When it comes to built-in apps, Sony only gave a slim suite to the PSVita. Thanks to VitaHEX, the creators of Pro Camera Vita amongst other homebrew, we now have a simple “Notes”/”Memo” app for our PSVita!
What’s Notepad Vita?
As the title suggests, it’s a note-taking application for the Playstation Vita and PSTV (although I doubt that you’ll be using your PSTV to take notes!). It has various features such as:
A clean two-panel interface that’s reminiscent of the “Notes” application on iPads from iOS 3.2-6.1.3. On the left hand side you have a list of your notes (their filenames actually) and on the right, you can read the actual note.
Notepad Vita in action!
The ability to easily export/import notes to another device since they’re in TXT format. Notes are saved in ux0:data/NotesHEX/
On-screen directions for easier navigating the homebrew.
Scrolling through notes and of course, multi-line notes.
While it’s a great notes app, there are some areas in which I’d like to see improvement.
Firstly, I wish to see a way to rename your notes in the application itself to make it easier to sort your notes; a feature in which the name of the note is the first word of the note would also work. Secondly, a word-wrapping feature would also be appreciated as long sentences aren’t readable in the actual note viewer as they run off-screen.There’s also a bug in which you get sent back to the first note when you edit a note.
Editing a note in Notepad Vita
When you edit a note, you get the normal PSVita text editor as shown in the screenshot which means that you could easily change keyboards.
Notepad Vita does a pretty decent job at being a great notes app to take down something in a hurry so I would recommend you put it on your PSVita but hopefully, the improvements I’ve mentioned above get implemented soon. To get this homebrew, you can download it via VitaDB (so you can directly install it onto your Vita via VitaDB) or you can get the VPK from the link below. If you have any issues, report them to VitaHEX on Patreon or Twitter.
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