Apple iOS offers many great stock apps, and one of them is notes app. This app will let you take quick notes, and you can also sync it online with iCloud and Gmail. But not many people know about it or how to use it. This tutorial will show you how to sync iPhone notes with Gmail or any other email service over IMAP. This is very useful, when you are working online, and use iPhone notes app to take quick notes. This way, you will be creating a backup copy of notes in your Gmail account too.
How to Sync iPhone Notes with Gmail:
Before we Sync our notes we need to first setup our iPhone to use Gmail via IMAP. If you already have it configured skip these steps and jump right ahead to enable notes syncing. For those of you who need instructions to configure Gmail via IMAP on iPhone please read our tutorial How to Configure IMAP/Push for Gmail on iPhone
Now that we have an IMAP account setup let’s proceed to the next step.
Under account settings turn on Notes.
Now you might wonder what happens next. Here’s what. Gmail will create a new label called Notes automatically for you. Once you click on it you will be able to browse through all your Notes from your computer’s browser.
Please note that the Sync is one way. Any changes made to notes on iPhone will reflect in your Gmail account but you cannot edit it there. The notes can only be edited on the iOS device, be it your iPhone or iPad.
Multiple iPhone Notes Accounts?
If you enable Notes sync on more than one account, all of them will feature under Accounts in the Notes app. You can choose to access all or just the ones from a particular account.
There are many advantages of syncing your iPhone notes online. I’ll save that for another post. Meanwhile, why don’t you temme how can you find this feature useful. If you are a new iPhone user, here are few more tips that you should not miss:
When it comes to taking notes on an iOS device, the only best alternative to the stock Notes app is Evernote. It’s used by almost all iOS users and is one of the best note-taking apps on the App Store. The app is also available on other platforms and that makes it really useful. It’s also available on the Mac App Store and on Windows too.
Evernote is also available on the iPad, but it wasn’t as good as it’s iPhone or iPod Touch version. Hence, they’ve released a new updated version specially made for the Apple iPad that brings along some awesome new features. To start with, the new updated app receives a complete user interface overhaul. The new app shows all your recent notes on a single page as snippets, so you can zoom in check one single note or zoom out to browse through all the notes.
That’s not it! There are a lot of other new changes as well that makes the app even more worthy and a must have app for your iOS device. Rich text editing is another important feature that will make Evernote ever more useful. You can now edit your text, make it bold, italic, underlined, highlight text, make lists and more. All just with a tap of button. There’s also the option to include URL’s in your notes and creating heading texts.
In other new features, you can now search within a note for words/text and an all new Slideshow view in Images. There are few more minor changes too, that you can read about. Hit the source link to check them out.
You can download Evernote for iPad from the App Store for free. Don’t worry it’ll work just fine with the iPhone and iPod Touch and all the features will still available other than the new UI for iPad. That’s exclusive!
Note taking tools and apps has increasingly become a category that a lot of internet users take interest in. If you happen to be fond of scribbling or taking notes in any scenario then you will be very delightful to know that there are scores of apps and browser available on the internet that can turn out to be useful note takers.
For browsers, you wont find Note taking apps as a built-in feature except for Opera browser. Neither Google Chrome nor Firefox has a integrated note taking package, meaning you have to download the packages for these browsers. So today I will be highlighting some really appreciable and useful note taking apps for Google Chrome worthy of downloading and using:
Chromepad is not accessible with a right-click, rather you can access it by clicking on the little icon besides address bar that pops-up a little word like interface on which you can type-in your notes. All the notes are stored locally, not on the web and you can use the normal keyboard shortcuts for copying and paste functionalities. Chromepad is not that stylish but it is quite easy to use.
This particular Google Chrome Note taking app uses HTML5 capabilities and in turn give users a very slick note taking interface. Moreover, the app also has some potential in it because of some basic formatting tools present within the main interface. Options like ordered and unordered listing, italics, strikeouts and picture insertion give note taking with Note.It a definite edge.
By far this is the most stylish and coolest of all the Note taking apps available on Chrome web store. Just click on the ‘+’ sign and start-off with the note taking, users have the power to change the color of notes or arrange notes as per their liking.
Notes is present as a free download on Chrome App store.
Try them and let me know that whether these apps have been worth trying out or not.