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Truely pocket-sized notepad – Maepad

17 February 2010Entry by

For quite some time I was diggingapplication catalogues to find good replacement for my worn-out notebook. Finally extras-devel provided MaePad, fairly simple yet powerful tool.

At first run application creates new database, which can be easily changed, so you can divide your notes into groups of your choice and use only neccessary at the time. Three types of notes give much freedom, formatted text, sketch and checklist covers everything I ever had in my paper notebook. Moreover, subsequent entry may be associated as child of existing one, giving possibility to extend one type of note with contents of another.

Some may say it’s neat fusion of some Fremaltle base applications, which is basically correct, but usefulness hides in details. Managing notes from one simple menu is far easier and faster than digging through directories looking for one file. Features like sketches aided with lines or grid, just like in paper notepads or text styling in text and checklist gives even more flexibility than piece of paper and pencil.

Even though Maepad is still under development, it’s already good piece of software. Nowdays, when world turns faster and faster, some important information, ordinary ToDo list or even exceptionally bright idea may just slip away if you don’t catch it. Maepad is a simple way to keep it all in your pocket.

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