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

Collaborative Multimedia Note-Taking Service Moxtra Comes To Android

Earlier this year, an ambitious group of former employees from WebEx – an on-demand collaboration, online meeting, video and web conferencing company by Cisco – launched their Evernote-esque project by the name of Moxtra. It is basically a cloud-based virtual binder for sharing and collaborating on all sorts of content. It allows groups to collect and collaboratively work on videos, pictures, documents, notes etc. – something that a lot of services have already been offering for a while now. Back in January (the time when Moxtra was initially launched), it was only rolled out as iPad and web apps but after almost six months since it inception, the service has finally expanded to other platforms as well, including desktop and Android. Akin to its iPad counterpart, Moxtra for Android not just works great, but also looks fairly elegant and intuitive. Read More

Create Evernote Templates To Organize Notes Your Way With KustomNote

Everyone recommends Evernote so much these days that it gets hard to imagine at times what the world was like before the little catch-all app came along. While Evernote works great for generic notes in all the supported formats, there are scenarios where you need to frequently note down information that is in a specific format, and you want to be able to save all that information while keeping the structural separation of the format intact. There may be a few such services out there, but many want to avoid the hassle of using multiple note-taking apps and would want to stick with their tried-and-tested Evernote. Fortunately, we've come across a service that takes care of all of this. Meet KustomNote - a web app that works as a companion to Evernote and lets you create templates to quickly and easily collect your ideas, appointments, research data etc. in a format of your choice. Your notes are still saved in Evernote itself, but everything looks neat and clean, on top of being very well organized. Read More

Create Image & Voice Notes On Android & Export To PDF With ArcNote

Note taking apps are common but most are limited to saving simple text notes. ArcNote is an audio and image note-taking app for Android from the developers of the famous Perfect365 image editing app for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Windows. It’s a break from the normal text-based notes apps that you usually come across; you can directly take a camera shot or use one of the images already saved on your device for image notes. A single note can contain multiple images and audio recordings. Images can be edited so that only a particular user-defined area is highlighted. ArcNote isn't for jotting down a quick address, nor is it useful when you want to make a quick grocery list. It’s more suitable when you can take a picture of whatever information you need to save, like a business card, a poster or sign, or even a whiteboard, or quickly capture audio, for example an important part of a lecture, interview, presentation or just some instructions from your significant other before you go out shopping. While notes themselves aren't text based, you can add comments to any image in a note. Images can be edited individually, or even in batch. Read More

Watch Video Lessons & Take Time-Synced Notes Side By Side Using VideoNot.es

A great way to learn online is through Coursera, an award-winning site that collects video lectures from some of the best university professors and academics out there and makes them available to people around the globe, for free. All you need to do is sign up and try to follow the study guidelines, week-to-week. VideoNet.es is an online, paperless solution to video note-taking, that saves you the trouble of overusing notepad or Evernote while watching Coursera, Khan Academy, Udacity, edx or educational YouTube videos. Not having to first pause the video, restore notepad, and then write your thoughts can make learning even Computational Neuroscience a bit more breezy. Read More

Get ‘Add To Home Screen’, Dropbox & Sorting Options In iOS Notes App

One might think that most Cydia developers deem the stock Notes app in iOS perfect as it is, because there are very few tweaks in the jailbreak store that deal with Notes. There are a few exceptions like AddNote and MultiNoteDelete, but even these tweaks don’t make any drastic changes to the app. This is why NotesTweak might be among the best tweaks ever released for the Notes app. Although your notes are synced across all your iDevices thanks to iCloud, but not everyone is a fan of Apple’s cloud service, specially since there are a lot of alternatives available for the same purpose that work on multiple platforms, not just Apple's closed ecosystem. If you are a Dropbox user, NotesTweak is likely to become a permanent resident of your iPhone, since its adds Dropbox integration to Notes. You can also save individual notes to your device’s Home screen, which is quite similar to adding webpages to SpringBoard. The ability to let users sort notes in the app just the way they want completes the tweak’s impressive feature list. Read More

Save Selected Text To OS X Notes App From Right-Click Context Menu

Browser extensions and add-ons that allow you to save selected text as notes are one of the easiest ways to save useful text snippets for easily retrieving them later. However, these notes are mostly confined to your browser. Outside the browser, there are apps that can run in the background and collect text from your clipboard. In OS X, you will notice that there is a system wide-option to select and search for text in Safari from any app. With the help of Automator, you can create a similar service that can be used to select text in any app and create a note in the default Notes app with it. Read More

Got-IT For Android: Beautiful To-Do & Notes App With Google Tasks Sync

Got-IT might seem like just other task management + note-taking app, but with its intuitive and Holo-themed UI coupled with features like unlimited lists, swipe navigation, widgets and DashClock support, it could very well become the choice for many users for taking notes and managing tasks in a quick and simple manner. Developed by XDA-Developers forum member ‘Mikro ddd’, the app was built with inspiration from Google Now and Google Keep while adding drop-down menus and swipe navigation to the mix. We take a closer look at the app and see how well it fares, after the jump! Read More

Access Google Keep In An Always-On-Top Chrome Panel Or A Simple Popup

It was only a matter of time until an extension for Google Keep made it to the Chrome Web Store. Google Keep Extension is an unofficial extension for Google’s note taking service Keep, which was launched only last month. Like it was with Google Drive, developers have beaten Google to the extension race for Keep. Google Keep Extension makes use of an experimental feature in Chrome called panels, which you will have to enable before you can use the extension. It launches Keep in a separate stand-alone panel that remains on top of all other windows. You can add notes to it, view all previous notes that you've added, and delete any one of them. If you aren't too enthusiastic about using Keep in a panel, you can go to the extension’s options and have it open in a popup or just a new tab. Google Keep Extension also adds an option to the right-click context menu that will allow you to open the panel/popup/tab from any web page. Read More

Save Notes & Login Credentials In An Encrypted Vault With Datum Locker

In this digital age, safeguarding your sensitive information isn't something to be neglected, as any breaches can lead to leaking of your account details such as login information for web services, credit card information, bank account details, and so on. If you have documents or other information that you want to securely lock away from prying eyes, Datum Locker may have an answer for you. It’s a free Windows app designed for keeping a record of notes and login details in its integrated folders database called datum. The application is backed by Linearistic Distance Cryptographic (LDC) algorithm engineered by Nulluox – the developer behind Datum Locker – and aids in securely storing your data with a single lock key. This robust method can protect all your details with one password only. Read More

Writeapp Offers Distraction-Free Note Taking With Optional Public Sharing

If you search for a good note taking service, you will find that Evernote is what most people recommend, and perhaps rightly so. Evernote is a very powerful and feature rich - so rich that it can be overwhelming for some due to all its note types, tags and all. Besides, its focus is on taking and saving all sorts of notes, and the rich formats that it supports can become distracting if all you want to do is jot down plain text. For a relatively simpler option, you can go for Keep - a note taking service from Google, or you can take Writeapp for a spin. It's a simple web app for jotting down and saving plain text notes in a distraction-free interface You can sort notes into notebooks and manage them easily. You can also use it to keep a private journal, or selectively make notes public to publish them in what could be considered as a plain-text blog. The note editor is quite simple and supports plain text with no rich formatting options. Each note is saved with a title and can be edited any time. Read More