What is it about?
ThinkBook is more than just an outliner. You can launch this app up simply to take notes in the notebook area of the app. We found organizing documents to be easier in this app than in OmniOutliner. The interface is very nice, but not quite as good as the OmniOutliner app. The price is what truly makes it a winner. At $1.99 it is a tenth of the price of OmniOutliner. You get some great functionality in a beautiful app.
For those who...
- Need to outline their thoughts, as well as gather up notes and todos
- Want an all-in-one app
Not for those who...
- Don't need an app for multiple things
- Just want outlines and nothing more
Why we love it
If you desire a single place to store your thoughts, ThinkBook is it. It’s immensely powerful thanks to its unique slider system once you get the hang of it.
ThinkBook is FREE but there are more add-ons
Cloud note transfers
More notebook covers
App Store Description
Imagine the next step up from a todo list app. It has todos, sure, but it also lets you take notes, organize them into outlines, make projects from them and track your progress. It keeps questions, and their answers, together. It lets you make up dashboards, import documents and images, put all this stuff into pages, and the pages into notebooks. Sounds good? That’s ThinkBook.
I promised a lot in that first paragraph, here’s how ThinkBook does it:
- It has lots of note types: text, todos, questions, projects and attachments.
- Notebooks and pages, they behave just like other notes, move and organize them however you like.
- You can organize anything, all the note types can be indented and collapsed using gestures.
- Finder notes, put some together to create dashboards.
- The slider, it brings it all together, make new notes, re-order them, move, copy and delete. It IS a little different though, so please watch the built-in video tutorial.
- Tags, tag everything you can see. They're inherited, tag a notebook with 'work' and every note in it will be treated as work.
- Attachment notes let you store PDFs, documents and images right in your notebooks, including spreadsheets, music and video.
ThinkBook's interface is very fast and efficient but it IS a little different. This is what you need to know:
- ThinkBook uses gestures to indent and move notes. The left and right sides of the screen accept different gestures.
- On the left of the screen you can drag a note left and right to change the indentation.
- On the right of the screen you can drag a note right to push it into the slider.
- Tap on the slider to see all the things it can do.
- To delete notes push them into the slider then select ‘Delete’ from the slider actions.
- Import attachments from other apps using their 'Open in …' option, the clipboard or iTunes file sharing.
- If you open up ThinkBook with images on the clipboard, ThinkBook will offer to turn them into attachments.
I don’t like trying to work out what other apps have in-app purchases, so here is what ThinkBook offers:
- iCloud transfers. Use iCloud to update your notes between devices.
- More notebook covers. ThinkBook comes with two, you can buy ten more.
- Dark themes. ThinkBook comes with three themes with a light background, you can buy three more with dark backgrounds.
I hope you try ThinkBook out and enjoy it!
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