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This article was published on November 26, 2013

    Lonenote is an adorable photo app that lets you add handwritten notes to your images

    Lonenote is an adorable photo app that lets you add handwritten notes to your images
    Jon Russell
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    Jon Russell

    Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

    Most photo apps today are tied to other social networks and use the Twitter-style follower/following mechanism for keeping up with others. Lonenote leaves all of that at the door, it’s instead built for people who want to “express their moments alone” in a private space that’s not linked to Twitter or Facebook.

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    When adding a photo, the app prompts you to create a handwritten caption, which you can move to sit anywhere on the image before you upload it.

    The app is refreshingly designed with simplicity in mind: there are no usernames, but users can leave anonymous comments and like other people’s photos — though you can’t share links outside of the app to social networks or the Web.

    There aren’t a tonne of images on the service just yet, but if you’re bored of Instagram and want to experiment with something different, Lonenote might be worth tinkering with.

    ➤ Lonenote for iOS | Android coming soon

    Thumbnail image via FotomanufakturZ / Shutterstock

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