By Christian Zibreg on Jun 5, 2014
Here’s another nice-to-have in iOS 8: you can finally add photos to your documents in the Notes app.
This is yet another small but very appreciated improvement in a long list of useful enhancements that haven’t gotten any air time during Apple’s keynote, or even deserved a mention on Apple’s iOS 8 webpage for that matter.
Earlier in the day, I told you about a new Today summary and 10-day forecast in the stock iOS 8 Weather app, the ability to hide images in the Photos app and Apple’s use of the power-sipping M7 chip and motion sensors for accurate indoor positioning in iOS 8… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 15, 2014
Prolific jailbreak developer Julian Weiss is quickly ascending the ranks as one of my favorite members of the community. He continues to release tweak after tweak, and many of them prove to be useful just like this one. NotesCounter is his latest addition to Cydia, and as is the case with many of his releases, it’s a simple yet effective jailbreak tweak.
As its name implies, NotesCounter adds a simple word counter to the Notes app interface. It’s accomplished in a way that’s good-looking without bringing unnecessary attention to itself. Have a look at our full video walkthrough of NotesCounter after the jump. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 10, 2014
The Notes app is a stock application for the iPhone that allows you to jot down quick notes on a whim. It’s a fast running app with low overhead that’s perfect for saving a random note or thought.
There are, of course, far more powerful note-taking options available on the App Store. Apps like Day One, and my favorite, Evernote, quickly come to mind. But what the stock Notes app lacks in features, it makes up for with its speed, efficiency, and ease of use. It’s a no-nonsense tool that makes taking notes a cinch.
After the break, we’ll cover the stock Notes app inside and out. Thought you knew everything that there was to know about the Notes app? Have a look inside for the details. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 1, 2014
After updating Office for iPad apps with a new printing capability and a few other useful features that boost your mobile productivity, software maker Microsoft today issued a refresh for its note-taking app, OneNote, that contains some much appreciated enhancements on both the iPhone and Mac systems.
The new versions of OneNote, available free in the App Store and Mac App Store, have gained a dozen new features.
Most notably, OneNote for the iPhone now lets you create new notebooks and sections, includes a new design and comes with an optical character recognition feature called Office Lens. The Mac edition has received even more goodies… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 23, 2014
SwiftKey Note by TouchType would file as yet another note-taking iOS app if it weren’t for its custom software keyboard with enhanced auto-correction and predictions. Apple has not yet opened up the iOS keyboard to third-party developers so any app that improves upon the soft-keyboard experience is noteworthy.
Since its January debut, the app’s undergone several revisions and currently sits at version 1.7.
Developers in a blog post announced that a new version has launched Wednesday with support for landscape keyboard on the iPhone and an additional three new features. If you’ve been wondering why all the fuss about SwiftKey Note, there’s no need to sit on the sidelines as the software is available free of charge in the App Store… Read More
By Lory Gil on Apr 16, 2014
Apple’s Notes app isn’t all that bad. It is easy to access and simple to use. It gets the job done. However, it is sort of the “unnoticed stepchild” of iOS apps. It doesn’t do anything particularly special.
All.Notes makes up for what the Notes app lacks. It comes with lots of bells and whistles and even syncs with a compatible Mac app. Apple is going to be jealous when they find out… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 17, 2014
The rumors were true: Windows giant Microsoft has just released its note-taking app, OneNote, for the Mac.
It’s available right now in the Mac App Store free of charge for a limited time and includes a brand new clipper feature akin to Evernote, as well as a host of other capabilities designed to boost your productivity.
OneNote is also available for Android, Windows and Windows Phone devices.
As a result, your notes are platform-agnostic, synchronize across all devices, multiple people can collaborate on them and more. The full reveal is right below the fold. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 12, 2014
Windows giant Microsoft is said to be bringing its note-taking app, OneNote, to the Mac later this month. The company has companion OneNote apps for the iPhone and iPad in the App Store, available free of charge. On the desktop side of things, however, the app’s been exclusive to Windows.
The Verge is reporting that Microsoft, for the first time, will be making the desktop app free to both Mac and Windows users in March, unbundling it fully from the cost of Office.
The Redmond giant originally released OneNote more than a decade ago… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 4, 2014
Evernote for Mac has expanded on its stock search capabilities by introducing natural-language processing for your queries.
Activated from Evernote’s search bar and dubbed Descriptive Search, the feature allows for descriptive searching across your images, notes, documents, attachments and other data.
With Descriptive Search, Evernote fans can now search their notes by place, file contents, date ranges and lots more. This feature is now live in the new Evernote 5.5, available free of charge in the Mac App Store.
