Power up your note-tak­ing

Swap your iPad’s Notes app for the more fea­ture-rich Fetch­notes

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Any­one can do it


30 min­utes


iPad, Fetch­notes, in­ter­net con­nec­tion (for shar­ing and sync­ing) The iPad comes with a Notes app, and while it suf­fices as a ba­sic place to jot down your thoughts, it’s not de­signed for heavy use. There’s no way to or­gan­ise notes, and shar­ing them with oth­ers sim­ply con­sists of email­ing or iMes­sag­ing the con­tents of the note to some­one. For that per­son to edit the note, they need to copy and paste the text into an edit­ing app.

Fetch­notes, a free app that works on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, is a note-taker that makes or­gan­is­ing and shar­ing your work a breeze – us­ing a Twit­ter-like sys­tem of hash­tags to cat­e­gorise notes as you write, and the @ sym­bol to share things. More­over, you can view your notes on any iOS de­vice, through an An­droid app, or in a Mac or Win­dows web browser. You can even add to your notes via text and email.

Shar­ing goes be­yond purely send­ing a note to some­one else. When you share a note with an­other Fetch­notes user, they can edit your text. Once they’ve fin­ished, you re­ceive a no­ti­fi­ca­tion on your iPad that they’ve made the edit.

The first time you use Fetch­notes, you need to be con­nected to the in­ter­net to cre­ate an ac­count. Once you’ve done this, how­ever, you can cre­ate notes even if you’re off­line – though ob­vi­ously you need to go on­line at some point later on to share your notes or to make them avail­able from other de­vices. Lau­rence Ca­ble

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