No Notes!!!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BwanaZulia, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. BwanaZulia macrumors regular

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    So pissed there are no note syncing.

    This is a major drawback to the iPhone.

    BZ
     
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    give me a break!
    :rolleyes:

    what would it sync to?
    maybe the new mail in leopard...
     
  3. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

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    I bet you will be able to transfer them, and probably other things, to and from the iPhone by using the 'browse device' function in Bluetooth File Exchange.
     
  4. BwanaZulia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Exactly. You should be able to transfer them to something. Some app.

    At least sync them to a folder and I will turn BBEdit or TextMate lose on them.

    Has to be something right? Otherwise it is pretty useless.

    BZ
     
  5. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    oh MAN! you know that when Leopard comes out, you're going to be able to sync notes and to do lists from Mail into the iPhone. Leopard is only going to make it better...
     
  6. BwanaZulia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, that is a bit of a crappy solution coming from 11 years of syncing notes with my Palm (Treo/etc)

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  7. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Yeah...I'm guessing Note syncing with Mail.app will come when Leopard ships.
     
  8. BwanaZulia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, I hope so. Still kind of sucks and seems like a "sticky" notes solution to something that could have been handled better.

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  9. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Yeah, the 'notepad' functionality in the Mac OS (dating back to the 'Notepad' Desk Accessory, through the Stickies app, to the Stickies widget,) has always been an 'also-ran'. I'm hoping that the notes in Mail.app in Leopard finally fixes it. I was horrified when Tiger came out to find that the Stickies widget didn't save your notes immediately. (I wrote a note, then closed Dashboard, then Dashboard crashed, and I lost my note.) If you're not going to save the stickies database immediately upon an edit, then provide some built-in 'save' functionality.

    I currently use NotePad, which, among other things, provides iPod syncing. Unfortunately, a quick look makes it appear that the developer has disappeared, so you can't register it anymore.
     
  10. cmschmidt macrumors 6502

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    i'm pretty sure i'll NEVER use notes...so not a big deal for me. sux if you use it a lot though.
     
  11. Project macrumors 68020

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    You will be able to access the notes from the iPhone when docked, just like you can with an iPod.

    I am presuming that developers will quite easily be able to read and write to and from these. They are after all, just text files.
     
  12. BwanaZulia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, but certainly the crappy solution as compared with the others.

    BZ
     
  13. Project macrumors 68020

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    Not really. There is nothing to sync with so what would they do? At least wait until Leopard when you have system wide todo and notes available. Then the situation might change.
     
  14. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    CRAP. I just found out the iPhone can't pay my bills / drive me places / read my mind / and other important stuff.


    -nickspohn
     
  15. calculus Guest

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    You'll need to wait for Rev. B
     
  16. BwanaZulia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Pay my bill - Online bill pay via Safari

    Drive me places - Google Map directions

    Read my mind - Shuffle?

    Sorry, but syncing notes is something they had in Palm 11 years ago. It is not going to stop me but I am going to miss syncing notes (with categories, etc).

    BZ
     
  17. bluebomberman macrumors 6502a

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    This is where you'll find a cheap (or even free) third party solution to deal with the notes. They're just text files, as someone else noted. They already have programs like that for the iPod (which admittedly aren't as cool, since you can't type on an iPod).
     
  18. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    but see i have to work to do that stuff. the iPhone is suppose to be somewhat like a wife or perhaps a 2nd wife.



    now i know why that guy wants a iphone so bad to camp out for a week.

    -nickspohn
     
  19. paulyras macrumors 6502

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    So, just out of curiosity, why wouldn't one take notes into an email, then email them to them self or anyone else. It's like note sharing.

    I realize if you're going to have a notes app, it would be nice to have it be able to do something with the notes, but I really don't see this as a deal killer.

    Do we all just have so much nervous energy that we scrutinize every little detail?
     
  20. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    THERE ARE NOTES!
    From Walt Mossberg's review:
    "Other features: There are widgets, or small programs, for accessing weather, stock prices and Google Maps, which includes route directions, but no real-time navigation. Another widget allows you to stream videos from YouTube, and yet another serves as a notepad."

    How they sync has yet to be seen.
     
  21. Project macrumors 68020

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    [​IMG]

    It appears the notes are more than just a plain notepad to write on (judging from things like the data, the today header etc)
     
  22. BwanaZulia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Amazing out of all those reviews, not one of them mentioned notes. NOT ONE!

    It is one of the 16 different applications and no one mentioned it.

    That screenshot is great but it doesn't talk about syncing or groups or how many it can handle, nothing.

    They all just repeat each other over and over again without really going into good detail about HOW things work.

    BZ
     
  23. BwanaZulia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, I have way too much time on my hands waiting for this thing.

    The reason I am crazed about Notes, is because it is a big feature of the Palm Pilots and Treos I have used for 11 years. I use them to actually write things down (lists, ideas, passwords, etc) and they sync up to my computer when I sync. There I can do the same. They are great for directions and for reviews of things while you are on the road.

    Emailing it to myself is ok, but really just a hack.

    Notes:
    - Open notes
    - Type note
    - Done

    Email:
    - Open email
    - Address email to myself
    - Type subject
    - Type note
    - Send
    - On computer get note sent to myself
    - Copy and paste it into real note application
    - How do I access it again? Edit it again on the iPhone?

    BZ
     
  24. Project macrumors 68020

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    Above all, I would dream of an OmniOutliner companion that synced up with the daddy app on OSX.
     
  25. BwanaZulia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, or OmniFocus! :)

    Hell, even OmniGraffle... with all those touch screen stuff.

    BZ
     

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