ruff: a writing companion

ruff: a writing companion
ruff: a writing companion

ruff: a writing companion

A pocket-sized notepad you`ll want to carry — ruff is a writer`s best companion!


Reviews
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63.89%
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Comments
Lenin P.J.
Lenin P.J. ★★★★★
"The best app ever"
A Google user
A Google user ★★★★★
"Congrats for winning Google`s material design award iam interested in translating your app, how can i help you?"
Ritesh Yadav
Ritesh Yadav ★★★★★
"Very simple, cute minimalistic design. UX is very smooth. Upgraded to ruff+ and I`m happy. I have seen the app reviews and the developer is very responsive to the user`s query and suggestions. One feature I want to request is the font color option."
Version: 2020.04.18
Umesh Kumarasamy
Umesh Kumarasamy ★★★
"The app has class. It grows on you quickly. The features need a bit of a polish. E.g: The search hihlihts it`s finds wierd. One character before but just some times not always. Dev did good. I would like to think the development is ongoing. Expect more handy features in the future."
Version: 2021.01.10
Jack M. Germain
Jack M. Germain
"Garbage app. You can only access one note page. Other pages you create are covered by a nag screen to buy the pro version. Totally useless. Uninstalling it. Bye bye, bad app."
Version: 2020.07.24
Simon Ghoul (Detective Neko Ghoul)
Simon Ghoul (Detective Neko Ghoul) ★★★★
"horrible design, horrible presentation, but very intuitive. Pretty good. Reply: My review was a bit harsh (I mean, 3 stars?). Yeah it`s the aesthetics, and also how you introduced to the app. The tutorial is a page long, with text that doesn`t stand out, and the settings also don`t stand out. Bad font for intros. I just don`t like it, it`s horrible. But overall, using the app is very nice and intuitive, sliding left and right, making notes quickly, most note apps aren`t intuitive."
Version: 2020.09.16
Abhilash Kumar
Abhilash Kumar ★★★★★
"I purchased this App because I really like it.... I want stash colour theme so I can make stash with different ideas..... Please add some other features as well like I can arrange stash accordingly like notebook"
Version: 2021.01.15
Mark Nath
Mark Nath ★★★★★
"I love using this app. I discovered it because I subscribed to playpass and I tried it out and it works fantastic for me. It is like a combination of a sticky note and a notepad. It has a great widget and I use this every single day. It is great for shopping lists and to do lists and any kind of note I want to have close at hand right on my screen. I highly recommend using this app."
Version: 2021.01.10
A Google user
A Google user ★★★★
"Please add dark mode based on system. 👍🏻"
Version: 2019.10.14
Alex Kaduk
Alex Kaduk ★★★★★
"Loved it! Piece of art in app dev! Upd after few years: It is still amazing :) I just thought - what would make this app absolutely marvelous is having the web version, so one could seamlessly switch between the same minimalistic interface on mobile & desktop. It is quite a piece of work (cloud sync, E2E encryption etc), but result may be well worth it."
Version: 2021.01.15
Oleksii Grebeshkov
Oleksii Grebeshkov ★★
"Wasn`t able to use properly on my Flip 3. Can`t select text normally, it just goes as crazy to the bottom or top. Very good concept though."
A Google user
A Google user ★★★★
"Nice and minimalistic notepad, but.. There is no mono font for cyrrilc? :( Only for Latin symbols?"
Version: 2019.12.19
Matt Quan
Matt Quan ★★★★
"Good little all with some feature requests: Scrolling up/down on the bottom bar is broken when a swipe down from the home bar triggers system notification I want to create multiple widgets, each linked to a different stash. That way I can use multiple stashes to track different to do lists. Otherwise LOVE the widget UI."
Version: 2021.01.10
Tomm Gundal
Tomm Gundal ★★★★★
"Fairly functional. Ive used LG Quick memo for years but LG has discontinued its Phone Division so I need replacement when this phone dies. The other app this developer made is outstanding so Ill try this. I hope he adds a take-a-picture-then-draw/write-on-it feature. And IOS. Goin Apple next time. So far this app seems great! Im not happy with Google saving the app data though. They sell your emails etc"
Version: 2021.01.15
Ntsako Radebe
Ntsako Radebe ★★★★★
"So useful with a different approach"
Version: 2020.04.18
A Google user
A Google user ★★★★★
"If minimalism and elegance had a love child, it would be this app. Should be a model for many other apps (tasks, calendars, etc). One recommendation: I would LOVE a desktop version to sync with. So many times I`ve had that impulse, and yet, alas. It`s easy enough to export content, though cross-platforming it would be even more dreamy."
Version: 2020.03.16
A Google user
A Google user ★★★★★
"I absolutely recommend this note app! It`s really pretty, has awesome features like stashing and of course it has an auto dark mode that can be set to switch by the systems theme or by a scheduled time . The widget is also really beautiful. I could guarantee you, that you will love this app like I do! I really recommend you to support the developer!"
Version: 2020.03.16
A Google user
A Google user ★★★★★
"The best eveer... Writing experience you can experience on any android device Just love the app Thanks dev for an amazing app like this ♥️♥️"
Version: 2020.02.12
A Google user
A Google user ★★★★★
"I just love the App ❤️ How clean & How functional it is and I brought full version now I am happy. 👨‍💻 Expecting some feature like: 1. Ruled Page 2. Highlight some text"
Version: 2019.10.18
A Google user
A Google user
"I didn`t liked it evernote is better but still you can give a try"
ruff.ruff
Installs: 100,000+ (124,243 at 2024-02-23 23:59:09)
Version: 2023.07.05
Category: Productivity
Pegi : Everyone
Publish Date : Jun 26, 2019
Update Date : 2023-07-13
Android Version : 5.0
Ad Supported : Yes
In-App-Purchase : $1.99 - $3.99 per item
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DESCRIPTION
🏆 Winner of Google`s 2019 Material Design Award

