New Kindle app: Notepad
You know how the active content in the Kindle store is pretty much all games?
Well, this new app is definitely a utility:
by 7 Dragons
$0.99 at time of writing
I’ve written before about using your Kindle as a notepad.
This is far more sophisticated, though.
You can make and read your notes in the app. You can search your notes (that’s really nice). They’ve given you keyboard shortcuts for things like saving the note.
You can even back up your notes to your computer! You do have to be cabled to the computer to do that, but it does save them as easily accessible .txt files.
They’ve done some nice touches to make it Kindle friendly. When you enter a search term, for example, you just to wait a second or two for the search results.
I’ve bought it, and I can see how it is going to be useful for me (although I do tend to take my notes now on my SmartPhone, using speech-to-text so I don’t have to thumb type).
They’ve also created some videos. You can see them at http://www.kappreview.com .
As I write this, it has eight reviews…all five star. That’s pretty impressive, but I’m sure they’ll get one below five stars from somebody who doesn’t like rutabaga or something. ;)
Full disclosure: I do have some correspondence with Abhi of http://ireaderreview.com/, and he is part of the team that developed this (although he is always careful to credit 7 Dragons).
As with other Active Content titles, this doesn’t work on the K1, but does work on K2s, K3s, and the KDX. It doesn’t work in reader apps, and I assume it can’t be purchased outside the US.
You can buy Notepad once and share it with all compatible devices on the account.
For information on more active content, see this category.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.