by Adam Marks on 3/15/2013 | ; Tags: document editing, tip a day, Dropbox, just type, Quick Actions, TapNote, Text Editor, One Crayon | 1 comment
This tip is only for devices running webOS 2.0 and higher
If you create or edit documents with your webOS devices, you have a few third party applications available to you over and above the stock Memos app. One of these options is TapNote by One Crayon that will give you a single app solution that will work on any device running webOS 1.4.5 or higher (including the TouchPad) and will even sync your documents across all your webOS devices providing that you have a Dropbox account. It also takes advantage of Just Type Quick Actions (requires webOS 2.0 or higher) that allows you to create a new document directly from Just Type. While document sync and Quick Action support are not unique to text editor apps, TapNote appears to be one of the only document editing apps that will allow you to append text to an existing document from Just Type.
So, if you already have a document created and synced on your device, you can simply add to that document by typing in your text entry in the Just Type bar and then selecting the Tap Note "Quick Note..." Quick Action, providing that you had previously added TapNote as an available Quick Action . A pop-up screen will appear that will allow you create a new document with that text or "Append to" an existing one. On phones, you need to tap the "Append To Document..." button to be given a list of available documents, while the TouchPad will already display the list of available documents. Once you choose the document, it will open up with the next text added to the bottom.
As mentioned above, in order for this to work the document needs to have already been created or synced to the device prior to adding to it. If you created or edited it on another device, you will need to open up the full TapNotes app and perform a sync to download it to the device before you can append text to it.
TapNote (all devices) is available in the webOS App Catalog for $5 and is compatible with all webOS devices running webOS 1.4.5 or higher. You can also try TapNote Lite for free to try out the app, but will have some limited functionality.