Jul 31st, 2013

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We all have our very specific ways of taking notes, but it seems 5-10 million of you will need to be changing your methods soon. The popular app Catch Notes will be shutting down.

Catch Notes’ last day will be August 30th. Users have until then to download their data if they wish to. The Catch Notes team has given you instructions on how to do it, so you don’t need to be afraid of losing all your notes.

It’s sad to see such popular apps and services dying, but what could be the cause? Is an app downloaded 5-10 million times really not able to pull a profit? Catch doesn’t go into details. They only mention the company will be taken in a “different direction”.


Our very own Chris Chavez is a big fan of Catch Notes and blames Google for its death. He believes Google Keep is killing simple note-taking apps and although Keep could be a factor, I doubt it’s powerful enough to bring down such a popular app – is it?

Many like Chris will be missing the many features Catch Notes offers. These include a sleek interface, simple UI, voice/photo/text notes and sharing/collaborating capabilities. Some of these can be replaced by other apps, but some can’t.

We are just wondering how many of our readers will miss Catch Notes. Personally, I will be sticking with Google Keep simply because I don’t need a ton of extra features. What would you say are the best alternatives to Catch Notes? What will you be using?


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