No need to carry a dictaphone, ExNotes lets you record sound in the background while you use the app's other features.
Drop flags to quickly mark events and the time they occurred. Flags can be customised to represent the events expect to observe.
Snap pictures using your devices camera. Each picture captured is along with the date and time.
Some times its quicker to draw a quick sketch, ExNotes lets you draw simple sketches with the minimal of fuss (iOS Only).
Not very exciting, but writing notes is an effective means of describing observations. ExNotes lets you jot down notes and add them to your timeline.
Mark locations on a map. ExNotes takes advantage of your mobile device's GPS to let you quickly mark you current location or you can pick a spot by moving the map.
At the core of this app is the capacity to record detailed notes about user behaviour as it is observed. Every time you add to a note (e.g. take a picture or draw a sketch) a time stamp is logged so you easily compare event times.
Notes are organised into studies so you can use the app to run different user studies and not confuse the notes from one to another. Studies can also be used to customised options such as the available flags when making notes.
Ethical and secure user data storage is paramount. To ensure you know exactly who has access and were your data is stored we do not offer any cloud syncing features or user accounts. All data is stored locally and can be transferred via secure email server or printed.
Yep and it always will be. We may later add some external service which we will charge for, but this app is and always will be free to use.
As a PhD student I really needed an app to record all the information I wanted to collect when running user studies. I couldn't find anything suitable so I wrote one.
If the app does do something you want then let us know, we may just add it. Alternatively if you want to hire us to write an app for you, then we are always willing to have a chat.
As I am sure you are aware the privacy of user data in research is a serious issue. The location and security of cloud servers can have legal implications which you may not be aware of. To prevent accidental breaches we do not support automated cloud syncing.
Data can be shared via email (recommended through secure email servers e.g. University hosted accounts), printed or transfered to a desktop app (coming soon).
No. Everything is free to use.