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10 apps for taking notes

Evernote (Free)

If pen and paper are too last-century for you, here are 10 apps to move your note-taking mobile.

Evernote is one of the best known note-taking apps. The app does a number of functions like keeping to do lists, scanning business cards, recording voice memos, and of course, taking notes. It's best feature may be automatically syncing across multiple devices across different platforms. Available for iOS and Android.

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Erin Carson is a Staff Writer for TechRepublic. She covers the impact of social media in business and the ways technology is transforming the future of work.

10 comments
DavyPaul
DavyPaul

Evernote for me.

Great on Xperia Z2 Tablet and Z1 compact.

The editing is much improved, including the use now of bullet points.

I find the 'email to notebook' very useful. Handy if 'remote drives' are blocked by your organisation and a quick way for getting bulk typing into a notebook.

I'm also finding the 'document photo'/ocr function for receipts tickets expenses etc more useful than I thought! I made a lot of use of oneNote in my previous job (Exchange/Outlook 2007 synced with Android oneNote client) but my current post uses (I know...) Exchange 2003 and we can't 'sync'. 

Also, very handy to be able to pick which notebooks you want to offline.

I have the pro version courtesy of my cellphone subscriber for a year, but i think I might pay the money at the end of the period, I find the additional features that useful .


wirecutter
wirecutter

Not that good for my android pad!   Lots of 'Bloat' 20+megs and it wanted me to sync every thing, and also did not want to be moved to the SD card.

Now using DroidVeda 's notebooks they are lots of different covers making contents easy to find

lk_bellsouth.net
lk_bellsouth.net

Erin, based on the comments below each of your ten choices for note taking application I must conclude that you are only interested in iOS and Android platforms. You make almost no reference to Windows, Mac, or Linux platforms at all. There are thousands of people out there that use desktop and laptop units so you might want to give these areas a bit more attention. There are also a great many readers that haven't the time, desire, or patience to wade through yet another slideshow. It's not that hard to compile a .PDF document that can be viewed or downloaded. Many articles in the past on TechRepublic offered these options. I have to wonder why these venues are no longer being made available. Thanks for all your research. It is appreciated. 

gak
gak

Corrections! Android and iOS are not the only platforms for note taking. Some apps you mention run on Mac and Windows, like OneNote which has minimal editing capability on Android and looks like a viewer for notebooks made on Mac or Windows. Papyrus is basic but still much more interesting than you describe in 1.5 lines. It allows for typing, PDF annotating, and cloud synch.

cristiangunther
cristiangunther

Yo uso Google Keep, lo que me asegura tener las notas sincronizadas en mi Google Drive y poder editarlas desde una PC si lo deseo.

GSG
GSG

It looks like slideshows are here to stay, but really?  White navigational arrows on a white background?  it's like a scavenger hunt every time you have a slideshow!

kozmo_kramer
kozmo_kramer

@GSG I see a white arrow in a blue box on a white background. If they are going to go to all slideshows; I will look at the first one, then read the comments to get real answers. Not going to do the slideshow, times to valuable to waste waiting for redraws.

DavyPaul
DavyPaul

@kozmo_kramer @GSG I agree with you both with the slideshows. I loathe side-ways scrolling at the best of times, so why not 'tile' the pictures then give the option of 'list pictures with comments on the right'.