Monday, April 2, 2012

Fetchnotes - Type, Text, and Tag Notes for Yourself

Fetchnotes is a new service for creating and keeping notes online. You can add notes to your Fetchnotes account by typing them on the web or by sending a text message to your Fetchnotes account. Organizing your notes is quite simple. When you write a note, just use a hashtag to label your note. Then whenever you want to search for a note just enter a hashtag. For example, if I was a student taking notes in a history course I might use the hashtag "#revolution" for all notes related to revolutions. Then I could go back and read all of my notes about revolution by just searching for that hashtag.

Applications for Education
Fetchnotes doesn't offer a lot of bells and whistles, but it is good for simple recording of notes. The service is still in beta. One of the features they're promising for the future is group notes which could be quite handy for classroom use. You could have all of your students contribute to a set of group notes by using the same hashtag when they write notes.