Our ‘Apps to look out for’ reviews are quick looks into apps that may well have passed under your radar, but may in fact be worth a look, and possibly even a purchase. Have a peek at today’s app and see if you think it is worth your time and money.
DioNote, available for Android through the Google Play store, is a unique app that allows you to edit and create handwritten notes, using the touchscreen of your Android device. The app has many features and functions, and includes many extras and special time-saving elements that really do elevate the app to being pretty much essential.
The user interface is nice and simple, but comes with many options, which allows a rich vien of creativity to be found within the app.
* Notebook: You can create notebooks and organize your memos in each notebook much like folders.
* View Settings: You can select a view with notebook & memo together, a notebook-only view, and a memo-only view.
* Memo Sharing: You can share your memos on social networks or use them in other apps.
* Decorate your notebooks by adding your own image or photo to the notebook cover.
* Send and receive your notebooks with your Evernote, Google Drive or Dropbox accounts.
* Tap and hold the thumbnail of a memo to add its shortcut to the Home screen.
===== Detailed Memo/Canvas Features of DioNote =====
* Entry Mode: Switch quickly between Handwriting Mode and a keyboard mode when writing memos.
* Canvas (image memo): Select different brush modes and create freehand drawings on the canvas.
* Add images to the canvas to decorate photos, mark locations on maps, etc.
* Use various brush types, colors, and stroke thicknesses to refine your sketches.
* Quick Handwriting Mode: When using cursive handwriting, this mode automatically adjusts the panel sliding speed by recognizing your input speed.
* Able to adjust “Idle Composition Timeout” after creating your handwritten memo.
* Reduce or enlarge the text in your memos.
The handwriting recognition is excellent, and there is always the option to bring up a more traditional virtual keyboard if you get stuck. I loved the ability to add a thumbnail shortcut to the Android homescreen, and the addition of cloud based storage options such as Google Drive, Dropbox and Evernote really helps to expand the reach of the app beyond the confines of your phone or tablet.
The app is very attractive and very easy to use, and is extremely useful. It is also absolutely free, so we recommend snapping this one up right now.