Keep forgetting to remember? Try out this built-in BlackBerry 10 app
Remember was an interesting addition to BlackBerry 10. Not only did it fold together the old memo, voice notes, and tasks app, it also baked in Evernote functionality, so any of your notes in the cloud could be accessed and synced as well.
Though you’ll mostly be using the text field for Remember entries, you can also attach pictures, notes, and pertinent files. To keep things organized notes can be kept in folders and have descriptive tags for future reference.
Remember is a bit tricky to use if you're not sure what you're doing, but once you get the hang of things it can really be a great tool on your BlackBerry 10 device.
Keep reading as we walk through all the features.
The first thing you’ll want to do is register an Evernote account if you don’t have one already. This is the ideal way to make sure you can access your notes on your PC or other devices, plus it acts as a handy back-up mechanism. You can do this from the Accounts page under Settings. Once that’s done, you’re good to go.
Within the Remember app, you can start creating entries simply by tapping the New Entry button. Content can also be shunted to Remember through the system-wide Share menu. It’s worth noting that any e-mails that have been flagged will show up in Remember as new entries. The new entry screen will provide you with a simple Title and text field to fill out as you will, and options to file the entry in a specific folder and add a due date.
Along the bottom are buttons to add images, audio, or other files stored on your BlackBerry that may be useful in the future.Tapping the overflow button in the bottom-left will present the additional option to add tags, which is particularly handy for wrangling a wide array of notes that are scattered across different folders.
Creating new folders is dead simple. Tapping the New Folder button along the bottom lets you pick a folder name, pick a color, and chose whether or not to sync it to Evernote. Folders can also be made from the entry creation screen when picking which folder to put it into. You can always change the title and color of a folder by long pressing it from the main screen and tapping the Edit button on the left side, but you can only enable Evernote syncing during folder creation. If you’re not that interested in folders, you can also tap the bottom-left button to see a full, raw list of entries which can be sorted by tags.
There are a few caveats to Remember, however. Many Evernote files are made using rich text, particularly interactive check-boxes, which are vital for the simplest of to-do lists. Any of this formatting is lost when you save a note using remember. None of the rich text or formatting is preserved once saved on your device - which is very annoying and needs to be fixed ASAP.
Another thing that I really miss from Tasks in OS 7 is how to-do items would show up in the calendar depending on the due date. This created reminders sensibly nestled between day-to-day meetings.
So that’s Remember on BlackBerry 10. It’s a solid all-in-one productivity app that can help with all of your day-to-day tasks.