Review: Notegraphy is an attractive but flawed note-taking tool

Design and share image text that you can then send to friends from in-app.

Notegraphy allows users to design their own image text, which is popular for social media accounts. The ease and artistic direction of Notegraphy are a plus, but the unusual capital letter, requirement of personal information, and lack of customization take away from what would otherwise be a well-received notation app.

Many people like to turn notes, quotes, and thoughts into images and share them on social media. But many of them are unattractive and quickly designed in programs like Microsoft Paint. Notegraphy hired artists to create templates that are far more visually attractive to the eye. You type in your note or thought and turn it into one of the templates. The templates have several different color options. Notegraphy is a fun idea, but there are some problems. First, for some reason the first letter of your text is a capital at the top. But it's not clear why, and it doesn't really improve the appearance. Second, the app requires your full name for a log-in. You can make it up and use a fake name, but the app shouldn't be requiring a full name at all. Third, while there are some template colors, you cannot change to other colors or alter the placement in any way.

Despite its issues, there will be people who enjoy Notegraphy, as it does make text images more colorful and attractive with less work than other free programs. But customization is important if you're going to make this type of application, and the privacy issues are a real concern for an app that has no reason to ask for such information.

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