Pinch to Zoom, filter as-you-type, quick inserts and more with the latest update to Noted

By Alicia Erlich on 21 Apr 2014 11:21 am EDT

It has been a while since we've heard from Carterbits, the developer behind the popular notepad/text editor app Noted. He has been hard at work integrating bug fixes, enhancements, and more into the application. For those of you not already familiar with its capabilities, it is a simple application similar to the memo pad back on legacy devices that helps you keep track of your notes and to-do's all in one convenient place.

Below is the full change log that shows all of the recent additions and modifications.


  • A web page that is “Shared” to Noted now automatically sets the note's title from the web page's title
  • New note from Clipboard feature creates a note using the data currently in the Clipboard
  • New setting to "Disable Active Text Features" for users who don't want URL support in notes


  • Translated into Indonesian
  • Fixed: bug that prevented Universal Search based searches from working


  • Advanced setting to toggle spell checking on / off to improve performance on large notes.


  • Optimized for OS 10.2 (and now only supports devices on 10.2 or higher)
  • Filter-as-you-type in categories; filters the list of notes by note title. Great for keyboard-based devices.
  • Improved "Auto-hide UI elements on scroll" behavior for keyboard-based devices. The previous implementation made it difficult to select a line at the bottom of the display in a note if the action bar was hidden. Frequently the action bar would pop up and get in the way.


  • Pinch and Zoom to decrease/increase font size of an open note
  • Quick Inserts; Long press in a note text field, tap Go on the Inserts toast to launch the Inserts sheet (Date, Time, Date/Time, Custom strings)
  • Decreased startup time
  • Improved Italian translations
  • Improved Spanish translations
  • Improved Portuguese translations
  • Improved French translations
  • Decreased download size of app by 30%

You can find Noted for all BlackBerry 10 devices running OS 10.2 and higher for $1.99. As always the developer is committed to making improvements and is open to suggestions for future versions.

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Reader comments

Pinch to Zoom, filter as-you-type, quick inserts and more with the latest update to Noted


lol yup and I do it the smart NOT annoying pathetic way... I don't have to announce first like a ___ and try to prove to mommy and daddy i'm cool cause I said first on the internet

There is not much difference between somebody who tries to say first in every thread and somebody who tries to be first in every thread and just says something not to sound pathetic. Both are the same to me!

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Everybody???? Wow, hadn't realised.

Anyway, I've known Quicksilver in the Crackberry blogs for at least 6-7 months, my initial comment to him was a joke, as I know what he's like with firsters.

He's a pretty decent guy. So, again, I was just ribbing him with my comment.

So my friend, you having a decent day too? Would you like me to get an extra brew out for you too?


 Posted by the Crackberry Pirate 

I think I've realised it's dangerous to rib. I've retired from the ribbing business, there's got to be safer occupations out there.

 Posted by the Crackberry Pirate 

Thanks, Alicia. I rely on your articles to keep me current with changes in apps, as well as knowing what is out there.

Alicia usually comes out of the woodwork when there's an update to Noted.

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I've just checked out the app, looks pretty impressive. It's good to see development support.

I'm just going to read up on the app specs again, especially as I use Blackberry's Remember app, however it's a little frustrating and hopefully this app can replace it.

Great reviews on the developer, especially where people have said the Dev gets back promptly, well done.

 Posted by the Crackberry Pirate 

I've had it for a while and really like it. Got the update this morning and just read your article on everything that was updated and really appreciated it.
Thanks Alicia.

arTie's berry "Q10"

How does this compare and contrast with BB Remember in practical, everyday usage? Has anyone here used both? Which do you prefer and why?

I am an avid user of the BlackBerry Remember, however I haven't used this specific app, and it's only today I've first heard about it.

You raise a good question, would like to know how this compares too.

 Posted by the Crackberry Pirate 

There are certain features that noted doesn't have that the developer has made clear he has no intention to implement such as inserting photos into a note.

For me this is a great shame, but I'm sure he has his reasons.

Also the categories are predefined, and while you can rename custom categories I think a better implementation would be to add categories yourself as you need them, not be tied into the 10 or so categories already setup.

Also in noted there is no ability to tag posts if that is your thing.

The app does have simplicity going for it in certain respects, apart from the mentioned category implementation.

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I started using Noted on my Q10 when I still had OS10.1, with Sprint, before the 10.2.1 update and Remember was useless so Noted came to the rescue. Even though Remember now with 10.2.1 is GREAT, I still use Noted for its simplicity and the other reasons stated by the other people. They both co-exist beautifully.

Got a few note taking apps, of which this one is the best by a mile. Great to see the developer keep it well updated.

Careful! Z10 in action!

Just out of curiosity, how does this rate better?
I'm keen to switch to an alternative.

Thanks in advance

 Posted by the Crackberry Pirate 

Find this one the quickest to actually use to set up any notes. Plenty of different categories for said notes, so you can keep them separate from each other, and can also create more categories if required. Plus a secure location for notes that requires a password to view them for any personal things. You can set a specific note to be shown as the active frame as required when minimized. Also has light and dark mode available too, and lots of other setting to cater to your own requirements. All in all I've found it to meet all my requirements so far better than others I have tried.

It has a simple but nice UI, and is easy to use. One of the biggest advantages for me is to have the Secure folder with password protection included. It's like having a Notes app and a Password Keeper app combined.

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I agree. No matter how much I tried to use and like Remember and Evernote apps, I kept going back to Noted, which is now the only notes app I use.

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How is the "share" feature on this app?... is it so closely integrated & useful in Remember.

Just wondering if it was visible under the share menu.

Is it simple to share from within the app?

Thx for any feedback from current users.

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