Recently, I downloaded this new note taking app on iOS called Noted app.
It was new and featured on the app store and I feel so curious about it. So I downloaded the app and thought maybe we could write a review about it since they have this on going promotion that runs only until the end of the month.
Well, I made a video few days back about this app but it was a long video. It is quite late for me to write this review now for their promotion since it will end as the month ends.
Anyhow, I would still share what I think about this app. If you wanted to see my video check out below. Otherwise continue scrolling for my written review.
Appearance of the Noted App
The interface of the app is very neat. It doesn’t have many complicated stuff on it just like what other note taking app has.
The only thing you can see on the main page is the navigation to the settings, tags, new notebook and the notebook list. Its theme color is so girly. I actually love it. But for men, I think it was a bit bias.
Don’t worry it is just an app, you wouldn’t really be wearing it.
Noted Basic or Free version
This app isn’t a generous note taking app as they only provide just up to five notes for free users. Unlike with any other note taking apps, you can use the app for free. I don’t know what if someone would love to have a note taking app that limits them for 5 notes only.
Obviously, they want users to upgrade. Would there be any developer who doesn’t want to encourage their app users to upgrade? Of course none! However, I don’t think they have to make the basic users feel like they are less important users. Like they are REQUIRED to subscribe before they can add their notes.
If it was required then they should’ve just sold the app instead of giving a ridiculous offer of the so-called free note taking app right?
Because of the ridiculous limitations on the Noted Basic, they offer a subscription called Noted+.
Basically, you’ll be able to have unlimited notes there, get some enhancement features for voice recording and be able to export to PDF.
That’s just really it. Although the price is not too high. If you’ll be the one who would need the app I believe it’s quite worth spending for.
Noted Basic Vs. Noted +
Here’s a quick comparison between those app subscriptions.
Noted Basic (FREE)
5 notes only
Export to TXT and the audio file
No Audio Enhancement Feature
You’ll see the number of notes left that you can have at the bottom of the page.
Noted + (Premium)
Export to TXT, PDF and the audio file
Background Noise enhancer and voice equalizer
You’ll see how many notes you have at the very bottom of the page.
After emphasizing what you can get from the subscription, I would like to also tell that this app uses iCloud sync. Meaning, the app would use yout iCloud space to store your notes.
That is the reason why I don’t understand why they couldn’t accommodate unlimited notes for free users when in fact the notes aren’t saved on their servers.
Formatting Tools of the app
As you can see there are only few options for formatting your notes.
Text Design / Transform – it has headers, bold, italics, underlines, and strikethroughs.
Lists – bullet and numbered.
There are also some other icons there for making a richer note. You can add images on your note from your gallery or by taking pictures directly from the app.
Handwriting and Sketching
This note taking app has a feature that would allow you to create handwritten notes and sketches. These sketches will be added to your note like an inline image.
The app also mentioned on their description that their apps support Apple Pencil. Since I don’t have an Apple Pencil and an iPad, I wasn’t really able to test that out.
Their sketching tools are very basic. If I would compare it with the Apple’s notes app, Noted app has very less features. I feel like Apple Pencil wouldn’t make much sense if used on this app. But still nice to have it supported at least. Maybe it is for pressure sensitivity and palm rejection stuff.
Take notes and Record
Noted app is more like a voice recorder with added feature of note taking. If you would weigh the functionality of voice recording and notating on this app, I should say that recording is the best feature of it.
For people who listens or records while taking down notes, I think the app is super perfect for them.
Timestamp and Playback
Like what I’ve said in the previous paragraph, the main feature of this app is the enhanced recording.
I really liked the timestamp and the playback speed option that you can use even as a free/basic user.
Whenever you started typing while recording or playing the recording, the timestamp will be generated.
The time will show on the left side and it will stamp the time of the recording when you started typing.
You can simply tap on the timestamp and the recording will go to that specific part of it.
When playing a recording, I like that it has some features that is same with podcast players.
You have the option to change the speed from normal to slow or fast.
There are also skip buttons for 10 seconds backwards or forward.
I find it useful for real!
Enhanced Recording with Noise Reduction and Equalizer
This feature is only available to Noted+ subscribers. I tried the noise reduction and it is actually working fine.
It eliminates some background noise, but since the noise at home is too much it didn’t perfectly helps my situation. But it really does its job to REDUCE the background noise.
The equalizer settings has three options that is the low, med, and high. I really don’t understand it so let’s skip that one.
This note taking app for me is really an amazing voice recording app with notepad on the side. As a blogger who doesn’t go out to conduct interviews or attends meeting, I think this app doesn’t really fit me.
On the other hand, I believe that this app is perfect for (sleepy hahaha) students, people who conduct or attends interviews, meeting, transcription and anything alike.
If this is something been found when I am still in college, I’d probably use it.
That’s all for now. Please do like and share. Muah!