xTiles vs Notes (Apple)
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I also use xTiles as a personal note-taking app and it really lacks a decent mobile version for this. Except for this, I haven't faced any other drawbacks.
xTiles is a cross-platform visual note-taking app for creatives and think tanks that works in both solo and collaborative modes. It enables creative minds to gather, visualize, edit, and store their ideas in one location, seamlessly transforming incipient ideas into solid and clear form. The benefits of whiteboards and text editors are combined in xTiles to create linear and multidimensional documents. With drag-and-drop, one can easily move objects and create an infinite canvas on which to transform space with no restrictions. The workspace can be organized in pinned notes, tables, tabs, and embeddings, allowing you to choose the best way to display the content. In addition, pictures, links to articles, and videos can be attached to tiles, adding other elements to the space and connecting them. This visual note-taking app's core philosophy is simplicity and clarity. It doesn't take long to figure out the basic and advanced functions for transforming data. The app's user interface is straightforward. xTiles features are extremely simple to interact with, with a focus on well-organized and easy-to-navigate space. Here, users can define their own tile styles, add bulleted lists, create quotes, and create multi-level documents.
The best app on the iPhone Apple's minimalist philosophy is great, but when it comes to actually implementing minimalism it is always a hit or miss. Sometimes they screw up, like with Music, but sometimes they create a masterpiece, like Notes. Notes does everything I want it to every time. I have never wanted to go searching for another app to replace it. I have never needed to. It seems like a simple little app at first, but there's so much beneath the hood, that is brilliantly hidden from the user. It is not just minimalism done right, it is minimalism done PERFECT. There is no better note taking app. Every other one has some annoying interface full of pop ups, pestering me to sign into this or upgrade to this or check out this feature, it makes me want to pull my hair out. Meanwhile Notes lets me do what I came there to do: write. It is the perfect app for the crafting text. It is fast and to the point, simple yet has everything I could ever want. In conclusion, I love Notes.
Dr. 7 Schwartz
Apple created the note-taking program called Notes. It is accessible through their iOS and macOS operating systems, the latter of which debuted with OS X Mountain Lion. It serves as a tool for creating quick text notes that may be shared around devices with the use of Apple's iCloud service.
I've been able to cut my time spend organizing publication materials for our blog almost in half. The ability to structure content with features like tiles drag&drop, combining tiles and nesting documents with my tiles is great. I like that I can collaborate with my team too. Together we use xTiles for planning our sprints.
- Anton B.
I like the way we can organize our pieces of content in a document using tiles and tabs. We normally separate tabs for drafts and clean copies for our creatives. Subpages also help to store some inspirations and personal notes. A big plus is the ability to comment and get notifications when someone comments on your notes which is really handy for collaborative work.
- Aleksandra K.
I like how easy it's to use the tool. I can quickly break my findings into fragments using the cards (tiles) and move them around just like I need. Also I like the possibility of creating sub-pages. It allows me to avoid cluttering of the main page.
- Vira S.
The notes app has been a love hate relationship as an iPhone user. The sheer amount of words that it holds is incredible. Though with that comes lagging. Over the course of the past month I've used this app for larger note taking such as random ideas to safe keep, places to go, bucket lists, etc. Yet even though it has a low amount of words the typing slows down and lags behind significantly. I've noticed this issue more as I've gone into the recent software update that gave the Notes app more qualities. This update also comes with flaws of its own. I attempt to scroll down my note when it flings me back to the top at random. Or even to the middle at any given time. It also freezes when a collaborator edits, leaving you with a stuck drop menu that's at the bottom and who edited it at the top. I hope these things can be fixed, whether adding a higher word limit to slow lag or to look into the new update for bugs. I appreciate your time and hope the best for new downloaders! Don't be discouraged by this review, the Notes app is highly recommended for reminders and ideas!
- Alliegator96 , 01/15/2022
This is just pure awesomeness! I love to come home, relax and write things down on my notes that I can’t tell others after a long day. Like my crushes, what I’m feeling like, anything. The app is my on the go diary. I tend to get on notes a lot, more than I think I should. Writing is one of my passions, and I also have been writing stories down on it as well. I don’t think that was the original purpose of the app, but it helps me out. I love the notes app so much, it’s like a fresh start. Sometimes, I do get carried away, and write too much. Right now, my app is struggling to stay open and even open in general. I’ve tried resetting my phone a few times but I’ll just keep trying. I love this app so very much, and I find it very useful. I also like to schedule my daily plans and/or last minute trips. I feel like this app is my getaway to a world of writing, I just wish the app would work for me. I believe it might be my fault, I’ve written so much on just one note, that it has trouble loading. I’d hate to delete the whole thing though. Maybe their should be an update for an option for pages? Other than that, I love the app! I don’t know how I could live without it!
- Serenity Burden , 12/07/2021
Random note deletions & glitches Within the past 6 months or so I’ve been a lot more adamant about using notes on my phone to keep myself organized. However, when I swipe out of a note then click to go back in, the note disappears and it won’t show back up until I completely close out of the app and reopen it. Another thing that really made me angry was that I had a note in my phone that I’d been adding onto periodically since probably 2019 or earlier. A couple of months ago, it randomly deleted. The title of the note was still there but all of its contents- gone. I looked at deleted notes and every other file that I could and nothing. I’ve also never been able to lock any of my notes like I can on my MacBook. I have the most recent updates always but this has been an issue for as long as I can remember. I’m going to be downloading a different notes app and stop using Apple Notes completely. Hopefully I’ll have a better experience.
- 21browne , 06/20/2022
|Easy to use and flexible approach for creative processes|
|Visual navigation and content organization|
|Real-time collaboration and editing|
|Structure and connect notes to each other to form a graph of ideas|
|Synchronize in real-time between all your devices|
|One-click publishing to the web.|
|No mobile version|
|Lack of rich text formatting|
|No macOS desktop app|
|Notes is the best place to jot down quick thoughts or to save longer notes filled with checklists, images, web links, scanned documents, handwritten notes, or sketches|
|And with iCloud, it's easy to keep all your devices in sync, so you’ll always have your notes with you.|
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