Android has a fine collection of note taking apps in its Play Store. Google Keep is certainly one of the handy ones that come to mind. It is an intuitive app that can sync your notes to your Google account. Evernote is even better but it may not be to everyone’s liking with its endless options. For anyone who just wants to take quick notes and sync them to the cloud, particularly Dropbox and Google Drive, there is another handy app called Sync Notes. We take this Android note taking app for a spin.
Note: This app is no longer available on the Play Store.
Sync Notes for Android Review
Sync Notes from Manthena Murali isn’t a very polished looking app. In fact the homepage is pretty bare boned, until you start adding some notes into it.
To start with the note taking process, just hit the + icon at the top of the screen. You can add a title, and put your notes in right after that. The app comes with three default categories, Work, Personal, and Ideas. You can classify your notes by selecting from the dropdown and then add a few extra customizations such as a note color or theme and change the font to small or large. It is currently set at medium. Hitting the back button automatically saves your notes.
The notes, as I mentioned earlier get listed on the home page where you can do a few more things. Click on the note to edit it and long press on the note to bring up some more options such as Delete, Save to SD card, and Export to Cloud. If you want to save to Dropbox or Google Drive, hit the cloud icon on the top menu, sign in to the desired cloud service and your notes will get readily deposited there.
Swiping to the left of the screen will display the Cloud Sync options along with the labels that are available. Tapping on the Labels icon will take you to the Label manager where you can create more labels if you like and add a color code to it.
Coming back to the home page, a Search icon at the top lets you search through your notes. The notes themselves are dated and carry a color code, indicating which category they belong to. The menu bar, a series of vertical dots at the top right of the home page lists options to import notes, and access the Settings page.
There are quite a few handy options on the Settings page that are worth taking a look at. For instance you can add some security to your notes by enabling a lock screen to display when your app is launched. You can then set a password. You can also tweak the display settings such as the date, font, font size, and themes.
Sync Notes isn’t a sophisticated note maker. If you prefer to use an app that just makes it easy to jot down stuff and access them in a jiffy either offline, or on Dropbox or Google Drive, this app should come in handy.