When iOS 7 dropped, many graphic designers and fans of minimalism were overjoyed at the new, flat look of our iPhones and iPads. However, not everyone was happy. In fact, some argued that the skeuomorphism of pre-iOS 7 is what made Apple stand out from the rest with a design that bucked the trend of bright colors.
Classic Notes 2007 suggests that, maybe faux realism in digital design isn’t as bad as you remember it. This throwback app returns to form, bringing you a vision from your past.
The app looks and acts just like it did in 2013, before Apple’s mobile operating system underwent drastic changes. The header bar has the same brown leather-like look. It features the same yellow lined paper look of the original app. Even the felt tip marker style Noteworthy font is the same.
Just like the original stock Notes app, you can change the font to Helvitica, Marker Felt, American Typewriter, or Courier New.
The only thing missing is iCloud support, which the developer notes might be added in a future update if it is popular and requested by fans. So, let them know your suggestions if you hope to see iCloud in the future.
Now all we need is a throwback keyboard app and we’ll be set.
If you prefer the skeuomorphic design of the turn of the century, or if you just want to feel nostalgic for an earlier time in your life, you’ll be able to escape, even if it is just while you create a grocery list.
Classic Notes 2007 is available for free with no in-app purchase. It was obviously made with love by someone who misses the old design of iOS. Money can’t buy love. Download it in the App Store today.
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