Monday A+ Roundtable: The Notes On Our Phones

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"Though the iPeople insist Notes is for “memo-taking,” that is not, in my experience, where its real utility lies," writes Katy Waldman in Notes on Notes. "Not everyone walks around with a Moleskine notebook, but almost everyone has a smartphone. The Notes app therefore serves as a diary for nondiarists, a catchall for the flotsam and ephemera you didn’t even realize you wanted to record."

The Notes app seems to be a hotspot for lists — shopping lists, to-do lists, idea lists. But it's also a place to jot down thoughts we don't want to lose, some of which can be quite dark and others which are deliberately intended to lift us into some kind of brightness. For this roundtable, various team members have screen-shotted some of their notes suitable for limited public-ish consumption. What do you use your notes app for?

Tiara, 31, Staff Writer

I use my notes to keep track of things I hear about on the go — shopping lists, notes during meetings or classes, bo...

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