Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4
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Note taking or to do list apps can go one of two routes in order to be distinctive: they can either offer a wealth of features that have never been seen or implemented before (increasingly difficult to achieve well) or they can be so visually attractive and intuitive that the sheer comfort of using them makes it all worthwhile. NOTE'd fits into the second of these two categories.
One of those small delights in life is picking up a new fresh tome to write in, whether it's just to fill with shopping lists or more abstract ideas. An app can't fulfil the physical feeling but NOTE'd does help in terms of aesthetics.
Upon loading, users get the choice of 15 different journals to use. Each can be labelled appropriately so it's easy to differentiate between work notes, shopping lists, diary entries or mostly anything anyone could think of.
Notes aren't restricted to text only. Images can be added, opening up the possibilities of mini photo albums, as well as map locations and voice memos. Each of these options ensure that NOTE'd can be used for a wide variety of purposes, giving the app some much needed flexibility.
For added functionality, the user is a touch of a button on the main screen away from viewing all the notes, from every journal, together. It's also possible to bookmark important notes, thus placing them in the Bookmarks section for further consultation.
It's all simple stuff yet wholly appropriate. There's no filler here nor any unnecessary complications. Instead, NOTE'd provides a very attractive note taking interface that's never fiddly to understand. The only flaw in this simple package is its lack of exportability. With no iCloud or Dropbox support, I wouldn't recommend storing any important notes through NOTE'd. This is purely an app for more short term note taking.