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List of Notes APPs: Free, sync, local copies.

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by townsend2005, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. townsend2005

    townsend2005 Lurker
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    In doing searches for Note Apps on android, I found it a bit confusing. So here's a small thread of my search results, as of Feb 2011. Hope it helps someone.

    I was looking for a note-taking app with local copies and syncing. I was aghast to learn that the app I was using couldn't let me access my data while I didn't have reception. I keep door codes on my phone, and when I was in a basement, whoops - there goes the usefulness of the entire concept!

    I use Microsoft OneNote to organize LARGE amounts of data, that need a tiered structure. It works great for embedding links to local files, screen clippings, etc. Still kludgey MS, but it works.

    I use a Simplenote/ResophNotes/JadeNote system for my mobile-specific notes: To Do list, codes, shopping list.

    This system really works for me. I can't tell you how much time I've wasted with ActiveSync, trying to sync OneNote serverless, etc. This system allows me the organizing power of OneNote, with a very simple syncing system.

    It's funny how there is so much focus on streaming crap, games, and other stupid stuff, but finding a system to sync simple text took some digging...

    Criteria:
    FREE
    Local copies on BOTH computer and device
    Sync over data connection

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Simplenote [server]
    ResophNotes [pc client]
    JadeNote [mobile client]
    This appears to work on all criteria, took me 5 mins to set it all up and has worked great for a week.


    Evernote
    No local copies on device


    Springpad
    No local copies on computer


    Catch (formerly Snaptic)
    ?


    DropBox
    No local copies on device


    Microsoft OneNote
    No syncing app
     

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