UpWord Notes update makes the built-in Notes app even more redundant


UpWord Notes 2

I was pretty pumped about UpWord Notes when it came out back in February, and it’s still the first place I go when I need to jot something down. Meanwhile, my iPhone’s onboard Notes app just languishes in a folder marked “Trash” because I can’t delete it.

Developer Lau Brothers is dropping Version 2.0 of UpWord Notes on us today, and it includes several new features that make the app even more fun and useful.

For example, you can now choose to drag and drop your lists to reorder them instead of the app just putting the most recently updated ones at the top. The excellent swipe features also got an upgrade; you don’t have to take that extra second to place the cursor before you cross something off your list. Instead, you just swipe directly on a line, and the item you’re modifying will pull to the right so you know you have the right one. The app now also supports Evernote (in addition to Dropbox) for list syncing, so you really have no excuse for forgetting to pick up milk on your way home.

In the “fun” department — which, by the way, is the only department I’ve ever wanted to work for — UpWord 2.0 adds interaction sounds, new color themes and alarm sounds. Some of these are only available via in-app purchase, but the base app is going to be free for a limited time, and you can do everything you need to from there.

If you don’t have UpWord Notes yet, you can grab it for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch in the App Store.


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