How To Add A Note To A Sketch File

Sketch is a popular and powerful image editing app but it doesn't do much to help you organize the work you need to do on a particular project. Notes is a Sketch plugin that lets you create notes inside a Sketch file. The objective is to be able to record feedback or changes you need to make to a file inside it making it easier to find when you get to work. Read More

How To Export Notes As Plain Text Files In macOS

The Notes app has been a part of macOS for quite a few years. It started out fairly basic but overtime, new, useful features have been added. The Notes app supports lists, sharing, collaboration, and password protected notes. It also has an export feature which isn't the best. The Notes app in macOS lets you export notes to a PDF file but not as individual text files. You can always use the Copy/Paste function to copy notes to a text file but that is quite a bit of work. Exporter is a free macOS app that automates this. It can export all notes in the Notes app as individual text files. It preserves the directory structure so that notes are sorted to folders like they were in the Notes app. Read More

How To Collaborate On Notes In iOS 10

The Notes app in iOS 10 has one new feature and it's a pretty awesome one. The new feature is called collaboration and it lets you invite any one of your contacts to contribute to the note. There are some limitations to it i.e. if the person you invite to collaborate on the note doesn't own an iPhone, they will not be able to edit it on any other phone. They can also view it on either a Mac or a PC via the iCloud web app. The downside is, anyone who does not have an iCloud account cannot contribute to the note. It is more less a closed environment at work. Here's how the new feature works. Read More

How To Fix Missing “Add People” Button In iOS 10 Notes App

iOS 10 has its bugs and most of them, if not all, can be fixed by restarting your device. iOS 10.0.2 was released to deal with the bugs a restart, a hard reset, and a factory reset failed to fix. That said, all is not well with the new OS. Odd bugs plague iOS 10 with text being cut off in the Messages app, a serious battery drain issue, games running slower on slightly older devices being some of the more common ones. One problem that effects the Notes app is the missing 'Add People' button. The Notes app in iOS 10 lets you collaborate with other people. To collaborate on a note, there is an 'Add People' button next to the Share button at the very top of a note. You must tap this button if you want to add a collaborator to it. Unfortunately, not all users can see it. The solution is fairly simple. Here's what you have to do. Read More

How To Import Notes & Notebooks From Evernote To OneNote

The price tag on Evernote Plus and Premium plans has just gone up. Evernote is one of the most popular note taking apps available today and it's been around for quite a while now with a considerably large user base. Not only has the service just raised the price on its paid plans, it's also restricted the number of devices that can be shared on a single account on the free plan. If you're looking to jump ship to a different, more affordable service like OneNote your primary concern will be retaining all your current notes and making sure you don't have to organize them all over again. Fortunately, Microsoft has a simple tool that lets you do all this. The Evernote to OneNote import tool was released in March of this year and is still in Beta but it works like a charm. Read More

How To Lock Notes With A Password And Touch ID [iOS]

iOS 9.3 now lets you password protect notes. The notes are locked with a password but can be unlocked either using Touch ID or by entering the password that you set for it. The app update now makes it possible for you to use the Notes app for storing more sensitive information instead of just random things you need to remember. One password, once set, is used to lock and unlock all other notes. Here's how the feature works. Read More

Compose A Text Note Anywhere And Email It To Yourself

Anyone who takes notes frequently likely has a go-to note taking app to do the job. Evernote is often the popular option but if you need one and don't have a favorite to turn to, or you're working on a device that isn't your own, I don't have a damn pen is a web app that you can use. It's quite simply a note taking app that you can use from your browser, mobile or desktop, with support for basic font styles. The app lets you tpe your note in the browser and once you're done, you can email it to yourself. Read More

How To Create Checklists In The Notes App In iOS 9

In iOS 9 the Notes app gets a major overhaul; it is no longer limited to simple text or image based notes. It now features bulleted lists, headings, free hand drawing, and of course, the ability to insert a photo or take one from within the app and add it to a note. It also has another super useful new feature that is bound to encroach on the space of many popular apps; the Notes app in iOS 9 now lets you create checklists. Much like the lists you create in the Reminder app but without the stipulation to set a due date, alarm, or repeated occurrence for them, the lists are meant for the simple things you need to remember; groceries or stuff you have to pack for a trip. Here's how to make a checklist in the Notes app in iOS 9. Read More

