Developer Success Story: BeesApps – Beesy iPad Business Productivity App

Published: 23rd February 2015

Today’s workforce is more mobile and busier than ever before. They operate in multiple locations and time zones, work longer hours and have more deliverables to juggle, which means work is truly 24/7. This always-connected mindset can make it difficult for teams to stay organized and keep track of who owns what task. Fortunately, today’s technology makes it easy for teams to collaborate and adapt to the evolving work environment.


BeesApps is one of those resources. The company’s Beesy app is a replacement for the old school notebook and task manager. It simplifies note taking, helps turn tasks into action items, and enables users to include colleagues so projects don’t just live on one person’s device. In essence, it does all the extra things we wish a notebook and assistant would do ten years ago.


Under the hood, this comprehensive tool systematizes notes from paper, structures these notes by priority, and then automatically syncs the result to a collaborative platform. It allows users to analyze activity based on several angles including GTD, type of task, importance / urgency and more. These insights enable managers and their staff to see where they’re meeting their goals and where they can improve. Utilizing this technology is estimated to save thirty minutes per person in a single workday, leaving time for users to focus on higher-value activities instead of administrative tasks.

Better yet, Beesy’s handwriting recognition (HWR) technology powered by MyScript helps users recall meeting details better. Studies from Psychological Science report that using pen and paper as opposed to a keyboard boosts memory and the ability to retain and understand concepts remarkably. This old fashioned note-taking method has unequivocally been cited as a more beneficial medium for retaining concepts and facts.

Leveraging MyScript’s comprehensive software developer kit, BeesApps incorporated the industry’s leading HWR technology into its app. Using the state of the art technology, Beesy connects a smart pen and paper notebook to its digital services. This technology lets them meet both traditional and high-tech users’ preferences by allowing them to use pen and paper or a tablet to execute their administrative tasks. It provides an all-in-one tool that continues the value and tradition of pen and paper, but evolves the method to today’s digital demands. This partnership improves business workflow and eliminates unnecessary organizational tasks within everyday life.

Watch the video below for a quick demo.


User Testimonials

The app has received great reviews from the media and users alike. Check out some of the testimonials below:

Very Happy (four stars)

“Beesy was recommended to me by a colleague and in the short time I have been using it, I have found it easy to use and allows for easy tracking of meetings and tasks. And updates allow for items to carry over to repeat meetings. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a simple way to manage action oriented minutes across multiple projects…

I love this app. I use daily (four stars)

I have tried many of the meeting and note taking apps offered for the iPad. I must admit Beesy is one of the best. The one thing I feel will be a big added plus is adding a way to make templates for repeated meetings so you don’t have to keep re-typing your main topics or subjects. This would be great for weekly meetings. Please add this if possible, keep up the good work thanks!…”

Media Testimonials

“Evernote pick” – Evernote

“iOS App of the Year nominee” – Macworld UK

“…highly impressed by its range of features, ease-of-use and sheer “wow” factor” – iPadStorm

“it’s an all-in-one app geared toward the business-savvy types among us” – AppAdvice

“…making it an essential application to modern day life” – TechHunter

“Beesy is a killer-App for planning” –

For more information on BeesApps, please go here.

Note to Developers: Interested in including handwriting recognition technology in your app? Please visit our Developer Program web site.