Cheatsheet

Your license plate, your driver license number, your hotel room number, the combination of your locker at the gym. All these are little things that we sometimes need to have quick access to but not necessarily remember. This is where an app like Cheatsheet comes in handy. Simply write things down in Cheatsheet and refer to them at any time directly from the widget in the Today tab of Notification Center.

Cheatsheet’s UI is clean and simple, making it a breeze to add cheats. Launch the app, tap the + icon to create a new cheat, select one of the 49 icons provided and type in the cheat’s details. Hit Save, and done. From there, you can quickly access this cheat by pulling down Notification Center.

The widget shows up to 10 cheats on iPhone, and up to 16 on the iPad version of the app. If you need to copy one of these cheats, simply tap and hold on it, and it will be automatically saved to the clipboard.

As the developer notes, Cheasheet shouldn’t be used to store sensitive information such as passwords or personal information, so maybe the screenshot I used above is a terrible example, but at least it gives you a good idea of what the app does.

Admittedly, Cheatsheet is not an app that you might be using every day, but it’s definitely something that could be helpful under certain situations. When traveling for example, it could be handy to write down your passport number, its expiration date, maybe your flight number, and the room number of the hotel you’re staying at. These are little things you don’t need to remember, but you do need to have access to them quickly.

Available for free in the App Store, Cheatsheet is one of these apps that should be in everybody’s toolbox. You might not need it today, but you most likely will tomorrow.

  • ReanimationXP

    Your screenshot is just plain irresponsible. Please don’t do the developer and users a disservice by advocating using the app in that manner.

    • Your comment is why I wrote paragraph #4, which apparently you didn’t read.

      • ReanimationXP

        I read it all. My point stands.

      • I’m not advocating anything. I’m merely showing the possibilities of this app. At the end of the day, I trust that anyone reading this will be smart enough to not put their social security number or their bank account details out there. It’s just good common sense.

      • ReanimationXP

        Dude, you demonstrated using the app for something the app shouldn’t be used for. If it’s common sense not to do it, why did you? You’re just proving my point.

        I realize I’m nitpicking. I like your articles and this site. They’re usually very insightful. This is just out of character for a community centered around security.

      • Cristian B

        Damn what crawled up your ass this morning?

      • ReanimationXP

        Plaintext passwords.

    • starstar2301

      You are somewhat hyperbolic.
      All that anyone needs is a brain.

    • revivalstore

      I say to You. Relax n get a life or buy a dog..

    • Adam

      Overreact much or got nothin better to do then have a sook??
      If you can do so much better create your own blog if not get off your high horse take your meds and shut the hell up!

      • ReanimationXP

        I can see you’re spending your time well.

    • Digitalus

      Seems to me like this is a wasted opportunity by the app creators, and something that could be very useful in apps such as 1Password or LastPass. With a little more thought and some daring innovation one could easily see the possibility where entering a password or code brings up a search box where you can enter the keywords to access the desired information, or have it simply display your top 10 favorites after the code entry.

      I agree that some of the examples in the screenshot are less than ideal but by that same token you can bet that some people will be using it for that very purpose without any prompting, and that’s because it seems like the ideal use case, the concept just wasn’t as fully baked as it could’ve been.

      • ReanimationXP

        Finally, an insightful response. 🙂 Thank you.

      • Cristian B

        Trolling sure is fine art. I’m sure you would know.

      • ReanimationXP

        Did you not get enough likes on your first insult?

      • Cristian B

        And why on earth did I get so many likes? Maybe because you were kinda being an asshole? Yeah I’m pretty sure that’s why 🙂

      • ReanimationXP

        Yeah, bet Apple devs who patch jailbreaks to protect users’ security are probably “assholes” too, right? Grow up kid. And you call me a troll..

      • Cristian B

        trolololol

  • James G

    Rad idea!