Taking notes

Taking notes

Seen something inspiring lately? Jot it down in Notes and make it easy to remember your ideas, questions, and everything else. You can type in your text, record audio, and attach photos and documents. If you're taking notes during a meeting, you can conveniently link them to the meeting event saved in Calendar.
Tip: Create and sign in to your Evernote account from HTC Rhyme if you want to back up your notes to Evernote's secure online server. For details, visit

Creating a notebook

  1. From the Home screen, tap > Notes.

    The first time you open the app, you can take a quick tour and set up your Evernote® account. If you choose to skip this, you can later on log in to Evernote in the Accounts & sync settings.

  2. Tap to open a selection menu, and then tap New notebook.
  3. Type in a notebook title.
  4. Select a notebook type.
    • Tap Local notebook to save this notebook only on HTC Rhyme.
    • Tap Synchronized notebook to sync your notes with your Evernote account.
  5. Tap Create.
To open or switch to another notebook, simply tap again, and then tap a notebook name.

Syncing notes

You can choose whether to automatically or manually sync your notes between HTC Rhyme and your Evernote account on the Web.
Note: You need to log in to your Evernote account from HTC Rhyme to start syncing notes.
  1. From the Home screen, tap > Notes.
  2. To manually sync notes, press , and then tap Sync.
  3. To set Notes to automatically update, press on the All notes screen, and then tap Settings > More > Accounts and sync.
  4. Tap your Evernote account, and then customize your sync settings.

Composing a note

  1. From the Home screen, tap > Notes.
    Note: If you open the Notes app while you have an ongoing meeting (saved in Calendar), you can associate a note directly with this event.
  2. Open a notebook, and then tap .
  3. Type in a note title.
  4. Tap on the note to move the text cursor to a page line, then start typing in your text.
  5. Tap Attach, and then choose the type of file you want to link with your note.
  6. When done, press , and then tap Save.

Taking notes during meetings or discussions

The Notes app lets you capture thoughts, action plans, and meeting minutes better than just writing them down.
While you have a note open, you can:
Create a new note Tap .
Record voice clips Tap to start and stop audio recording.

(You also need to stop recording first when you want to create a new note page.)

Link the note to an event Tap , and then select the event to link to in Calendar.

Saving a note

Although the Notes app automatically saves your work when you press , you can still manually save your notes to make sure nothing is lost.
While you have your note open, press , and then tap Save.

Reviewing a note

  1. From the Home screen, tap > Notes.
  2. Open a notebook, and then tap a note thumbnail.
  3. While on the note, you can:
    • Slide your finger up or down the screen to scroll the page.
    • Tap a file attachment to open it in an appropriate app.
    • Tap to view or change the linked event in Calendar. Or if you haven't linked the note yet, tap to select a calendar event.

Playing an audio recording in Notes

After recording a meeting, you can listen to the audio clip to review key points. If you took notes while audio recording, 'timemarks' (small colored nodes in the audio bar) are added to pin your notes within the audio recording's time frame.
  1. Open a note where you have recorded voice clip.
  2. Tap to play the audio recording.
  3. Tap or to go to the next or previous timemark. When you're moving from one timemark to another, you'll see a note thumbnail for a quick preview of what you noted down while recording.
Tip: You can also tap a particular content on your note to jump to its timemark and hear the audio you've recorded at that time.

Sharing a note

You can send your notes by email or Bluetooth, or share them with friends in your social networks.
  1. From the Home screen, tap > Notes.
  2. Open a notebook, and then tap the note to share.
  3. Press , and then tap Share note.
  4. Choose how you want to share your note.
  • For most sharing options, notes are automatically converted and sent as images.
  • You can print notes when HTC Rhyme is connected to a printer over Wi-Fi.
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