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Remember Things by Taking Notes

Published 07/22/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Pocket helps users remember things and take notes. The user can add notes in a number of ways. They can be text messaged to the user’s Pocket account. The next time the user logs in, their texted notes will appear on their dashboard. The dashboard view provides the user with a single place to store all of their important notes. The user can rearrange their notes simply by dragging and dropping them on the screen. Tags can be applied to help sort and categories each note. The user can customize the look and color scheme of their Pocket page and attach files to notes. Pocket is web based so the user can access their account from any computer with internet access. It is also a cross platform application, so users can download a mobile version for their iPhone (an Android version is currently in the works). The user can review their note history as well. The application provides a neat, visual way to store and sort everyday notes.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Pocket was created by an application developer named Loren. Loren’s blog claims that the developer focuses on creating “apps for human beings.” The application currently provides users with a fun, easy way to manage all of their notes each day or week. The website also mentions upcoming additions to the Pocket service, including an Android app version for mobile phone users.

What are the differences to other apps?

Pocket provides a simple service that is very visually appealing. There are a number of applications that allow users to store notes and to do lists. However Pocket is one of the more elegant choices available. The application is ideal primarily for individuals, however it can handle any kind of note the user could need to save.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Pocket homepage presents users with a light grey color scheme accented by hints of color and a solid black header. The page is very well organized with no advertisements or clutter anywhere. The user’s Pocket dashboard can look however they like because the application has included color customizations. The general theme seems to stick with the traditional post it note style, with each separate note appearing in the form of a small square of colored paper on a bulletin board.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can create a Pocket account by clicking the white “Start Remembering Now” button found along the right hand side of the homepage. The following page takes the user to the registration form, which requires an email address, password and optional mobile phone number (for SMS note submissions). After filling out the form, the user can click the “Sign Up and Remember Stuff!” button at the bottom. Doing so takes the user directly to their newly created Pocket dashboard where they can begin saving notes.

What does it cost to use the application?

Pocket offers a helpful service, however it would be a stretch to require a fee for it. The creator has kept Pocket appealing for all users by offering access for free. Anyone can create an account and begin saving notes to Pocket at no cost. The site lists features that are available with Pocket premium, however no premium sign up is available yet.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Pocket is a tool for anyone who has trouble remembering things. The application offers both web and mobile access, which is a big convenience for many users. The user can also customize the look of their Pocket dashboard so it looks good and offers a style that suits their note taking needs.

  • Customize the color and style of your Pocket dashboard
  • Submit notes via text message
  • Drag and drop notes to reposition them on the dashboard
  • Access Pocket from any computer with internet access
  • Attach files to notes

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