How to Take Notes Online

When you need to take notes while at your computer, you may worry about someone being able to access what you’re working on and possibly edit the information. That could be true with several of the note-taking apps in the Cloud, but not with Shrib. <strongDylan's screencast this week shows us how simple it is to take notes anywhere you may be, from any computer and be able to keep them safe from prying eyes.

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There is nothing to sign up for with Shrib. Simply choose a URL (or let it auto-select one for you at random) and start typing. The site is clean and simple, without having distractions “options” or “features.” It does exactly what you need it to do: keep your notes in one easy to access location.

When you’re ready to walk away from your work, you can save the document there in the Cloud, save a copy to your computer and lock your notes up. Since there are no logins to deal with, anyone could potentially access what you’ve done. To avoid this, choose the “lock these notes” option. This will allow you to enter a password. Once the password has been saved, the text will appear all scrambled to anyone who happens to come across your URL – including you. To unscramble and use your notes page again, simply enter your password and get back to work.

Thanks, Dylan, for another excellent screencast.

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  • Kyle Polansky

    I think this might be a similar problem to what Google is doing. They allow people to test their software and report any bugs in the software. When a normal consumer notices all these bugs, they quickly turn around, and start looking at other products. Google is known for its incredible improvements through different releases of it’s various software platforms, but unfortunately, many consumers never give the product a 2nd or 3rd try once many of the bugs have been all worked out.

  • Mark Dalton

    but at the moment you cant upgrade unless you are a developer anyway so we will all be waiting until the fall either way as it hasnt been released yet, only seeded to the developers and to be honest people who try any of the unoffical work arounds to get the developer seed online is risking ruining their phone entirely as they shouldnt be doing it in the first place

  • Ben Rubery

    Luckily for me I have a couple of developer friends. The beta works okay.

    But for those bricked, as I attempted the first time round, putting your iDevice in DFU mode and restoring from backup resolves the issue.

  • doug matthews

    good article and i thoroughly agree with every word

  • James Murphy

    On the iPad and iPod this is true, however this is not true on the iPhone. I found that the cellular radio actually remains disabled until the iPhone is activated, which cannot be done without registering your device as a developers device.

  • Appleinfoexpert

    I agree
    On everything you
    Said. You told them mostly it’s a beta it not ready it only made for testing.