Ran out of sticky notes? Try NOTO for the BlackBerry PlayBook

By Ryan Blundell on 13 May 2011 03:25 pm EDT

The NOTO application is a basic note/memo tool to use when you need to jot something down quickly on your PlayBook. Pretty handy if you find yourself in the boardroom and forgot to bring a book and pen. It can also be used as a quick reference when you’re conveying your opinion and don’t want to forget any important points. True, you can also use the MemoPad via BlackBerry Bridge or Word To Go in these cases, but I think the added features and a bit more functionality and make it easier to use when the time you have to capture the information you need is short:

  • Touch and drag text to wherever you want
  • Alter font type, size and colour – possibly to prioritize your captured content
  • Easy two step process to delete unwanted entries
  • Switch between 3 pages of text

The focus of NOTO is to help you input quick notes, not novels - so don’t expect to write up the next best seller on it. With the limitation of 3 pages, it does tend to put a squeeze on how many quick notes you can make. How about giving users the ability to manage more pages or even different folders that have 3 pages each? NOTO is extremely responsive to commands and shifting between pages is smooth. This application has a lot of potential and I’m hoping that the developer keeps multiple memo management in mind. If you want to check it out, NOTO is available for $0.99 from BlackBerry App World.

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Ran out of sticky notes? Try NOTO for the BlackBerry PlayBook


I agree. Microsoft OneNote is a great application. However, with RIM's acquisition of DataViz and the resulting 'Word to Go' app already preloaded on the PlayBook, this may not happen for some time.

Where is OneNote? or even EverNote? It's bad enough the thing runs out of battery hours before the original iPad but it has a list of terrible knock off applications that don't do what I need them to do, all packed into an undesirable form factor (even to more than 40% of us CrackBerry users). Thanks RIM, I liked the keyboards on your phones but that's about it these days... :(

So I'm assuming the very first thing about the Playbook was that it was going to be a 7" screen? So you can't complain about the size. And as for the rest of it. With a little bit of reasearch you would have known about the lack of apps it would have at the start due to it being a new OS on a new product. So what you should be complaining about is lack of research done on your part. I'm sure the apps will come in time since it takes longer to make the good ones.

I had to do a battery pull to get the stupid NOTO logo off my blackberry after opening this page. Even after I closed the browser, the logo was over top of everything I opened. Now, I'm not even interested in what this product does...