Notograph

Notograph


In our day-to-day lives, every so often, we’ve all used our iPhone camera to take photos of things that we want to remember for later. It could be an ad you saw in the newspaper, a poster you saw on the street, funny bumper stickers, an interesting recipe you came across on a friend’s coffee table or contact details painted on home improvement trucks. There are many such examples where you just want to store that information and taking a photograph is obviously quicker and easier than typing it down, one keypress at a time. The problem arises when you try to go back and retrieve these notes. These photos clutter up your iPhone’s Camera Roll, which is already pretty basic with its management capabilities. Moreover, no one likes these photos in the middle of other photos they have stored on their iPhone. Notograph was built to help you around this problem.

Notograph is a simple app that helps you store these photos away from your Camera Roll. With Notograph, you can quickly take a photograph and add a title to it, which it stores in its own library. Notograph always launches directly into its camera view, saving your additional taps. It supports folders, so you can have separate folders for recipes, business cards, street signs, etc. Unlike your Camera Roll which shows square thumbnails, Notograph supports horizontal strips of thumbnails that you can customize. After you click a photo using Notograph, you can drag a thin strip of frame up/down your photo to set which area of the photo you want to show in the thumbnail. This makes it easy to pick the photo your want from the list or folders. 

Notograph supports sharing directly to Evernote and backs up your data to either iCloud or Dropbox. If you happen to take a lot of photos like these, Notograph is a no brainer and is available for $1.99 on the App Store. The app has a really nice icon, designed by the folks at The Iconfactory.


Preshit Deorukhkar is the former Editor-in-Chief of Beautiful Pixels. He is now a Freelance Consultant, Principal at iXyr Media & SharpShutter Media. You can reach him on Twitter @preshit