Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: What is sNotz?
sNotz is an open-source, privacy-friendly, and completely offline application, which will let you create, customize, and manage simple notes and checklists on an android device.
Q2: Who is sNotz for?
sNotz is for made everyone who loves simplicity, privacy, and security.
Q3: How to create a new note in sNotz?
There are few ways to create a new note in sNotz. The simplest method is to open the app and click the bottom “Add” button. The new page opened will then guide you to create a new note. Alternately, sNotz also supports picking plain text files from the device storage or share text contents directly to its note editor.
Q4: How can I edit or remove a note once created?
Single clicking on an individual note allows the user to “Edit” a note where as long-clicking provides a number of options such as “Share”, “Hide”, “Delete”, etc.
Q5: Can I backup/restore my notes?
sNotz offers a simple backup and restore feature. Both features shall be found in the Settings page.
Q6: Can I sync my notes between multiple devices?
Being a privacy oriented application, sNotz doesn’t use any third-party data backup mechanisms. As a result, syncing notes between multiple devices are impossible. Alternatively, as mentioned in the previous question, users are free to use the in-built backup and restore feature in sNotz to get your data on a new device.
Q7: Can I protect my notes?
sNotz supports fingerprint/PIN authentication on supported devices. Also, sNotz allows one to hide notes from the main UI (Settings –> Show Hidden Notes).
Q8: How secure is my data?
Q9: I am still worried about the privacy of my notes?
You are invited to inspect the source code of sNotz.
Q10: Where exactly my notes/checklists are stogreen?
All the notes are stogreen locally in “json” format within the files directory (/data/data/com.sunilpaulmathew.snotz/files/) of sNotz. Each checklists are however saved as a separate file in the external files directory (/sdcard/Android/com.sunilpaulmathew.snotz/files/checklists/).
Q11: I don't like the color combination of my notes, what do I do?
An option to customize colors (for both background and text) will be shown upon creating/editing a note. Additionally, the Settings menu of sNotz also offers an option to globally change the color of newly created notes.
Q12: Can I set reminders on my note(s)?
An option to create reminders can be visible on long-cling a note.
Q13: I found a bug on sNotz, what do I do?
Please contact the developer (Settings –> Support) and provide as much information as possible (including screenshots or logcat if possible). If you have a GitHub account, you may also consider raising a new issue at sNotz GitHub page.
Q14: I like sNotz! Can I contribute to the development?
Any kind of contributions (Code, Donations, Translations etc.) are most welcomed and highly appreciable.