Taken with Take A Note

When I first looked at Take A Note ($4.99) I was interested in it as an educa tion tool since it has multiple options for taking notes; typing, using the voice recorder, snapping a photo or even your own doodles and drawings as such is an invaluable tool for any student.  I found the layout to be well thought-out, and logical and I appreciated that visually it resembles a paper notebook, for me the visual queue with the functions was practical.

As I’ve been using this application, I’ve also come to realize it’s more than just an application for students.  I has proven to be very good for taking notes and capturing my ideas while writing articles for iPhone Life, this would obviously be a wonderful tool for journalists or of that matter just about any profession.

It uses go beyond education and professional applications, since it also handy for comparison shopping, or for that matter journaling while your on a trip!  In fact I think that this is just one of those applications which is equally at home, at home as well as school or the office.

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There’s still more going on with this app than you realize, underneath the hood it has a great feature which allows you to password protect it, add to this the ability to share your notes with other computers and iPhones using webDAV on a shared wifi network and it is truly a versatile and powerful application.

The one thing I found missing, and I hope will be built into a future version to take full advantage of the iPhone 3Gs is an option for video. 

Have no doubt, this app is amazing, look for my review in the September issue of iPhone Life.


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I'm a behavioral health professional living and working in Maine specializing in psychiatric rehabilitation. For years I've utilized mobile technology to improve the delivery of community based mental health services, and embraced the iPhone when it came out in 2007.

I am also a doctoral candidate at Franklin Pierce University where I have been researching the role of the Liberal Arts in American higher education.

I write as a guest for iPhone Life periodically with a special interest in helping other professionals (healthcare, education and government in particular) incorporate iOS devices into their work, and several years ago introduced the first iPhone and eventually iPad classes at Lewiston Adult Education in Lewiston Maine http://laeipad.blogspot.com/ concentrating on helping other professionals interested in using and incorporating iPads into their work.