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  • Whitespace
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  • Last modified: Nov 10, 2013

Review Summary:

PROS: Pleasant UI. More than a simple note taking app. Good performance. CONS: Missing backup and sync features.

When it comes to note taking apps and to-do organizers, the iOS App Store offers plenty of choice. You can find any kind of productivity app, which all range in prices and features they offer. Still, it is not that easy to find an iOS app that you’re going to use on a regular basis, so articles and reviews like this one are there to help you find the perfect fit.

We already reviewed some of the most popular productivity apps, which are currently on top of the iOS App Store charts. If you spend some time browsing content right here on MacReview, you’ll find some very helpful articles which are going to give you some advices on productivity apps and how to choose the one that will fit your daily needs. In that manner, today we are going to introduce you to Whitespace.

Whitespace is a productivity app, which is free to download and use in its basic edition. It comes with a unique idea of how to help you organize your thoughts, so I am sure that it will attract a lot of potential buyers who are tired of those numerous traditional iOS note taking apps. Whitespace is created to offer you unlimited workspaces (or sheets of paper, differently said) into which you can add texts, to-do lists, and images. This way, for example, you can have a workspace dedicated to your to-do grocery lists, while you can also have workspaces used to write all kinds of ideas or add screenshots that needs further explanation. This is like having a few different, but very similar and complementary organizational tools in one single app.

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One of the best things about Whitespace is its flat and iOS7-ready interface. Even though it tries to offer several different roles at once, the interface doesn’t seem overcrowded at all. It is actually very user-friendly and intuitive, and comes with a very natural gesture controls.

Once you open a few new workspaces and fill them with content, you’ll get to see the full power of Whitespace. There are some very interesting small tools and features all around this app, which you can adjust according to your needs. For example, you’ll be able to use easy Markdown syntax only by adding a code using preloaded buttons. Next, workspaces can be organized any way you like and almost every piece of text can be formatted and colored differently. Also, there’s a powerful search which is very usable in this case. These are not some groundbreaking of innovative features, but what I am trying to say is that you’ll get a full-featured and fully usable note taking app for free. Actually, the free version is ad-supported, so it will cost you $2 to remove those ads, but this is still a very good purchase.

The only thing that I missed is some kind of backup solution, since this app is able of handling large pieces of texts and images. There’s no iCloud support either. As it turns out, developers of Whitespace are working hard at bringing sync and backup support, so I am really looking forward to it.


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