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Pendo: An Abstract Method of Organizing Notes

February 12, 2014  |  5:19pm
Pendo: An Abstract Method of Organizing Notes

Everyone doesn’t remember important facts in the exact same manner. Sometimes, people like to use different methodologies for taking notes, and that can often lead to more out of the box solutions. Pendo is an app that does just that, offering up a simple way to take notes and jot things down.

The basic gimmick of the app is that everything shows up in one vertical “timeline” view. It’s all seamless, and Pendo will show off all your notes at once in one simple interface. You’ll be able to take notes at will, create to-do lists, and make appointments. To make things simple, there are a few “commands” you can use to morph a regular notes page into something else entirely.

If you type “C” it changes the note into a Calendar synced task. If you press “T” it changes your note into a to-do list, complete with checkboxes. “E” will also prompt an email command. If you want, you can share your notes by way of email, SMS, Facebook and Twitter. It also syncs to iCloud to ensure that you don’t miss anything.

It helps that the UI is sleek, clean, and free of clutter. The time and temperature show up at the top of the interface, but only if you “pull it” down into plain view. There are a few options like the ability to display temperature units in Fahrenheit or Celsius, a 24 hour time format option, and the ability to toggle colors, but for the most part Pendo keeps things easy to follow.

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The Pendo team has also provided at least one update at the time of this writing, meant to address any issues the app may have—but after using it for an extended period of time, I can’t really find anything wrong with it outside of the confines of its natural limitations.

Out of all of the note-based apps I’ve used, Pendo is probably the most simple, which should suit the needs of all but the busiest executives. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of some of the more premium programs out there, but it gets the job done.

Pendo is an iOS app that can be downloaded in the App Store. It can be downloaded for free until February 15th.

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