Taking notes and managing tasks can be a full time job. For many of us, the competing worlds of work, home, school, and hobbies can threaten to overwhelm all but the most organized among us. Unfortunately, not many of us (myself included) have the time or mental energy to create a system from scratch, forcing us to rely on software designers’ ideas about task management. There are a ton of apps out there to manage notes and tasks, but none that do it quite like Projectbook, an iPad-only iOS app available in the App Store now for $1.99.
Projectbook stores your notes and tasks right on the iPad, leaving its core features out of the cloud to reduce the need for continual connectivity. The devs want to allow you to use this thing at home, at the office, on the subway, and out in the woods, I assume.
The natural language technology pulls related notes, documents, and to-do lists together, relating them based on an analysis of the text contained within them. There’s no need to impose your own organization scheme on the notes or tasks, nor do you need to create folders to sort things into topics, though you can. The developers are planning on adding iPhone and Mac syncing this fall, when they make the apps for other platforms available.
You can type your notes in different fonts, create outlines, use your own handwriting, sketch, record audio, or take photos from within the app itself. All of these are connected automatically, letting you concentrate on gathering information rather than organizing it. Project book allows you to import pages from Instapaper and Pocket, or files from Dropbox. You can also email PDF, HTML, or text versions of your notes to others.
Projectbook is on sale now for $1.99 in the App Store. Let us know if you try it out!
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