Highlight Text On A Web Page And Share It From Your iPhone

More and more people are taking to reading and sharing what they've read from their phones as opposed to doing so from their desktops.  If you've ever wanted to share something you just read on  your phone but also highlight an important part of it, Liner is a free iOS app that you should try out. It's a very simple text highlighting tool that will highlight the text you select on a web page. It works as a stand alone app and also integrates with Safari through an extension so that you can send a link to the app and then highlight it. Read More

Sticky Notes Collector: Sync Website Specific Notes Across Computers [Chrome]

Note taking apps or rather note taking extensions are both abundant and popular. Some have web services working at the back end while others store notes on your local drive. Sticky Notes Collector is a Chrome extension that lets you take notes and saves them on your local drive. The extension has a dashboard and each note you take is assigned a color when it is created. The colors help categorize the notes and clicking a note opens the website it was created on. The note is duly loaded on the site. While the extension stores notes online, it also gives you the option to sync them across different computers with your Google account. Read More

Write Notes And Sync Them To Dropbox Or Google Drive [Android]

I think I can say with absolute certainty that there are many different ways to keep notes on Android. Google Keep, for instance, is a really nice app if you’re quickly jotting things down. And it syncs well with your Google Account too. Evernote provides the best note taking experience across platforms. But not everyone wants to play with loads of features that Evernote throws at you, and some people prefer simplicity over complexity when it comes to creating and saving notes. If you’ve been looking for a way to write notes on your Android device that sync with your Dropbox or Google Drive, then Sync Notes is might be the right tool for you. Although it has a pretty simple interface, it gets you to what you want fast. Read More

NOTEify Take Notes During Phone Calls & Manage Contacts

Talking on the smartphone is something we take for granted these days. And while it’s no longer unusual to be seen taking a phone call, what’s rather useful about a smartphone is the things you can do while you’re in the middle of a call. NOTEify (or Noteify for that matter) is a small Android application that can help you jot down notes when you're in acall. It pops up as a floating window carrying a built in text editor where you can freely add things you may want to remember about a particular contact, or even if you need to casually note down something quickly without jumping to Evernote. Read More

InnerList Says It’s The List App That’s Missing On Your iPhone

To-do list apps are not uncommon, besides the default Notes and Reminder app on iOS, there is a large number of popular apps that let us create to-do lists and mark items done. InnerList is a free iPhone app available on the App Store that combines lists, notes, and reminders. The items you create can be of three types; lists, notes, or people which allow you to associate notes with your contacts. A reminder can be added for tasks that you add in a list and all items that you add can be assigned a color to make them easier to organize by priority. Every item, task, and note can be shared with your contacts and reminder alerts can be set up for the tasks you add to a list. Read More

Listhings: Create, Share And Collaborate On Sticky Notes & To-Do Lists

Do you always forget little things or have a hard time remembering important tasks? Do you walk away from your PC, and them come back again only to wonder what you were going to do? One typical thing most people would do in such situation is jot down a sticky note and paste it right on their monitor. But why use physical paper when you can use technology? Just like there’s an app for most things in life there’s an app for sticky notes too; it’s web based, doesn’t ask for any cumbersome installation and it’s called Listhings. This barebones web app lets you create small sticky notes and save them on an online canvas. And thanks to its straightforward interface, it’s dead simple to use too. Read More

Hands-On With Microsoft OneNote For Mac OS X

We have come a long way from memorizing phone numbers and carrying written notes with us just to maintain schedules. In the modern era of getting things done, there is tremendous demand for note taking apps, which is why suites like Evernote and Google Keep generate so much interest. We even compared the top note taking apps around this time last year and the competition was stiff. Under Microsoft’s new regime, we see the arrival of Microsoft OneNote for Mac. The Mac variant has debuted as a free download along with a free version for Windows desktop. Read More

