I've yet to discover a note-taking app that's lasted me more than a week. Typically, I find they require too many taps to create a note or get in and out of an existing note and I soon return to my trusted method of jotting down notes on an actual pad of paper. The thing is, I often wish I had that pad of paper with me instead of my iPhone, which I carry with me pretty much everywhere I go. Thus, I continue on my search for a simple note-taking app.
Today, I came across Noted by Tack, which looks like it might have the legs to make it past the first week. It's dead simple to use (and free), relying more on a handful of gestures than buttons. There are no organizational tools, no folder hierarchy, no font or formatting options, and no sync settings, for example, to mess with. Your can't even reorder your notes, which is one feature I'd like to see added. Another feature to add: landscape support -- Noted works only in portrait mode.
(Credit: Screenshot by Matt Elliott/CNET)
When you launch Noted for the first time, it will offer a quick tutorial on its various gestures. In it, you will learn that swiping down creates a new note; a one-finger sideways swipe when viewing a note lets you flip to the next note; a two-finger sideways swipe when viewing a note deletes it (complete with cool shredding grap... [Read more]