iOS' Notes app is about to become a whole lot more useful

iOS' Notes app is about to become a whole lot more useful
Among the new features and updates announced by Apple at today's WWDC event, Notes was one of the apps to get some special attention. Used regularly by "about half" the iPhone users worldwide, the app is definitely in need of some facelifting, and Apple has seemingly acknowledged that.

Notes will finally receive a toolbar, reminiscent of the one found on third party apps like Evernote. It will allow the user to quickly access formatting, create checklists, or attach images. A fourth option allows for doodling, which, if combined with an active stylus, we imagine would become a favorite among people who actually like to jot down their notes (an allure factor of Samsung's own S Note).

Adding links to Notes will also become easier, and prettier looking, as Safari will be able to send a website directly to your note (via Open in...), which will result in a pretty link, with a thumbnail, appearing in one's note. The separate notes will get their own thumbnails, exported from the attached pictures or links to make them easier to find.



1. Retrospective1

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

Just ripped off Snote features via s pen on note series, No shame boy

5. waddup121 unregistered


6. Nopers unregistered

Not exactly ripped off, just implementing similar functionality on their notes app. Apple likes to take "inspiration" from other smartphone features which is completely okay, music artists sample music and write covers of existing songs and can sell it and you wouldn't call an artist shameless if he paints the same landscape as another. It brings the same functionality to iPhones, which will probably be something that your mum plays with a couple of times when she is planning a get together or something. At the end of the day it isn't really going to affect the sales of the galaxy note series since it's a relatively niche group anyway.

12. k4ever

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

B.S! They ripped it off, plain and simple. If the Note group is such a Niche group, why copy its niche features?

7. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

WWDC --->>> World Wide Direct Copy by Apple LMAO.

16. Android_Lollipop

Posts: 155; Member since: May 05, 2015

Ha haa :P

8. AlikMalix unregistered

So let me get this straight, when any Google or Samsung copies one of apples concepts or functions, you say there was an app or widget like that on android already and it's not copying Apple but adding functuality from another app or a custom rom. But when Apple is adding a concept from android or AEM, it is direct copy and a shame on Apple. Well let me put your post out of its misery - there was many note apps that allowed scribbling before android was something you heard about. There's are also tons of hailbreak features that android has coppied or inspired from. Can we please stop this, I'm trying my best not to get back into trolling - but this forces me to.

9. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Don't do it. It isn't worth it. A good majority of the trolls and anti-Apple gang are either ignorant of the past or just plain stupid. I'm not saying they don't exist in the Apple community, but that number is far smaller in comparison. It hurts people's feelings when you purchase an "inferior" product with your own money. Civilization as we know it wouldn't exist had it not been for people drawing inspiration from one another.

11. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

hahaha did it hurt you? Oh wait because it is the truth ;)

13. AlikMalix unregistered

Are you 12 years old? I'm pointing out hypocrisy and instead of... Ah, forget it.

14. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

So quit blabbering about originality and innovation and stop sueing others, android copy? so did apple, what's different?

15. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

And vice versa, same on both sides.

2. palmguy

Posts: 987; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Yay! Like Google Keep ;)


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012


4. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Yup! Another one from Touchwiz, OH! the hypocrisy.

19. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

Or, you know, Evernote which has had these features before Samsung had S Note.

10. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013 First smartphones to employ the use of a stylus. Pay close attention to the image on the right hand side showing a stylus drawing of the United States. They made the Notes application more feature rich for iPhone users. I would call that a good thing, especially with it being native to the device rather than a 3rd Party app. It will also work very well between all the devices in the ecosystem from iPhone to Mac.

17. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

You know iOS 9 wasn't impressive when the Notes App seemed like the most exciting part.

18. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

It's amazing how iZombie now defend these tricks ?? Yes !! because that was the word they used, now as Apple fell again in what they like to copy (innovation) for all that advertising is perfect. Lol most beautiful days is like me this gift PA

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