Note to self . . .

Note-taking apps taking up all of your time? Pendo is looking to streamline the process by tapping into your iPhone’s microphone and calendar to make appointments and other notes easy to do. You can make to-do lists, create notes to share over social networks and include pictures in reminders to yourself.

The real genius, however, is in the scheduling. Tell Pendo to remind you to “check blood sugar every day at 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.” and it will automatically set alerts for those times. It will also look at things such as addresses — as long as they’re on separate lines — and automatically process them into a contact card. The app has a small learning curve, but once you set it up, it’s a huge timesaver. Free, for iOS devices.

Hayley Tsukayama