App Warning: Corky Notes


There is an old adage, never assume you are backed up until you have successfully restored your data.

Some time ago, I recommended an app for quick note taking and organizing, Corky Notes – a built for BlackBerry app by qbo apps. I loved it, and I still do as it is a very graphical and intuitive way to organize my thoughts.

However, I did not follow the above advice.

I assumed, since I saw an “export” and “import” function in the menu, that it would be a matter of course to merely export the data, and then import it back in. That would serve just fine as a data backup method. Another adage says that assumption is the mother of all screw-ups. Sadly true.

When I switched devices from the Z30 to my new Classic, I found that I had made a very bad and catastrophic assumption. I could merely import the Corky Notes data to the new device right?

Well yes, you can. But don’t expect it to remain organized as it was when it left Corky Notes.

What you end up with after the import I found, is a pile of post it notes… so many that it slows the app to a crawl, each with one line of text from the original note (see capture above). In other words, if you originally had a single Post-it note with 20 lines of text, you will end up instead with 20 separate Post it notes, each with a single line of text. MY notes previously were color coded, now all of that time was wasted.

I have emailed the developer several times, for an opportunity to address this issue and have received no reply, so I now feel obligated to warn you to avoid this app at all costs! Any app that COSTS time instead of saves it, simply should not be used.

Due to lack of response and support, unfortunately, coupled with the catastrophic seriousness of this problem, I would be wary of any app from qbo from now on. It grieves me to have to say that, because UTB loves to support developers, when they are worthy of support, but potential users need to be warned when their data is not secure.

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I am a long time BlackBerry user and fan. Beginning with the 7520, I have recognized the value of subtle productivity enhancements in BlackBerry devices for business communication and have never since strayed. Even when the iPhone took the market by storm, I was unimpressed, because it did nothing to help my business needs. Currently enjoying my one handed dream phone, the Classic! BB10 with a toolbelt! Today I contribute to UTB whenever I feel that I can help enlighten someone on the benefits of using BlackBerry over any other platform.