The flurry of activity at BlackBerry World has been an encouraging sign for new (and potential) PlayBook owners, and we’re finally starting to see some nice tablet apps appearing in the BlackBerry App World. One I’ve recently installed is PlayText, a barebones editor which syncs with your Dropbox account.

Install and launch PlayText and you can enter your existing DropBox credentials or sign up for a new account. PlayText displays your existing notes when it fires up, and you can tap a title to display its contents on the right-hand side of your screen. You can also edit a note by tapping the right arrow icon or delete it via the trash can. To create a new note, simply poke the plus.

There are two modes available in the barebones editor, scrolling mode and selection mode — for when you need to highlight and cut, copy, paste or delete text. You won’t find any formatting options and there’s no spell check, but PlayText is still a nice option for users who don’t need a full-blown note-taking app like Evernote. For quick, cloud-synced text notes on your PlayBook, PlayText is well worth checking out.

And no, that’s not actually a note”on my PlayBook2.” It’s just a second copy of one of my test notes.


Lead blogger at Download Squad at the time of its shutdown by AOL, Lee has moved on to join Ziff-Davis sites Extreme Tech and He's been a contributor before at sister site Liliputing, where he...