Category Archives: Notes and Note Taking

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Photo Reminders Using Voice, Photo, Text

Total Score:  29.5

Photo Reminders_logoThere are certainly many ways to create a reminder.  Photo Reminders uses all the best ways to remind yourself to do something – voice, image and text.  Need peanut butter, snap a photo and send yourself a reminder when you know you are going to the grocery store.   See a great pair of shoes at store.  Snap a photo and send yourself a note to remind you to do an online search.   You’ll think of all kinds of ways to use this app—phone calls to make, classes to attend, medicine to take, etc.

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Start Journaling with Day One

Total Score:  28.5

Day One iconDay One is an app that lets you capture the special moments in your life – one memory at a time.  You can do one a day, or capture all the special moments of your day.   You can add your thoughts and your photos.   What could be easier.  You have your phone or iPad close by most of the time – you just take a few minutes to journal those special moments.

 

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NoteSuite Hits a Homerun – Best App for Notes and Tasks

Total Score:  29

NoteSuite may just be the best note-taking, task-management app I have found.  It has amazing functionality and works well on a day-to-day basis.  I know I’ve said this before, but this is my go to app.  I’ve already recommended it to a number of friends and tested in real-world situations.  As you can tell, I’m pretty impressed with this app.  Read on to find out what functionality makes this app special.

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Train with IMuscle 2 for the iPad

Total Score:  29

I am a huge Nova fan and frankly anything with that name on it sounds good to me.  So, I was predisposed to like the iMuscle 2 (Nova Series) app.  I expected dazzling graphics – and got them.  I expected great information and I got it.  IMuscle 2 for iPad or iPhone is a must-have addition to any strength training program. You can target specific muscles, find out how to improve those muscles and track your progress.

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Capture Memories With the ScrapBook – Tell Your Story App

Total Score: 28.5

The process of keeping a scrapbook is centuries old. Paper, of course, has been the medium for most of that time, but now you can capture those memories through the ScrapBook – Tell Your Story app. Not only can you create a scrapbook – or multiple scrapbooks – you can share pages with others. This app allows you to capture your photos and notes, and also record your impressions of what happened, or better yet, record something while it is happening. Continue reading

Birdwatcher’s Diary – Journaling the Easy Way

Total Score:  28

As a newly hatched (pun intended) birder, I do not have any preconceived notions about how to collect sightings.   From the research I have done, I can tell you that I find the Birdwatcher’s Diary  for iPhone or iPad app easy to use and frankly fun. I cannot even imagine doing this on paper.  On the other hand, more appropriately, can see the advantages of an electronic version.  They say the best camera is the one you have with you.  I would think we could easily make the case that the best bird journal is the one you have with you – and since my iPhone is a constant companion, it inspires me to collect.  There was a major update in August 2012 which added a lot of new functionality. Continue reading

Penultimate – Best in Class iPad Handwriting App

Total Score:  29

I have been looking for an app that would allow me to take notes in meetings, annotate photos and generally help me stay organized.  I have tested a couple of apps that met that need, but until now, none that inspired me like Penultimate.   I started out my test enjoying the features offered – ink colors, moving between pages, cutting, erasing and importing photos.  From that point, I decided I needed to create a book of my own.  First I documented my New Year’s resolutions (if you write them down you are more likely to achieve them), then I decided I needed a fitness journal, and then I decided I wanted to create a life journal and I haven’t even gotten to the work uses yet!  I think this app will exceed your expectations and dare I say it, improve your life! Continue reading

Use Your Handwriting Gold – Easy and Fun List Making

Total Score:  28

The Use Your Handwriting app is one of my favorites.  While I am a decent typist on the tiny iPhone keyboard, using my own handwriting is a treat.   I create grocery lists, lists of DVDs I want to watch, gift lists and to do lists.   Whenever someone asks me why I like my iPhone, this app is one of the first that I demo.  It never fails to get a “Wow.”  The icon for the iPad version is identical. Continue reading