Jotting applications are my class of note writing apps which specifically focus on fast jotting of notes as ideas strike my mind. They don’t have to be complete. They are measured by how they are efficient to feed to a full blown writing applications; and how they are easy to insert the notes. Here, I have the comparison of my favorite apps I tried recently.
|Criteria||Curiota||NoteAway||Tab Notes||Unclutter||NvALT||TaskCard||Devonthink sorter|
|Transparent file storage in Finder (library in Documents folder)||√||√||√||√||√||x||x|
|Supports RTF and RTFD||√||it is a sort of rtfd; but it is ntRTFD extension||√||x||x||x||√|
|Permits direct assignment of Finder tags||x||√||x||x||√||x||√|
|Transparent file naming (the title of the note is the file name)||√||adds further junk||x||x||√||x||√|
|menu bar icon for quick jotting||√||√||√||√||√||√||√|
|Quick note inserting shortcut||√||√||√||√||√||√||√|
Curiota and Devonthink Sorter come at the top. If Curiota permits direct assignment of tags, it would be the perfect jotting app.
I would like to hear if there is an app that satisifies all the tests.