The objective of developing the WeNote by the developer Cheok Yan Cheng is to have Google Keep functions with built-in calendar. Cheok approached me to give the app a try and share my opinions on my blog. Read to the end to join a giveaway.
Notes, Lists, To-Do
WeNote works like Google Keep. It lets you create notes containing text, images, audio recording, drawings, and lists for to-do. You can create reminder that triggers notification, create labels of different colours to better differentiate. Reminders are indicated as the label colours in a calendar view, and when you tap on the date, all related reminders will be displayed as a pop-up.
• Create notes and to-do lists
• Organize using label and color
• Pictures as attachment
• Password protect using fingerprint, PIN, pattern or text
• Completed to-do lists will move to bottom
• 5 different views (Grid, compact grid, list, compact list, flexible grid)
• Calendar and reminders
• Drag and move
• Secure sync to Google Drive
• Switch between note and to-do lists
• Share note
What I Like
Each label is a tab. This approach is similar to OneNote, which allows me to quickly access the label and get to the notes I want. It keeps my notes view compact and visually manageable.
Separate security login. In case I leave my unlocked phone casually for a moment, the WeNote is still protect. It also supports fingerprint unlock.
Sync and Backup to Google Account. WeNote can be synced to all your Android devices, and backups are also scheduled regularly.
Themes. I like my app with dark background. Google Keep doesn’t support this.
Toggle between notes and lists. While Google Keep has that, WeNote is faster to toggle.
Integrated notes, reminders, and calendar. It is easy for me to review reminders based on calendar view.
Live search results. Google Keep has it too, making it really fast to get results,
Free and No Ads. WeNote contains no ads, and sells add-ons like Unlimited Colour label options, more Themes, and Unlimited Recording (S$6.99 each). Thanks to WeNote, my blog readers get to receive complimentary promo codes to redeem the 3-in-1 Combo deal worth S$13.99 (US$9.99). Visit my Facebook Page post to leave a comment. The contest closes on 14 April 2359 hrs and I will pick 8 winners on 15 April.
What Google Keep Is Better At
If you want a cross-platform note-taking tool, then Google Keep is more seamless, allowing me to create notes across any platform. If you want a single ecosystem to manage everything you do – emails, calendar, reminders, to-do, photos, etc., then Google it is.
Other Note-taking Apps
My main app for capturing notes is OneNote. I use it to draft all my blog articles and other noteworthy stuff. OneNote works great for me, but the app contains too much information and loads a little slow. It gets somewhat heavy for light stuff like taking short notes or shopping lists.
WeNote is a lightweight app of 6MB (smaller than Google Keep) and offers a healthy set of functions that makes note-taking and list-keeping a breeze and tidy. I usually use Google Calendar reminders to set reminders, which clutters my calendar view, but now I will use WeNote for this purpose, as I find it easier to create and manage. Very importantly, the app runs fast without unnecessary animation lags.
Disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post. I agreed to blog about this product only because the developer offered free promo codes for my readers, and because I genuinely like the app.