Replacement for Apple 'Notes App'?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by MacNoobGuy, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. MacNoobGuy macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2012
    Hey all, I use the 'Notes App' on my iPod Touch regularly. When I was running OSX Lion I'd plug in my iPod Touch to my Mac Mini and I could access all of my notes by going into the 'Mail App' in Lion and all the notes I created on my iPod Touch were there for me to access.

    I'm now running OSX Mavericks. Unfortunately, OSX Mavericks doesn't support 'local syncing' and it forces me to use iCloud and I don't have an iCloud account.

    What's an alternative I can use? I've got Evernote running on my iPod Touch, but Evernote is too complex for something as simple as creating notes.

  2. Hrhnick macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2013
    I like Notesy on my iPhone and use nvALT on my Mac.

    These apps sync data pretty flawlessly via Dropbox which also will do versioning. I enjoy that these apps save the data as plain text ".txt" files which are very portable. I could in the future, sync the notes to Windows, Android, or even Linux.

    There are many apps that support plain text and syncing, those are just the two I prefer. nvALT is free, however Notesy is paid, but worth it.
  3. Piertown macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2013
    Liked the look of notsey but I need to add photos etc. is there an app like notsey that does that. Not keen on the look of evernote
  4. i1280 macrumors regular


    Oct 23, 2012
    I love ThisIsNote. Syncs with Dropbox, Evernote or via Wifi.
  5. MacNoobGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2012
    Alright, thanks.

    Yah, I just want something that's basic so I can create notes on the iPod Touch and then read them on my Mac!
  6. ohhmaar macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2012
  7. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    I believe you can use the Notes app on both iPhone and Mac w/out iCloud, by using other services like GMail and Outlook accounts and letting those sync.
  8. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2011
    Midwest United States
  9. ohhmaar macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2012
    There isn't an official client for Windows but they have a work around that I recommend checking out. Scroll down until you hit the Windows category.

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