Students capable of writing Graffiti quickly with either
TealScript or Jot installed will love SplashNotes. Individual
records can be up to 10KB in size and that's a lot of text
notes in one place, representing continuous note-taking for
over forty five minutes by our estimate. Of course, if you
load up one record to its 10KB limit, you can simply start
another one. We played around for a few minutes every day
for several weeks during the review period just creating
new records and entering a few lines of information, but
there doesn't seem to be a practical limit to the number
of records you can create.
Strictly speaking, SplashNotes was not designed as a replacement for
your Tasks List or To-Do List and it also doesn't offer any alarm functions.
SplashNotes was designed mainly for outlining and note-taking in situations
(which occur all too often) in which the Palm Memo Pad and Tasks List
are inadequate to the needs at hand. Because extensive text input is
possible as well with SplashNotes, the size limitations built into both
of the native Palm utilities will soon make them a dim memory.
Cons: We're fed
up with bad or inaccurate reporting and rumor mongering about the
allegedly imminent demise of Palm OS. As of this writing, there are
tens of millions of Palm OS device users—the Treo devices and the Palm PDAs
remain hot sellers—so we feel it's really safe to
say that the operating system and the platform aren't going
away any time soon. Although all of the Palm Treos feature
a built-in digital camera, you can't attach a photo to
SplashNotes items, something we hope will be added to a
future version. The drawing utility built into SplashNotes
is very basic and has no text box function. I'd love to
see a couple of icons on the lower SplashNotes toolbar
for quick access to the Notes and Drawing screens.
Pros: To date SplashNotes is worlds better than any other
note-taker we've tried. It's fast, the features and functions
are intuitive to use and notes are securely stored and easy
to back up. SplashNotes can record and store very large notes
which makes it much more versatile than the comparatively
limited native Palm Memo Pad and Tasks List. Splash Data
has clearly thought about the outlining or task list process
and the ways in which people tend to assemble and record
such information. The result is a robust utility which serves
a variety of personal, student and business needs quite well.
Although we see a lot of PDA and smartphone software every
year, SplashNotes so fully caught my attention that I'm now
using it daily. If you really want to squeeze more practical
functionality out of your Palm PDA or smartphone, SplashNotes
is a great way to do it. Highly recommended.