NoteSuite - Notes & To-do Lists Notebook
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Selected by Apple as one of the Mac App Store's Best Apps of 2013.
NoteSuite helps you stay on top of everything that's important in one organized place. Take notes, manage to-dos, clip web pages, and read and search documents together in one app.
NoteSuite syncs with iPad, so everything you do on one device is also available on the other. And, NoteSuite works anywhere, including offline. No subscriptions, extra fees or Wi-Fi hunting required.
"One of the most powerful, well thought out applications we've seen on Mac and iPad in a long time." - TUAW (AOL)
"Raises the bar for productivity on Mac and iPad" - 9 to 5 Mac
• Full-featured Note Taking •
Blend typing, photos, to-dos, outlines, and audio recordings together on any page. NoteSuite also lets you rearrange items in lists by dragging bullets and focus on one thing at a time by expanding and shrinking sub-lists.
• Complete To-do Manager •
NoteSuite's to-do manager is remarkably easy to use, yet includes all the features you need to stay organized. Capture to-dos within notes or to-do lists, set reminders for either due dates or start dates, instantly view everything that's due today in one list, create sub-lists for projects, set up repeating to-dos, organize to-dos by tags, and much more.
• Quick Web Clipping •
Save articles, web pages, and PDFs into your notebook right from Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. NoteSuite cleans up page clutter, combines multi-page stories into one article, and saves web pages as searchable notes you can read offline.
• Collect Documents •
Store PDFs, MS Office files, text files, images, and more in your NoteSuite library, or attach them to any note. NoteSuite can search for PDF, Word, PowerPoint, RTF files, and more, in your library.
• Flexible Organization •
Organize anything by folders or tags. Put folders inside other folders. And, instantly search for notes, to-dos, web clips, PDFs, and MS Office files any time.
• Sync with iPad •
Just tap one button, and NoteSuite will sync everything in your notebook across devices automatically from that point forward. Because NoteSuite uses iCloud, you don't have to give up any private information or remember new passwords.
What's New in Version 1.3
- Now available in Spanish
- Variety of bug fixes and improvements
To-dos needs a bit more work, and need an iPhone app
I have been using this app on my Macs and my iPad for months now. So far, I really like it!! Everything syncs well with iCloud, including PDFs!. Documents display nicely in the open window without the need to launch the app that created them. A few issues that need improvement:
1. I like how to-dos from the various projects are listed in the main to-do tab, so you can access them easily without having to go to the indivisual project you attached them to. The problem is, though, there is currently no way to identify which to-do belong to which project. For example, I have a project A with a to-do list that include “purchase X” and broject B with a to-do list that also include “purchase X”. When I go to the main “to-do” tab I see to items in the list each as “Purchase X”. I like a way to identify similar or closely similar items in the main to-do list can be identified as belonging to a certain project, for example assign a different font color to a project and all of its to do items, or assign a tag to a project and all to-do items for that project get that tag automatically.
2. Need an iPhone app, since all of us carry our iphones everywhere including to meetings, but not our iPads. I learned that the developers are working on it, and I hope it comes out soon.
So Promising, but (Apparently) So Dead
NoteSuite was launched with considerable fanfare (reviews in all the right places, promoted as an Editors' Choice on the App Store, etc.). While the enthusiasm was understandable, given all the things this app was capable of doing, from the start I found it difficult to figure out just where it fit into my workflow. For any of the tasks that it could do (e.g., capturing web pages, setting reminders, annotating documents), there were other apps that could do that tasks better. Its main selling point was it could integrate all these functions into one app and — thanks to iCloud integration — it kept all your data on your devices rather than on a remote server. Sadly, it hasn't lived up to its promise. From the start, the interface was somewhat idiosyncratic, the lack of an iPhone version was always a problem (especially for those do most of their news reading on the iPhone and would like to save stories to other devices), and over time various features stopped working.
All the evidence suggests that the app is no longer supported and its rating has been steady declining (if you sort reviews by date rather than the "most helpful" default, you'll see the problem). Until there are some signs of life from the Theory IO Corporation, this is an app that is (unfortunately) best avoided. So much promise ... gone to waste.
Very Good Start, but….
Jan. 6, 2015 Update, it looks like the company is dead. I have sent several emails and all have gone unanswered. The phone is always busy, even at odd hours. It looks like the company is caput. Don’t spend your money. I’m not pleased as I invested significant time in this application. Too bad, it had potential.
(Original review) I really like this app. The ability to link notes to ToDo’s and keep them in the same application is great. The note taking feature has proved helpful in meetings and I really like it that I can then create ToDo’s right from the note, and the ToDo is automatically linked to the Note. Great feature. I haven’t used the annotation feature yet, so no comment there.
I would like to see a more robust way to organize and view notes. There also needs to be hooks to the iphone. I use my iphone a lot and don’t always take my ipad with me. So that is a glaring weekness. Finally, I am also concerned about the company’s dedication to this app. It has been 9 months since the last update. I have sent emails asking about the future of the app, but have received no response. Only time will tell. NoteSuite has great potential, I hope they stay with it.