Inspired by Steven Johnson’s post on having a Spark File, I started looking at note apps for the iPhone and settled with PlainText. I like that it is the fastest loading app on the phone after Mail (which is not exactly a fair comparison since Mail is almost always in memory). It is well made with no frills. You get Dropbox syncing. Folders. And not much else. There’s no way to change the font. No markdown support. No preview mode. No fancy animations for making a new note. It’s an app that knows what it’s for and does it well. I love it.