While I do love my iPad, I am still proud of the stack of Moleskines I have in the corner of my office. It’s a various assortment of sizes, colors, and styles. From personal writing to implementing a GTD system, I’ve worked my way through quite a few Moleskine books in my day.
So, when I heard that they were releasing a Moleskine app for iOS, I was intrigued and decided to check it out. Admittedly, my ever-increasing use of the iPad and iPhone have resulted in me using my actual Moleskine books less and less. So, I saw this as a potential way to pay homage to the little notebooks I hold so dear.
The app is visually appealing, closely following the look and feel of an actual notebook. You can create a note and immediately assign it a Category, Label, and Color. Within the notes you can add an image, add Text by typing, or sketch via the touchscreen. It lets you specify the text size and color when typing, and you can change the color and thickness of the Pen when sketching. When you’re happy with your notes, you can easily share them on Facebook, Twitter, or by email.
It’s actually very similar to most other note-taking apps available. One interesting feature is the ability to “Map My Thoughts”, where you can mark your location via GPS so you can look up your notes by location.
Overall, the app is a humble stand-in if you don’t have a physical Moleskine handy, but an app just can’t replace the connection that happens between a man and his Moleskine. Of course, if a real Moleskine is too hipster for you, then this app is for you.
The Moleskine app is available for free on the iTunes Store.
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