Closest thing to Awesome Note besides Evernote?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by MareLuce, May 19, 2012.

  1. MareLuce macrumors 6502a

    Sep 26, 2010
    What is the closest thing to Awesome note besides Evernote?

    I am planning a trip to four cities with two other people. For every city, the plan was to have an Awesome note notebook with create the following structure
    Notebook = CityName,
    Notebook's Notes: Lots of notes per city on attractions, museums, experiences, restaurants, cafés, at least 10 to 20 notes, for example things.

    In other words information that is a lot less structured than a transportation itinerary. We are all using TripIt for transportation data.

    My problem is this:

    I use Awesome Note extensively (over 1400 notes in about 10 screens of notebooks on last archive) and I don't want to share all that info and logon with my two traveling companions.

    However, I don't know how to create a duplicate app instance of Awesome Note on my iphone to tap on with a shared login for the three of us going on the trip.

    The only solution I can think of is to get another app that is similar to awesome note and link it to our shared Gmail address. So I downloaded Evernote's iphone app and validated that it could work for the purpose.

    However..., Evernote's iPhone application is so ugly compared to awesome note. And not as easy to use. And it has less functionality.

    Is there any app that is as beautiful as awesome note that also uses Evernote plumbing?

    I am well aware that Awesome Note uses Evernote plumbing and database because I use a Windows application for Evernote all the time to create notes that I sync with Awesome Note on my iphone.
  2. pattersonme macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2012
    Try syncing selected folders to a google docs account.

    Not sure of all the intricacies of what you are trying to do but it seems if you create a gmail and google docs account to share with you fellow travelers and each sync selected folders to that account for the duration of your trip.
  3. ipsychedelic macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2012
    Try something like this.

    I tried in the past with sucess, but then I have no idea if it works on say, iOS 5 still.
  4. MareLuce thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 26, 2010
    Wow, that looks... tricky. But thank you for replying with something!
  5. ipsychedelic macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2012
    Well what you try to accomplish is tricky by definition ;)

    By the way, the closest I ever found to Awesome Note (I'm a big fan of beautiful UIs) was 2Do. Give it a shot if anything.
    There are probably other (beautiful) copycats out there but then I don't need to try anything else than Awesome Note for the time being ;)
  6. MareLuce thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 26, 2010
    AwesomeNote + NoteMaster was the solution


    My ongoing solution for my original question is:

    1) AwesomeNote

    I keep using AwesomeNote to sync with my Evernote account.
    I put all reference type notes here that only I access
    - house stuff
    - work stuff
    - health stuff
    - latest eyeglass prescriptions, etc.

    2) NoteMaster

    I use NoteMaster to sync with Google Drive instances that I share with different people depending on the trip or mutual project.

    Then, we can both edit online, the same Google doc at the same time
    (dueling cursors is fun, in a primitive old-school sort of way

    Then, we can both sync to NoteMaster for offline access on the plane.

    When out for the day I use Google Drive / Docs or Sheets on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 - bigger screen and most importantly, replaceable batteries that weigh nothing.

    Worked great on a trip to NYC.:cool:

    The iPhone 5 was long since out of power and I could still access the info I needed for the evening on the Note 2
  7. 1984world macrumors 6502


    Aug 26, 2008
    If you are jailbroken, you can get a tweak called "Socialduplicator." It creates an exact copy for any app that is on your phone. For instance, you can create 3 twitter apps and be logged in as a different person for each account. It will work the same for Awesome Notes, which means you could create a copy of it just for use with your traveling companions. Just a thought.

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