Developer: Cao Tri DO
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 1.2
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

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

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Simplicity is the key to any good note taking app and Peiji easily accomplishes that task. Focusing on a distraction free layout, the app is pretty simple to get to grips with despite its overly wordy tutorial.

Essentially, Peiji is as easy to understand as the stock app for note taking. Users can easily tap in any information they want to keep track of and go no further than that. However, those who want to add formatting will be delighted that the options are there. It’s possible to add bullet points, bold, italics, and underlining as and when it’s needed. The simplicity is still there though so such options rarely feel intrusive. Moving around such notes involves using a trackpad, which is sometimes a bit awkward but it’s an issue that improves with practice.

peiji2peiji3Notes can be organized by tagging them or by separating them into different notebooks, meaning it’s simple enough to keep track of many different things at once. iCloud support means there’s never any worry of losing the information, either.

Elsewhere in the list of small but useful features comes night mode, turning the screen much darker, as well as PIN code options for those wanting to keep their notes secure.

Sharing support is similarly varied, with options to export to PDF or RTF as well as the ability to upload directly to Dropbox or Google Drive. It’s all fairly easily conducted.

Note taking apps are plentiful on the App Store but Peiji still proves to be a worthwhile addition. Simple to use and uncluttered, it’s a handy way to add notes while still having the power of searching through them easily enough. It’s sure to be easily adapted, whether for writing ideas down or simply keeping track of your grocery list.

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