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October 10, 2008 in Mobile Phone Software
Active Notes: One of the better Eseries apps.

Active Notes: One of the better Eseries apps.

Nokia’s Eseries phones tend to come with a lot of relatively unknown productivity/business software, ranging from the mundane/borderline useless Quickoffice app, to such gems like the Multiscanner. While I won’t be getting into the Multiscanner this time around, I do want to mention another awesome (preloaded) application: Active Notes.

Now all S60 phones (Eseries devices included) come with the regular Notes application, which is fairly simple and offers a quick interface for writing and sending short notes. It’s not bad, it’s just limited.

Active Notes builds on the same interface as Notes, but also throws in a number of cool features:

  • Folder/notes organization – Allows you to group notes by folder and sort by different criteria
  • Basic text transformation options – Lets you change text formatting – add colored text, bold, italic, and underline
  • Embedded objects – drop a number of different file types: image, sound/video file, bookmark, business card, or just a general file into a note
  • Link note to call – I love this feature. Select a contact, and your note will appear whenever you’re voice connected to the person

So to put it simply, Active Notes rocks. I have it set as my right selection key shortcut and honestly, I don’t see why Nokia doesn’t just replace the oldschool Notes with the Active version.

I did a quick search and found this sisx’ed install of Active Notes off of Nokia MOSH which purportedly allows you to run the app on any S60 device. It seems to work fine on my N81, but as usual install at your own risk:

Nokia Active Notes for S60 Devices(800k)

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Kurt
3/13/2010
12:18 pm

I accidently erased a quicknote! Is there a way to undelete on the Nokia (or PC suite)? Please help.

thunderror
6/19/2009
5:16 am

The only problem is…there’s no way you can sync active notes to anything. which makes it downright useless..

Anonymous
11/14/2009
12:40 am

I sync Active Notes with Mac OSX by saving the notes as .html in the Active Note folder. then sync that folder with a mirror folder on the PC/Mac using third-party app like ChronoSync.

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