Readers of TUAW know that we have an affinity for the products made by Minneapolis-based Pad & Quill. Whether it's one of the company's amazing iPhone wallet cases, the gorgeous new leather bags or its complete line of wood and leather iPad cases, the company has the Moleskine-style notebook look down cold. So it's not surprising that the company has embarked on its first app -- Pad & Quill Notes (free, with in-app purchases, and universal) -- and that it's an app for taking notes.
For those who are looking for a feature-loaded text editor, Pad & Quill Notes probably (to paraphrase Obi-Wan Kenobi) isn't the app you're looking for. It's a stylish, yet basic note-taking app, targeted more at someone who is interested in writing a daily diary than blogging in Markdown.
The app opens to a blank notebook with one style of type for the title and another for the body text. The in-app purchase -- currently priced at US$0.99 -- gives you access to a number of notebook covers, the ability to drop images into your notebook pages and three styles of text.
The UI for Pad & Quill Notes is really first-class. I love the way that it's spare and clean (very iOS 7-ish), and all of the controls are available with a tap. You really don't need a help file with this app, as all actions are very intuitive. The only hint that appears tells you how to use a two-finger upward swipe to remove a notebook.