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What’s New

Version 3.13.3

Fixed an audio crash and a layout issue experienced by some users.
Enhanced delete workflow: backspace can be used to present option to delete previous section.

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

lb311 ,

Should be a Universal App -- not another $3

I had this app on the iphone. I don't mind paying for a separate iPad app if there is a lot of extra functionality. But in this instance, there really is no real improvement over the iPhone version. This should have been released as a Universal app so that iPhone owners would not have to pay again for it (and vice versa).

I do like the app's ability to contain multiple data types (voice, images, text, handwriting), and like that it all exports well via email. But, HATE the fact that it only supports 1 page at a time, and has no easy way to group multiple pages (i.e. a notebook) and export them all together. The app also really needs an Undo/Redo option.

Jeannie De ,

Disappointed! FURIOUS!

Great if you don’t want to forward or export your notes, audio / images.
It appears that there are tremendous technical support issues. Mental Note gives a false impression that the notes get sent, no error messages to the contrary return message and find that 2 months after emailing notes to clients that they were lost in space. I only discovered this because my new boss kept saying he didn’t get the notes which means my accounts from the convention and new clients didn’t either. When uploading to Drop Box it doesn’t keep any format and randomly you get 60 audio messages in your folder which means it’s completely useless. I thought I was being so efficient by sending notes to my accounts within minutes of them leaving the convention showroom from when they toured. No way to contact this Mental Note company, settings doesn’t allow you to troubleshoot.

Developer Response ,

Sorry that you are so disappointed and angry.

In a number of emails between yourself and our company support email address (support@zymbiotic.com) we did discuss how Mental Note hands the note off to Mail to complete the email send, as is typical with most apps using email on iOS.

We talked about how email may be sent right away or may be queued by Mail to be sent, and we suggested trying sending from an alternate email address in case certain mail providers have certain unknown email sending limitations.

Export of notes is an extremely important feature, please see here for detailed export instructions: https://www.zymbiotic.com/usingmentalnote/exporting. Exporting to Dropbox as PDF will place a PDF document in the exported folder, along with any audio recordings contained in the note. The recordings have filenames which correspond to the same name used in the exported PDF document.

The use of Mental Note is ideal in a tradeshow or convention showroom environment, unfortunately it is difficult to say whether network or email provider issues prevented your emails from being sent. One possibility which wasn't discussed before is the "60 audio" recordings. It was unclear if the 60 recordings were exported due to a single note export or if that happened when you used the "Export All" feature. Though having 60 audio recordings in a single note is definitely possible from a technical stand point, from a usability stand point that might mean all your client interactions from the tradeshow were going into a single note — which may not have been what you wanted. Though it is possible you could have had 60 audio recordings in a single note, if exported to email, that would cause more than 60 email attachments to be added to the email. Mental Note has a built-in check for attachment size limit — if the total email attachments would be more than 10 MB, Mental Note itself would not present the option to export with email. So if the Mental Note export option "Email" was used that means total attachment size was under 10 MB which any email provider should be able to handle. It is possible that certain email providers could have limits as to the number of items attached to an email; this might result in an email provider sending the message, but without the attachment(s) — do we know if recipients received an email but without an attachment?

Another possibility which wasn't previously discussed is what if the recipients received the email message, but with an attachment that they didn't know how to open? The typical way of exporting with email is to use the "PDF to Email" option — that would have sent a PDF and all audio as attachments which anyone could open. If "Note" format was used that would have sent the message in a special Mental Note format which would have required the user to have Mental Note to open the note. Do you recall which format you attempted to use when you exported by email? Please get back in touch with us so we can try to find out what went wrong.

lcd1080 ,

An excellent multi-sensory app for effectively recording notes

This app has become my favorite among the hundreds of apps currently stored on my Ipad. If you've ever had a complex thought that you wished to preserve Mental Note does so in a supremely effective manner. At first one jots down a handwritten thought that tells one the subject of the note at a single glance; adding a recording of one's voice immediately following the handwritten note serves to explain the thought in greater detail; finally inserting a photograph relating to the thought provides an additional layer of understanding because as we all know a picture truly is worth a thousand words. The combination of this multi-sensory communication clearly conveys the essence of the thought to enhance and facilitate its understanding. One can vary the thickness of one's writing within the individual handwritten sections, include typewritten text for additional clarity, view the recording of one's voice as a simple line with a play button immediately following a handwritten section and see the photograph directly below the line that serves to symbolize the voice recording. There is no limitation on the length of the note because one simply scrolls down to continue additional writing, talking, and picture placement. As if that weren't enough the entire note structure can be stored within Mental Note, E-mailed, or saved to one's Photo library for quick future reference. Five stars all around!


Zymbiotic Technologies
24 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Paper Customization feature $0.99
  2. Straight Line Drawing feature $1.99


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