💎 Winner of Google Play`s Best of 2019 “Hidden Gems”

•••

ruff is your pocket-sized best friend that aims to make writing on the go fun and sharing it fast & easy. It`s a single sheet of text with your progress automatically saved and restored between sessions — no file management to worry about here! You can set aside (aka stash) text to come back to later via a left swipe. Or you can pass it on (aka share) via the FAB.

ruff doesn`t want (or need) to replace your text editor, to-do app etc. With its original blend of utility & versatility, ruff is the ideal springboard for all your writing on the go: drafts, notes, lists, ideas, thoughts etc. It`s a pleasure to write in ruff, and effortless to move the writing out 💪

💬

Still not convinced? Check out what the experts have to say ;)

« Ruff’s straightforward brand identity empowers the app’s note-taking users to quickly capture their thoughts in any style. Prioritizing function and clarity, Ruff’s consistent use of typography, shape, and color create an inviting themed experience. » — Google Design ( https://design.google/library/material-design-awards-2019/)

« If you like to write and wish you could do so from your Android device without any distractions, then look no further than ruff. The app contains both a light and dark theme, and it even works on Chromebooks, which makes it a great option for portable writing. Saving your content is easy. All you have to do is swipe to the right, and the app will save your progress so that you can easily pick up where you left off, even if you switch to a different Android device. » — Android Police

« It’s a bit of a niche product, but it looks nice and it works as described. » — Android Authority

🐕+

Throw a bone 🦴 by upgrading to ruff+ to unleash the following:

• Gain full screen estate by removing ads

• Set aside (aka stash) as much text as you like (as opposed to the basic 10)

• Read the entire content of your text from your home screen widget (it`s a full screen preview on the basic widget)

... you`ll make an indie developer and their digital pup happy too! ♥
RECENT CHANGES
Targeting Android 12 and upgraded to latest Google Play billing library for better performance + security + compatibility.
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This app has access to

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· Google Play license check
· run at startup

Photos/Media/Files
· read the contents of your USB storage
· modify or delete the contents of your USB storage

Storage
· read the contents of your USB storage
· modify or delete the contents of your USB storage

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