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Old September 19th, 2011, 01:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Was surprised to see Android doesn't have a built in notepad app on my evo3d. Anyone have any suggestions for a good basic one? Just want something I can type in notes, addresses, information, etc on the fly. There is a ton on the marketplace, figured id just ask here instead of spending a lot of time going through downloading, installing and trying all the ones on there.

Came from a blackberry curve and that had a very easy built in notepad called memo pad. Looking for something with that same basic functionality.

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Old September 19th, 2011, 01:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've tried a ton of them and have stuck with Evernote. Search ability is great, and I can access them on my PC.

Everything from a quick phone number to my filing cabinet (have gone paperless) resides in there, and it now has Skitch which lets you handwrite (or finger-write) a note.
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For full notes, Ever Note.

I use Color Notes, which are small post-it type notes for Phone numbers , Checklists, pass words etc.... You can also pin a post-it widget reminder to your homescreen or set a time/alarm. It's excellent for my usage.
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Was surprised to see Android doesn't have a built in notepad app on my evo3d. Anyone have any suggestions for a good basic one? Just want something I can type in notes, addresses, information, etc on the fly. There is a ton on the marketplace, figured id just ask here instead of spending a lot of time going through downloading, installing and trying all the ones on there.

Came from a blackberry curve and that had a very easy built in notepad called memo pad. Looking for something with that same basic functionality.
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Evernote.

Similar, but different, for something in a hurry that will leave a reminder for myself, I tap the Google Voice Search app, say "note to self", then speak whatever it is I want to remember. This will send an email to me with my speech transcribed into text, plus an audio file of what I said (in case the speech-to-text is fubar'd).
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Evernote/SpringPad. Either or. I use both though. SpringPad for random notes, movie lists etc. I use evernote more for the important notes.
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I use Colornote as well and love it. Easy to use and can back up to SD card. (In case you have to reset or buy a new phone.) Love the password protection and widget functions the best. I use this for all my note taking, rather it be Bible Study or at a teacher's conference for the kids. I e-mail the notes to myself to store in my g-mail acct. (Saves paper.)
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Evernote if you use Outlook and want easy integration with it. Springpad if you need it for social uses. I love Evernote and sprang for the paid version so that I could have offline access to notes I typed in from other clients as well as be able to attach any file format.
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My main note app is Evernote. However, for something quick, try Classic Notes.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.flufflydelusions.app.enotesclassicl ite
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I use AndroNoter: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.cristianca.notes&feature=search_res ult

It's a note-taking app which stores the apps in a SimpleNote account, see also Simplenote. An easy way to keep notes, lists, ideas, and more.

You can access your notes on your PC or your Mac with a dedicated app, or else just use the web app.
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Whats a good app with a 'bar' type note pad, e.g. a note pad at the top of the home screen (same size as the google search bar widget, or the wireless connection widget)
Just after one so I can display the date when my pre-paid expires each month.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 05:02 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Whats a good app with a 'bar' type note pad, e.g. a note pad at the top of the home screen (same size as the google search bar widget, or the wireless connection widget)
Just after one so I can display the date when my pre-paid expires each month.
Use Color Note. Its not exactly a "bar", and is a bit smaller than the Google search bar (its 1x1) but can do what you need. Basically you put a widget of the particular note and it looks like one of those post-it things you stick on walls. Its big enough to accomodate some text, and when you press it, it opens the full note.
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I've been using tab notes. It's one where you actually write/draw on the screen and can make multiple notebooks. It's designed for a tablet but I love it on my fascinate!
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I was on AK Notepad but have now switched to Evernote, seems better now the Sensation fix is out.
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I use Note Everything (free).
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+1 for Note Everything.

Springpad is also good, but no encription.
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Springpad is also good, but no encription.
I have Note Everything, I use it alot to. So far so good.. Its simple and easy to use.
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I'm trying Classic Notes Lite + App Box | AppBrain Android Market Seems to do everything "Note Everything" does (including check lists that you need to pay for with NE). It has a lot of nice "reference" gadgets. Font is goofy, but you can change it.
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Evernote if you use Outlook and want easy integration with it. Springpad if you need it for social uses. I love Evernote and sprang for the paid version so that I could have offline access to notes I typed in from other clients as well as be able to attach any file format.
I use Evernote as well. It can take notes from other note apps?
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I use Evernote as well. It can take notes from other note apps?
On other note apps, if you long press an entry, you get a "share" option. SpringPad and Evernote are always on that list in my case.
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I've been using Evernote, since it had pretty much a whole lot of stuff I like/need. The thing is, that since a couple of updates ago, it keeps bugging me with the fact that I have "Insufficient SD card space" when synching with the site.

It seems that it needs 100 MiB of free space on your SD card to be able to sync, even if you have a single note with a single text line; my SD card is pretty full as it is and since I use the app for text notes only, it making me empty my other, more important, content just for it to sync seems overly ridiculous.

You know what's the worst thing? While I won't be buying a bigger SD just for one app, I have yet to find a similar substitute, at least on the sync and multiplatform front; I'm trying Flicknote (and it's Simplenote sync), but it sure is way simpler than what I had before.
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Epistle - syncs dropbox & is simple/lightweight. Nothing more. Want a ton of features? Go w/ evernote
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SpringPad is actually the best alternative to Evernote.
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Good call on Springpad, but I suddenly remembered why I haven't tried that one yet: the market says it's not compatible with my phone.

Since I didn't see an obvious feature that my phone wouldn't be able to handle, I got the apk from an external source and installed. If my phone doesn't burst into flame from using it, I'll let you know how it fares.
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I like how NoteSync stays syched with GoogleDocs. And it is a simple interface that reminds me of the Blackberry NotePad.
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Getting to this late, but see there are lots of votes for Evernote. Personally for what I wanted, that and so many others were far too complex. And now Evernote is 7.5M in size! Crazy for what I need.

After much looking, I found a much simpler app (and only 62k in size). You can save notes, read them later and sort the notes alphabetically or by date modified - that's exactly what I wanted out of it!

It's called NotePad, (original name eh!, but I like the app). So you can find it the developer is called TheBridge. If you want a very simple notepad, like I did, you can't go wrong with this one.
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Another Evernote fan

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The 'ColorNote Notepad Notes' is one of the most unique notepad app and most rated.
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Jota text editor is basic but very good. I can write .txt files on my comp & they'll be exactly the same when I transfer them to the phone (others I tried didn't assemble the text as I had intended).

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i have been on apple ipad but for file system issues i have just moved to Samsung note. i am thinking of a note application that will behave like ipad note which syncs by itself to mt yahoo notes.
i will be glad if anyone can help.
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Evernote if you are comfortable with a heavy duty app. It is more of a productivity app nowadays. For taking quick notes and storing them securely, try Sec-Notes. It has rich text editing, undo/redo support, multiple notes (rich notepad, spreadsheet and checklist) and auto backups to Google Drive and Dropbox.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.skipser.secnotes

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