Create meeting minutes and acceptance protocols on your iPad and share them as clean and professional looking PDF-file to all attendees.
You can collect multiple meeting minutes within a "workbook", e.g. for projects or recurring meetings. With that you always get an overview of all previous meetings and their decisions and results.
Due to the multi-column layout you are able to edit an action item and search through previous meeting minutes at the same time.
Assign a responsible person and a due date to an action item to track the status of all open, done and overdue items in your project. Categorize action items via tags and with the iPad camera you can take a picture of a flip-chart oder whiteboard and assign it directly to the appropriate item. In addition you can attach and view pictures and documents (Word, Excel, PDF, …) from your media library and your Dropbox.
Create Meeting Minutes
• Create and edit your meeting minutes with the display keyboard or a wireless Bluetooth keyboard either in portrait or landscape view.
• Search, filter and sort existing meetings minutes and action items.
• Attach documents and pictures from your Dropbox, media library or the integrated camera.
• MinuteTaker saves all changes automatically in the background.
• Use the "Undo" capability to undo your last changes.
Share Meeting Minutes
• Export multiple meeting minutes as PDF-files or as MinuteTaker raw format - save them to your Dropbox, iTunes or send them via email.
• Print your meeting minutes directly from your iPad to a wireless printer.
• Send single action items to the responsible person incl. a calendar event with the appropriate due date.
• Create calendar events to your calendar.
• Create To-Do's from action items for Reminders, Things or Omnifocus
• FIXED: Under rare circumstances your minutes/workbooks failed to load on start.
Ratings and Reviews
The Best App of Its Kind
MinuteTaker is absolutely amazing! The UI is amazing, and accurate, and I must say that their move to support the iPad Pro was right on time.
I would strongly recommend this app to anyone who is a business professional or student. I've used it under both context and it has helped me in more ways than I can spell out in this review.
Also, I think that it is important to note that the company is fast to respond to any questions, and more importantly, they have continued their updates since 2012!
At least try this app at your next project meeting.
I attend several meetings per week related to many different projects. My problem is that in every meeting I end up with tasks for me or another to do. Where this app is different from Notability, my go-to note-taking app, is the in-app task email function. In a meeting you can create a new "minute" or note, make it an action item, assign a responsible person and deadline and email out instantly from the app. An indicator appears as an open circle for in progress, green for done or red for overdue. You can also email or DropBox your notes. Or add something to your calendar.
I took off a star because I have trouble with naming. The default workbook name is the name of the first minute which can be confusing if the title of the first minute is something like Old Business. However you can rename the workbook if you relax and don't panic. Also the instructions were a little hard to understand at first because they described gestures that were unfamiliar to me. Much better than mine would be if I wrote them in German, though. It does not record voice like Notability. Once I got used to the interface I was fine.
Thanks for a great app. Can't wait to see other features that might be added. I have some ideas....
Off to a good start
If you seek a tool to help you quickly and easily create and circulate meeting agendas, this software will fill the bill. Creating agenda items is easy. So is reorganizing these agenda items, adding attachments and due dates to them, and noting the responsible individuals. Agendas look crisp and professional and can be emailed, saved to DropBox, or printed.
A few interface choices could be improved upon.
One must "edit" an agenda (different from editing an agenda item) before the option to export a full meeting agenda becomes visible.
Attendee lists are specific to each meeting. One can't yet build a library of attendee lists for use with multiple meetings involving the same or substantially the same people, which means repetitive keyboarding.
Meeting agendas are not templates; they are specific to each meeting and are dated accordingly. This makes it more difficult than I wish it was to quickly generate separate agendas for meetings that have many but not all of the same standing agenda items. Likewise, agenda items cannot be moved from one meeting agenda to another, making it more difficult than I'd like in this version to follow up on past items in recurring meetings.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.