Finding a favorite iPad notes app has been an ongoing process for me since the day the first iPad was released. Several of the leading contenders are apps I also use on the iPhone. The thing with notes apps for the iPad / iOS though is that thus far it seems impossible to find the one, perfect all-round app for everything I want. The closest I’ve got so far is something along these lines:
— Simplenote was for a long while my favorite notes app for actually writing and editing notes on iPad and iPhone – because of its clean, simple UI. It also has a pretty nice web app that it syncs to automatically.
— Then my friend and writing colleague Thomas introduced me to Plain Text. Right now, it has replaced Simplenote as my favorite app to take notes in on the iPad. It syncs with Dropbox and I’ve been using Byword to edit notes made in Plain Text on the Mac.
— Evernote is the most powerful and feature-rich notes app I’ve used on iOS. I have never enjoyed it’s UI when writing / editing notes on the iPad or iPhone, but it is available via any browser, has a very solid Mac desktop app, and is always my default place to store notes that I want to keep around and have access to months or years down the road.
Simplenote – one of the very best note taking apps for the iPad and iOS – got a big new update a couple of days back, to Version 3.1.0. Two of the biggest additions (for premium users only for now) are Dropbox sync and some basic support for lists.
Here’s the full list of what’s new in this new version:
This is a big update with lots of fixes and a couple new features:
Added option to lock the app with a passcode
Improved tags and sharing
– tags can now be added to a note via autocompletion
– you can tag people (email addresses), and the note will be shared with those people automatically
– you can add people to a tag to create a group tag
– notes with a group tag get shared with everyone in the group automatically
– tags can be renamed
– tag syncing is greatly improved
Simplenote – the excellent note taking app for iPad and iPhone – has had an update this week, to Version 3.0.6. The updates changes list does not mention any new enhancements, but it does detail several important bug fixes.
The big bug that I am very glad to see squashed with this update is this one:
fixed text and notes sometimes getting duplicated
I have seen a lot of that over recent weeks in Simplenote and it was a distraction in an otherwise superb app. Other fixes in the update include: bug where edits could be lost if you create a new note quickly after making changes, fixed tags not being removed properly after a sync, fixed problem with pin syncing, and fixed note list flickering after a sync.
You can find the latest version of Simplenote in the App Store now, and it’s a free app.
Simplenote – one of the very best note-taking apps for the iPad and iPhone – has had a recent update, to Version 3.0.3. This update offers a few small enhancements and, more importantly, some critical bug fixes. Here’s the full list of changes:
– fixed a problem that could result in data loss if you updated but had not yet created an account
– fixed a problem that could result in data loss while working offline
– fixed some problems with tags (although tag syncing is not yet perfect)
– fixed problems with searching in portrait mode (iPad)
– moved the Sign Out button
– only display Sync Now information once
You can find this latest version of Simplenote in the App Store now, and it remains a free app.
Simplenote – one of the leading notes apps for the iOS platform for a long while – has just had a huge update last night, to Version 3.0.2. As its name would suggest, one of Simplenote’s strongpoints has always been its simple and elegant look and UI.
With this new update, the app has managed to maintain that simple, elegant quality while adding a substantial amount of functionality and some lovely bells and whistles as well.