CourseNotes 3.0 for iPad Improves Note Taking with Rich Text Editing

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[] Boston, MA - Dear Panda LLC has announced the release of CourseNotes 3.0 for iPad, the note-taking app popular in classrooms around the world with both students and educators alike. CourseNotes 3.0, arriving just in time for the fall semester, promises to make note-taking on the iPad even better with two major new features: rich text editing and Dropbox support.

One of the many reasons for CourseNotes' popularity among students is the app's ability to keep notes well-organized. The addition of rich text formatting in the latest version of CourseNotes will add to the organizational tools already found in the app by allowing students to add underlined, bold and italicized text throughout their notes. The ability to change font sizes also further enhances how students can prepare their notes for easier writing, reading, sharing and studying.

CourseNotes 3.0 also adds Dropbox export functionality, letting students export note-taking sessions right to their Dropbox accounts for sharing, reviewing and archiving of note content. "Dropbox export functionality has been one of the most requested features after the last release of CourseNotes", says Dear Panda co-founder Jon Klein, "so we were thrilled to listen to our users and add this functionality for CourseNotes 3.0."

Dear Panda today also announced an update to CourseNotes for Mac as well as a special offer for educators. Version 2.0 of the Mac app adds the same rich text formatting features found in the iPad app. This not only allows for students on the Mac to take advantage of the same organizational tools found in the iPad version, but also provides seamless syncing of notes between the Mac and the iPad while maintaining all of their formatting.

As part of Dear Panda's special offer to educators, a limited supply of promo codes will be given to qualified educators to download CourseNotes for free. To inquire about the free promo codes, educators are being asked to send their name, school affiliation and how they plan to use CourseNotes in the classroom to Dear Panda.

Feature list
* Take text notes, draw sketches and create TODO lists
* Keep notes organized notes by subject and class meeting
* Underline, bold or italicize text and change font sizes in notes
* Take summaries with bullet-lists for better note organization
* Export notes online and via email for sharing, printing and backup
* View shared notes of friends also using CourseNotes right in the app
* Syncs wirelessly with CourseNotes for Mac
* Purchase study sheets and other educational content from the in-app Premium Content Store

Device Requirements
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 4.2 or later
* 4.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
CourseNotes 3.0 sells for $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the Apple App Store for iPad in the Education category. Volume discounts are available for educational institutions through Apple's App Store Volume Purchase Program.

Members of the media can get a free copy of CourseNotes for review or evaluation by contacting Dear Panda and requesting a promo code.

Dear Panda L.L.C., makers of CourseNotes for the iPad, is located in Boston, MA. With the needs of students in mind, Dear Panda aims to build tools that enable learning and collaboration using mobile and web technologies. Now on it's second major release, CourseNotes for the iPad is shifting from a simple note-taking app to a must-have classroom tool. For more information visit CourseNotes online. Copyright (C) 2011 Dear Panda L.L.C.. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


Jon Klein

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