Thumbthing Writings by Bob Spryn, and Roderic Campbell, iOS Engineers and founders at Thumbworks

Update to Insight Notes

At Thumbworks, we value high quality user experiences. We love integrating the newest technologies into our work to provide seamless, modern, secure and delightful experiences for users. We’re excited to integrate the latest and greatest into mHealth apps so that the medical professionals that take care of us can operate more effectively.

That’s why we’re proud to introduce the newest version of Insight Notes, a secure note taking app for Health Professionals which includes TouchID login leveraging Apple’s Secure Enclave. We’re confident that this will keep sensitive data safer. As an added bonus, logging into Insight Notes is now faster and more enjoyable.

We’re also introducing support for Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro. With the pressure sensitivity provided by the Apple Pencil Hardware mixed with the software enhancements in iOS 9 and higher, we can provide a richer, more expressive and natural drawing experience.

Give the new app a try, we hope you find the experience enjoyable!

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