Power up your note-taking
Swap your iPad’s Notes app for the more feature-rich Fetchnotes
Anyone can do it
IT WILL TAKE
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