previews, bookmarks)
I’m not too concerned about handling large textbooks – that I am willing to use a dedicated app for as long as I can bring images, text snippets, etc… into the note taking app (any feedback on this wold be appreciated as well). However, I often take notes on PPT slides and would like to be able to combine this with other note taking features within a single app.
Thanks a bunch!
Note: This is for an iPad Pro 12.9″ 2018 with Apple Pencil 2.