In the last two posts, I told you a lot about how SnipNotes works and what features it brings to the table. Today I’ll gonna round up this introduction series by talking a little bit more about practical use cases, where you can actually see the benefits of using SnipNotes. Let’s get started.
One of the obvious use cases for SnipNotes is embedded in its name: Taking notes. SnipNotes doesn’t want to replace your favorite note-taking app like Evernote, it want’s to complement it. Traditional note taking apps offer a vast variety of features like voice recording, rich-text formatting and versioning, but they lack a litte bit of comfort when you just want to quickly save some existing information. You always have to switch apps and manually copy and paste your content. This can be especially annoying when you have to do it multiple times in a row. SnipNotes wants to provide a better approach to this problem by integrating the save functionality directly into the widget. Just copy your content, open notification center and press “Save”. No app switching required.
The widget also offers you quick access to your existing notes. The default settings are great if you just want to use it as a history view. But you can also mark your favorite snippets and configure your widget to show only them. This way you could use the SnipNotes widget like a cheatsheet or a quick reference. You can also arrange your snippets in the main app. If you want a new snippet to appear in this “favorite only” mode, simply long press the “Save” button.
Another cool features of SnipNotes is its content recognition. Long press on a phone number to call it, long press on a web address to open it in Safari etc. By combining this feature with the “favorite only” view, you can create your own set of quick actions directly in the notification center. Store your favorite phone numbers, email addresses and webpages and access them from anywhere.
SnipNotes syncs your snippets with iCloud by default. This enables you to quickly exchange text between your different iOS devices. Copy a bank account number from your iPhone and insert it in your banking application on iPad. Save an address you found on iPad and let your iPhone navigate you to it. The possibilities are endless.
These are just a few examples of what SnipNotes can do for you. What do you use SnipNotes for? Please share it in the comments and on Social Media!
That’s it for this first little introduction series. But that was just the beginning. In the coming days and weeks I will cover a lot more interesting topics like the development process of SnipNotes and concepts for coming features. Thanks for reading and stay tuned!