SwiftKey Comes To iOS In A Notes App That Syncs With Evernote

While Google is open to letting users replace even some core chunks of Android - the launcher, lock-screen, app switcher, phone app etc. - Apple is the complete opposite, believing its own rendition of these 'near'-core components to be simply the best for users, and assuming they do not even need to look for alternatives. For a long time, this has indeed remained true. From the year it was introduced up till a few months ago, the iOS' keyboard was widely accepted to be better than its Android and Windows Phone counterparts. More recently, however, things have changed. Android's stock keyboard has matured significantly, and third-party alternatives from SwiftKey, Nuance, and GO have really started to pick up their game. iOS does auto-correction, yes, but these latest Android keyboard comes with better auto-prediction, support for different typing styles, and integration with Facebook, Twitter, and your email for quickly looking at the words you regularly type and their sequence of input, and a whole lot more! Now after seeing so much success on Android, SwiftKey is interested in bringing their keyboard to iOS. They could not replace the stock keyboard throughout the OS, so they made their own notes app dubbed SwiftKey Note. Read More

Notepad Is An All-In-One Note-Taking Android App With Dropbox Sync

If you're a student who has to regularly attend lectures, a professional with frequent meetings, or just someone who needs to jot down ideas as they come to your mind, you'd already know the importance of a notepad, be it physical or digital. Smartphones and tablets are fast replacing physical notebooks, offering us countless options for all our note-taking needs. Like other mobile platforms, Google Play Store also has a multitude of note taking apps, including some very popular ones like Evernote and SimpleNote, along with a few you may have never heard of. If you’re looking for a full-featured app in this genre, try Notepad by Colibri. It is fairly powerful at what it does and in addition, comes packaged with many other options that aren't found in simple (or even some advanced) note-taking tools. Details after the jump. Read More

Official Simplenote Client Finally Arrives On Android

Considering the popularity and strong user base of Simplenote – a no frills note taking service that was acquired in January by WordPress owner Automattic – it sounds surprising that there wasn't an official Android app for it, well – until now! Today marks the launch of Simplenote at Google Play Store, and like its iOS and other supported versions, the app is completely free and embraces the same minimalism it’s well-regarded for. For those unfamiliar with the service, Simplenote allows you to take plain text notes and keep them all synced via the cloud. That means you can jot down something on your iPhone and have it accessible on your Android or Kindle device near-instantly. The biggest difference between Simplenote and services like Evernote is that the latter supports capturing rich, multimedia information, making it clunky, while Simplenote remains super-fast by supporting only plain text notes. We've covered many third-party clients for the service in the past such as Flick Note and Tomboy , but the official Android app looks much, much better and works great at what it does. Lets take a closer look. Read More

Whitespace Is A Neat Note-Taking iPhone App With A Powerful Text Editor

Last month we covered an app named Grid that offered users a nice way of maintaining a scrapbook as well as a to-do list in one place. It is always nice to see such multipurpose apps, especially if they come with a clean UI and are easy to use. Whitespace is not quite similar to Grid, but you can place it in the same genre. The app is basically a text editor, but has the distinction of striking the perfect balance between being a simple note-taking app and having the features of a proper word processor. Whitespace lets you quickly jot down notes, but also has the option of attaching media files to each entry. This means that the app can also be used for purposes such as creating galleries out of the photos you already have on your iPhone. To make the app really great, there is a comprehensive tagging system that can be used to easily search through notes and arrange them into neat folders. Read More

Collect & Share Important Memories & Notes From Anywhere With Memrify

Memories are among our most precious assets. The day you completed your graduation, the day you got your driver’s license or the day you lost a loved one - all good and bad memories are saved in our minds and remain there forever for us to cherish or despise the moments that we once experienced. With the power of social media sites like Facebook or Google+, it has become even easier to store our memories as photos or videos, if not just mere status updates. But almost all the social media sites we've come across so far aren't designed solely to store our memories as their core feature. Well, not until we recently discovered Memrify – a cloud-based social web app that allows you to store your memories online and share them with the people you want. Read More