Developer: ThoughtBox LLC
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★½☆
User Interface Rating: ★★½☆☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Overall Rating: ★★½☆☆

Is it possible to have an app that’s almost too simple? In the case of note taking app, Note, that seems quite likely.

As the name suggests, it’s an app for entering notes and other information that you need to enter quickly. The issue is that there really isn’t much more to it than the stock app, which makes that $1.99 asking price a bit of a shock.

The app starts out very cleanly, allowing you to get started straight away or dive into the options side of things. Options wise, it’s possible to change the font used, as well as set up the app to save to iCloud. Don’t expect more depth than this because that’s pretty much Note‘s limit, unless you count being able to open the app on a blank note each time.

notes2notes1Creating a new note is as simple as one would expect, with a tap on the plus sign opening up a place to enter your text. Unfortunately it’s not possible to import images, ensuring that Note remains as basic as the built-in app that costs nothing to use.

You can share and export the content with the usual supply of outlets, but that’s not really a huge selling point given it’s pretty conventional stuff. What does help Note is that it’s easy to search amongst your notes, which is pretty convenient when you’ve got lots of content to dig through.

Ultimately though, Note is a bit expensive for what it offers. Sure, it’s simple and more stylish to look at than the stock app, but for $1.99 you could buy an app with more useful features than this. It’s only ever going to be a tool for those desperate for a particularly clean interface.

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