Best Notes user guide
Best Notes allows to jot down notes, memos, ideas and any piece of information, organise, categorize, protect and encrypt them with password if needed, intelligent search and export/import to a text file to be viewed or edited on PC.
You can use the application as a quick and easy storage location for any piece of information. You can create text notes and organise them into folders. You can search for the note to find the information you need fast. You can keep your sensitive information as notes as well. Just set up a password in the application and the application will encrypt all your data and will ask for the password when you or someone else try to access it. You can export and back up your notes. Just export your notes to a text file that you can transfer to PC. Even more, format of this file is very simple and you can edit file on PC in any text editor or Excel. Also you can transfer the file back to the device and import it to the application.
To create new note or folder use "New note" or "New folder" command. To create a note inside a folder open this folder and use "New note" command. You can also move notes from folder to a folder. You can't create nested folders.
- You can move existing notes up and down in the list using corresponding commands from menu or just drag-and-drop them to any position you want.
- You can move an existing note to any folder using 'Move to folder' command
You can find the needed note using "Find" command. Just specify a part of the text you want to find and the application will look for the note for you. Search function will analyse all notes in all folders and will search for the specified text. All search results are displayed in separate view, so you can view, edit or delete the found notes easily.
If you want to back up your data use Export command. The application exports your data in comma separated text file. Please note that this file is not encrypted and you can open it in readable form in Notepad, Excel or any other text editor application on your desktop PC.
You can import your data to the application using "Import" command. Please note: when you import data it just adds notes listed in the importing file to the existing database. If you already have the same note in the database you will get its duplicate.
You can export/import your data in Unicode(16 bits) or in ASCII(8 bit) formats. If you use only latin characters in your notes you can use 8 bit encoding. But if you use, say, cyrillic, Chinese, etc characters you have to use 16 bit encoding (this option is set on default). You can change export settings using "Settings" command in "Export/Import" menu.
You can password protect and encrypt your data stored in application. To enable security use 'Set Password' command. After you specify a password all your data will be encrypted. Every time you start application it will ask you for the password. When you work with the application all data encryption/decryption is performed on the fly and absolutely transparent to you.
If you want to disable password protection use 'Change password' command and specify an empty password.
To keep your data secure we use BlowFish encryption and MD5 message digest algorithms.
Please note: your password is not stored anywhere inside the application or on the device in order to increase safety. Password verification is performed by checking digital signs (digital signs say nothing about your password nature). It means that no person (including the application developers) can open and see your data without specifying correct password. Please don't forget your password as there's no way to access your data without it!
You can set up automatic application lock (password screen appears when the application is locked). To do so you can use Security options command and specify inactivity time period. E.g. specifying 15 seconds here means if during 15 seconds you don't work with your device (don't touch any key, etc) application will ask the password again before you can continue to work with the application.
Taking notes was never as comfortable as it is now with Best Notes!