I love apps that take notes. Word is too complicated. Pages is too cluttered. TextEdit is too spartan. Evernote has grown complex. Even OS X’s built-in Notes app just isn’t enough to keep all my notes.
Here’s another Mac notes app which is decent as free notes apps go, and it comes with one feature that’s a must have (not so much a feature as an option). This one is called Dunno. That’s right. Dunno. It’s the app that uses a technique known as the brainslap, that moment in time when you know you need to make a note of something (but often do not).
So, the whole idea behind Dunno is to make it easy to capture the brainslap so you don’t forget why your brain was just slapped (by itself, presumably). I like to think of Dunno as a personal Pocket because it kinda sort works the same way, but better.
Click to add a note or save a webpage or a snippet of text or an idea or thought or anything that needs to be captured at the moment. Each item can be tagged so it’s easy to find later (including location, comments, etc).
And, the especially good part about using Dunno is the learning curve doesn’t really exist, and there’s a Dunno version for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. The iOS version is free, too, and simplifies an already simple interface down to the basics.
One caveat– it doesn’t take long to have a long list of brainslaps so using the tags is beneficial.
Brainslaps (notes) can also be linked using hashtags, and each one can also have notes to describe the moment, thought, idea, or whatever is in the note (brainslap) you’re saving at the moment.
Reviews on the Mac App Store are a bit mixed; plenty who love it (more recent versions), and a few who had problems (earlier versions). For me, it works much like Pocket works if Pocket had a way to store personal notes.