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When you think of digitizing your notes, there are a few cloud-based front runners of the digital note revolution. Evernote 5 Uses for the Evernote Desktop Clients [Windows & Mac] 5 Uses for the Evernote Desktop Clients [Windows & Mac] A couple of years ago, we had a post on the myriad uses for Evernote, which could well be an all-in-one second brain. With the advent of improvements on the desktop clients, there have been... Read More , Springpad The 3 Best Bookmarking Alternatives To Delicious The 3 Best Bookmarking Alternatives To Delicious Read More , SimpleNote Getting Writing Done With SimpleNote On The iPad Getting Writing Done With SimpleNote On The iPad Read More , and Reqall 5 Useful To-Do List Apps For The iPhone 5 Useful To-Do List Apps For The iPhone Read More come to mind. Aside from Reqall though, none of these apps can actually accommodate users that want to create notes the simplest (and probably fastest) way there is – SMS.

Fetchnotes is a new cloud-based notepad that allows you to create notes via web and SMS, so it can serve both smartphone and feature phone owners. The focus of Fetchnotes is also on simplicity, an almost-instant setup, and easy note organizing with hashtags, which you should be very familiar with if you are a power Twitter user.

If you are intrigued by simple, Fetchnotes will be right up your alley. It’s easy to use and has more exciting features under development. If you would like to check it out, be sure to grab a invite at the end of this post. Let’s take a look at the web-based app it offers up next.

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Add Notes By SMS Or Web

You’re most likely comfortable texting at the speed of lightning. Why not channel that same energy to jot down a note you’ll be thankful for later? Fetchnotes makes creating notes via text message extremely easy. After you sign up, click on the gears icon to set your phone number.

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You will get a text message with a confirmation code that you’ll just need to enter on the same page where you entered your mobile number. After that, inputting notes will be as easy as texting your best pal or sending a random thought to Twitter.

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Auto-Tag Notes With Hashtags

Tagging notes cannot get easier than this. Start any potential tag with a ‘#’ anywhere in your note. Both your note will be auto-tagged and your tag will be created automatically. This works on the web app and via SMS.

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When you are actually using the web app, you can create notes by using the quick-add feature and saving them with Shift-Enter. That means your notes can be much longer and spanning different lines without a hitch.

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To manage your tags, you can currently eliminate them from a specific note to untag and delete a tagged note, which will delete the tags if they’re the only notes with those tags.

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Planned Features

Though Fetchnotes is young, there are many more features being worked on right now. Planned features include the ability to share notes with a specific contact or even custom groups, integration with Evernote, Google Apps, Outlook, Basecamp, and other popular applications so you don’t have to abandon all of your familiar work and start over.

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You’ll also be able to enter notes via email, IM and voice. I’d probably keep an eye out for additional future options coming from Fetchnotes.

Excited yet? The kind folks at Fetchnotes have provided us with 150 invites so nab yours from this link.

Looking for other simple and minimalistic way to store all your tidbits of information AND access it anywhere? There are many worthwhile options that can get you up and running. On a Windows machine? Why not try the built-in sticky notes app or this open-source alternative PNotes - Fast, Lightweight, Open-Source Sticky Notes Program For Your Desktop/USB Flash Drive [Windows] PNotes - Fast, Lightweight, Open-Source Sticky Notes Program For Your Desktop/USB Flash Drive [Windows] Read More ? On a Mac? You’re not without choices Four Free Quick Note Taking Apps For The Mac Four Free Quick Note Taking Apps For The Mac Read More either. Linux users have long been able to use built-in sticky notes apps BasKet and Tomboy How To Sync Tomboy Notes Across Different Computers & Operating Systems How To Sync Tomboy Notes Across Different Computers & Operating Systems Read More , though there are other slick note-taking apps 5 Little Useful Sticky Notes For Linux 5 Little Useful Sticky Notes For Linux Read More , such as Xournal Xournal - A Great Note-Taking Application For Linux Xournal - A Great Note-Taking Application For Linux There are many applications out there that try to make your life easier by letting you take useful notes that you can search and manipulate in a number of ways. Some of these programs do... Read More as well.

On Android and iOS, the number of note-taking apps is so high, there’s bound to be one for your needs, whether you want to only record audio-notes, want to replace your moleskine with your iPad Take Notes On Your iOS Device Using The Moleskine App Take Notes On Your iOS Device Using The Moleskine App Moleskine is probably one of the most popular and most famous brand of notebooks available in the market today. While some argue that nothing compares to the feel of the leather-bound notebook in your hands,... Read More , prefer local, private notes Two Free Handy Android Notepad Apps Two Free Handy Android Notepad Apps One thing that’s oddly missing from Android by default is a Notes application. Be honest: How many times have you sent yourself an email (or at least saved a quick Gmail draft) just because you... Read More , etc. If you’ve been convinced that taking notes on your web browser works better than nothing, see this post for a list of stylish note-taking Chrome extensions 6 Simple & Stylish Note Taking Browser Apps [Chrome] 6 Simple & Stylish Note Taking Browser Apps [Chrome] If you are a productivity maven you probably have scoured the add-ons and extensions available for browsers in search of note-taking tools. Do you take notes right on the browser or do you have a... Read More . Need access to your notes regardless of the platform? Read this roundup 5 Great Multi-Platform Tools to Take Quick Notes Anywhere 5 Great Multi-Platform Tools to Take Quick Notes Anywhere Read More (or search our site for more Navigate & Organize Text Notes On Your Computer with KeepNote [Cross-Platform] Navigate & Organize Text Notes On Your Computer with KeepNote [Cross-Platform] Read More options 5 Uses for the Evernote Desktop Clients [Windows & Mac] 5 Uses for the Evernote Desktop Clients [Windows & Mac] A couple of years ago, we had a post on the myriad uses for Evernote, which could well be an all-in-one second brain. With the advent of improvements on the desktop clients, there have been... Read More ) and rejoice.

What do you use to take notes? Share your favorite apps in the comments below! Rather use pen and paper? Voice your opinion below too!

  1. Jessica Cam W.
    November 2, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Like Tina said, thank you for helping out! :)

  2. Tina
    November 1, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Thanks Someone!

  3. blue5ft3
    November 1, 2011 at 8:35 am

    How do we get an invitation is there a place to enter? Thanks DonnaB

  4. Anonymous
    November 1, 2011 at 1:39 am

    Thanks. Looks very useful for those quick I think of on the go.

  5. Alex Schiff
    November 1, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Thanks to awesome reviews like this from Jessica today, we just hit 667 users! Please feel encouraged to reach out to either me at alex(at)fetchnotes(dot)com for questions about us, our company or just to say hi!

    • Jessica Cam W.
      November 2, 2011 at 5:55 pm

      Thanks again for the invites, Alex!

  6. blue5ft3
    November 1, 2011 at 12:37 am

    This is the only place I can find? Does this validate me for the above? Thanks

    • Jessica Cam W.
      November 2, 2011 at 5:55 pm

      Hope the link worked for you now.

  7. Amassine Omar
    October 31, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    useful tool, thank you

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