Mental Note: Written & Video iPhone App Review
Mental Note, an app developed by Drausio Tronolone, provides iOS users with a quick way to record their thoughts and ideas. Users simply dictate their thoughts and the app transcribes them into little notes that can be viewed at later hours.
Mental Note transcribes the words that a user dictates, providing a way for iOS users to quickly record their thoughts and ideas while on the go. Mental Note can provide its basic services in a whole host of different languages, and for the most part the app seemed to accurately transcribe the various phrases that I tried out on it. Once a thought is dictated, its written form can then be saved into one of three categories—“To Do,” “Idea,” or “Note.” These saved files can be then viewed at later times through choosing that folder on the app. However, it should be noted that users must actually type information into the app to actually save and categorize these “mental notes.” Overall, Mental Note features a basic way to “jot down” your thoughts without actually having to do any typing yourself (besides labeling the file/thought), regardless of what language you speak.
Appearance and Layout:
The graphics of Mental Note leave nothing to complain about. They are clean and well-designed. Likewise, the layout of Mental Note is neatly organized, making navigating through this app extremely easy to do even on the first time. Icons displaying the various categories in Mental Note are displayed at the bottom of each screen, as well as an option to record and another option to quickly adjust your personal Mental Note settings. First time users of Mental Note are greeted with a few quick instructional screens directing them with how to set up and use the app, but once these few screens are glanced through, no additional instructions are necessary.
Mental Note currently costs $0.99 through the iTunes store. While this price is completely justifiable if a user actually takes advantage of the Mental Note features on a regular basis, it may be a bit high for the basic services that this app provides. Overall, Mental Note is an app that works well and is recommended for anyone who will make use of it often, but for those who may just use it a couple of times a month, it might not be worth its price.
Mental Note iPhone app requires iOS 6.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review, as well as a video production fee.
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