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Catch Notes, the popular note taking app, has been updated to v5.0, with a number of improvements that make it easier to quickly take notes and collaborate with other users.

The most obvious addition in this latest update, which is only available for phones at the moment, is the introduction of the Catch capture wheel. The capture wheel is accessible from the bottom of the screen and allows you to create new voice, photo, and text notes with one tap.

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In addition to this, you can also use checklists in the new version, to help keep track of things that need to be done for certain projects. These checklists can be shared with other Catch Notes users to help you collaborate on ideas. Location tagging has also been added, to help you remember important places.

Existing users can download the update from the Play Store now. If you haven't used Catch Notes yet, you can download it for free.

Thanks, @punyweakling

John Thompson
John's been addicted to technology ever since he tinkered with his first custom built PC when he was 10 years old. He's also the proud owner of seven Amazon Kindles, but only because he destroyed the first six.

  • Jeffrey Tarman

    I use Catch. I like the fact that it offers 70mb / month vs Evernote's 40mb / month. Sometimes that extra space is handy. Still prefer Evernote though

  • ChristianAhlin

    The only important question:
    Can I collaborate on a grocery list with my wife in real time?

    • http://www.vinsonimages.com yamaha83

      i would like to know this too

      • HughAtCatch

        You totally can. This is, in fact, one of the most requested features we've had over the years.

        As long as you & your wife are both using Catch on devices with connectivity, or using the web interface, changes are pushed automatically to all members of a shared space, so you should see updates in near-realtime.

        • ChristianAhlin

          Thanks for the quick reply, buying it right now, it is beautiful...

          Google tasks had its opportunity, but didn't listen to the users, bye bye...

  • RedPandaAlex

    Damn it Catch, you got rid of the quick hashtagging. This was seriously the only reason I chose it over evernote

    • http://www.facebook.com/god5337 Leland Stedge

      Looks like it's still there to me, just start editing a note or create a new one

      • fixxmyhead

        damn it i hate that gay twitter hashtag trend thingy

    • HughAtCatch

      It's still there! Check in your settings to make sure the tag picker is still turned on.

      Looking up notes by hashtags is on the Search page now.

      • RedPandaAlex

        Thanks! I didn't look through all the settings. I was about to start googling for a way to export all my notes to another service.

        • HughAtCatch

          I hope you'll stick with us! Even more awesome things are to come.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Олег-Цой/100002515142603 Олег Цой

    Is it s-pen capable?

    • HughAtCatch

      We have an existing free add-on you can download that adds S-Pen sketching functionality to Catch. You can grab it from the Play store here: http://goo.gl/Bdpxi

      We'll be updating it in the coming weeks to make the add-on's user interface match the new Catch 5.0. Right now it's styled like the previous client, but should still work just fine. :-)

  • Kamil Zabiegała

    Catch, pls add hand notes support. :)

  • Itai

    I think app is very well designed. Someone really knew what they were doing.

  • fzammetti

    Does Catch support encryption? Evernote can't seem to supply that capability (when creating notes on a mobile device at least) and that way sway me to Catch if you guys can (I'm Googling now and so far haven't found my own answer).

    • fzammetti

      Err, way=would... stupid fingers... and brain.

  • Follower

    No widget! No love! No use!
    I don't want a port from iCrap.

  • oz

    would be nice if u could have ability to repeat alarm for reoccuring actions / to do list, for example repeat reminder to pay a monthly bill..

  • Abikin

    Just discovered this app, and am loving it as a way to do journaling. I already have an Evernote account, so am not using the other features, but it is very tempting as I am instantly in love with the interface. Can't say that about Evernote.