There's a new app on the scene aiming to help travelers keep track of the best places to eat and stay in cities all over the world. Called NOTED, the new app is free for iPhones and iPads and was created by two New York-based entrepreneurs with a passion for travel, Tiffany Winter and Oliver Laubscher.
In a press release, Winter explained that the idea for NOTED came to them because they found themselves always hearing about new "must-go’s" all around the world and got tired of scribbling the info down on napkins — or their iPhone — only to lose or forget the notes.
"We created NOTED so those lost travel notes would be a thing of the past. With this app, we (and others like us) can now build our own travel guides with the best places to eat, stay and play," Winter said.
NOTED works as a storage unit — a "travel scrapbook" — on which users can easily keep track of places that they hear about or experience. By using Foursquare to pull in the address, contact number, and photo, if available, it is designed to be easier and quicker than manual typing. One can then add additional information to the notes, such as who recommended it, any tags to help categorize further, and any other things worth remembering. A filter system allows a place to be found by name, category, who it was recommended by, or tags. If NOTED manages to access Foursquare details on the location, the memo will also be placed on a map, making it easy to plan an itinerary when visiting a new city by showing the exact location of all the noted places. All notes are private, unless you choose to share them with someone, which can be easily done via Facebook, Twitter, email, or text message.