Just how important have notes become in our lives? I can tell you on a scale of 1-10, they rank about a 9 in mine. I’m talking about the notes some of us will create as reminders to perform tasks or even just to jot down a matter of importance. I’ve had a love affair with sticky-notes for what seems like forever – I still have them all over my house, as well as work. I used to keep a dayplanner for many years too, with the refills costing approximately twenty-five bucks annually (I like the ‘pretty’ ones). At the end of each year, I’d rubber-band them up and file them with the previous years… something I could then term as a whole year’s ‘diary’ – because basically that’s what it became.
I quit using my dayplanner about a quarter of the way through 2010. Looking back, the fact I did this still saddens me. My little dayplanner still takes it’s daily ride to and fro in my black work bag, but sits alone and unopened – except in the rare instance where I need a stamp or return address label. In this time, I’ve graduated to keeping electronic notes, which I said I’d never do. And here’s the reason why.
The almighty iPhone has it’s own “notes” app. Simple, basic, easy to use – all a person needs from a notes app. Thing is, there’s some sort of glitch with it because lately it’s been ‘dropping’ notes. All my notes as of this morning… once again gone – no buh-bye, no nothing. My research has been bleak as to the answer why. I’ve tested several theories, all to no avail. I’ve found it happens with and without syncing. I keep all my apps up to date, as well as software. I can only imagine if the notes that went AWOL had to do with work, clients, etc. – like some I’ve read of…. thank goodness mine were all personal and not business. But still!! Major pain.
There’s some rave reviews out there about the ‘Evernote’ app, so I downloaded it this morning. I’ll be sure to let ya know how that works out for me. I’ll give one more go at trusting an electronic device as my brain’s external hard drive. If this one fails – once again, ole’ Bon’s gonna make her dayplanner very happy.
On a scale of 1-10, notes rate very high in my life as well. I may not be able to function any longer without those reminders, electronic mostly. I have paper notes, grocery lists, phone numbers, messages, and my Notes app on iPhone. I keep a record on the iPhone Notes app of where I’v been reading in my Bible app, so I can find my way back there after being away from chronological reading long enough to forget. I’ve become iPhone dependent: alarms, timers, calendar, contacts, Scrabble, and Words with Friends. My Words with Friends app has quit working! Alas! Back to the notes: Great post, Bonnie. I need the notes, too. Blessings to you…
November 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm
Ah, another lady after my own heart! iPhone users ROCK. I’m just finding I dislike this (default) app very much so at right now. It always makes me feel better to hear of others who have graduated to the electronic mode of reminding… Blessings to you, Carol Ann. 🙂
November 16, 2010 at 10:31 pm
Ugh. I hate when stuff like that happens! I had the QuickVoice app on my phone and when I upgraded to the new version, it replaced it with whatever the heck the default voice note thing is now. It erased all of my recordings. Most of which were the babygirl singing me songs. I wanted to cry! Okay, so maybe I did a little… 🙂
November 16, 2010 at 4:35 pm
Oh Peeved, I can sympathize with that! I’m sure you’ve got many memories on backup, but just the fact that certain ones were yanked can do more than tighten the ol’ gut. 😦
November 16, 2010 at 10:37 pm
Notes practically rule my life! Notes on the desk, stuck at odd angles to the door, in between books, notes to remind me where other notes are and last but not the least notes on my phone! It’s notesland for me.
November 26, 2010 at 4:10 am
Hahaha, glad to know I’m not the only one so dependent on the notes! 🙂
November 27, 2010 at 9:25 pm