Smoky Cat Software today announced that Thought Store v2.0 for iPhone and iPod touch is now available on the App Store, with all profits from sales donated to UK charity Sands. Thought Store allows users to record thoughts, ideas and other pieces of information such as web addresses or photos in one convenient place; by automatically tagging each item with the location, time and date of creation, the app can provide advanced searching based on these more memorable properties, ensuring items can be easily retrieved when required.
Version 2.0 adds the ability to associate contacts from your Address Book with any thought, allowing searching to be performed based on who you were with when you entered a particular thought; it also provides much improved sharing of thoughts and ideas, using email, Twitter, SMS and iMessage (where available), as well as many small usability enhancements.
"We are all constantly bombarded with information: suggestions from friends for films, books or web sites we might enjoy, ideas of gifts for friends and family sparked while shopping, or potential business connections mentioned during a chance meeting. But how often do you move onto something else and struggle to remember those little snippets later on?" asks Thomas Wright, founder of Smoky Cat Software. "Perhaps you remember where you were when it happened, that it was around midday, or that it was last December? But even if it's in your phone or computer, that doesn't always help if you can't find the right words or phrases to use for searching. Thought Store was created to solve this everyday problem."
Any "thought" entered into Thought Store can be one of:
- plain text (which can optionally be dictated using Siri on compatible devices)
- A sketch, traced with a finger or stylus on the screen of the device
- A web address (URL)
- A photo, either taken with the device's camera or selected from the user's Photo Library
Searching can then be performed to return only those "thoughts" matching one of the following criteria:
- Those items added within a user-defined locality
- Those items added around a particular time of day
- Those items added within a specified period of a certain date
- Those items tagged with a particular contact from your Address Book
- Text within the item itself
"Thoughts" can also be grouped into lists to keep related items together, and emailed for sharing with others. Optimized graphics are provided for use on a retina display and iPhone 5, where available.
Thought Store costs $0.99 (USD) and is available worldwide, exclusively through the App Store, in the Productivity category. Review copies are available on request. As with version 1.0, all profits from sales of version 2.0 of Thought Store will be donated to the UK charity Sands.