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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

AAQR: Catch Notes (formerly 3Banana Notes)

Image representing as depicted in Cr...Image via CrunchBaseCatch, along with Springpad and Evernote, dominate the mobile "everything bucket" arena. While Evernote was indeed the first, the competition is arguably better.

Catch, first of all, is small and fast. The main menu starts into 8 icons

My notes -- all your existing notes complete with geotag and date/time, as well as type
Tags -- all of the context tags
Text Note -- type in a note (or use voice input, it's up to you). Use hash tags to create "tags" without doing a separate tagging
Camera note -- invokes camera to take picture and enter that as note to tag
Gallery note -- pick a picture from gallery and use that as note
Voice note -- invokes recorder to record, hit stop and it's saved.
Reminder note -- Simple alarm / reminder / notification, enter description if you wish
Settings -- the settings box, of course.

There's a separate 4x1 widget you can download which invokes the main app, or text note, camera note, or voice note.

What I like about Catch is its speed. It is much snappier than Evernote. You can create a separate account or just use your Google account. For security, you can password protect the app itself so nobody but you can get to the notes. You can also pin specific notes to the homescreen.

All in all, this is better than Evernote, which had became bloated and slow as heck, esp. on Android. Being a long-time Evernote user, I find myself using Catch more and more. It's just that much easier and faster.

Rating: Try it!
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