Why Notability Users Should Switch to Kami

“What note-taking app can you recommend for iOS?” Try to ask that question to some of your friends, and they might just unanimously answer: “Notability.” Notability is inarguably a popular note-taking app for iOS devices.

But, here’s the catch. As universal as Notability might seem to be, it’s not always the best option in note-taking. Take “Kami,” for instance. There are several points where Kami could surpass Notability, in terms of specializations, depending on the situation and current need. Check out some of these examples:


In Notability, you can insert text, type in any kind of information, scribble handwritten lines, clip web content, and rearrange any information, already typed or inputted, to make the file easier to access and understand. In Kami, you can insert text, type in any kind of information, scribble handwritten lines, and clip web content although, as an editing tool, it cannot rearrange information, on file, by default. However, while it cannot actively delete or change in-file text, it still has a wide variety of different highlighting and annotation features, all of which can be cleanly edited and moved around without having to worry about the file formatting.

Editing and Saving

On Notability Unless the file is to be opened with the same app, most of the editing features and options unique to normal document software or word processors are usually lost. Notability would have to save the file in a different format in such cases, which ironically, is usually a PDF. With the editing options themselves, however, most of what you need is there, so no issues in that part. On KamiThe problem also persists here, as the file still risks losing its edited data whenever it is tossed around with another program, app, or software. Worse, the solution isn’t going to work if saved in a different file format. However, Kami is usually available enough on a much, much wider variety of units, devices, and operating systems that this would not actually be necessary, one of the obvious perks of being a web-based documentation tool.

Documentation On Notability

While access to locally stored files and offline editing is available, Notability can also store and share data via a wide variety of different cloud storage platforms including iCloud, Dropbox, and Google Drive. You can even adjust the sharing options as you send the file to another user, which is just neat and convenient, given the nature of the app as a data tool. On Kami Kami still has access to locally stored files, as well as offline editing. Kami, however, has the upper hand in app integration when it comes to collaborative projects, particularly to Google Drive. Kami can open a file on Google Drive for live collaboration with other users, something akin to Google Docs Editors, which is more than just iCloud’s syncing of files for Notability.

Christian Crisostomo

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