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Moe's Notes

By Christopher Schardt

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#1 Top Paid Productivity App, #7 Top Paid App in any category - May, 2010
The screenshots show the making of a multi-media note...

Much more than a "notes" app, Moe's Notes gives you the power to record ideas and thoughts you have, quickly, on the fly, without having to name or categorize them. What kind of thoughts might you record?
* shopping lists
* photos of cars, animals, plants, or other items to check out
* audio/video walkthroughs of real estate
* stories, meetings, classes, lectures, jokes, concerts, and other audio gems
* to-do lists
* citizen journalism pieces
* audio/visual emails

For each note, Moe's Notes stores:
* audio
* photo
* video
* freehand sketching
* text
* tags
* GPS location

Later, you can easily find a note with simple yet powerful filters. You only have to remember one little thing about it to find it:
* some text within it
* some tag you assigned to it
* some notion of when you recorded it
* some notion of where you recorded it
(The latter is accomplished with particular flair. All your notes are displayed as pins on a map. You then a box around the notes you want. See the last screenshot.)

Now you've found your note again. Would you like to edit it? Moe's Notes really shines here:
* audio - trim, change volume, strip silence, reverse, change speed
* visual - organize any number of images and/or videos
* image - crop, resize, change brightness
* drawing - rectangular box or freehand
* video - trim, create thumbnail, grab frames
* text - insert data from Address Book
* tags - choose from list or type in new
* location - drag, set from Address Book
* date/time

What next? In many cases, you'll want to share your note with the outside world. Moe's Notes provides several ways to do this:
* email
* MoeMail - email directly into the note lists of other Moe's Notes/Notepad users
* Facebook - upload text, images, videos
* Camera Roll - copy images/videos to and from your Camera Roll
* iTunes File Sharing - transfer audio/image/video files to your laptop
* (integration with web services is coming)

Or maybe your note is about something you have to do later. You can set an "Alert" for a note that causes it to be opened automatically sometime in the future. You can choose which media within the note to display or play! The alert will notify you even if Moe's Notes isn't running, even if your device is asleep.

Soon, you'll have 100s of notes. You may finding yourself wanting to email, upload, rename, or re-tag many notes at once. No problem! Moe's Notes has a "Batch Mode", which allows you this power! (Tech note: Moe's Notes is written largely in efficient C++. Its note list operates blazingly fast, even with 1000s of notes.)

See the app in action here:

NOTE: Many of the advanced editing features listed above can be tried for free a few times. Then you can purchase just the in-app upgrades for the features you use.

History Note: In 2010, Moe's Notes was published by the San Francisco App Studio, which went out of business. Unfortunately, this required that this app be re-launched by Moe's Kitchen, the original creator. If you bought Moe's Notes last year, thank you very much! I hope you will consider checking out the new Moe's Notes. New features include:
* multiple images/videos per note
* freehand sketching
* video frame grabbing
* Address Book integration

What's New in Version 2.12

Addresses containing non-english characters now work for getting GPS locations.
Device won't go to sleep while playing unless the "play while navigating" setting is on.

iPhone Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

The most elegantly powerful note-taking app!

UPDATE: I love the new ability to have multiple images or videos per note! I've been using it to make notes into little photo/video albums! I also really like freehand sketching on images.

Moe's Notes is easily the most elegantly powerful note-taking app out there. No other app so seamlessly incorporates audio, video, photography, GPS coordinates, and tags into a note. And no other app allows you to filter your note list by text, tags, date/time, and GPS, enabling you to find a note long after you took it, with only a vague idea of when/where you took it.

And the audio editing is something else! You can quickly edit a long recording down to just the bits you want. (There's even a Strip Silence command that does this automatically.) Then for fun, you can play the audio backwards, sped up, or slowed down!


At first I was disappointed & skeptical about paying again for this app after the BIG SWITCH and the DOUBLE PAY mumbo jumbo.
Then I read a number of reviews, both positive and negative.
I concluded that the negative reviews were mistaken because they misunderstood that certain functions were free only for a trial period of time.
So I paid the $2.99 for the full upgrade of the four features that were in question and I'm very happy that I did.
(Actually, at this point this app has cost me $3.99 because I originally bought the first app .... now labelled
"Moe's Notes 1" for $1)
Worth it for $3.99!
Plus now I have the benefit of having an app that will continue to improve. Also I am able to see the user suggested items that the developers are considering for future incorporation.
P.S. Moe's Notes works extremely well
with my I Phone 4S
Bob ("Do You See What I See?")

Notes Transfer from Old to New App?

I like this app very much. I downloaded the original free app long time ago and have been using it for awhile. Then while using this app noticed new features which required an upgrade, that's fine so I did. However, I realized that now I have two Moe's Note apps.

Is it possible to transfer all my notes from the old app to the new one? I hate to have duplicate apps cluttering my phone.

Moe's Notes
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.12
  • Size: 2.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. All Pro Features$2.99
  2. Image/Video Editing$0.99
  3. Audio Editing$0.99
  4. Batch Mode$0.99
  5. Advanced Editing$0.99

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