Epistle on the other hand, takes a much more simple approach. It is a text editor / note-taking app that sync’s your notes as plain text files in a designated Dropbox folder. Notes can be searched or shared with other apps.
That pretty much covers the functionality of this app, but with Epistle the developer has chosen to do one thing, and do it really well. The interface is extremely clean, functional and looks great. Syncing is fast and because it uses Dropbox you know your notes are safe and easily accessible from your other devices.
While I can certainly appreciate apps such as Evernote, for my needs they are overkill. Epistle has all the functionality I need to keep me organised, apart from one thing which wouldn’t fit in this app anyway – a reminder function (for which I use the excellent RemindMe). The use of Dropbox means I can quickly access my notes on my desktop PC without needing to open a web-page and login.
This app won’t be for everyone, and for those with more complex needs there are certainly more powerful solutions available. However if you’re geeky enough to still appreciate the simplicity of text files, Epistle is an excellent solution.
- Price – Free
- Clean, Simple Interface
- No Bloat, Minimal Permissions
- Markdown format preview
- No Subfolder Support
- Rating – 4 / 5