Exporting LG’s Quick Memos

Many LG phones come with Quick Memo, a pre-installed note taking app. It’s not as good as OneNote or Evernote, but since it can’t be uninstalled, I thought I’d give it a try rather than waste precious storage space on duplicate apps. Come to find out, it handles my basic note-taking needs pretty well.

One downside, however, is that there’s no Quick Memo app for Windows. Thus, you can long-press on a note to share it with yourself (or others) via Gmail, but once you save the attachment, there’s no way to open it on your desktop or laptop. Nice.

However, after futzing with a sample file for a while, I found that the exported LQM files are just zip files, and can be opened with most compression apps. I’m a big fan of WinRAR, so here’s what a note looks like when opened in that app:

Quick Memo

As you might guess, any audio or video files saved in a memo will be located in their respective folders. Image files are saved in the “Images” folder, while text (or drawings) captured by stylus input will be saved in the “Drawings” folder:

Quick Memo Drawing

If you’d like, you can right-click an LQM file in Windows and choose Open With > WinRAR and check the “Always use this app to open these files” box to have Windows always use WinRAR (or WinZip or 7-Zip) to open the Quick Memo files.

5 thoughts on “Exporting LG’s Quick Memos”

  1. thanks for that great info. but the text i file in it is seems like corrupted. can you just help with that.

    it is like this

    {
    “Category”: {
    “AccountName”: “izhar338@gmail.com”,
    “CategoryName”: “My memos”,
    “OriginalCategoryName”: “My memos”,
    “Icon”: 0,
    “Id”: 1,
    “IsDefault”: 0,
    “IsSynced”: 0,
    “MemoCount”: -1,
    “Order”: 0
    },
    “Memo”: {
    “CheckboxDesc”: “”,
    “Desc”: “\u003cdiv align\u003d\”left\” \u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u0026#128210;\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cdiv align\u003d\”left\” \u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003eWhat\u0027s the different between ( either ) and ( neither )?\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cdiv align\u003d\”left\” \u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u0026#128681;\u0026#160;\u0026#160; We use EITHER … OR when we want to refer to a choice between two possibilities:\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cdiv align\u003d\”left\” \u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003eExample :\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cdiv align\u003d\”left\” \u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e- Ahmed will EITHER wash his car OR write 100 test questions today. \u0026#128663;\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cdiv align\u003d\”left\” \u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e- Khaled will be EITHER skiing OR snowboarding when we see him lat\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e”,
    “DrawImage”: “”,
    “ObjectOrder”: “T”,
    “PreviewImage”: “”,
    “ReminderText”: “”,
    “Color”: -462108,
    “CategoryId”: 1,
    “CreatedTime”: 1472907082936,
    “Id”: 13,
    “ModifiedTime”: 1475419489211,
    “DeviceWidth”: 1080,
    “DrawLayoutHeight”: 4134,
    “FontSizePx”: 54,
    “IsLocked”: 0,
    “IsSynced”: 2,
    “Order”: 0,
    “Style”: 0
    },
    “MemoObjectList”: [
    {
    “Desc”: “\u003cdiv align\u003d\”left\” \u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u0026#128210;\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cdiv align\u003d\”left\” \u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003eWhat\u0027s the different between ( either ) and ( neither )?\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cdiv align\u003d\”left\” \u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u0026#128681;\u0026#160;\u0026#160; We use EITHER … OR when we want to refer to a choice between two possibilities:\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cdiv align\u003d\”left\” \u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003eExample :\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cdiv align\u003d\”left\” \u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e- Ahmed will EITHER wash his car OR write 100 test questions today. \u0026#128663;\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cdiv align\u003d\”left\” \u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e- Khaled will be EITHER skiing OR snowboarding when we see him later this afternoon. \u0026#127938;\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cdiv align\u003d\”left\” \u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u0026#128681;\u0026#160;\u0026#160; We use NEITHER … NOR when we want to say that not the one or the other of two people/things is true:\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cdiv align\u003d\”left\” \u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003eExample :\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cdiv align\u003d\”left\” \u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e- NEITHER Ahmed NOR Khalid feels like going to the gym today. \u0026#127947;\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cdiv align\u003d\”left\” \u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e- We like NEITHER to study NOR to write papers on such a beautiful day.\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cdiv align\u003d\”left\” \u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u0026#9830;\u0026#160;\u0026#160; This is how EITHER and\u0026#160;NEITHER work in negative sentences:\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cdiv align\u003d\”left\” \u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003eExample :\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cdiv align\u003d\”left\” \u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e- You don\u0027t like me? Well, I don\u0027t like you EITHER! And NEITHER does my brother!\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cdiv align\u003d\”left\” \u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e- You don\u0027t feel like studying? NEITHER do I!\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cdiv align\u003d\”left\” \u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003e- She doesn\u0027t want to go to the beach today? I don\u0027t feel like it EITHER.\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cdiv align\u003d\”left\” \u003e\u003cp dir\u003d\”ltr\”\u003e\u003cfont color \u003d\”-16777216\”\u003eGood luck \u0026#128522;\u003c/font\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e”,
    “DescRaw”: “?\n\n\nWhat\u0027s the different between ( either ) and ( neither )?\n\n? We use EITHER … OR when we want to refer to a choice between two possibilities:\n\nExample :\n\n- Ahmed will EITHER wash his car OR write 100 test questions today. ?\n\n- Khaled will be EITHER skiing OR snowboarding when we see him later this afternoon. ?\n\n\n\n\n? We use NEITHER … NOR when we want to say that not the one or the other of two people/things is true:\n\nExample :\n\n- NEITHER Ahmed NOR Khalid feels like going to the gym today. ?\n\n- We like NEITHER to study NOR to write papers on such a beautiful day.\n\n\n\n\n? This is how EITHER and NEITHER work in negative sentences:\n\nExample :\n\n- You don\u0027t like me? Well, I don\u0027t like you EITHER! And NEITHER does my brother!\n\n- You don\u0027t feel like studying? NEITHER do I!\n\n- She doesn\u0027t want to go to the beach today? I don\u0027t feel like it EITHER.\n\n\nGood luck ?”,
    “Id”: 22,
    “MemoId”: 13,
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    “Angle”: 0,
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    “IsChecked”: 0,
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  2. Great post and blog. I’ve been wanting to blog. Any advice? I just do so many quick memos whixh is how I got here lol. Have a good one!

  3. none of this worked for me. I have a Dell WIN 7 computer and can’t find any of the programs with which to open the Quick Memo, which I sent to myself with my LG. I’ve explored several suggestions but it just ain’t happening. Is there a free program I can install, that will allow me to open and re-save the Quick Memo?

  4. You can also extract the jpg file and find a converter to make it into a text file if you made a list and what not and wanted to edit it from a pc.

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