by Andrew Lunde on 16/04/09 at 1:41 am
Andrew Lunde is an iPhone and Internet applications developer. He is the President of Lunde Cognitive Effects Inc. and a Senior Editor for iPhoneCTO.
Editor's Note: Read Andrew's follow up article: iPhone 3.0 Notes Sync? Sure, But Evernote is Still King
Back in July, I was one of a “few” crazed people to stand in line for the iPhone 3G. With all the proclamations that Mobile Me was the “Exchange for the rest of us”, I was happy to kill off my Sprint contract and my $20 hosted Exchange account. I just assumed that Mobile Me had Notes capability, but that was just not to be.
I found myself with a dilemma. I was sure that Apple would add notes synchronization with iPhone OS 2.1. I mean it's an obvious need and me complaining about it isn't going to make Apple get it in there any faster. I'd prefer the Apple way as opposed to going with a 3rd party solution and I was willing to wait… for a while.
Fast forward a couple weeks to the iPhone OS 3.0 announcement and yeah, they mention that Notes sync is a coming, but now I'm reading that Apple's idea of Notes sync is still going to fall short of expectations. Add to this that I'm switching over to a new MacBook Pro from my old PC. I'm running VMware so that I can keep some critical win apps, but I'm trying hard to find native OS X solutions for as many of the Windows programs as possible (Hello Open Office!). From what I've heard, there will be no Notes sync with Windows Outlook so there won't be an easy way for me to import all my notes into Mobile Me and eventually my MBP and iPhone. I need something better than that! I don't plan on going back and forth between my old PC and my new MBP.
Enter Evernote The Complete Grape Growing System