In this current scenario, our smartphone has been taken over every possible thing we can imagine. Gone are the days when we use to jot down notes using a pen and a notebook. Today we mostly take notes on our smartphones using either a verbal or a touch input system on an app of your choice. We have also covered earlier best apps to enhance your productivity which had some amazing apps for your Android and iOS devices.
Now, as we all know Google Play Store is full of third-party apps which gives you similar functionality. These are apps are convenient to use, semi-free and comes with a tone of your favorite customization. So we have made a small list of such apps which you can choose and enhance your note taking skills. However, please note these are not in any order and premium features of a few apps may be chargeable on a monthly or yearly basis.
Google keep is far most the best and the most minimalist note-taking apps from Google. It comes with a standalone app on Android and a web version of the same on Windows and Mac. It does all the regular stuff that a note-taking app is supposed to do but also “Ok Google” command works here to “take a note” or “add to to-do list”. You can store data equal to your Google Drive space as they are remotely saved on Google Drive. You can access notes on any device since they are synced automatically to your phone, tablet, watch, and laptop via the Google Keep website or Chrome app.
Available for free
Evernote is one of the top-rated note-taking apps on Android and iOS along with Windows and Mac PC’s. It will help you to access what’s more important for you and keep it ready and synced across devices and platform. It lets you create notebooks, organizers, planners and lets you share those with anyone. Use camera capture to easily scan and comment on pieces of paper, including printed documents, business cards, handwriting, and sketches. Evernote acts as a digital notepad, planner and easy-to-format word processor for all your thoughts and memos as they come.
The basic free version comes with 60 MB of upload capabilities and syncs data up to 2 devices excluding the web platform. Premium versions come for $7.99 monthly or $69.99 annually which totally depends upon your region.
Another powerful note taking the app in this series is called Notion. Notion acts as a note editor that blends notes, tasks, wikis in one app. Notion supports drag, drop and edit feature along with rich media support built in. The notion is available for Android, Mac and also supports a web version. Links saved on Notion are automatically downloaded for offline access on the go. The notion also lets you collaborate with teammates in real time and organizes your data in a nested form. The Notion app offers four pricing plans namely free, personal, team and enterprise which stands free, $4 per month, $8 per month and $20 per month respectively.
Microsoft One Note is a free note-taking app which lets you organize your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas and simplify planning important moments in your life with its digital notepad feature. Microsoft OneNote lets you take notes on your phone and sync them across all your devices in real time. Take notes, write memos and make a digital sketchbook right on your phone. Capture pictures and add images to your notes. The data is stored on your One Drive account with synced with the free Microsoft account. If you need additional space, another plan other than the free one can opt from Microsoft anytime.
Simplenote is an easy way to keep notes, lists, ideas sync with all of your devices for free. The Simplenote experience is all about speed and efficiency. When your collection of notes grows, you can search them instantly and keep them organized with tags and pins. Available for free on Mac, iOS, Android, Windows, and Linux.
Otter Voice Notes
Generate rich notes for meetings, interviews, lectures, and everyday voice conversations with Otter, your AI-powered assistant. You can stay focused on the conversation and rest assured that all information is captured. Otter helps you save time and collaborate more effectively by making it super easy to search and share the important moments. Available on Android and iOS.
JotterPad – Writer, Screenplay, Novel
JotterPad comes with writers essentials tools like a feature-packed text editor that no writers should live without. With a collection of beautiful typefaces and customizable typography, you can create your own personal writing space to help your creativity to flow and stay engaged in writing. Entire data is saved in the cloud hence working and editing is done in real time. With built-in dictionary support the app lets you print your writings to PDF and share them on-the-go at your convenience. Export your work to popular formats such as .docx and .rtf and continue to edit them on those platforms. Jotter Pad offers four plans namely casual (free), creative, pro and cloud plus for a price tag of $0, $5.99, $14.99 and $0.99 (starts with) per month respectively.
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