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Friday, September 28, 2007

Save Notes from your Mobile Phone and Access Online Anywhere


A notepad is very useful if you find yourself suddenly inspired by a new idea and want to write it down so you don't forget it later. But what if you don't have one handy?

npad is the electronic alternative to a paper notepad, and all you need is a mobile phone to save notes online on the go. You may not have a piece of paper and a pen at hand, but I bet you always carry your phone.

Once you register online and tell npad your phone number, you'll be able to text message n@npad.com any sudden thoughts that you want to save for later. You can retrive them later from your phone (via text message) or online via a computer. For faster searching, you can also tag your notes.

Of course, you can also use it to take notes as you browse online.


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Reader Comments:

This seems downright useless... If you have your phone with you & you want to write yourself a note, most phones have a built-in "notepad" function. Why would I access the web, go to the website, enter my user ID & password, type a note, and send it to myself, when I could do the same thing in less than half the time, and not use any air time or incur any messaging costs?! And if I don't have my mobile with me, but I'm on my computer, why wouldn't I just send a text message to myself via email, or just send myself and email to be accessed later via my mobile? And under what circumstances would you find yourself with access to a PC, but no way to get a pen & paper? AND, why use it simply as an online notepad - you're on a computer, so why not use any of the various pre-installed text editors? Why not send yourself an email?

OK, maybe some phones don't have built-in notepads, but you have web access & text-messaging capabilities (otherwise, you can't use npad anyway), AND you have voicemail capability, so again, why use npad?

You make a good point about text messaging costs and how convoluted the whole process can be. I posted about npad mainly for the novelty value (i.e. you can do almost anything with your mobile phone now).

I think the most useful part about npad is actually that you can organize your notes more effectively, which is harder with the pre-installed text editors that most computers come with.

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