Matt Mullenweg has a great post up with a little Q&A about the revised Simplenote. Shawn Blanc also loves it — as do countless others. I used Simplenote for a very long time before switching to Notesy, but as most of you know now I have deleted my Dropbox account. I did so without even considering note taking and how that would be affected.
Obviously, not using Dropbox means that I can’t use 99% ((I did no math to arrive at that number.)) of the nerdy note taking apps in the App Store. I had been trying just the iOS clients for ownCloud and BitTorrent Sync, as I figured I didn’t actually use notes as much as I thought.
As it turns out I still use note apps quite a lot, at least enough that both of those file manager apps tuned out to be shitty solutions.
When I saw the new Simplenote I thought two things:
- Man that looks great.
- Oh yeah, they are owned by Automattic now.
That meant one big thing to me: I had reason to trust the syncing engine that Simplenote uses, because I trust Automattic ((I likely trust them more than I should out of respect for Mullenweg himself. Based on nothing more than what I know about the man from reading about him, and using his products.))
I can’t say that I am 100% sold on Simplenote just yet, as I am not 100% sold on the idea of not “owning” or controlling the syncing engine. That said these apps are simply fantastic. There’s a few things wrong with each, but with each day that passes the Simplenote suite is steadily winning me over.
And this quote from Mullenweg might have just tipped me fully into the Simplenote camp:
You will start to see the Simperium engine make its way into almost everything we do.
I can’t wait.
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