Jan 14, 2013
Seeing as I am an inherently disorganized person, finding a way to keep tabs on my life is something that I have been searching for a very long time. I have tried a myriad of solutions for both my smartphone and laptop, but I always have a hard time sticking to one; lack of features and limited connectivity between devices tend to be the problems that frequent my life most often. A big problem is that I run Apple’s OS X on my laptop and have an Android smartphone, obviously two devices that do not play well together. So my solution was to look for something that had a web-based service in addition to their standalone app that anyone could access from wherever they were, no matter the operating system. My searching brought me along a great app company called Catch who has an incredible note-taking app for Android that also syncs to an online web-app.
The app is, fittingly, called Catch Notes and connects though the traditional logins of Twitter and Facebook as well as an optional Catch.com login. After downloading this app, the first thing that I noticed was the simplicity of the styling. Out of all the note apps that I looked at, and I looked at quite a few, this one was by-far-and-away the most attractive and intuitive. The main screen has a list of “spaces” which are basically user-created, pastel colored categories for notes. At the bottom is a small, gray half circle button to add a new note which quickly toggles a wheel to add different kinds of notes. Catch Notes can handle alarms, photos, text, voice, and checklist notes which really make this app incredibly flexible and useful. The add button is persistent throughout the whole app which makes quickly adding notes a cinch and the intuitive interface is a joy to use.
The online web-app is not as tightly styled as its mobile partner, but it is still very functional nonetheless; especially when paired as a shortcut on a desktop which is a great way to quickly add and sync notifications to a computer. It is important to note that Catch does not sync with any existing note app such as Google Notes or Apple’s Reminders, but it does allow sharing of notes and spaces with other Catch.com users. Anyone looking for a great note taking app should look no more because Catch Note is the best, and most attractive, note-taking app for Android that I have ever used.