Timestamped Field Notes FAQ
Frequently asked questions for the Timestamped Field Notes App
- Can it display and/or export seconds?
- Can I still use the keyboard when I don't have quick text button for what I need to say?
- Is it available on iPad?
- Is there a limit on the number of quick text buttons?
- Does the application require a network connection?
Yes, one of the first settings that was added to Timestamped Field Notes was the ability to export seconds. The fact is, I think most people would prefer it to be the default behavior (and I might change it to be one day.) Until then please visit the iOS Settings.app (grey cog) and enable the seconds behavior needed in the "Timestamped Field Notes" application section of settings.
Notes that cannot be entered by quick text button can be entered by the keyboard, or when available Apple iOS's voice to text, and are time-stamped and stored like all other notes. The goal of the application is to reduce the interaction with the device, but not to constrain it.
The Timestamped Field Notes App is available on iPad and iPhone (including iPod Touch.)
Once complete an event can be exported in chronological order (via e-mail or cut-n-paste to another iOS application.)</p>
A network is not required for taking field notes, since many of the best observation places are outside of network coverage (and the device is also available for iPod.) All all notes are stored in an offline database. Upon return to a location with WiFi or mobile network you can e-mail or copy-n-paste the notes to share them with another record keeping system.
Visit the main page for the Timestamped Field Notes App.