My organizational bliss needed a makeover.
And I think I found the answer in the form of an iPad app. Noteshelf.
Let me first tell you that I was not compensated for writing this review- I think this app is so amazing that I want to shout about it from the rooftops.
Noteshelf is an app that was designed for, well, taking notes! But it goes to the next level, with the ability to create custom pages (you will see much more of this feature throughout my review), exporting finished notes as pdfs, and it has the all important cute factor. Which is a big deal!
Ability to sort notes into notebooks. And notebooks can be grouped together. Think of it this way: the groups are like your binders. And the notebooks are like the tabs within those binders.
|My "Home Planner" group of notebooks|
|Noteshelf app front page|
For example, all the items in my old home binder were sorted by tabs....now they are individual notebooks, under the "home planner"group. I can easily open up the home planner group and pull up the January notebook to see what we have going on during the month, just as easily as the old tab/binder system.
|My daughter's notebooks are grouped together in her own collection.|
Noteshelf has the ability to easily copy pages. And not only copy the page into the current notebook, but I can move the page into any other existing notebook that I created. So in my personal notebook group I have a copy of all her journal entries, safe and snug.
|In the finder view you can easily see all the pages in your notebook. You can copy, move, delete, and export pages from the finder!|
I LOVE having my daughter's chore chart on Noteshelf. As I mentioned earlier, you have the ability to add custom pages by importing jpgs. I used the GIMP to save all my pdfs to jpgs and I was good to go! After creating the chore chart custom page, I added it to her notebook. Now she can immediately add a digital sticker to her jobs as she completes them, and when we are done for the week we can clear the page and start over! (Once you create a custom page, you can easily insert it at anytime into any notebook) No money spent on stickers- or time spent searching for those aforementioned stickers... I love it. This also works for our scripture reading chart as well!
|Digital chore chart|
|The finder view of all the pages in our January notebook. You can see the variety of pages!|
|A close up view of our weekly cleaning page in our January notebook. (You can download this for free- scroll down to the bottom of this post!)|
|Zoom feature for handwritten text|
|Pinterest notebook page- A great place to add pics and text of potential projects for the month.|
Here is a free download you can import right away as a custom page in your Noteshelf app(or you can print it, I won't mind)
When all is said and done, this app is a must have. Let the trend of digital binders begin!!!
Happy TECHing! (and yes, I left the "a" out on purpose!)