SmartEver, a Lightweight Evernote Client for the iPhone, Now Available Free-of-charge for a Limited Time Only

March 29, 2013

I recently released an application called IconMemo, which experienced a great number of sales in Japan.
Following from this, I have now decided to make SmartEver, another application that I am greatly proud of, available free-of-charge for 3 days from March 29th to March 31st.

SmartEver is a lightweight Evernote client for mobile devices. Rather than synchronizing all notes, it only synchronizes notes that have the “SmartEver” tag, so it is an extremely lightweight application. Also, one of its key features is that it allows you to edit notes while you are offline.
Please go ahead and try it out!

SmartEver 1.4.2($1.99 → Free)
Category: Productivity
Seller: Makoto Setoh(Size: 1.9 MB)

If you are not already familiar with IconMemo, you can find out more about it from this page.


IconMemo is a revolutionary application that allows you to put sticky notes on the home screen of an iPhone or iPad.

Just have a look at this video and you will understand how amazing this application is.

Please feel free to check out this application as well!


IconMemo – Sticky notes on your home screen

March 14, 2013

I released an app IconMemo, which makes it possible to put editable note icons on the home screen of iPhone or iPad.


This is a demonstration movie.

At last, I made it happen after difficulties that was imppossible with iOS before this.

It is very popular in Japan, and has become 2nd place in total ranking of AppStore after a few days from its release. Please check it out once.

Link to AppStore is here.

‘Evernote Trunk Conference Commemoration Sale’ held by SmartEver, a lightweight Evernote client

August 21, 2012

Thank you very much for encourage SmartEver at “Devcup” , a Evernote developer’s contest, the other day.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t advance to the finals or win Japan Prize which are given to the applicants from Japan.

My thoughts on this occasion are that I have faith in the usability of SmartEver so I thought there was a faint hope that it would go onto the finals. However, I think perhaps it doesn’t compare with other applications in terms of ideas and novelty.

If SmartEver had been picked as a finalist, or had received the Japan Prize, we would have been invited to the Evernote Trunk Conference to be held this weekend in San Francisco. I had thought that would be a good chance to promote SmartEver overseas, however my hopes have been shattered.

As a result, I have put SmartEver on sale, in an attempt to appeal to overseas Evernote users.

The sale period is from 8/18-8/26 and the price has been lowered from $2.99 to $0.99.

SmartEver 1.1.1($2.99 → $0.99)App
Category: Productivity
Seller: Makoto Setoh(Size: 1.9 MB)

In Japan, many bloggers have written about SmartEver, and it is achieving some visibility. However, overseas SmartEver is still an unknown. I am hoping that this will allow users outside of Japan a chance to use it.

SmartEver is updated to Ver1.1.1 now and some modification for speeding up of launch speed from when Devcup application, modifying the order of notebook, and corresponding with the stuck correcting bugs.

SmartEver’s set price is currently $2.99, however after the sale has concluded some consideration is being given to lower the price to $1.99.
Thank you for your understanding.

About SmartEver

This app is an Evernote client for iPhone that works very lightly by only selecting notes with SmartEver tag as sychronize target. Unlike other apps where you can only post texts, with this app you can edit text as many times as you want!
Please refer to this page for more information on SmartEver features.

Lastly, we would like to informed that this app was picked up by the Japan Prize commision and received coverage on the Japanese version of the Evernote official blog, being praised as “an app with a high degree of completion and a very practical Evernote client”.

Launched SmartEver; A Lightweight Evernote Client for the iPhone.

July 15, 2012

I have just released a new app, SmartEver which is a lightweight Evernote client application that runs on iPhone!

There are so many posting applications for the iPhone, but a few choices that have the editing function.

Unfortunately, the Evernote official application is not easy to use due to take times for sync or heavy processing.

As I implemented WebClip feature of Evernote on the Duet Browser last year, and have knowledge of Evernote API, I decided to make it by myself.

I continued to work with it everyday after my children fell asleep for six months, and finally completed!

