Infinote iPad Review: Note-taking app that adds bells and whistles

Infinote Rating: ★★★½☆

The Apple iPad comes with a built in note taking application so why would anyone need to spend an extra 2 dollars on top of the $500+ that they’ve already spent on another one? Well lets delve into Infinote and see what they have to offer.

Infinote’s style is that of multiple noteboards with multiple sticky notes on each of them. The page initially loads with spaces for four noteboards and tapping on any of the four spaces will enable you to activate it with a name and color. With the noteboard activated you can start adding individual sticky notes and start building your todo lists, shopping lists, brainstorming notes or whatever other kind of notes/lists you want to keep track of.

Adding a new note is as simple as tapping the + button in the top right corner of the screen and as soon as you do you can start adding the text via the iPads onscreen keyboard and you can do this in either portrait or landscape mode. You can also apply one of 16 colors to each note to make categorizing them much easier or just to make them look pretty.

Infinote iPad Sticky NotesUp to this point there is nothing much different between the inbuilt notes application and infinote. However, now you can start to be a little creative with your notes and noteboards.

As mentioned previously each noteboard can hold multiple notes that are in the style of a sticky note and each of the sticky notes can be drag around the noteboard and placed where ever you like. The noteboards also go beyond the width of the iPads screen so holding and dragging on an area of the noteboard where there is no note will allow you to drag the board around so that you can see notes placed on other areas of the noteboard.

Each note can also be shrunk and enlarged using the standard pinch and zoom gesture and if you like you can also rotate the note so it sits at an angle. now you could argue that these are all frivolous additions that aren’t needed in a note taking app but it’s all about options and if you don’t like them you don’t have to use them!

What’s great is that if you do have notes placed all over the board and don’t want to drag around trying to find a specific note is that you can tap on the sort icon in the top right hand corner and the notes will immediately align themselves in straight lines for easy access.

Individual notes can also be emailed to yourself or anyone else for that matter and you can also easily navigate between your multiple noteboards via the ‘Jump to’ icon in the top left corner of the application. Infinote looks good with more of a practical feel to it than anything else.

If you are someone who takes lots of notes that the ability to group them on individual noteboards will certainly benefit you and therefore infinote is highly recommended, if however you are just a casual note taker then the inbuilt note application should more than suffice.

The Good

  • Great options for multiple note taking
  • Easily add and manipulate notes

The Not So Good

  • Looks more practical than inspirational
  • Do you need another note app?

Price: $1.99 (iTunes Store Preview)
Released: Apr 01, 2010
Reviewed Version: 1.0
Size: 0.8 MB
Language: English
Seller: Jey Biddulph
© 2010 Jey Biddulph
Rated 4+
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later.

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Craig WillisInfinote iPad Review: Note-taking app that adds bells and whistles
  • http://twitter.com/infinoteapp Infinote for iPad

    Thanks for the review! Infinote's next version is already with Apple and brings hundreds more customization options. Choose your own fonts, colors and sizes and watermark your notes to indicate what they're about or what stage they're in.

    Much more coming soon, keep watching!