Apple Pages vs GoodNotes
Pages is a traditional word processor, allowing you to create and save documents, format text with headings, bold and italic, etc. It is a lot more versatile than Notes, though it is not as simple. Pages is perfect for when you need to write a longer document, such as a report or a letter, but not really great for quick notes.
GoodNotes is a note-taking app with a focus on handwriting. It's a great tool for taking handwritten notes and annotating PDFs. The app is loved by many students and teachers.
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Maybe Paper is what you're looking for.