Fri. Sep 22nd, 2023

People have a habit of using messaging apps to send things to themselves. So much so that chat apps like WhatsApp, Signal, and Telegram have built-in features for bookmarking or taking notes. Developer Willem de Beijer has developed a new note-taking app for iOS, called Qept, with the ‘DM-to-yourself’ phenomenon in mind.

The developer said that while popular chat apps offer a self-texting option, Qept is better when it comes to organizing and editing some of the note-taking. He said the app also lets you quickly create to-do lists so you can easily plan errands or daily tasks.

Just like any chat app, you can start typing and hit “Send” to write a note or a thought. Above the text box is a handy check mark, so you can easily create a checklist or a to-do list. You can assign a “Subject” to a note for better organization, but it is not necessary.

All notes – with or without subject – appear in the home timeline. Users can also edit them even after sending a note to the timeline. De Beijer said that in a future update, the app will allow users to hide or collapse notes on a topic. In addition, users can easily show/hide archived notes with one tap.

Qept is a simple note taking app

Image Credits: Qept

In the coming weeks, the developer will roll out updates such as improved visuals and navigation, a filter for archived notes, the ability to add a reminder to a note, and the ability to add bullet points as a formatting option. De Beijer plans to release a Mac app this year and launch features like note search, bulk edits, and rich link support.

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Users can download the app for free, but to add more than three topics, they have to pay $7.99 per month. The developer said he plans to add more professional features such as image and file support in the future.

In terms of functionality, Qept is similar to Stashpad, which raised $1.8 million last year from Alex Solomon (CTO at PagerDuty), Will Larson (CTO at Calm), operators at Postman, Loom, and Webflow. However, Stashpad is aimed more at developers and limits free use on the entire device to 50 bills. You can pay $10 per month or $96 per year to unlock unlimited note syncing and professional features.

Qept is a better free option for users who have basic note-taking needs and rely heavily on checklists to get things done.

By Admin