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
By Jeff Benjamin on May 7, 2012
Who types text that is lengthy enough to warrant a character counter in the Notes app? That’s the first thing I thought when trying Characount for Notes, and needless to say I’m still pondering the question.
That’s literally all this tweak does. It places a character counter, not a word counter mind you, but a character counter at the top of each note you compose.
Who really needs something like this? Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 21, 2012
With the rumors and leaks lending strong indications that we’ll see some sort of rich text functionality for Notes in iOS 5.1, developer Ryan Petrich decided he doesn’t like waiting.
As a result, Rich Text For Mail — a tweak dedicated to adding rich text support to Email — has been updated to support Notes as well.
The good news is that you no longer have to wait for iOS 5.1 to receive a feature that may or may not be included with the final build… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 29, 2011
The Notes app is a great app for saving quick items that you need to get back to later, but often it’s easy to forget that you wrote anything down in the first place.
With SBStickyNotes, forgetting just became a tad more difficult. That’s because this tweak allows you to save favorite notes to you Home screen as a bookmark.
We’ve gone hands-on with SBStickyNotes on video; check inside to view the full walkthrough… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Dec 7, 2011
It’s been a busy day for the Evernote team with not just one, but two apps being pushed out into Apple’s App Store.
You probably know Evernote as the note-taking and archiving utility that helps to organize our digital lives, but did you also know that it can help you remember the people you meet, as well as the meals you’ve eaten?
Evernote’s two new apps, Evernote Hello and Evernote Food, do just that, and the best part is that they seamlessly sync with your existing Evernote account, meaning all your Hello and Food notes are available anywhere on any internet-enabled device… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 21, 2011
Need to jot down a quick phone number, recipe, directions, or an address? If you have an iPhone 4S, you could always rely on Siri, but what if you don’t?
A simple solution would be QuickMemo — a Notification Center widget for jailbroken iOS 5 devices, which allows you to jot down notes with a simple swipe of the status bar.
It’s not perfect, but QuickMemo is more than adequate to function as a scratch pad. Take a look inside for a video walkthrough that shows the widget in action… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 9, 2011
Itching for a way to delete multiple notes on your iPhone? For some strange reason, Apple omitted the ability to mass delete notes. Instead, you’re relegated to deleting notes one-by-one.
That can be extremely tedious, especially if you’re a heavy user of the Notes app. But never fear, the jailbreak community is here, and they’ve brought along with them a handy solution in the form of MultiNoteDelete… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 24, 2011
One of the most frustrating aspects about the stock Notes app, is that it can take too much effort to reference your notes in a quick manner.
Say, for instance, you’re shopping at the grocery store, and you want to quickly reference the shopping list stored on your Notes app. Doing so can prove to be more time consuming that it needs to be.
Enter ToDoNotes, a recently created jailbreak tweak that gives you the ability to paste your most important notes right on your Spotlight page… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 6, 2011
It’s about time we started seeing some more Notification Center widgets roll in. After a few weeks of silence on the iOS 5 jailbreak front, iPhoneItalia has tipped us off that BigBoss has set up a new iOS 5 repository with multiple new entries.
We’ve already told you about ScreenLocker, the Orientation Lock button for your Notification Center. Now we’ll go over NotificationShower. This widget is very similar to SBSettings’ Fast Notes toggle, as it allows you to quickly jot down reminders… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 30, 2011
Pastie.org is a place where you can type or paste anything. There’s no user names or profiles, what you type or paste gets placed in chronological order with the other entries. If you’re a fan of the service, you’re going to love this next jailbreak tweak. Glue enables you to paste content to Pastie.org directly from the iOS Notes application.
Now instead having to open up Safari or another 3rd party application to access the Pastie service, you can simply upload from your Notes app with a single tap. This could save frequent users quite a few steps… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 3, 2010
Although I’m not a developer, I have been able to play around extensively with iOS 4.2 on my iPad. Let me just reiterate the sentiments that it is indeed worth the hype. With new features like AirPlay, it’s understandable that that ability to switch your fonts in the Notes app is playing second fiddle to all of the other enhancements.
Although iOS 4.2 is right around the corner, Apple has been one-upped with the release of the jailbreak tweak, NotesFont. Not only does this tweak bring the ability to change fonts in the native Notes app, it offers a lot more fonts than what Apple is planning to offer…
By Sébastien Page on Jul 2, 2010
You probably already know you can sync your Google emails, calendars and contacts with your iPhone using Google Sync. But do you know you can also sync your iPhone notes with your Gmail account?
The only requirement for being able to sync your notes with Gmail is that your iPhone be updated to iOS 4. When you set up your Gmail account on your iPhone, you will now have the option to sync your notes.
If you have several Gmail account set up on your iPhone, you will be able to sync your notes to specific accounts. In the top left corner of the Notes.app, a new button will appear letting you choose what account you want to sync with.
One downside to this is that it’s a one-way sync, which means that you can only sync your notes from your iPhone to your Gmail account. You can’t sync from Gmail notes to your iPhone.