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Home screen widget for quick view of note

A home screen widget that would let you view a note and quickly open it to edit it.

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You can add a shortcut to your Home Screen to open a specific notebook (see http://feedback.squidnotes.com/knowledgebase/articles/1179331) or to create a new note in a specific notebook (see http://feedback.squidnotes.com/knowledgebase/articles/1179328).

It does not appear to be possible to create a widget that allows for taking handwritten notes directly on the Home Screen (due to the fact that you need to be able to swipe left/right to get to different pages on your Home Screen). Please vote here if you’re interested in a widget that shows a particular note on your Home Screen (and allows you to open it quickly to edit it).


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  • Mako commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Jepp, that's basically what I'd consider as sufficient enough :) Currently, I have to rely on at least one Samsung Notes note which is placed on my Homescreen e.g. as my daily todo-list. It's totally fine if a click on the widget opens up the note in-app, as long as the widget updates itself afterwards as well.

    So my use case is: some notes are for my daily "business" and I want to have them within my viewport ON MY HOMESCREEN. Therefore I'd be super happy with a widget which shows a distinct note.

  • Andreas Toth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Andrew Huges. Hmm, yes, I can see the issue with taking handwritten notes on a screen that is gesture-driven. You would think that these screens would allow widgets to be register that they accept specific inputs including gestures and that the screens would then pass these on to the widgets and not handle them. Seems like a short-sightedness in the implementation.

    Oh, and for those that say that one couldn't perform certain actions on these screens if widgets could register themselves as handlers for some of the, well, no, because there's' always some extra space around widgets to allow for gesture input as widget dimensions are restricted. And, at the end of the day, flexibility is the key of Android. Let users decide what works for them and what doesn't.

  • Andreas Toth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Look at the date of this suggestion and the product name... Things have certainly changed in one way yet remained unchanged in others... We still have no such widget support, but, at least we have a less meaningful product name. 😛

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think that people would like the ability to have a widget on the home screen which let you see all your notes without opening the app.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I like the " simple sticky note widget " (you can find in playstore). I think it is the best note widget but hasn't the functionality like squid....so please add widget with this app's functionality

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Squid is my number one note taking app but sometimes I need handwritten note displayed on my homescreen to act as a reminder. For this I use a rival. Please incorporate this.

  • Pedro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like that the app has a widget and an option that we could add date/time in order to remember us the note.

  • Bob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    And the addition of having it added to the galaxy note's "pen window" options. I'm not sure if that would be the Papyrus team or something for Samsung to change.

  • fareed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just click widget a pop up note appear on screen w/o opening the whole application, and there should be save and cancel button.

  • tamir commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    homescreen widget like fiinote.
    like action note from samsung.
    see and edit the notes directly from the home screen, like postit

  • Alexandra M commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Should have a widget showing contents of a specific note or a notebook, Like a to do list (like Evernote has. Also improving the notebook features. This has potential to replace Evernote or seamlessly work with it by being a complimentary app to it.

  • ash commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I had been begging for this for years but I've given up on them and instead I'm using whiteboard pro for that.

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