MagicalPad for iPad review

MagicalPad is a slick app that enables you to create outlines, checklists and standalone notes on an unlimited number of workspaces, which can expand far beyond the confines of your iPad’s screen. Each workspace is, in essence, a separate page where you can easily create list notes.

MagicalPad lets you export workspaces to Google Docs, Evernote and Dropbox, or share them via email. Unfortunately, exporting doesn’t work smoothly, and while the developer says you can share workspaces with other apps, in practice you can’t do so directly. When you tap the ‘share’ icon, only the four options noted above appear. By consulting the user guide we found that by ‘sharing with other apps’, the app means you can download your documents from Dropbox and so forth into other apps.


As an outlining app, MagicalPad is terrific, but for the time being it falls short of being an ideal brainstorming app. You cannot import items such as images, nor more complex entities like audio or video clips. This app is all about text, at least for now.

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