Inkpad Notepad is a basic note taking application. It appears designed for those who do not need any fancy or confusing options and just need a way to take notes and sync those notes with their home computer or other mobile devices.
After downloading the app, the user signs into Into Inkpad using his Google account.
The work desk background of the app features an eye-pleasing light yellow legal pad with text break lines aligned along the legal pad’s lines. This same legal pad user interface has been incorporated with the site’s web portal where the user can review and edit his notes.
The Android app’s user interface features a online shopping cart and check box option. The online shopping cart allows the user to shop online for an item denoted in the note. This shopping cart innovation allows the user to shop for the item from Amazon. The checkbox feature places a checkbox to the left of an item and the red double-line divider that is present on legal pads. When the user taps the checkbox the item is struck through and the checkbox turns green indicating the task has been accomplished. Once checked, the item moves down to the bottom of the notepad.
The web portal really defines this service as something special. Even with a basic version of the service the ads are placed in a classy and professional manner that does not take away from the crispness of the portal’s presentation.
Users of the web portal can easily transition from note to note by clicking on their note of choice in the sidebar or tapping the new note button to create a new note. The sidebar contains search functionality allowing the user to quickly search for new notes.
Syncing with the Android version of the app and the web portal is painless. The Android user just taps the sync button and watches as his list of notes quickly updates.
Inkpad Notepad operates according to a freemium model. Users of this app can create up to 30 megs of notes without cost. Inkpad offers its users with the option to upgrade from the basic free account to a premium account.
The Premium version of the note taking app costs $9.99 per year and allows up to 500 megs of storage, removes the ads and removes limits on syncing. Inkpad purports to allow enough storage on the paid account for the user to write the book War and Peace hundreds of times over. Premium users may also take advantage of a feature that allows the user to revert past changes to a note and return the note to a previous state.
This app does not contain all of the niceties of the major notepad apps such as Evernote or Catch Notes. It is a basic note taking app for those who just need to make some notes using a nice and professionally designed user interface. The web syncing adds a nice touch and the web-based interface makes this app a great tool.