ABI Notes brings cloud syncing and an explosion of color to BlackBerry 10

By James Richardson on 23 Jan 2014 06:08 am EST

If you've been a regular visit to CrackBerry since BlackBerry 10 hit the scene you would have seen us feature a whole host of note taking application - most of them being pretty awesome. ABI Notes falls into that same category, but it does have a secret weapon hidden within. Read on to discover the mystery....

Initially ABI Notes is free to download but if you fancy upgrading to the Pro version for just a couple of bucks you can take advantage of its true secret power - cloud syncing. I always use a note app on my BlackBerry and usually when I switch devices I manage to forget about the notes and lose them. Not anymore though!

In addition to the cloud options ABI Notes is bursting with color, has a light and dark theme and is super user friendly. The native application has clearly taken a lot of time and hard work into developing and the price for the Pro edition is more than worth it if you ask me. With the added bonus of adding alarms for each note and BlackBerry calendar integration I suspect this will be the number one BlackBerry 10 note app for the foreseeable future. If you're not a fan of Evernote then this could well be the next best thing? 

Nice work Mr Developer. I tip my hat to you. 


  • Simple & colorful user interface in Cascades
  • Manage notes and to-do lists in one app 
  • Sort notes and to-do lists by title, color, time of update or time of creation
  • Set an alarm for each note or to-do by integration with Calendar App 
  • Easy to search by keywords by text sharing from any application.
  • Easy to share/co-edit note or to-do list with another ABI Notes user 
  • Backup/restore your notes or to-do lists from server

ABI Notes is available for all BlackBerry 10 handsets. Give the free version a go and see what you think? 

More information/Download ABI Notes (free) for BlackBerry 10

Reader comments

ABI Notes brings cloud syncing and an explosion of color to BlackBerry 10


What cloud service does it sync with?

Is it hosted by the developer, or can we use the usual suspects like Box, Dropbox, SkyDrive...?

Would like to see BBRY hosted, encrypted cloud services, happy to pay a subscription fee.

Zzzzwiped from a Zedevice....

The Cloud is getting more important every day ;). Instant syncing a must!

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I use ABI notes almost daily. It is a great app for taking notes and making to do lists.
Regarding replacement for Ever note or Remember, the features simply are not there. In fact I find the simplicity of ABI is one of its strengths. Unfortunately I do not know anyone with ABI as the collaboration feature sound very useful.
The dev is very helpful and offers a free version. Give it a try.

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Does it integrate with my emails? For instance, am I able to create a task from my emails.

I can flag an email now and it will go to remember. This is an important feature for me.

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I want a note app that I can sync between my BB10 and my PC. OR that will sync with Outlook.

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I sync my notes with Outlook.com via the Remember app and they appear in my Desktop Outlook automatically.

You have to create an account in the desktop version if Outlook that uses Outlook.com for this to work.

If it's in Outlook.com then it's on my phone and computer. Email, Calendar, Contacts, and To-Do list are all there.


Just installed this app and it seems ok. You have to upgrade to use cloud backup but that is easy to solve. I just chose my Dropbox as destination for the "local backup".
By the way... I've been looking for a really good diary or journal app but I just can't find one. Any suggestions?

Evernote will always be king. Period. Having said that, Corky Notes is my second choice. This one would be third place.

I used my Z10 to create this CrackBerry madness!

This app is very well built and is lovely to look at

Developer of Corky Notes, Lazy Lists, and MAKE

Did you get my email? If Corky Notes had a backup feature it would be hard to compete with. The UI is absolutely awesome.

I used my Z10 to create this CrackBerry madness!

Never mind. Man, you got back to me FAST! Backup each tab at bottom. Thank you.

I used my Z10 to create this CrackBerry madness!

Ah, awesome that was you! I never get email notification from CrackBerry so I rarely follow up on thread comments lol

Don't update CorkyNotes!!!
There is NO dark notes style and dark background support anymore :/
The battery DRAIN is HUGE on Q10!!! I cant use corky notes anymore :/:/:/

I went ahead and supported the developer too and bought the full version. Still not as nice to look at as Corky Notes, but definitely has a ton of features.

I used my Z10 to create this CrackBerry madness!

The is the first list app I have seen that is capable of pasting a list from text and formatting it into a nice checklist. It also has a spot in the share function of BB10 making it work effectively and efficiently with the OS. Currently the share function will only work with new text file and not list. I have emailed the dev though to request that. Would be awesome to be able to email a list and share it to a beautifully formatted ABI list.

Overall I think this app is awesome. Thank you Crackberry for sharing these great, productive apps!

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I might have to check this out. I do like the remember app though...but I really like the colors and font on this one.

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Great. However there is still missing one BIG feature in this category: notes and task sync with Outlook.

Not even Remember App current version can sync with Outlook, what a shame since OS7 did that without hassle

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Thanks for the info! After updating Corky Notes I can't use it anymore!!!
There are no more Styles to choose, just one light brown, no black background, and the colour notes looks like cheap plastik iphone 5c :/
BATTERY DRAIN like helll after update

I like the look of this, plus props to the dev for including BlackBerry and for making an authentic BlackBerry app (this is Built for BlackBerry, from the ground up!) But, Remember which now does what it's supposed to and syncs with Evernote and Outlook for me, still rules this space.

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