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Your smartphone is way better at remembering stuff than you are, so why not let it have the job? With Workpail's InkPad Notepad, it's easy to create, view, and store notes from your Android device or your PC's Web browser. InkPad Notepad can keep track of your daily schedule, shopping lists, to-do lists, and anything else you're likely to forget. You can log in from your Google account, too. The free app is ad-supported and omits some of the premium upgrade's features, such as unlimited online syncing and storage. The free InkPad Notepad has the essentials, though, such as automatically syncing notes to the Web, showing reminders when notes are updated, and creating emergency backups on your SD card.
InkPad Notepad's interface resembles a ruled-paper notepad. An unobtrusive banner ad flashed messages between a toolbar and the main message view. The toolbar's controls are simple, just Search, Reload, and Menu buttons. The Settings offer plenty of opportunities to get the premium version, as you might expect, but we also found more businesslike options such as the ability to choose between InkPad's font and Android's default font. We could also uncheck the SD card backup option and press a button to delete any backups from our SD card.
We started by simply creating a new note in the app's blank field. We tapped the plus sign at the bottom of InkPad Notepad's message field to open our phone's keypad display and typed in a note. InkPad Notepad's keystroke sound effects aren't necessary indoors, but they make a difference when you're typing outdoors. We gave our note a title and tapped back to the menu screen. InkPad Notepad had automatically saved and synced our message. We logged in to the app's Web site (through Google) and there was our note. We created and saved a new message in our browser, and then refreshed the Android app. Our new message subsequently appeared on our phone. Keeping messages organized and synced is just the job for InkPad Notepad. Even if your phone already has a note-keeping app, try the free version of InkPad Notepad, too.
InkPad Notepad is the simple, elegant, easy way to keep notes on your phone, or on the web.Once upon a time, you had to write down notes in a paper notepad and carry it around with you. If you wrote a shopping list or to do list, you might go to the store and discover you had forgotten your notepad. But how often do you forget to bring your mobile phone with you? Introducing InkPad, the notepad youll only forget as often as your phone!Inkpad Notepad let's you access your notes online at www.InkpadNotepad.com. You can create or edit notes from the convenience of your computer's web browser, and always have access to your notes from your phone when you're offline too.CREATE NOTESInkPad is designed to look like a paper notepad, and is just as simple to use. When you open InkPad, youll see a list of all notes youve created. To add a new note, tap on the + button at the bottom of the screen. The first line of text will automatically be used as the title.CREATE TO DO LISTCreate a note as usual, then select the "to do list" button at the top of the note screen.CREATE SHOPPING LISTCreate a note as usual, then select the "shopping list" button at the top of the note.EDIT NOTE OR TO DO LISTNow you can write your note. Just like a paper notepad, you dont have to do anything special to save your notes, they are auto-saved for you.SAVEAs mentioned above, notes are auto-saved. You dont have to do anything special to save them.BACKUP NOTES TO SD CARDBy default, notes are backed up to SD card as text files. You can turn this feature off in Notepad Settings.SYNC NOTES ONLINEWith version 2.0, Inkpad Notepad now let's you sync/backup notes online. You can access your online notes at www.InkpadNotepad.com by signing in with the same Google account you selected in the mobile app.SHARE NOTESAt the bottom of each note is a share button. Tapping it brings up all the ways to share. Typical ways include email, SMS, etc. CHANGE NOTES TITLETo change a notes title, first open it, then press your phones menu button. Tap Edit title to open the title editor.DELETE NOTEIf you dont want a note any longer, you can delete it in several ways: 1) Open the note, tap the delete button at the bottom of the page. 2) From the main notes screen, long-press the title of a note, then tap on delete.REMOVE ADSThe free version of InkPad Notepad is ad supported. If you would like to remove the ads and support the continued development of InkPad Notepad, you can do so. From the main screen, press your phones menu button, then tap the remove ads button.BACKUP NOTESTo backup a note, press the share button and email to yourself the note you want to backup.TYPICAL USESWrite To do lists (Note: check-list support is now here for to do lists!), shopping lists, addresses, email, SMS, Twitter updates*, write lyrics, poems, or even a novel if you feel like it! The uses are limited only by your imagination.Follow @workpail on twitter (http://twitter.com/workpail) and facebook (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001471431772) to receive updates about InkPad Note pad.Known issues: some users have experienced problems when using Swype keyboard, please email me if you have problems. Atrix users with previously installed version of the note pad will have to change the font to "Android default font".*Assumes separate Twitter client is installed, Twitter cannot post note pad content longer than 140 characters.Recent changes:* To do list/checklist feature* Shopping list feature* Fix scrolling bug (where cursor would pop to top of screen)* Improved performance for large notesContent rating: Medium Maturity
What's new in this version:
* To do list/checklist feature* Shopping list feature* Fix scrolling bug (where cursor would pop to top of screen)* Improved performance for large notes