Groovy Notes is a note-taking application for the Blackberry Playbook that also includes a calendar with it so you can file your notes by date. You are also given categories to file your notes by, so the super organised people with feel right at home writing notes on this application!
Okay, so let’s begin with the layout and design of Groovy notes. Let me start by saying that it is by the best looking notes application in the market today with a brilliant two-tabbed display with your note titles on the left and your actual notes on the right. It is definitely easy to use and easy on the eyes too! On the right you have your tabs for different categories of the notes you want to take, these different categories are: All, Conversation, Diary, To Do & Travel. I also found out later on that you can add or delete categories too! There’s nothing different about any of the layouts depending on which category you are, but if you want to switch to a tab with all your notes about Travel details, then you know where to go. To the right of these tabs you have the titles of your notes in that category which obviously changes depending on which category you’re in. Then to the right of that you obviously have your actual note. You get a few options within your notes, one is to change the date for which the note was taken which I didn’t quite get the point of, but then someone told me that you might write a note that applies to a different date, such as someone’s birthday or a meeting. You can also record voice notes and play them back within this application which is nicely integrated into the actual Note. Other options in the application are to options to delete, add note, the option to search by the note’s tags and a calendar option. Now, you can’t interact with the camera to see which note is happening on the day that it’s said there’s a note, the only thing you can do with the calendar is switch through months.
You do have a little cog at the bottom of the application which controls your notes and what you can do is: expert notes, export ALL notes, backup notes, restore notes and synch notes. These settings suggest that there may be a cloud that integrates with this application, but I couldn’t find anywhere to sign in.
This application was very easy to use and I actually found myself using the different categories to add notes into different parts of my life. I took the “conversation” category to just mean general notes as I can’t see why they’d be as specific to add a note just for you to write down conversations that interested you or made you laugh! It’s beautiful and everything works first time and it’s just in general a very nice application to use for applications. I am not 100% sure of the price point at this time but all-in-all, a brilliant application!