Note+ Notepad: Simple and easy note-taking

September 26, 2012
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Note taking is important in everyday life. If you’re a writer, for instance, you often need to bring a small notebook so you can write new ideas when they pop up in your head. Students also need to write important notes so they can easily review their lessons. Even ordinary people use notepads to write important notices or make their grocery lists.

Note taking is very important that even phone manufacturers have created phones and tablets dedicated to taking notes. The Google Play Store also offers a variety of note taking apps that will allow you take notes on your Android device. One of those note taking apps is the Note+ Notepad app. This is a simple app that allows you to create and save your notes.

On the main menu, you can find the search bar, the creation, delete, and option buttons at the top of the screen. You can also find 3 tabs that arrange your notes according to when they were created, the date they were modified, or alphabetically.

Since this is a free app, you can also find ads popping at the top of the screen. The ads don’t seem to distract you when using the app. To begin adding your notes, just tap the pen with a plus symbol at the top of the screen.

The app will then ask you if you want to create a folder or a note. If you want to organize your notes, I suggest creating a folder first before adding your notes. You will need to enter the folder’s name and the folder icon. You can create a separate folder for work, for school, or for personal notes so you can easily locate and find your notes. Your folder will then appear on the app’s interface. Open the folder and click the creation button to add notes to that folder.

Creating a note will bring you to the creation page where you can add the title and the body of your note. You can add your lecture notes, or some articles from the Web so you can scan them in the app. You might also want to keep your title short because the app limits the characters on your title. Once you are done creating your note, you can save it by tapping the floppy disk icon at the upper-right portion of the screen.

Your notes will then be added to your folder. To read your note, just tap on it and you will be directed to the viewing page. Here you can scan and read your notes. You can also find buttons above to change the text size and edit your notes. If you have more than one note in that folder, you can simply change from one note to another by swiping the screen.

The viewing interface is clean and the ads disappear, enhancing your reading experience. Unfortunately, I think the app still lacks additional tools that are important for note-taking. A highlighter tool and an option to attach photos, for example, would be great additions to the app. Nevertheless, the app features a simple and clean user interface.

Some of your notes may contain personal information. For that, the app protects your privacy by allowing you to set a password in the app. You can set your password by heading to the Settings menu. Other options included on the Settings menu are Autosave notes, Lines in preview, Import note/database, and Export database.

Start creating and saving your notes with the Note+ Notepad app, free from the Google Play Store.

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