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.

More information/download NOTO for the PlayBook