So maybe it is the pencil that makes this app so great. With handwriting being the focus instead of keyboard-based text entry, drawings and doodles can take shape, margins can be utilized, and the tools as a whole are completely different.
This is probably the most disruptive feature the app is lacking to note taking in class. Curiously, auto-backup is initially turned off, and even iCloud sync requires a trip to settings to activate. Using Procreate, Pencil, and the Smart Keyboard, it is the most seamless creating tool i have ever used.
It provides all the details that are associated with a traditional typewriter — sounds, inability to correct mistakes instantly, and even a special brush to white out mistakes.
That first year, I trudged textbooks, a inch MacBook Pro, notebooks, and my lunch each day to and from class. The design should be as minimal as possible so as not to be distracting, therefore making the features that are not included in a pro writing app just as important as the ones that are.
The pen can be set to ink which emulates a fountain pen, ball pen, or brush pen, you can set three quick access colors and sizes for the main tools on the toolbar, and the highlighter lets you toggle the ability to draw in straight lines.