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DCBass
Sep 8, 2007, 02:52 PM
Hey Everyone,

To satisfy those that want to use the Touch as a basic PDA, the lack of Notes is a big disappointment. However, I just thought of a solution.

Why not use "Contacts" as your Notes app? Just create a new Contact named ToDo or whatever you want, and add whatever notes you wish in the 'notes' field for that contact (provided that you can edit this field, I haven't played with the iPhone enough to be 100% confident about this).

Hope this helps.

DCBass



MAW
Sep 8, 2007, 03:00 PM
good idea.

what's still not clear to me is whether you'd be able to send and recieve web based mail. sure would be nice!!

DCBass
Sep 8, 2007, 03:15 PM
I don't imagine why you wouldn't be able to through Safari, as long as you're connected through wifi.

adrianblaine
Sep 8, 2007, 03:16 PM
I don't imagine why you wouldn't be able to through Safari, as long as you're connected through wifi.

It works perfectly. I checked my web-based email on my friends iPhone the other day in Safari.

trevorlsciact
Sep 8, 2007, 03:58 PM
It works perfectly. I checked my web-based email on my friends iPhone the other day in Safari.

Do you know if google docs works on it?

Indydenny
Sep 8, 2007, 03:58 PM
Here is my post from another thread: (must be using a mac)

The "work-around" that I use is pretty easy.

Go to your Address Book (Mac) and create a new group for notes. I have named mine: *Reference Notes, *Current Notes and *Books. (I put an asterisk in front of each to keep them at the top of the Groups lists.)

Create a new contact, click the "Company" checkbox and type the title of your note. Then type or Copy and Paste your text into the note field. That field holds a lot of text. I have copied the notes (about 75 of them) from my Palm. These are things I like to refer to in my work, etc.

The nice thing about this is that you can edit or add notes on your phone. To add to a particular group, just make sure you are in that group and hit the + sign.

I keep books read and books I want to read in the *Books group. Same way: Title in the Company Field, Author in the Name field, everything else in the note field.

I am learning a new language and I have created a *Vocab group which holds nearly 400 vocabulary words right now. The beauty of this is that it works like flash cards. I can choose the group on the phone and "flick" through the list. If I can't remember the word, I touch it and the card comes up revealing the answer.

The Address Book is an excellent database for things other than addresses. The down side is that when you want to make a call, you need to choose the group from which to pick your contact (so that you're not scrolling through notes, books, vocabulary words, etc.) but that is not a problem for me. I have all of my contacts in a various groups (Work, Family, Friends, Businesses, etc) and then I have one group which contains ALL of my actual contacts (in case I can't remember what group a person is in).

I have over 1,700 entries in my Address Book and it usually takes only seconds to find what I need.

Until Apple comes up with a better Notes application and/or database, this work well for me and syncs in seconds.

Hope this helps.

rbroady
Sep 8, 2007, 04:13 PM
wouldnt it be easier to just use the calender...then your notes are even set in order so its easier to refer back to;)

TuffLuffJimmy
Sep 8, 2007, 06:27 PM
wouldnt it be easier to just use the calender...then your notes are even set in order so its easier to refer back to;)

the calendar on the iPod touch is read only

PygmySurfer
Sep 8, 2007, 07:14 PM
the calendar on the iPod touch is read only

According to who?

And iPod touch features a touchscreen QWERTY keyboard perfect for browsing the web in Safari, searching for videos on YouTube, finding music on the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, entering calendar events, or adding new contacts. (http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/features.html?feature=multitouch)

rbroady
Sep 8, 2007, 07:16 PM
According to who?

And iPod touch features a touchscreen QWERTY keyboard perfect for browsing the web in Safari, searching for videos on YouTube, finding music on the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, entering calendar events, or adding new contacts. (http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/features.html?feature=multitouch)

Thanks you...saved me a copy paste:)

libraritine
Sep 8, 2007, 07:20 PM
can you sync the contact notes back to the computer?

TuffLuffJimmy
Sep 8, 2007, 07:36 PM
I stand corrected

rbroady
Sep 8, 2007, 07:40 PM
can you sync the contact notes back to the computer?

I havent checked, but im just going to say yes becouse apple would have really messed up if it didnt;)