With its intuitive full-touch screen and unique interface, you can now capture, create and share more content on-the-go than ever before: Loaded and Ready to Go The Galaxy Note comes with some great preloaded apps tailored for its unique features and ready for you to start using. S Planner helps you manage and coordinate schedules, link memos to events, and even add map locations and pictures.
Review Jill Duffy The Best Note-Taking Apps of Jot down thoughts, take pictures of things you want to remember, and keep it all at your fingertips, across your devices, with a top-rated note-taking app.
Note-taking apps are not all created equal. In fact, the deeper you dig into them, the more you realize how different they all are in terms of what they offer in both concept and abilities.
While a solid note-taking app is a necessary piece of any suite of productivity appsfiguring out what to do with it in the first place is half the challenge.
Getting the right note-taking app is as much about finding one that clicks with you as it is about the nitty-gritty details of the service.
In general, however, a reliable note-taking app lets you jot down all the things you want to remember quickly, easily, no matter where you are, and likewise lets you refer to all those notes anytime and anywhere.
The giants in the space, namely Editors' Choice Evernote and runner up Microsoft OneNote, aim to do it all, offering rich features, support for multimedia notes, and tools that blur the lines between apps for personal use and those intended for work. Evernote caused a ruckus over the past few years among its paying users for hiking the price and slashing the lower tiers of service.
While many people are thinking about leaving Evernotethe sad state of affairs at the moment is that nothing lives up to it.
If you use the full gamut of Evernote's features and functionality, there simply isn't a good Evernote alternative just yet. OneNote is a close second, but transitioning to it from Evernote is tough. The two services have structural differences that make it difficult to map one set of notes into the other app.
There are alternatives, of course, and hopefully some of them will get better in time. Zoho Notebook is a fine example. It scored low in our testing because it's only available on limited platforms a Mac app and web clipper only just became availablebut the company formerly had a full range of apps for a very similar product by the same name that's been retired.
With the rebirth of Zoho Notebook, we should soon see more apps and additional functionality in this rookie service.
Pricing and Plans A huge part of the reason people got miffed at Evernote was its price hike. It costs more than any other note-taking and syncing app. While it does have a free version, nonpaying Evernote members are limited to syncing their notes among only two devices and the Web app.
Evernote accounts come in four tiers of service: The free tier lets you upload only 60MB of data each month, but the data you use is yours to keep.
So technically speaking, the total storage is unlimited because you get more every month ad infinitum. Plus and Premium members can upload more and get a whole host of features that aren't included for free. Google Keep is free with no upsells or special plans.
All it requires is a Google account. The amount of storage space you get in Keep is dependent on your Google Drive storage, which is 15GB by default. There is an upload limit for images of 10MB and 25MP.
OneNote is also free with no special upgrades for extra features. The max file upload size is MB. Simplenote is a free service with no upgrades or in-app purchases.
It has a variety of apps for all major platforms, and there is no limit on storage, so long as you don't abuse it, according to the company's terms. Simplenote doesn't support uploads, multimedia, or even formatting—just text.
It's worth noting that you'd have a hard time abusing limitless storage with plain text. Features Worth Having A few features worth having in a note taking and syncing app are optical character recognition OCRa good Web clipper, and organizational tools that work for you.
OCR comes in handy when snapping pictures of text. Google Keep can actually transcribe text that's in an image into typed text that you can then copy and paste or edit at will. Evernote Premium can run OCR on all text in images, including handwriting, when you look for words in a search.
It also has a useful Digital Ink feature that turns your own handwriting into typed text when you use a tablet. It's handy for students writing equations that are otherwise difficult to type with a keyboard.
A Web clipper is another great feature for your note-taking app if you often find things on the Web that you want to save. For example, I clip a lot of recipes that I find online into my note-taking apps.ColorNote® is a simple and awesome notepad app.
It gives you a quick and simple notepad editing experience when you write notes, memos, e-mails, messages, shopping lists and to-do lists/5(M). Jan 05, · Writer is a writing application without the fuss and distraction of a traditional word processor.
It's perfect for everything from taking notes to writing a novel on your phone or tablet/5(K). Jotting a quick note or even writing a long-form story can be done by typing, writing by hand, or even by dictation.
Windows Journal is a free Windows app in the Windows Accessories folder in your app list. Use this app if you don’t have OneNote or you can control apps and dictate notes with your voice using the built-in. Apr 14, · The funny thing about Evernote and other so-called note-taking apps: Most don’t support note-taking of the actual handwritten variety.
That’s a shame, because discreetly jotting down shorthand during a critical client meeting trumps pounding away at an awkward virtual keyboard every time.4/4(24).
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