Take notes from Android’s Quick Settings panel

Ideally, taking notes on your smartphone should be as quick as writing them down on paper (assuming you already have one on hand). Instead of opening a notes app for this purpose, how about you take notes from Android’s Quick Settings panel?

This means you can write down your thoughts or ideas from any screen with no need to exit the app you’re currently using. An app called Notedown Tile lets you do that and it also allows us to write and send tweets via the Quick Settings panel.

How to take notes from Android’s Quick Settings panel

If you have a device running Android 7.0 Nougat or higher, you can download and install the app from the link below:

Download Notedown Tile (Google Play Store)

With the app installed you will need to add its Quick Settings tile. Swipe down twice from the top of the screen then tap on the Pencil icon to enter editing mode. At the bottom of the list, you will find the tile called “New note Notedown”.

Press and hold on its tile then drag it upwards and drop it in the dark gray area to turn it into an active tile. Hit the back button to exit editing mode.

Now you can open the Quick Settings menu and tap on Notedown’s icon to write down anything you want. A notification will pop up and all you have left to do is tap on the “Write” button to start typing the note.

Then, you can hit the Send button and choose any supporting app or service from Android’s share menu. You can share the text via Twitter and other social apps but also store it in a note-taking app like Wunderlist or Evernote for example.

Have you tried to take notes from Android’s Quick Settings panel with Notedown Tile? Let us know in the comments section.

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