App Giveaway: Alert Notes for iPhone

Alert Notes is a nifty little apps that converts normal, plain English notes into reminders.

If you're a fast typer, Alert Notes is probably quicker than other apps that require you to turn dials to select times and dates. I love how Alert Notes recognize contacts but doesn't make you choose anything about the contact until the moment you need access to the information. It's one less step to the alert-created process.

This app understands dates, relative dates and phrases that indicate recurring alerts. It's also smart enough to detect email addresses, phone numbers, street addresses, URLs, names and initials from your Contacts for quick access later. It's the ideal app to keep all those tidbits you want to be reminded of later.

  • Set alerts using plain English
  • Recurring alerts
  • Detects emails, phone numbers, street addresses, URLs, names and initials from your device's Contacts
  • Fast search that updates as you type
  • Full support for landscape mode
  • Archiving of past notes
  • Send a text message, initiate a FaceTime call, or share the contact info for detected names and initials
  • Persistent alerts mode
  • TextExpander support

Update includes:

  • Landscape mode support
  • Ability to quickly send a text message, initiate a FaceTime call, or share the contact info for names and initials detected from your notes' text
  • Lengthened some of the alert sounds, when appropriate
  • Improved detection for the days of the week
  • Improved detection and behavior for phrases like "nightly", "each night" and "every night"
  • Removed previously arbitrary limit to the number of info items (names, initials, phone numbers, email addresses and URLs) that can be detected in a note
  • Alert sound preview now stops playing as soon as you leave the alert sound chooser screen
  • Note titles and alert messages are now consistently capitalized


The gold folks at Purkee have given us 5 promo codes to give away to our awesome readers! For a chance to win, just leave a comment below!

Alert Notes is available on the iPhone for $2.99.

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App Giveaway: Alert Notes for iPhone


Would definitely love this! It's kind of like soulver but with time. Would help me day to day stuff with my daughter ;)

That's sick I hope nuance will allow something of this nature. Seems like reminders already has some of these capabilities but this looks really sick!!

Give me this and I won't stress anymore by waiting for the included in iOS 5. ;)

Nice app, such a great idea. I've been looking for something smarter than the detection build in iOS4. Thanks!

Whoa! This is looks awesome, it would totally wake me up for school!! I could use it during class to set alerts and reminders for upcoming test days and homework due dates. Using regular old text to set alarms... genius!!!!

Well, this app looks very promising. Combining Notes and Calendar with alert is useful specially when I use Notes a lot to keep everything.
So I can get rid of other task reminder apps for good.
$1.99 is not expensive at all, but possibly getting it as a gift is better.. ^_^

I really would like to get this app also i need it getting older and starting to forget things. Forgot what else is was going to type.

Even on a keyboard as good as the one on my Iphone, my typing is painfully slow. This looks like it could make life a bit easier.