iOS: Taking notes on your iPhone or iPad isn't difficult, but it can be a pain when it comes time to get those notes somewhere you can get to them later. That's where Notesy for Dropbox comes in. The app allows you to create, edit, save and synchronise notes to your Dropbox account instantly.
Using a text editor to create notes on your iPhone or iPad, and then saving them locally, and then uploading or saving them to your Dropbox account isn't a very tedious process, but it can still be streamlined. Notesy cuts out all of the middle steps. Every time you start a new text document, it's automatically saved to your Dropbox account. Edit the document and close Notesy, and your changes are automatically synchronised to Dropbox.
All of your notes are saved as plain text, and your changes take place over the air without you having to plug your device into a computer. If you're offline or lose signal while you're editing a note, Notesy will keep track of your changes, and the next time you're in 3G or Wi-Fi range, the app will save your changes for you automatically. Notesy also supports TextExpander and VoiceOver, so making your grocery list or composing your next blog post is as easy as tying in some key phrases or talking to your iPhone or iPad.
It's not the only note-taking app out there for iOS, and it's not the only one that saves your notes in the cloud, but not all of them use Dropbox, sync automatically, have offline support, and support multi-tasking the way Notesy does. If you live by Dropbox and need a note-taking app that uses it but also won't let you forget to save your changes, give Notesy a try. It's available now for $3.99 in the iTunes App Store.