When it comes to reminders or leaving notes for myself, I'm the type to grab the first piece of paper within reach. Same applies to BlackBerry applications, as long as it delivers and helps me keep track of various items going on in my life I'm a happy camper. Noted is a simple native note taking application, though the developer is continuously updating with user feedback and suggestions.
For anyone looking to quickly jot down notes, all that is required is tapping on the new icon at the bottom and entering in the title and details in the box below and pressing save. Notes can be sorted alphabetically, viewed by either the preset categories, or one of your own, edited, and deleted. One of the more recent updates incorporate a forums members request to be able to share notes via one of the native applications (i.e. Email, BBM, WhatsApp, etc). While editing or creating a note, tap on the share icon at the bottom or in the overflow (three dots) menu to display the available options.
- Native BlackBerry 10 application, built using cascades
- Swipe to save
- Note categories: Work, Personal, and Miscellaneous - help you organization your information
- Share notes over BBM
- Sorts and groups notes into alphabetical sections
- Localized into Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, and French
- Backup/Restore (OS 10.1 only)
- Custom Category (OS 10.1 only)
- Option to open notes in edit mode (OS 10.1 only)
- Search (OS 10.1 only)
As of now, users are unable to add reminders, send notes to the application itself, or perform a search (if you are on OS 10.0). However, it runs fast, offers the ability to confirm deletion before performing the action, and is a useful alternative to Remember, especially for those of us who miss the simplicity of the memo pad on BBOS devices. In the video above, you'll notice I use my Z10 to demonstrate the application but as newer features were released after the fact for OS 10.1, I did use on my Dev C for the rest.
It may be simple yet Carterbits' willingness to work with customers to improve the overall experience is worth paying the $0.99. Not only is he active in the forums but quickly responds to requests and issues. While features vary depending on the OS version, it is compatible with the BlackBerry Z10, Q10, and Q5.