Leave quick notes/sticky notes on your Android

Written by on April 2, 2011 in apps, Uncategorized - 4 Comments
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Problem

We all have to take notes occasionally and rather than lugging a piece of paper and a pen with you everywhere you go, write notes on your Android.

Solution

ColorNote Notepad Notes is a free simple app that lets you write notes. Adding a note is simple, just open the app, press ad note, choose text and then write the title of the note and the note text. You can then set a reminder for the note so you don’t forget about it. This can be done by holding on the note, pressing Reminder and then choosing when the app reminds you and how it reminds you. The app also lets you create shortcut widgets which will also remind you about your note. The app lets you delete and cross out notes which can also be done by pressing on the note. ColorNote lets you set another type of note, checklists. Instead of choosing text when creating a note, choose checklist. You can then create tasks and tick them off by pressing on them.

You can also backup notes to your SD Card by clicking the menu button and pressing Backup. The app has many options which can be found in the setting such as background colour and font size.

Pros

  • Easy to use – ColorNotes lets you create notes with a few presses.
  • Reminder feature – It is easy to create a note and then forget about it. ColorNotes lets you set a reminder so this won’t happen.
  • Backup – ColorNotes lets you backup notes to SD Card in an effort to make sure you don’t lose any important information. I would recommend that you copy the files on your SD Card to your computer if the notes are important to you because you will still have them if you lose your phone.
  • Widget – the app has a widget which lets you create shortcuts to each individual note. It would be nice if you could put whole notes onto your home screen but it is a nice feature all the same.

Cons

  • Lacks drawing notes – Htc phones have a pre installed app called notes which lets you create notes by drawing the note with your finger. This was very useful when you wanted to write down a very simple note quickly like a time or number.

Conclusion

I have found that ColorNote is one of the best apps for writing notes. The app is easy to use, has many great features such as backup and is available for the fantastic price of zero.

Price: Free

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About the Author

Caleb is an 18 year old student from England. He bought an Android mobile over a year ago and has been a self confessed Android fan ever since. Caleb is passionate about helping people to make the most of their Android.

4 Comments on "Leave quick notes/sticky notes on your Android"

  1. Barbra April 25, 2011 at 3:48 pm · Reply

    Hi,
    I really would like a response if possible. I love colornotes. The only problem is I can’t seem to find the backup on my phone. I have input a lot of hand typed info and don’t want to lose it. Can you tell me if I can back up my notes on a Samsung Epic. Someone told me that colornotes is a third party app and cant be backed up on my phone. So now, if I need to reset my phone, i will lose all my Color Notes info.
    Barbra

    • calebk April 26, 2011 at 10:35 pm · Reply

      Hi Barbra, you can backup notes on any phone by opening Colornotes, pressing the menu button on your mobile, press the backup icon, set a master password, click Backup Notes, enter your password. Your notes will now be backed up on your SD Card so if you have to reset your phone you can restore the notes from your SD Card. Hope that helps.

  2. A Hassan May 8, 2011 at 11:07 pm · Reply

    hiya, i had an htc desire and i used this app quite a bit, ive sent the phone for repair and am usinga samsung galaxy at the moment however i cannot restore the backed up notes that are on my sd card, it says that there is no program to open .idx files on the phone although i have color note installed on this phone. can you help me please?

  3. Tish Carreira November 14, 2011 at 6:35 pm · Reply

    While confirming to update my apps I accidentally uninstalled ALL of my notes. Is there a way to retrieve them?

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