The whole point behind a note taking app is of course to take down ideas. Apple took this to heart with notes to allow drawing anywhere on the page. Sometimes when writing ideas it’s easier to draw a few lines for something, think of all the ways white boards are used. The problem is of course output. Once you touch that drawing pen you have to output jpgs, etc. This is also true of another program I used and loved for years, Notability. The problem was separating scribbles from text.
My IDEAL would be to be writing away (this will of course be even better on the ipad) and click one of 3 little boxes which would place a small, medium or large drawing area inline just under my typing. I do what I do with my scribbles, then continue typing. 3 sizes because I may not have much to scribble and I just don’t want a huge drawing if I don’t need it, both in real estate and Kb (variable border size at creation time would perhaps be even better).
I think these should then become inline attachments. The other part that goes with this is to be able to view all inline attachments as normal size or THUMBNAILS. This would be so great. One of the things I hate about most writing apps is I have to either have huge images (that I intend to eventuallly print out in a document) or none at all. But it should be a choice and upon output can be again decided. The beauty of thumbnails is to see all your images inline so you can remember what the hell they are. I have so many writing apps and none of them do this.
Please give this some thought. It would be yet another thing to set your app apart.