Price : $1.99
BeNote: Written Android App Review
On the whole, we’re really rather large fans of the Android platform. We think it’s easily one of the best ways to manage your data and information on the go, but we still wish the whole system came with a few more productivity applications. We aren’t complaining really: More just noticing a gap between iOS and what Android is doing. Thankfully, though, that bridge is slowly getting narrower, especially with the recent release of BeNote by developer Uobia. The app brings us a little bit closer to meeting management heaven on our Android tablets, and it comes with a fair price tag to boot. So without further ado, let’s dive right into the whole of what BeNote has to offer!
Concept and Functionality
As stated, BeNote is first and foremost a note taking application. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s content to let you simply tap away, slapping together thoughts and points at random. No, the app believes very firmly in keeping you organized and on task. It does this through a variety of predetermined fields, and though that may sound restrictive, it’s actually quite convenient.
The app starts by letting you pick your own topics. From there, you can add individual notes to these topics. Within these notes, you can attach just about anything that you’d like, including participants, key points, action items, questions (and answers) and even decisions. These are all convenient fill-in forms that we tend to add to our notes anyway. In addition, you’ll also get full integration with photo media, including the ability to go in and sketch over your photos to add annotations and further clarification. And with an host of other information fields, there’s hardly a thing we can find wrong with BeNote. However, we would have liked to see a bit more syncing between our favorite services like DropBox and Evernote.
Design and Interface
From a purely aesthetic standpoint, BeNote isn’t perhaps the best looking application we’ve ever seen on the Android tablet, but then again, it’s a whole load better than merely functional. We found the menus pleasant enough to navigate, and we had no problem at all adding new notes, filling in the information we needed, or even editing the whole kit and caboodle after. As stated, syncing function would be nice, and if a fresher metaphor could be introduced into the overall design, we might be more content with the style BeNote is sporting.
At the end of the day, BeNote is a great bargain at only two bucks in the Android Market. If you’ve been looking for an high-functioning note taking application for your tablet, we might even go so far as to say that this is the only real option out there on the Market. However, if you’d like to test that theory, go ahead and give BeNote: Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Android Apps Review Details: BeNote is $1.99. This app requires Android 3.2+ and up. You may download BeNote from the Android Market. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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