Street Notes 1 I know I’ve mentioned before how much I love lists. I am a big fan of organizing everything. I know it is silly, but I am not a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of girl. I like to know what is coming, even when I’m trying to plan a trip to go sit on a beach and do nothing.

Street Notes is an organization app that lets you prepare for your trip in advance by collecting and storing notes, websites, and other information to get you ready for the best, most organized trip of your life…

Let’s say you are going to spend a week or two in Southern California for a summer vacation. You know you want to visit Disneyland, but what are you going to do for the rest of the trip? Checking out Yelp and other user-based review sites can help generate ideas. Friends who’ve been to the area will always have suggestions on secret spots off the beaten path that you should check out. You may want to finally visit all of those quirky buildings you’ve marked in that travel book you got a few years ago.

Street Notes 3Street Notes is designed to make it easy to add all of those ideas and organize them into a great vacation with a personal travel map so you can easily see where the next destination is.

The app remembers places so you can add annotations, pictures, and bookmarks for later reference. The overview map lets you see all of the places you’ve bookmarked in one interactive view. You can search for places from a variety of social and online databases, like Foursquare, Wikipedia, and Apple’s MapKit. The built-in browser makes it possible for you to bookmark related information without needing to switch between apps. You can include hours of operation, dress code requirements, and other important information for planning your trip.

Street Notes 2You can also manage your maps separately. Store your trips grouped by destination, like city, island, or region. Once you’ve planned your trip, you can export your adventure to a variety of social networking sites, like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Your newly created map will include links to websites, directions, and more. Check out a sample map on the company’s Tumblr page.

Street Notes is available on the iPad for $3.99. Download it in the App Store today.

Do you like to plan ahead of time for your trips? Does this app look helpful to you?

  • 3l Principe

    I know iDownload has many different authors, but am I the only one that reads every single blog in the voice of Jeff Benjamin?

  • David Fabian

    This seems like a nice idea for travel, I like the idea. What’s missing in my eyes is an iPhone/universal version, because you might not always have your iPad on the go. Also, they should add direct Foursquare/Yelp/Google integration so you can see and select existing bookmarks and lists to easily import them into Street Notes.

    • Patrick – Digital Handstand

      Hey David, thanks for the feedback! Synching (and universal) just didn’t make it into 1.0… But I like the idea of importing bookmarks!

    • Guest

      Hey David, thanks for the feedback! Synching (together with an universal version) just didn’t make it into 1.0… But I like the idea of importing bookmarks!

    • Patrick – Digital Handstand

      Hey David, thanks for the feedback! Synching (together with a universal version) just didn’t make it into 1.0… But I like the idea of importing bookmarks!

    • John

      Just thinking out aloud…you could create a trip and publish it online (like the example provided on their tumblr page) and view that on the iPhone??

      • David Fabian

        That’s a good idea, and it would serve as a nice social travelogue at the same time.

  • John

    I travel quite a bit on holidays… This looks quite interesting.
    I’m not 100% certain where this would fit in, but I’m willing to give it a go.

    (Only concern, there are some places I visit that don’t use Yelp! yet…so I am not sure how much information would be valid for those locations but let’s see)