- Demo Video
FieldNotes allows your to annotate the photos you take with our app or quickly make sketches by drawing on the screen.
Make voice recordings as part of your geo-referenced note (on capable devices).
Want to capture more detail than a set of photos can reveal? Record a video of your subject and you're sure to get your point across. (on capable devices)
Easily find directions to the locations of a note.
We allow exporting to Google Earth KMZ files, zipped archives of all note contents, and well-formatted professional looking PDFs. All of these options are geo-referenced by default.
FieldNotes allows your to deliver your finished products via email, iTunes file transfer (when you don't have internet), DropBox, and FTP.
Customized PDF Files
PDF files are signed with your name, and can include your logo if you get a custom version of the app.
FieldNotes automatically looks up your current address for you.
Keep every project separate and organized with folders.
Q: How do I get the note location for an inaccessible point which I can see and photograph?
A: Since the accuracy of the GPS in typical hand held device is on the order of 10m, we allow the user to simply move the pin to the correct location by dragging it. This method can be used also to drag the pin across a river, a lake, etc. The pin location will then be associated with the note.
Q: I want my pictures in the device photo gallery and in the note.
A: Our app allows importing phtos from the device gallery as a part of the camera function. So, the solution is to take any number of pictures with the device camera and then import the desired pictures into a note or a series of notes. This approach eliminates unnecessary duplication and wasted storage as photo files can get quite large in high resolution.
Q: How do I get my own company logo on the PDF forms?
A: Connect your device to iTunes and open the App tab. Scroll down to the File Transfer frame. Select FieldNotesPRO from the menu on the left. The file transfer frame will show the directories and files created and used by FieldNotesPRO. The graphics are contained in logo.png file. Use the default logo.png file as a format guide and create your own logo.png file with your letterhead. Overwrite the default logo.png with your graphics.
Q: My KMZ files produced with FieldNotes don't show images in Google Earth on iPad or iPhone.
A: The Google Earth app for iPhone and iPad does not handle embedded images in kmz files. However, the files will open correctly on a Mac or a PC.
Q: How do I delete/move notes?
A: To delete or reorganize your notes in FieldNotes, you simply press and hold a note from the main launcher view. Once the icons begin to wobble back and forth, you can either tap the "x" in the corner of the icon, or move them around however you like.
Q: How do I add a blank page to draw on?
A: In the "Photos" subview from within a note, you can long-press the icon of the pencil in the upper left-hand corner of the view to bring up a blank sketchpad.
Q: I accidentally deleted a note! What can I do?
A: At this stage, our app does not support recovering lost data from accidental deletions.
Q: I'd like you to add a feature that isn't currently part of the app. Can you do that for me?
A: We always appreciate feature requests and respond to them immediately! If you have an idea for how to make the app better, use the contact form to send me an email! Depending on the scope of the suggested addition, we may add it to the app as a general iTunes update, or we can also create a new app specifically for you that has the features that you want.
Q: The app isn't finding my location, or is showing Lat:0 Long:0! What do I do?
A: This is a relatively common problem. Luckily the fix is easy. Just go into your device preferences, select "Location Services". Ensure that Location Services for the entire device are "ON", and also that the Location Services for our individual app are "ON".
Q: My old KMZ files produced with FieldNotes in 2011 don't show images in Google Earth anymore!
A: This is due to Google Earth 6.0 changing the file path conventions for their application. The newest update on iTunes repairs this problem with export. However, KMZ files produced with earlier versions can be fixed using our KMZFixit utility which can be downloaded here: KMZFixit.dmg. To use this utility, simply open the .dmg file on a Mac and double-click on the KMZFixit app inside. This will open up the application window. To fix your old KMZ files, select them all in the Finder, and drag them onto the window. The app will fix the files, and place them in a folder called "KMZFixit" on your desktop.
If your problem isn't here, then go ahead and send us an email! We try to respond immediately to any support requests if possible. However, we are in California, so don't expect an immediate answer if you try to contact us while we're asleep...
"I use FieldNotes for logging my metal detecting hunts. Dates, times, pictures of the location, pictures of my finds and where I found them. I use it so I have all the records of that day and for possible future hunts and of course bragging rights. ...
Keep up the great job with app."
"I am impressed with the program. As an emergency manager, I spend a lot of time in the 'Field' taking 'Notes'. When I saw the name of the program I had to check it out. The fact that it automatically adds Lat/Lon to my note saves me time on the scene. Along with time date stamp and map function it saves me time."~ H.H.
"As a geographer doing her dissertation research, this app is quite brilliant!"~ I.B.
"Can't say enough good things about this app or the developer. Had a minor bug and support was swift and friendly. Resolved immediately. Very useful for conducting field inspections of any sort."~ J.W.
"Intuitive and fun"~ Anonymous
Introducing FieldNotesA quick tutorial on some exciting new features
Essential Productivity Tool, Simple, and Easy to Use
The layout is simple, using standard iPhone/iPad interface features. Type in the title for the site or note, while the GPS location is automatically obtained from the device, check the location using Google map viewer, add notes or observations, and take pictures. E-mail the note with pictures as a KMZ for instant Google Earth viewing or as a text to use in future documents. Alternatively, collect all notes for a particular job or assignment then send all as one file.
Serious, No Frills Software
The simple layout hides a serious software app designed with efficiency and productivity in mind. Share files and information with colleagues and co-workers while on the go. Build field logs of observations to use in data reports. Keep all information dated and geo-referenced for future use.