Quotebook — A Notebook for Your Quotes ($1.99) by BroadwayApp is an app to help you remember and organize quotes on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
Have you ever heard or read something that is instantly quoteable? Or at least memorable to you in some way? Keeping track of all of these can be pretty difficult if you don’t write them down, because more than likely, they’ll disappear only moments after you heard it. If you’ve ever wanted to keep track of your favorite quotes, now you can with Quotebook.
Quotebook is not the typical app filled with quotes on the App Store. No, Quotebook is the app to let you input quotes you’ve come across. It’s completely personal and can mean plenty to you, whether it’s for reference or inspiration.
The thing I like about Quotebook is that the interface is minimal and reminiscent of the standard Apple interface. It’s clean and all the elements will be familiar to you from the get-go. There’s even landscape support for the landscape users out there.
When you add a new quote in your Quotebook, there are several fields for you to fill out. The quote of course, and an author, source, rating, and tags. All the fields are optional, but more information can help you sort out your quotes better. As you’re done writing in and saving your quote, you can then see your completed quote info. The date and time in which you entered the quote will show up underneath the tags.
If you dislike a quote later, you can delete it from Quotebook with that familiar trash can button. Are you the sharing type? The app will let you share by email, SMS, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr, so whatever the case, you’ll likely be covered!
Another great feature is that the app uses Wikipedia to get more information about an Author or Source via the blue arrow button. There is a quotes tab to view more memorable quotes about a person, so you can feed it into Quotebook.
There are four tabs in the bottom tab bar that allow you to sort by: Quotes, Authors, Sources, and Tags. In the Quotes tab, you will see the first two lines of your quote, along with the date, author, and source (if applicable). These can also be sorted by Date or Rating.
The Authors tab will sort your quotes by author alphabetically (if there is a first and last name, it’s by last name). The Sources view looks like the Authors view, where it’s sorted alphabetically. The Tags view will show all your tags in alphabetical order, but they are not sorted like Authors and Sources.
In Authors and Sources view, I noticed that the feel is very Apple-centric and reminds me of the default Contacts app. This is one of the aspects of the app’s design that makes it feel very Apple-esque, and I love it.
Quotebook has some settings within the app, which are accessible via the gear button. In here, you can set your preferred Sort Order for Dates and Ratings view, Export/Email your quotes as a plain text file, and set up your social network account information. There’s a unique feature called Auto-Detection that you can toggle which will alert you to new quotes on your clipboard, which is useful. The rest of the Settings section is filled with ways to contact the developers and get support, should you ever need it.
Overall, Quotebook is fast and simple, and very Apple-like. If Apple had made a quote app for the iPhone, then this would be it.
I have been using it to save little things that I want to remember for inspiration and whatnot. It’s also useful for students who want to keep track of quotes to use in papers, or the person that loves to quote lines from movies, books, songs, and shows. If you have a use for quotes for anything, then Quotebook is simply one of the best apps you can use to keep them around.
This could be the best $2 you’ll spend for remembering all those amazing quotes.