An efficient way to record and organize notes for both personal and professional projects, DenVog’s Index Card app for iPad has been proudly recognized by writers, directors, producers, and more. Now, all of that convenience is also available on the iPhone and iPod touch.
Because of the smaller screen of Apple’s handheld devices, Index Card for iPhone isn’t quite as graphical as the tablet version. Although, that doesn’t mean it skimps on features or usability. Projects and stacks have already been mentioned, but there’s also syncing, sharing, searching, and other options. Each index card allows for a:
- Title – Just a few words to provide a general idea of what the content is about.
- Synopsis – Main notes. This would be your primary idea, instructions, etc.
- Label – Color coding to separate or further associate cards within projects or stacks.
- Notes – Sort of like commentary to the synopsis, and are not actual project details.
Here’s how you put everything together (pun intended). First, create a project, for example, a documentary about birds. Next, add cards with brief descriptions and bullet points for the introduction, species, nesting, hunting, migrating, and conclusion.
However, maybe you want to break down nesting, hunting, and migrating into each species or by region. For this, you create stacks. Tap on the Edit button at the top-right of the card list and then Stack in the bottom-right. Now, you can use the Edit mode to select cards and add them to each stack to create an organized hierarchy.
So, now that you have some projects started, you need a way to sync them among devices and share them with others to collaborate, right? Well, Index Card offers several ways to do just that. You can send projects through email, import and export via Dropbox, sync with Scrivener, or copy to and from your computer using iTunes File Sharing. And that’s it!
Index Card for iPhone is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 32GB and 64GB third generation iPod touch, fourth generation iPod touch and newer running iOS 5.0 or later, and available in the App Store for the introductory price of $0.99. Index Card is compatible with iPad running iOS 4.2 or later, and available in the App Store for $4.99.