Developer: Han-Shen Yuan
Price: free Download on the App Store
AyeNotes is an iPhone productivity app that was designed to address what the developers, Aye Team, must have seen as common issues with note-taking apps, such as speed, ease of use, and portability. What AyeNotes provides is the ability to assign shorthand clips that will expand into whatever you define them to be, sync to the AyeNotes website, and email notes directly from the note page within the app. It also features alphabetical and date display options.
I have tried my hand at several note-taking apps and while they all have their strengths and weaknesses, it seems apps of this kind definitely have their place on the iPhone/Touch menu. As of yet, I don’t have a favorite, but AyeNotes is causing me to look harder at its capabilities for consideration as a frontrunner. I have to agree with the developer in regards to time consumption being an issue for note-taking apps so I specifically like AyeNote's ability to assign clips for recurring words or phrases.
The other function of AyeNotes that appeals to me is its ability to display all notes alphabetically by name or by date on the home screen.
Of course, if you prefer, you can customize the way the app launches in settings and assign a specific note to pop up or change the text to a programmer color scheme of green on black. This provides a bit of versatility that might make AyeNotes appealing to a broader range of users. Lastly, once notes are created, they are not trapped on your device in any way as you can simply email them to yourself or someone else directly from the app.
There are tons of ways you could use AyeNotes, the developer suggests creating email templates, workout logs, shopping lists, and to-do lists, but I suppose the ideas are near endless. To get a better idea of AyeNotes, check out the video below.