Notograph - the camera for everything else
By Craig Bradley
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NEW FEATURE: import images from the iOS camera roll into Notograph.
From the built in iOS camera app and on to the specialty black and white camera and even the super powerful, feature-rich camera app of the month, we all love making photographs with our iPhones. But have you ever been thumbing through pictures of your kids or your cats and had the moment interrupted by a picture you took just to remember something?
If you already use your camera for pictures of sketches or business cards or whiteboards or napkins or signs or any other thing you want to remember but DO NOT want in your camera roll or your Photo Stream, then NOTOGRAPH is just what you've been waiting for.
***A note about importing from the camera roll in Notograph. For Notograph's signature user selectable linear thumbnails to work, all images are imported as JPEGs. This includes screenshots, which, while great for notes, will not be accurate at the pixel level. Designers who need that level of accuracy should turn to a dedicated screenshot app. We like Screenshot Journal.***
When you just need to remember something, a picture's worth 1000 words and a photo is often quicker than a note, and it's those photos for which Notograph was built.
Notograph opens ready to take a picture. Hit the big orange shutter button and close the app and you're done. It's just that simple. And now you've got that picture captured. AND Notograph keeps these images in its own database, NOT in your phone's camera roll, and definitely NOT in your Photo Stream.
Sort your images in folders.
Sync with iCloud or Dropbox.
Share via email or iMessage or Twitter or Facebook.
AND Notograph is the quick capture way to get photo notes into EVERNOTE.
Want to remember that you parked on Level 3 in the A zone of that giant garage? TAKE A NOTOGRAPH OF THE SIGN.
Need to remember just which particular flavor of shampoo you were supposed to pick up? TAKE A NOTOGRAPH OF THE BOTTLE.
See a handyman's truck with a giant phone number on the side that you'd like to remember? TAKE A NOTOGRAPH.
Jotted down some measurements of a window or a desk but don't want to keep up with a scrap of paper? TAKE A NOTOGRAPH.
Enjoyed a wonderful bottle of wine and want to make sure you remember it for later? TAKE A NOTOGRAPH
NOTOGRAPH. Because not everything's a memory, some things you just need to remember.
What's New in Version 1.04
Big improvements to syncing with Dropbox.
Lots of bug fixes and crash avoidance.
No new features...yet.
Great start for a great idea
Surprisingly, there are few apps for saving visual reminders/to dos like this one. Notograph is kinda like Drafts, but with pictures instead of text. Captures a quick photo, so you can act on it later. This app is a great start for a much-needed idea. The camera is very quick, has easy organization, and the reminder photos don't clog your Camera Roll. Unlike other reviews, I haven't had any crashes. I am looking forward to see how this app improves in the future.
Great concept, good design, poor coding
Crash way too often, and recently after crashing while browsing taken photos it crashed and lost some of the photos. The photos are still in Dropbox, but the app simply refuses to show them it sync them back(I have no idea wether the photos are still on the phone).
Could be really good, but disappointing for now. I'm using notecube for now and wait for the update.
Great app, but...
It doesn't always save changes, such as titles. A few times older notes have just up and disappeared - but luckily were still in Dropbox.
Update: This may actually be a problem with Dropbox sync. I disabled that and turned on iCloud sync and so far it has maintained my changes.
Update 2: It was definitely Dropbox sync. Haven't had a problem since.