Today’s TiPb Top 5 is directed towards our iPhone and iPod touch wielding readers who love to take notes on the go. Just like our other TiPb’s top 5 must-have posts, all of these applications are available in the App Store. For the full run down, follow us after the break!
Every week a few of us from team TiPb, bloggers and forum crew alike, will bring you our current favorite, funnest, most useful App Store apps, WebApps, jailbreak apps, even the occasional accessory, web site, or desktop app if the mood strikes us. As long as they're iPhone (or iPod touch) related, they're fair game.
So who's on deck this week and what are our picks? Find out after the break!
iPhone 3.0 Beta 4 required iTunes 8.2 Pre-Release to install, and it looks like iTunes 8.2 Pre-Release requires... Mac OS Leopard 10.5.7 in order to sync notes now. Which, of course, is not yet available.
Previous iPhone 3.0 Betas have synced perfectly well under the current Mac OS release, 10.5.6.
A sign of 10.5.7's immanent arrival? Perhaps. A more interesting question is what's changed in note sync to require it where previous betas did not?
When Steve Jobs first showed off the iPhone at Macworld 2007, and told the world that it would sync data via iTunes, Notes Sync was one of the items listed on his Keynote slide. Meanwhile, over on the Mac side, Apple shipped OS X 10.5 Leopard, and the desktop Mail app popped up a warning about syncing Notes to the iPhone.
This probably led you -- as it did us -- to believe the original iPhone on OS 1.x would sync notes.
Back in October of '07, Mike discovered a warning message in Apple's new Leopard Mail that mentioned Notes Sync with the iPhone -- something that the iPhone didn't offer. Rumors flared, and the intertubes began to hope against hope that Apple would offer Notes Sync. Thing is, though, Apple themselves said they'd be offering Notes Sync fully 10 months earlier during Steve Jobs' original Mac World 2007 keynote where he introduced the iPhone. It's right there on the big screen, plain as day. "Notes".
Ahhhh, the good 'ol Felt Marker font of the iPhone Notes app. If it wasn't bad enough that you can't beam a Note or easily transfer Notes from one iPhone to another (to my 3G upgrade horror), to add insult to injury, we're stuck with the Felt Marker font. Or are we?
Brett Terpstra of TUAW fame has posted a tip here that offers a step-by-step procedure for... sitting down? ... a way to CHANGE the felt marker into something a bit more professional and readable. Read on for the step-by-step and check out Brett's article as well!
I spent a bunch of time getting Leopard installed and set up on my mac to find out what goodies it would bring to the iPhone. It looks like syncing notes from the iPhone to Mail might have been pulled just before it was ready, or that it's going to come in a future iPhone update. When I tried to change the default font in an edited note from Marker Felt to anything else, I'm given this warning message: