I on;y just got this app and I think it’s a waste of ,only quite frankly I’d like my money back I though i was getting an app where I could write notes on pages but it’s half a page and a com-lets waste of money
Welcome to Whink: powerful, yet wonderfully simple note-taking and PDF annotation app.
Whink is uniquely designed for the iPad and iPhone to provide the best note-taking experience at school, at home, and at work. And with iCloud, your notes are always up-to-date on all your devices.
• Handwrite and sketch on Whink as if you’re using a real pen and paper.
• Write smoothly using our stunning gel ink pen with unlimited colors.
• Zoom into your notes to write in and see the tiniest details.
• Tap anywhere on the page to start typing notes.
• Make your notes fun with a wide range of tastefully chosen typography.
• Quickly format typewritten notes into headings, sub-headings and more.
• Create lists and outlines with bullets, numbering, and even checklists.
• Create sections within your documents to further organize your notes.
***Annotate PDFs & Photos***
• Import PDFs using Open-In from other apps such as Email, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.
• Markup lecture slides, meeting agendas, memos without accidentally marking the page.
• Fill up forms, sign, send and print contracts straight from your iPad.
• Quickly sort and navigate through your documents.
• Insert, rearrange and attach photos to your notes as well.
***Add Audio Recordings***
• Record lectures and meetings while taking notes and play them back anytime.
• Sort, arrange and keep your voice recordings right next to your notes.
• Insert voice recordings in your PDF files.
***Add Shapes and Post-its***
• Sketch and add/edit auto-shapes to your notes. Great for making charts or geometric figures.
• Add and rearrange post-its on your notes and documents to remember important points.
• Quickly search relevant notes by adding tags and labeling them.
***Organize, Share & Backup Your Notes***
• Quickly group documents and arrange notes adding sections and pages.
• Insert PDF documents inside a notebook anytime.
• Open your notebooks in other app using the Open-In feature.
• Share notes with friends, classmates or colleagues via email, Dropbox and more.
• Never lose your notes with automatic sync and backup via iCloud.
• Quickly find and open notebooks directly from iOS spotlight search
We hope you enjoy using Whink — let us know what you think!
What's New in Version 5.11
Minor bug fixes.
VPP Device Licensing
iOS 10.0 or later
iPad Air 2 (Cellular), iPad mini Retina (Cellular), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi, iPod touch (6th Generation), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation), iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th Generation), iPad Pro, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4 (Cellular), iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro (Cellular), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) (Cellular), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 5, iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi, iPhone 5c, iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air3, iPad Air3Cellular, iPad Mini5, iPad Mini5Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
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I’ve tried all the note apps on the AppStore. I’ve currently settled on this one, but for how long I don’t know. Longer notes frequently get mangled and areas disappear. You can’t write on some bits. And if you concede defeat and accept your work has gone and redo it, then I’ve had Whink suddenly put back the missing content under the redone work, to mangle it, meaning it needs to be erased and done a third time.
Why am I sticking with it? When it works It’s a joy to use and the handwriting is beautiful. (Are you listening Apple?). The flow of the app is first class. Is that worth sticking with for the bugs. Probably not for much longer...
PLEASE LET ME ORGANISE THE NOTES IN FOLDERS. PLEASE LET ME HAVE FOLDERS. PLEASEEEEEEE. I LOVE THIS BUT I’M JUST FLOODED WITH ROWS OF NOTEBOOKS AND IT ANNOYS ME BUT I LOVE THE APP.
Apart from that it’s great for annotating PDF and writing/drawing alike. Honestly it looks great. I’m just a person highly nitpick with how my writing looks and this app is just satisfying <3
Wanted a decent way to markup my pdf documents and make notes. Really like the way this app achieves this. Very pleased so far.
Can download research papers and annotate them, love it! So versatile
First thing to know about this app is that the Apple pencil integration is second to none. You can navigate around a note with your fingers, writing with your pencil. No need for turning the ‘pen’ on and off or false marks from your hands. So natural, so easy.
As a notes app though, it hasn’t replaced my trusty Moleskine. I’d love a digital solution to that and this gets close with the idea of notebooks as the primary navigation rather than ‘notes’, which I find just get cluttered. Where it falls down, and about the only area the likes of Evernote scores, is indexing handwriting. Evernote doesn’t do that properly anymore so back to the trusty Moleskine I go as it just feels more efficient.
However, the real use for Whink that has made it my go to app for meetings is markup. I’ve tried loads of apps that let me open PDFs and annotate them but they’re all limited; either in the navigation or a limit to the number of ‘tabs’ open. With Whink I can open a notebook for a meeting, throw dozens of PDF reports in there in the right order and then scribble all over them. It is the perfect meeting prep replacement, especially on the big iPad Pro. I don’t need to worry about the app crashing and losing all my open tabs either - one notebook per meeting, nicely synced. Not almost as good as paper - way way better.
It is similarly excellent for quick feedback on documents where I find it more fluid, natural and thus quicker than even tracking changes in say Word.
I still fall back to iAnnotate for quick signatures as the Whink export is more note-like, rather than preserving the margins of the original PDF but that aside, Whink has completely replaced it.
Love it. If only I could search my handwriting it’d become my most used app.
The app combines text and writing in a really beautiful way. Handwriting looks really amazing and it has colour schemes to keep it all matching.
Continuous scroll is also a really nice feature.
Only reason not 5 stars as on occasion can freeze to Apple Pencil inputs and needs to be restarted
Been using this app to do revision notes on my iPad for my seven exams. The lined paper and typing doesn't exactly line up but is completely fine on plain paper.
