Review: iNotebox crams a number of useful features into a single app

Create, share, and back up notes in this messy but feature-rich app.

iNoteBox is a feature-rich app, but it's bogged down by the weight of its own ambitions, with too many buttons, too many integrations, and tiny text that is hard to read on the iPhone's screen. This results in a number of issues. So while the tools here are robust, the execution is sorely lacking.

The first thing you see when opening iNoteBox is a mess of icons and options onscreen. There are very tiny PDF icons that represent a short tutorial for how to use iNoteBox but these are equally hard to read and not outlined in a way designed to get you through these apps any faster. The result is a long setup process that we can see few people actually completing. If you do work through the menus and find everything you need, iNoteBox does quite a bit. It integrates with Google Documents and Dropbox, allowing you to add events to the Calendar and link your diary to all of the above. It has shopping lists, tags, and an inbox for future sorting and to-do lists. But all of this is part of what makes this app ineffective. It tries to do everything and in the process fails to do any of it very well.

While iNoteBox is a very ambitious app with numerous options in it, the weight of its numerous features drags it down in such a way that it is overly frustrating to use and nearly impossible to optimize to actually improve overall productivity.

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