What do you do with life’s constant stream of snippets of information: all that stuff you need to remember, or pass on to someone, throughout each day?
Snippets like someone’s name, or a phone number, or a reminder to replace the batteries in your keyboard… Those items of information which aren’t tasks, or appointments, and which are hard to categorize.
They’re not important enough to add to an information store like Evernote, or to your To Do list. They’re ephemeral, like Twitter. And as you might expect, there’s a Twitter-like app to deal with them: Fetchnotes.
I downloaded Fetchnotes because it sounded as if it might be the perfect way to take a quick note on my phone without making a production of it.
Fetchnotes: find and collaborate, with hashtags and mentions
Once I started using it, I was amazed at how perfect it is.
At its simplest, it’s a note-taking app. However, it’s also a way of sending someone a quick message. I find myself referring to Fetchnotes’ tab in the Chrome browser often through the day.
Your snippets are easy to find, either with the search function, or via the tags list. Just as with Twitter, adding a hashtag to a note makes it easy to find.
If you want to send someone a quick message: “pick up some milk on the way home”, or “project completed”, just type “@” plus an address book name, a phone number, or an email address. Your recipient doesn’t even need to be a Fetchnotes user.
Want to attach something to a note? You can attach files, images, anything you like, no matter where the file is stored.
Once you’re done with a note, archive or delete it.
I use Fetchnotes for snippets of information, but you can enter longer notes if you wish. If the muse grabs you, and you want to write a scene from your novel, go ahead. Fetchnotes can handle it.
Fetchnotes is free
Since Fetchnotes is free on popular devices; check it out. You may find it as useful as I do.