Scribble Away with OI Notepad for Android

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Mar 30, 2010 GMT
Dmitri Popov

When it comes to note-taking apps for Android, you can't go wrong with OI Notepad. At first sight, OI Notepad looks pretty bare-bones, but it does offer a few useful features. You can assign tags to notes and use the Tags drop-down list to quickly locate notes containing a specific tag. The real-time search feature finds matching notes as you type, and you can sort notes by date or alphabetically. To change the sorting order press the Menu button and choose Settings List -> Sorting Order. In the Settings section, you can also enable the Auto-create Links option which automatically turns phone numbers and URLs into clickable links.

OI Notepad also allows you to share notes (long-press on the desired note and select the action you want) as well as save them to the SD card. All the notes on the SD card are stored as plain text files, so you can easily view and edit them on your machine. If you install the OI Safe app, you can use OI Notepad to encrypt notes, which can come in handy if you want to store sensitive information on your Android device. In addition to that, OI Notepad's default functionality can be extended using extensions. For example, the OI Voice Notes extension lets you record voice notes, while the OI Convert CSV extension adds the ability to export and import notes in the CSV format.

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