The full reveal is after the jump… Read More
By Joe Rossignol on Feb 2, 2014
As a post-secondary student, I am always recording notes on my iPhone during lectures since iCloud automatically syncs them to my MacBook Pro and iPad at my desk back home. For that reason, a new jailbreak tweak called NoteCreator is a simple but useful iOS extension that comes in handy for notetakers like me.
Simply put, the tweak allows you to create notes from anywhere on iOS thanks in part to Ryan Petrich‘s ever-so-popular Activator tweak. If that sounds useful to you, keep reading… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 10, 2014
If you’ve been listening to our podcasts as of late, you’ve probably heard one of us spew off our dislike for the look of the Notes app. It’s one of the only stock apps in iOS 7 that retains some semblances of skeuomorphism from the pre-iOS 7 era.
Flat Notes is a new jailbreak tweak that alters the look of the Stock notes app. It makes the notes app look more like the rest of the stock apps in iOS 7. Have a look at our video comparison inside… Read More
By Lory Gil on Jun 17, 2013
If you are the kind of person who is always jotting down ideas on napkins, sending random text messages to friends about cool concepts, or leaving notes to yourself on sticky pads, you need something to help organize your thoughts.
Catch Notes is a productivity app that makes it easy to capture your ideas and share them with others without any fuss or muss. Just open the app, type in or record your idea and add your contacts for true collaboration… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 23, 2013
What started out as a simple note-taking solution is quickly becoming the Internet’s favorite information management platform.
We’re talking about Evernote, of course, the Jack of all trades, at least when it comes to note-taking, and I’m using the term loosely here. But if there’s one feature that’s been notably absent from Evernote it’s the concept of time – but no more.
Thanks to a major update issued earlier today, Evernote users on iOS and OS X can now take advantage of reminders, right in their notes. With this helpful new feature, Evernote just leveled up in a major way.
Reminders sync across devices seamlessly, facilitate to-do lists, deliver in-app and email alarms, can be notebook-specific and allow for a range of interesting capabilities not possible before. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty, shall we? Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 16, 2013
NotesTweak is an upcoming jailbreak tweak for iOS that allows you to enhance the stock Notes app. NotesTweak adds new features like the ability to save note snippets directly to the Home screen, upload notes to DropBox, and pin important notes to the top of your list.
If you’re someone who relies on the stock Notes app to get things done, then you’ll undoubtedly appreciate some of the new features that NotesTweak will bring to the table. Take a look inside for more info. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 11, 2013
ShareNotes is a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to share notes on Twitter and Facebook using iOS’ built in share sheet. The sheet is accessible via a tap on the share button in the Notes app, and it features two new buttons for Facebook and Twitter sharing once this tweak is installed.
The stock sharing options for notes are quite limited; you can only share notes via Mail or Messages. This jailbreak tweak opens things up a bit. Take a look inside for screenshots and more info… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 15, 2013
During its big executive shuffle last fall, Apple put expert designer Jony Ive in charge of all HI (Human Interface). And since then, there has been non-stop speculation regarding what kind of changes might be made to the ever-aging iOS.
And a lot of folks are wondering what the operating system would look like without all of the skeuomorphism — the leather, etc. textures. Well designer Adrian Maciburko might be on the right track with his “Crystal Interface” concept… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 13, 2012
Remember back in July when we told you about the new updates coming to iCloud? We went hands-on with the beta, which included new apps and other improvements.
Well this afternoon, Apple pushed the update to the public version of the iCloud web portal. So if you go to iCloud.com and login, you should see the new additions… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 10, 2012
No matter how many times I attempt to find an alternative to the Notes app, I always find myself migrating back to it eventually. I’m not sure why this, but I think my mind is simply programmed to go for the Notes app when I need to jot something down.
If you’re a jailbreaker, then you can rely on one of the many jailbreak tweak developers to implement enhanced features into the Notes app. NotesTab is the latest such example of a jailbreak tweak that adds a specific enhancement to the bare bones app — in this case a handy tab button for quick indentions. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 11, 2012
Are you a developer? Have you visited the iCloud.com beta login page recently? In case you missed it, two new icons appeared at a beta login page for iCloud.com briefly before Apple took the beta page down. This clearly suggests Apple is working on bringing Notes and Reminders web apps to iCloud.
Folks also discovered references to an upcoming iOS 6 beta in the code strings for this iCloud beta page.
As we told you last week, Apple could be bringing iOS and Mac Notifications to the iCloud website. So it all makes sense now: Reminders and Notes apps, which are now available on iOS devices and are coming to Macs with Mountain Lion installed later this summer, will also be replicated on the iCloud web site along with web notifications.
Let’s hope Apple will take the resulting notifications conundrum seriously… Read More