Excellent for note taking, drawing diagrams and compiling notes all in one place
Loving the app design and a lot of the features, but one thing that stands out to me as needing improvement is the typing experience. There's no margins, header or footer space - no fixed layout. It makes the experience of typing ugly and unpleasant. Please add margins at least, so I'm not having to start typing at the very edge of the screen to the other. Good app though overall
Great app. Love it. Love the interface and the use. But I really need this to be available on the mas os. So I can use it on my desktop and laptop.
Absolutely brilliant, a well thought-out app with a great interface which is perfect for studying. Well worth the money.
One nice addition would be the ability to scale down the size of the eraser. No complaints though.
Please add more colours for handwriting mode, and also, for convenience and quick navigation, do please enable an auto-switch between reading and text-writing mode when the user has double tapped with a finger on a page. Would help me a lot, thank you…
Great app . I like to note take with my Apple Pencil as it's quicker in meetings this is a great app for that. Also setting up different books for different subjects is easy and clear to swap from one to another . My most used app of the moment for all my notes.
I'd of given a five but it does freeze every so often if that was improved then it would be a five
An excellent note-taking app, giving the choice of typing or scripting, drawing and doodling. Have used it for resurrecting old and tattered recipes, but also for study purposes and even downloading instruction manuals. Excellent!
Wish I could download more items via the 'Open in another app' command available for iCloud Notes etc. This would expand Whink's usefulness for me.
If you export your whink file, it prints with a horrible gray background and isn't scaled to A4, which renders the beauty of the notes somewhat useless. I love the app and use it a lot for studying but it would be far more useful if I could print and file the notes too.
Really basic.....there are many Free and much better...can I have my money back, please
Love the overall design, the interface gets out of the way, but I'd love to see a two-finger undo gesture, and better Dropbox integration.
Not a bad app if you take 20 minutes to work through the options. Much easier than Evernote.
However, I upgraded my phone, reinstalled Whink and had lost ALL of my notes. Not replaceable by memory, so I won't be wasting my time putting anything else in this app.
Not a good long term investment. Better off just putting a note in the iOS Notes app.
I've tried a few apps, but this is the closest to what I was after.
It really makes you wonder how applications get released into the wild with such broken features, it would be better to remove a feature rather than include it and it not work, especially if the bug affects the basic use of the app. Surely this was not tested by the developer before release!
Firstly, this is a really good note taking and PDF markup app. I have only just purchased it but can immediately see the benefits.
Now the ugly, the iCloud sync system does not work, but worse still if you have iCloud enabled then you cannot open up the notes that you have created.
For those who are having this problem, just go to your iPad settings, scroll down to Whink and turn off use iCloud, amazingly all your notes will be there; well mine were.
Another tip is to open PDF documents you need to use the iPad "Open In" another app feature from a source app such as an email, iCloud Drive or One Note. This should be better implemented with links to drive services.
I haven't tried all of the features yet but everything else seems to work well.
I hope that this app is fixed because it really could be useful but at the moment the lack of cross device support makes it of limited use to me as i like to have access to notes on my phone as well as iPad.
Can't save, read created notes !! The app is a joke !!! Will
ask for refund !! Stay Away !!!
Whilst I can create notes, I can’t see any content, and nor can I open them again. Very hard to do any proper review when something is this broken. Tried this on iPhone 5 and iPad Pro and identical on both. How did this get through testing?
Dreadful app. Not at all user friendly. Initial cost is only the start.
So I pay £2.29 to download the app, which is fine. It seems fair, you know the app looks very nice and funky. But here's the real trick, after you buy the app, to write in a different pen style, or record your voice note you need to buy premium features for another £2.29! Ridiculous, I pay that much money and then you try and charge me more!
Atleast make the app free and charge for the features only! And make the features so good that you cant resist buying it. Its ridiculous really.
Im claiming for a refund!
Don't get this at all. So many recommendations, nice features ... But I am going crazy trying to find out how to open documents already created. No indication in the help files. Also covers and names don't appear on the documents (unlike app illustrations) - so at present it is pretty useless.
As the title suggests, I am more than happy with this wonderful FREE app. It allows you to create multiple documents, and despite it being free, there's no limits or stupid and annoying restrictions like other apps have. It has a variety of fonts, you can choose to create bullet points/numbered lists, you can underline, highlight, choose whether to write with your finger/stylus, or type using your keyboard. You can introduce pictures in your documents aswell. It's very neatly organised and super handy. Can't recommend it enough!
Looks like it should work, but the 'editor's choice' is a waste of money... Can't open any documents once they've been created.
Whink has been an incredible edition to my student app list. Well laid out, functional and extremely useful :)
I have not seen a single problem with this. It's really useful and I find it's great how it teaches you how to use the app!
Brilliant app that allows for typing, drawing, handwriting and inserting photos. Can highlight, insert post it notes. It allows for the mix of typing and drawing in the same page without the need to print. Super
Using this makes me think; this is what tablets were invented for. When I'm making notes on a project I always turn to paper to give me the freedom to scribble how I like, and draw diagrams, flow charts, models, tables, etc. to illustrate my ideas and organise my thoughts. And this app allows me to do that. But it also allows me to record that stuff electronically and cut and paste drawings and add color. It lets you type when you want, but also works well for writing by hand, especially if you have a stylus (even a cheap one, although a finger works surprisingly well, even with my scrawly handwriting). Use the moveable palm rest so you can rest your hand on the screen without getting extra inputs from it, when you're using a stylus. Looking forward to future developments. Customer support is good, too.
Brilliant! The perfect app for lecturers! Especially love the recording feature. Well worth paying a little extra for premium 😊
Absolutely brilliant and living it. Hope the developers continue adding features and support. Highly recommended.