Minutes Text Notes + Sync

Minutes Text Notes + Sync


• Productivity tools
• No propriety format
• Effortless and robust Dropbox sync (vs on-demand sync)
• Efficient offline search
• Filters for personal information management
• Markdown (multi-dialects in Pro version)
• Stock Android user interface: lightweight, fast, accessibility compliant
• Engineered to be compact yet feature-rich
• Built to be power efficient
• Automation support (Pro version)
• No ads
• No in-app purchases

Rated 4 out of 5 stars by AndroidTapp, listed as one of the best apps of the month

Minutes is a lightweight and fast text editor with special emphasis on facilitating the note taking workflow and the note discovery process. By avoiding the use of proprietary data, it keeps your note data (UTF-8) as independent from the app as possible. Background Dropbox sync makes your saved notes consistently available across platforms via the cloud (unlike conventional cloud storage based file editors). Frequently tested and refined by the developer's own extensive daily use, Minutes leverages the existing Android user interface elements and acquires only the system resources essential for your note taking tasks. Even there is no one size fits all note taking app, Minutes is uniquely customizable and fine-tunable, making it easy to balance features with performance. By adhering to the principle of using no more resources than necessary, Minutes is just as low profile as a note taking app can get.

Feature highlights:

★ Offline search
★ Markdown toolbar
★ 2-way background sync with Dropbox (a seamless automation complement of IFTTT Dropbox channel)
★ Export notes to SD card (Pro version: scheduling support)
★ Lockscreen widget
★ Handy note filters
★ Editor tools:
☆ Date and time stamp
☆ Go to top/bottom within a note
☆ Paste special
☆ In-note local find
☆ Batch replace
☆ Integrated web search
☆ Highlighted search results
☆ Revert unsaved changes
★ Controls over memory/CPU intensive features
★ Accessibility support
★ Language support: European Spanish (Natxo Núñez) and Chinese.

More ways to integrate Minutes into your note taking activities by upgrading to PRO:

★ Auto save
★ Configurable undo/redo
★ Tab customization
★ Metadata (can be used as tags)
★ Search by voice
★ Text to speech (language support based on devices)
★ Location based note filters
★ Widget customization
★ Customizable time and location stamps
★ Quick navigate to the last editing position
★ Password
★ Day and Night theme
★ QR/barcode insertion (camera equipped devices only)
★ Dictionary lookup (requires ColorDict)
★ Scheduled export to SD card
★ Multiple Markdown parsers
★ Render mathematics formula with LaTeX like syntax (experimental, Android 4.4 required)
★ Additional Markdown symbols
★ Integrated search and replace tool
★ Print/Save to PDF (requires Android 4.4)
★ Tasker support (experimental)
★ Import from SD card

More about the app:

1. A Dropbox account is required to use this app. Only minimum permissions will be used to access the Dropbox account.

2. Minutes is not designed to be used as a collaboration tool and does not provide conflict resolution over what Dropbox provides (https://www.dropbox.com/help/36). multiple devices to simultaneously edit a file is beyond the scope of this app.

3. Google Analytics is used in this app solely for the gathering of crash reports. This app does not and will not gather personal data.

4. This app does not enforce maximum note size besides the limit imposed by Dropbox. It is up to users to determine whether a note is too memory intensive for their devices to handle. I also cannot provide technical support for third party keyboard apps.

5. The app is ART runtime ready.

Recent changes:
4.4.312
* UI tweaks
* More choices of font sizes (Pro)
* Export Markdown HTML to SD (Pro)
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4.1
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82
Installs
1,000+
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File size
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About Minutes Text Notes + Sync
• Productivity tools
• No propriety format
• Effortless and robust Dropbox sync (vs on-demand sync)
• Efficient offline search
• Filters for personal information management
• Markdown (multi-dialects in Pro version)
• Stock Android user interface: lightweight, fast, accessibility compliant
• Engineered to be compact yet feature-rich
• Built to be power efficient
• Automation support (Pro version)
• No ads
• No in-app purchases

Rated 4 out of 5 stars by AndroidTapp, listed as one of the best apps of the month

Minutes is a lightweight and fast text editor with special emphasis on facilitating the note taking workflow and the note discovery process. By avoiding the use of proprietary data, it keeps your note data (UTF-8) as independent from the app as possible. Background Dropbox sync makes your saved notes consistently available across platforms via the cloud (unlike conventional cloud storage based file editors). Frequently tested and refined by the developer's own extensive daily use, Minutes leverages the existing Android user interface elements and acquires only the system resources essential for your note taking tasks. Even there is no one size fits all note taking app, Minutes is uniquely customizable and fine-tunable, making it easy to balance features with performance. By adhering to the principle of using no more resources than necessary, Minutes is just as low profile as a note taking app can get.

