When not writing blog posts I've been using Simplenote as my basic day-to-day app for normal notes and lists, a decision that was made because it is cross platform. There is even a version for Wear OS although I've been having a problem with it not downloading.

Simplenote does pretty much what you would expect a notes app to do in this day and age, it even supports Markdown and posting to WordPress, but it sometimes feels a bit clunky and unfinished. For example, you can make a list of items with check boxes but there isn't an option for checked items to drop to the bottom of the list.

That may seem like a stupid complaint but I want to start using lists on ny watch when I go shopping and having checked items drop off is a handy feature on such a small screen.

Wear OS being a Google property I thought I would take a look at Keep Notes, I've not even given it a second thought recently as used to dislike it with a passion when it was first released. To my surprise and delight Keep has been given a major overhaul since those early days and is now a much better looking app with a lot cleaner interface. And yes, checked items drop to the bottom of a list even on the watch.

I think I'm sold.

  1. Colin Devroe says: #
    I am a big Simplenote user. I have been for years. But Obsidian is pulling me more and more. I've moved some of my more rich notes into it - mostly around photography and gardening. But it hasn't stuck for the quick notes that I jot down during meetings and it isn't available on my phone (yet?). The biggest plus about Obsidian over Simplenote is that it saves actual files to your hard drive. I wish Simplenote still did - as it did in the past. For now though, I'm still using Simplenote at least 10 times a day and then move things to Obsidian if they take some sort of shape or form.
    1. Colin Walker says: #
      I've just recently installed Obsidian and it looks great, not really used it in anger yet but have some thoughts as to what I will use it for.

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