To serve the same basic purpose as my question about split-screen apps:

Is there an app that allows me to quickly (in one touch or zero!) bring up a notepad/text editor while I'm in another app?

This would be immensely useful for things like taking notes on a PDF that I'm viewing. . I realize that certain apps may include note taking functionality, but these do not suit the need for a universal way of taking notes, which TextEdit on my Mac does nicely.

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You can easily get this by running any text editor (even Mail would do) in parallel to the main app and then use the new (iOS 5/iPad 2) four finger swipe (or a double-tab on the home button to get the list of applications) to switch between the app and the note.

  • FWIW, The four finger swipe only works on an iPad 2. Oct 20, 2011 at 17:17

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