Recently I began writing more frequently on my blog, to the tune of at least one post per day. I write best when I can first outline the structure of my story, and the inspiration for that post might strike at any point throughout the day. That frequently includes a time when I'm not in front my laptop, so I sought out an app for capturing and outlining my thoughts that could run across my iPhone, iPad, & MacBook Pro. Simplenote was the app I ultimately chose.
What most attracted me to Simplenote was its automatic syncing between instances of the app. That meant if I typed a few notes on my Simplenote iPhone app, those notes automatically appeared on the web version, the iPad app, and the third-party OS X Simplenote desktop client, Notational Velocity.
The app is decidedly no-frills, so you won't find a rich text editing environment like Microsoft Word or even Google Docs. Think of it more as a cloud-enabled version of the venerable Notepad. The stripped-down nature of Simplenote was part of its appeal to me, though. It does one thing and does it well, without other bells & whistles as potential distractions.
You can sign up for a Simplenote account and find links to the iPhone/iPad app at the address below.