July 5, 2011
One of the more attractive notebook apps for the iPhone has received a nice update. ScatterBrain is an easy way to keep track of your thoughts and ideas using a well-designed interface. Plus, the app remains free in the App Store. Developed by Stefano Tomasello, ScatterBrain has been one of my favorite notebook apps for a while now, almost exclusively because it makes note taking simple. Creating a note is as easy as clicking on the “+” icon and assigning it a title and thought. As a visual guy, however, I’m most impressed with the app’s ability to color-code each note according to your preferences. For example, to keep it simple, I assign my job-related notes to the red category, which I call "Work." Conversely, those notes more personal in nature are located in the green category, or "Personal." In total, ScatterBrain lets you organize using up to seven different categories. Finally, notes can be sorted by color, created date, modified date, or title.
As much as I like ScatterBrain, it does come with two limitations. For one, while the app does provide a free ScatterSync service for backing up purposes, the app does not support DropBox at this time. Plus, the app is not yet universal, meaning it doesn’t look quite right on your iPad. Still, ScatterBrain is a terrific app and comes highly recommended. It is available in the App Store today.
- Fully functional & completely ad-free!
- Content focused design let's you see more at once
- Swipe thought to delete
- "Remember" search bar
- Landscape keyboard support
- Tap and hold links saved in thoughts for the action menu - supports: URLs, addresses, phone #'s, dates & times
- Email / SMS text sharing
- Quick copy & quick paste buttons
- Full thought view
- Multiple sort options