Advice for a sync-able Notes app with off-line viewing

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Argelius, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Argelius macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2005
    I'm becoming overwhelmed with too many app options for what I want, so thought I'd stop by here for some advice.

    I've never used the native Notes app primarily because there's no (easy) way to create Notes on my computer for two-way syncing to my phone. (Also, I want a way to organize my notes into folders).

    My long-used work-around for this was to use the Notes field in Address Book which while not ideal, allowed for easy syncing to and from my phone and made it easy to look up notes info on my phone. ( I created separate Contacts "groups" for the various categories of notes I have).

    With the coming of iOS4, the visible notes field is smaller and now only shows 8 lines at a time before you have to start scrolling. So this isn't working so well for me.

    What I'm hoping to find is an iphone app that will:
    [1] Allow for creating of notes on my computer as well as on the phone.
    [2] Two-way sycning
    [3] Ability to organize notes within sub folders (or some other means)
    [4] Allow for off-line viewing of notes (for when I am out of WiFi/3G range).

    I've been playing with Evernote, but dont like that only "favorites" apps are viewable offline (although this isn't a huge problem since it just requires marking everything as a favorite). However, I don't like how the iPhone app puts all the notes in a big long list that requires lots of scrolling if you have lots of notes. (While you can group things in subfolders, they aren't collapsable, so you are left with a LONG list).

    I've been looking into using Google Docs for this, since there seems to be lots of iphone apps that allow you to view them. Unfortunately, it seems like most don't let you view anything while off line which is sort of a deal breaker. (And the one that does allow off line viewing -MiGhty Docs- doesn't let you edit anything).

    So far, NoteMaster seems like my best bet.

    Should anyone have actually read this far, any other app suggestions?
  2. bbeesley macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2010
    Yorkshire, England
    If you're using a mac you can create notes in Mail that will sync to the notes app in your iPhone. Via cloud if you use MobileMe.
  3. susphoenix macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2010
    Sync-able Notes App

    I have the same request as Argelius, which is how I found this forum site during my search.
    I know that you can create Notes in Mac Mail on your home computer/laptop, but what Apps will remotely sync that with an iPhone or iTouch (which I have). When I open my mac Mail account on the iTouch, it has my Mail To Do folder, but not a folder for Mail Notes.
    I installed the iTouch Awesome Notes app, but haven't found a way to sync so now I have multiple Notes locations.
  4. dsa1971 macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
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  5. iGeneo macrumors member


    Jul 3, 2010
  6. spblat macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2010
    I use Evernote. But also remember that there's a way to sync Notepad notes with your Gmail account under iOS 4.
  7. dangson macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2010
  8. Introdacqua macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2010
    Note Syncing/Organization from iphone

    Argelius described my problem perfectly! I've spent an incredible amount of hours researching a solution. I have tons of notes created on my iphone 3GS with no way to organize them efficiently and perform a 2 way sync to my Windows 7 system. When I had a Mac & a Windows based phone, I used a MarkSpace program (Missing Sync) but it will cost approx $30 for me to upgrade for PC/iphone sync and then I don't think that I can edit on either machine, which is problematic. It did seem to organize rather than having the long list that one gets in Notes on the iphone. Does anyone know if the iphone app "Awesome Notes" syncs directly with PC, OR, if Microsoft One Note syncs with an app available for the iphone? I am definitely challenged in this regard and hope someone can offer a solution for both organization and syncing! Thanks!!
  9. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    Just received my iPhone, this is my first "smart phone" that i actually had internet on. What i had before was a palm treo, but only really used it as a phone. I did use the palm programs on the phone for calendar, contacts, notes and had a great database app on it called MobileDB.

    So i have goggle calendar now to keep all of my calender stuff synced with my iMac, Ipad and i Phone and i am using the address book on the iMac to do the same thing for my address and phone numbers.

    Still struggling to find a good note app. I am using the notes app on the iPhone, but so far i do not see where it backs up to the iMac.

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