If you write regularly on different devices like iPhone, iPad and desktop computers, you eventually face the problem of how to manage the same text on those devices. You need to access the same document on several devices and keep the same contents updated on all of them. To do that, a reliable text editor with good sync capability is necessary. Simplenote, a free iPhone and iPad app, is a noteworthy software for such document sharing and also for nice interface.
Simplenote’s sync is reliable and fast
I installed Simplenote apps on my iPhone, iPad and two desktop computers. I created a document and tried editing it alternately on each of my devices. Whatever changes I made on a document in iPhone or iPad were soon updated on the same document opened on desktop computers and vice versa.
The sync takes place when you open or close the Simplenote app and even at intervals while you are editing the document. What mechanism the Simplenote uses for sync is beyond my understanding but the speed and reliability of its sync function is quite impressive.
Documents of iPhone and iPad are basically synced with a website offered by the Simplenote developers. Sync between desktop PCs and apple devices are not done directly between them but is done indirectly by using the website as the medium.
There is no Simplenote applications for desktop computers but the developers suggest two options of desktop software for Microsoft Windows that can share data with Simplenote site. I tried both of them and ResophNotes has better interface and also seems to be more stable.
In addition to Windows, You can also use many other programs for Mac OS to share documents with Simplenote app.
Simplenote has a simple interface with useful features
Simplenote’s interface looks quite simple. A plain document list and editing screen of individual document is all. However, after using the app for a few minutes, you realize that plenty of consideration has been given to details to make your writing experience very enjoyable.
Let me share some of the useful features of the app.
First, at lower right corner of the editing screen there is a semi-transparent icon. Pressing this icon expands the text entry field to fullscreen mode. This is a really convenient function that allows you to view and edit more text. It comes hand especially with the small screen of the iPhone.
Second, Simplenote has tag support that allows you to group documents as if you are using folders. Adding tags like work, memo, and articles is quite convenient way of working with documents.
Third, text screen also comes with useful features for writers such as word count and restoring of backup versions of a document.
Fourth, Simplenote provides a nice search function that allows you to search a word within document sharing the same tag or within all documents.
Simplenote is basically free. There is a premium version with reasonable subscription fee that removes ad and offer extra functions. For more information on Simplenote, visit simplenoteapp.com
If you are looking for a nice text editor to write and share documents among iPhone, iPad and desktop PCs, I highly encourage you to try Simplenote.
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