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Thinglist: A Note-Taking App That Keeps Track of Your Every Wish

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Apple's proprietary note-taking app is mediocre at best. You can make new notes, write things on them, and that's about it. So if you're one of those people who uses his or her phone to jot down pretty much anything that strikes your fancy, you're going to need something a little different. Thinglist carries the same minimalist looks as the stock note-taking app but packs way more of a punch.


What does it do?

Lets you separate your note list into categories including bars, books, food, ideas, movies, music, people, places, products, and anything else you might need to remember. Once you select your note's category, a larger note screen opens that lets you enter a description, and that's all there is to it.


Why do we like it?

The concept is wonderfully simple and surprisingly useful. Scrolling through an endless list of effectively unidentifiable notes can be as tedious as it is frustrating, but it seems like a necessary evil unless you're willing to switch to a more complicated service like Evernote. Thinglist, though, maintains the simplicity that lets you jot things down quickly and without much thought while forcing you to keep your many disparate thoughts beautifully organized for easy accessibility. The only thing it seems to be lacking is some sort of reminder alarm, but as the app is still in its first incarnation, hopefully that will be soon to come.

Thinglist, Download this app for: iOS, $2

The Best: Pre-set categories that cover everything

The Worst: No reminder alarm


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Needs custom categories. if you add this category based approach with the UI of Clear and syncing to cloud-based notes sources e.g. Exchange, google etc I think you have a winner.