Once I started working, many ideas came to me in course of the development, so the latter half of my development was very complicated. But I think I could bring out a good one, keeping the simplicity and lightness.

Until the end of July, this is offered for sale at $1.99 on the special release sale. Get it at this opportunity!

Please refer to the support site for more details of this application.

This application is also entered in Evernote Devcup, an annual developer contest held by Evernote.

If you enjoy this application, please vote for me.

My friends’ great piece of works are also entered in Devcup too, please check it together.

Sylfeed – Google Reader app for iPhone/iPod touch

Paylog – simple payments recorder

MergeEver – merges notes quickly and stylishly

Month icon on your iPhone home screen

March 23, 2012

The standard calendar app for iPhone displays the current date, but does not display the month.

I made a web app which can put a month icon on your iPhone home screen.

a month icon on the home screen

Please visit this site and add the page to your home screen.


The month icon is not automatically updated, so please tap on the month icon manually when it enters the new month.
Safari is displayed when you tap the month icon, and the icon is updated every time you do so.

How to quickly open Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings with one tap on your iPhone (iOS 5 only)

November 10, 2011

There are so many items layered across the iPhone settings screen that it can be very difficult to find what you’re looking for.
In particular, there are many people who feel dissatisfied with how much trouble it is to change Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings, where you are constantly required to return to the beginning screen.

However, there is a way to solve that problem!

(Unfortunately, only iOS 5 users can use this method. Don’t be misled.)

What you need is this application.

Touch Icon Creator
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later
Category: Utilities
Updated: Mar 01, 2011 $0.99

Using this application, you can create icons out of your favorite images and place them on your home screen. Then they can be used to access phone numbers, SMS, and email as easily as opening your settings screen.


When you launch Touch Icon Creator, a registration screen will be displayed. First, you will choose a URL. Then, put the appropriate name in the name field, and put one of the example URLs in the URL field.

For Bluetooth


For Wi-Fi


Icon images can be set-up by tapping on your preferred image in the upper-left corner.
Once your image is chosen, tap the “Create” button. A confirmation screen will be displayed. If there are no problems with the contents, tap OK.
Once you do so, Safari will launch, and the below image will be displayed. Follow the directions in order to register the icon on your home page.

There, you’re finished!

When you tap your created icon, you’ll see the image below!

In short, you can access any settings page you want with just one tap from your home screen.
Doing this the normal way, it would take 2 taps for Wi-Fi and 3 taps for Bluetooth. As you can see, you’ve doubled your speed.

Please download and try Touch Icon Creator now!
(Touch Icon Creator is also compatible with iPad.)

Finally, here are some other settings from the setting screen.
If you know of any settings that aren’t listed here, please leave a comment.

Location Services
Software Update
iTunes Wi-Fi Sync
Spotlight Search
Passcode Lock
Date & Time

ScrollToTop – get the same effect as when you tap the status bar on the iOS device

August 12, 2011

I released a Mac OS X application that allows you to get the same effect as when you tap the status bar on the iPhone or iPad.

This app was rejected by Apple because this app is too simple…
So I decided to publish this app for free on my site for the time being.

Please check this out.

ScrollToTop (FREE)

I think this is very useful especially for lion users.

Dual Window Tab Browser for iPad – Duet

June 18, 2010

I have released a dual window tab browser, Duet.

It features a simple and elegant user interface.

Duet allows you to use two web browser windows simultaneously on iPad’s wide screen.

Screen shot of Duet


Screen shot of Duet


In portrait mode, the screen is divided into top and bottom windows; and in landscape mode, the windows are located side by side.

Each window can open up to four tabs, so it’s easy to switch between web pages with a single tap.

Please check it out at Duet support page.

App Store Link


Duet Lite (FREE version)

Touch Icon Uploader

March 4, 2010

I have released an iPhone app, Touch Icon Uploader!
You can upload photos saved on your iPhone to and create icons.
You have to check it out!

set apple-touch-icon and favicon

September 7, 2009

I created a custom icon for and set the icon for each page as apple-touch-icon and favicon.

Is that too late? 😉