Feature highlights:

★ Offline search
★ Markdown toolbar
★ 2-way background sync with Dropbox (a seamless automation complement of IFTTT Dropbox channel)
★ Export notes to SD card (Pro version: scheduling support)
★ Lockscreen widget
★ Handy note filters
★ Editor tools:
☆ Date and time stamp
☆ Go to top/bottom within a note
☆ Paste special
☆ In-note local find
☆ Batch replace
☆ Integrated web search
☆ Highlighted search results
☆ Revert unsaved changes
★ Controls over memory/CPU intensive features
★ Accessibility support
★ Language support: European Spanish (Natxo Núñez) and Chinese.

More ways to integrate Minutes into your note taking activities by upgrading to PRO:

★ Auto save
★ Configurable undo/redo
★ Tab customization
★ Metadata (can be used as tags)
★ Search by voice
★ Text to speech (language support based on devices)
★ Location based note filters
★ Widget customization
★ Customizable time and location stamps
★ Quick navigate to the last editing position
★ Password
★ Day and Night theme
★ QR/barcode insertion (camera equipped devices only)
★ Dictionary lookup (requires ColorDict)
★ Scheduled export to SD card
★ Multiple Markdown parsers
★ Render mathematics formula with LaTeX like syntax (experimental, Android 4.4 required)
★ Additional Markdown symbols
★ Integrated search and replace tool
★ Print/Save to PDF (requires Android 4.4)
★ Tasker support (experimental)
★ Import from SD card

More about the app:

1. A Dropbox account is required to use this app. Only minimum permissions will be used to access the Dropbox account.

2. Minutes is not designed to be used as a collaboration tool and does not provide conflict resolution over what Dropbox provides (https://www.dropbox.com/help/36). multiple devices to simultaneously edit a file is beyond the scope of this app.

3. Google Analytics is used in this app solely for the gathering of crash reports. This app does not and will not gather personal data.

4. This app does not enforce maximum note size besides the limit imposed by Dropbox. It is up to users to determine whether a note is too memory intensive for their devices to handle. I also cannot provide technical support for third party keyboard apps.

5. The app is ART runtime ready.

Recent changes:
4.4.312
* UI tweaks
* More choices of font sizes (Pro)
* Export Markdown HTML to SD (Pro)

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User reviews of Minutes Text Notes + Sync
Mostly good, but there are some annoying misfeatures. The Markdown mode (as implemented in free version 4.4.163) mostly works, but in the view mode there is no option to hide zoom buttons (which are not needed if the device supports pinch zoom gestures), and the edit mode toggle does not return to the Markdown view mode after editing (the “Markdown View” command is in the menu and therefore needs an extra tap). Links to web sites in Markdown are recognized, but the linked web page is displayed inside the app (replacing the note text) instead of invoking a browser app; this is not very usable, because the app obviously does not have all features which are needed in a web browser. There also should be an option to hide the letter tabs (as implemented currently, these tabs are useless for Russian and many other languages, and just occupy screen space); the “All” tab (which also resets the date filter) could be moved to the navigation drawer in this case. Global search is case sensitive for Russian letters (however, search within a single note works correctly). There is no option to hide the title area in the note view by default (or make it scrollable, so that it would not occupy screen space when viewing or editing a big note); such option would be very useful for small screen devices.
Sep 15, 2013
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Apr 18, 2014
Must have folders! I have over 2000 notes sorted in folders and subfolders. I really don't care about searching sense I know about where the note I want at any given time is located. And, I can't possibly tag 2000+ notes. I'll continue to use Text Note until this app is improved.
A Google User
Mar 13, 2014
No folders, buggy. No folder support, and my keyboard doesn't pops up at all inside the app (multi ling'o new version, android 4.4.2 aosp). Also got FC, when taskswitching back to app.
A Google User
Mar 8, 2014
Folders? Fantastic look and feel. Just wish there was a way to create sub-folders.
A Google User
Mar 5, 2014
Really good notes app! Just add TAG support for better notes organization, and this will be best notes app on store.
A Google User
Feb 9, 2014
Excellent syncing with Dropbox I previously used an app that had no syncing and could not import properly from .txt files created on my pc, so all reads and writes had to be done through my phone. This app lets me edit my to-do and grocery lists when I'm at my pc, which I find more convenient with a keyboard. Thank you!! Would it be possible to: 1) Hide the update messages in the notification bar? If I change a note on my pc say, 5 times, 5 update messages will appear quickly. I feel this is not necessary to the UI. 2) Is it possible to auto-save notes when you go back to the main folder/after you leave the application's context? 3) Hide the the alphabetical search at the top? Perhaps add an option to group notes by folders and search that way?