The stock one is fine if all you want to do is jot down an idea or the name of a movie or song, etc. The only feature that I like is that I can access my notes across multiple devices. So I started to explore different apps and downloaded Springpad and Evernote, but they are only available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod so there is not any Mac support. It should have an option to format text and sync to iCloud. I also want to be able to use the app from both the Mac and iPhone.