NoteTote: Tell your computer to start a download from the iPhone

There have been a couple of times over the last year when I’ve been out with friends and they recommend some music to me, or an application to download. Most times I forget what it is by the time I get home, then have to make a silly call or send an email.

NoteTote helps alleviate those problems. The application lets you tell your desktop computer, all from within the Simplenote network, to download a file from the internet directly from your phone.

All you have to do is add a download URL to the Simplenote titled NoteTote_Downloads and NoteTote will start to download the file from the remote location where you’ve installed the desktop application.

The default NoteTote directory is username>downloads>NoteTote, but you can change that in the preferences.

The application weighs in at $8.99 on the Mac App Store, which is a little bit hefty. The application has only been out for a couple of days, and doesn’t have many reviews yet, but in our testing the application works as advertised.

After taking it for a spin,I’m pretty impressed.  The concept is pretty neat and definitely has some potential. We’re going to be keeping our eyes on this as it evolves.

Joshua is the Content Marketing Manager at BuySellAds. He’s also the founder of And since all that doesn’t quite give him enough content to wrangle, he’s also a technology journalist in his spare time, with bylines at PCWorld, Macworld… Full Bio