Minutes Text Notes + Sync

Minutes Text Notes + Sync


• Productivity tools dedicated to preserve your notes in plain text (UTF-8)
• No propriety format, no lock-in
• Effortless and robust Dropbox sync (vs on-demand sync)
• Efficient offline search across all notes
• Filters for personal information management
• Markdown (multi-dialects in Pro version)
• Stock Android user interface: lightweight, fast, accessibility compliant
• Information-rich UI
• Engineered 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.


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

Recent changes:
4.4.390
* Fixed bugs in updating preview related preferences.
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4.0
User ratings
97
Installs
1,000+
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File size
6234 kb
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About Minutes Text Notes + Sync
• Productivity tools dedicated to preserve your notes in plain text (UTF-8)
• No propriety format, no lock-in
• Effortless and robust Dropbox sync (vs on-demand sync)
• Efficient offline search across all notes
• Filters for personal information management
• Markdown (multi-dialects in Pro version)
• Stock Android user interface: lightweight, fast, accessibility compliant
• Information-rich UI
• Engineered 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.


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

Recent changes:
4.4.390
* Fixed bugs in updating preview related preferences.

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
Oct 28, 2014
Requires Dropbox Cannot start the app without linking to Dropbox. I don't have Dropbox.
A Google User
Sep 28, 2014
She's kind, sweet and nice But quite ugly and that's a deal breaker.
A Google User
Sep 18, 2014
Good app but still something to improve Good app to link with dropbox. kind a slow down when searching and the screen turn off for couple seconds giving you a sensation something wrong but other than that working fine. ***** Thank you for the tip, with "advanced search" its much faster (instantly) than use the magnifier search.
A Google User
Jul 24, 2014
Intrusive Permissions app imposed permission to access the internet is invasive and renders this app insecure. I will only purchase the paid version if intrusive (all internet or and any other critical) permissions are removed. I do not fancy the idea of exposing my text. Dropbox / internet access should be an option disabled / enabled by the user. I am certain some other writers prefer local access only.
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.