One of my favorite apps from my days using Palm OS was BugMe! Back in the day, it offered functionality that the Palm OS did not have in its Memo/Notes applications. You can pick up BugMe in the app store for a deal [$0.99 - iTunes Link]. Let's take a look at what BugMe! For iPhone has to offer.
BugMe! is setup to have a cork board-like interface where you can stick your notes and rearrange them in any order you like. From the launch screen you can view and rearrange your notes as you want by tapping and holding. You can tap the "New Note" button to create a new note. Once created, you have several options available to you:
- Ink or eraser
- Change ink thickness
- Change note color and add an image to the note
- Share note (email, Twitter, Home Screen, Photo Album)
One of the innovative features with this release is the ability to take a note and send it to your home screen. Typically, this is done via the "+" at the bottom of a webpage. How does BugMe! do it? If you decided to share your note to the home screen, the app sends the image to the web on BugMe!'s servers. This then allows you to save the note to your home screen. Once saved, it will take you to the web interface, it does not take you back to the BugMe! app; disappointing.
Another nice feature is the ability to set custom alarms with push notifications. This can come in really handy if you jot down a quick note and need to be reminded later.
I like this 1.x release of BugMe!. It is simple and fun, but lacks some features such as resizable notes (ya just can't fit in a lot of the release given, even with a smaller ink size) and options to not size-to-fit images you place on a note. Other than that, if you are looking for a simple ink note app for your iPhone, BugMe! fits the bill! Lots of pictures after the break!