Creating Notes on the AppleWatch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by Yblith, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. Yblith macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    so I'm pretty new to the AppleWatch, I just received it 2 weeks ago.
    Yesterday I went swimming to try the AW in the pool. To remember my locker number where I put all my belongings into, I wanted to create a quick note on the AW, realizing I'm missing an app for that. I just browsed the AppStore and found no app, that allowed me to take notes on the AppleWatch itself without voice input but just scribbling (I'm feeling weird when talking with my watch in public places...).

    So does anybody know an app for that? It doesn't need character-recognition, I just want to scribble something that will be saved as an image and acts like a note.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. Macaddict16 macrumors 6502

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    That sounds like a great idea for an app. Can't believe there isn't one out that does that yet. I would be interested in this as well.
     
  3. thewitt macrumors 68020

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  4. Macaddict16 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! Checking it out now!
     
  5. E3BK macrumors 68030

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    I've been looking for this same app but it doesn't seem to exists. I find that so weird! I checked out Pinit but it requires ad tracking/targeted ads so I deleted it. You can show ads without gathering data on me. The search continues, or the wait, rather, for a scribble notes app.
     
  6. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    I did not enable ad tracking...
     
  7. Yblith thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much ! This App is exactly what I was looking for!

    The implementation is a little bit confusing, though. For some reason, the very first note must use voice input and the watch language must be set to english in order to see the scribble icon (usually set to german). I'll stick with it, though, as it seems to be the only app supporting this feature.
     
  8. pasipple macrumors 6502a

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    The Reminders App is a good way to jot down notes....
     
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  10. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    Their Apple Watch interface shows the dictate icon. Can you scribble to take a note on the watch or do you have to speak it?
     
  11. Yblith thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mhm, does the app allow creating drafts with the AppleWatch by supporting scribble ? The descriptions in the Appstore doesn't mention this.
     
  12. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    I created my first note on the iPhone so when I started the watch app I could add to it with scribble right away.
     
  13. Smurphy Gherkin macrumors regular

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    Dictate or scribble! You can scroll down below the capture button to see Advanced Capture which brings up the scribble, or timestamps/predictive text options.

    It has settings for starting dictation automatically depending if you load the app from Complication or from dock/glance.

    You can see and read your inbox from the watch. Also prepend or append to existing drafts. Easily the most powerful Watch app I have.

    I use it to scribble ideas that occur to me overnight without waking my wife up - which usually happens when I pull out my phone and light up the room - a 5.5" screen at 3am is a flash like the first atomic tests, with similar bedroom carnage.

    Save your marriage. Get Drafts 4.
     
  14. Smurphy Gherkin macrumors regular

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    Screen shots
     

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  15. Yblith thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the insight and your additional screenshots - really helpful ! Gonna try it out after work :)
     
  16. Smurphy Gherkin macrumors regular

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    Glad to hear. It is a little known app but it is my main note taking app now.
     
  17. Beards macrumors 6502a

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    I just use Microsoft OneNote.
    It shows all my recent notes where I can tap on any to read on the go.
    Easy to add a note:- tap the big Plus sign and speak your note.
     
  18. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    The OP was looking for scribble support. He did not want to speak sensitive information aloud so his watch could record it.
     
  19. Beards macrumors 6502a

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    Fair point..... Grounded
     
  20. Arran macrumors 601

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    Just send yourself an iMessage. You can dictate or scribble.
     
  21. Beards macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't that just create two contacts of yourself?
    As in:- One sending and the other receiving.
     
  22. NaterXander macrumors newbie

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    I wanted this awhile back too and I found one called Notebook that lets you scribble notes really conveniently. It's called Notebook - Take notes, sync across (and then it cuts off so I can't read the rest of the title) but the icon is of three pieces of paper, a red, blue, and yellow piece.
     
  23. Cassady macrumors 6502a

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    Another vote for Drafts4. The iPhone/iPad apps are real powerhouses. Brilliant developer as well.
     

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