With so many of us living our lives on the go and jumping around from meetings, to and from work, home life, etc, there are many times when we are caught in a position we need to jot down some notes and are left without pen and paper. Some of us even prefer using our phones verses pen and paper. Today we are going to take a look at which note taking apps will meet your needs the best. With the popularity and, well, the necessity of smart phones now a days there are more options than ever when it comes to what applications we can use. Many of us live busy lives and we are needing to take our work on the go as well. Note taking apps are an important part of keeping ourselves organized on the go. We can’t remember everything we need to. Maybe you are mid phone call and you need to jot something down, or you are planning a to do list for when you get to work, or you simply have a thought that needs to be written down, having a specific place to store all of those is a must.
So, without further ado, here are some great options for your smartphone.
-If you use an iOS device this is a free app that comes with the software. This is a pretty basic app that lets your store notes, create folders, make doodles and sketches, add attachments, add a title and heading and a bulleted list. A lot is packed into this little app and it is also integrated with Siri automatically so you can save notes using voice commands.
*Evernote-iOS, Android, Windows Phone
-Evernote is a great app that has a lot of features. It lets you dictate or manually enter notes. You can take photos, create lists, and so much more. You can search for specific words, whether they are in a PDF format, a typed memo, or a handwritten note that you photographed during a meeting. There is a lot packed into this app. A great thing about Evernote is that it is available on a wide range of platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mac, and PC, so you can access your notes on any device and stay organized. Evernote is also free.
ColorNote is available for Android phones and is a basic app for users who don’t care to mess with a lot of features. The app’s main feature is the ability to quickly and easily organize notes by color-coding them. Which makes them easy to sift through and look at quickly. This app also integrates with Android calendar and can be used to set up custom task reminders.
*OneNote-iOS, Android, Windows Phone
-The mobile version of Microsoft’s OneNote has full integration with Microsoft Office. OneNote automatically syncs with Microsoft’s OneNote cloud storage platform so your notes can be accessible from anywhere on any internet connected device. This is a fully loaded app as well and another perk is that it is free!
These are just a few of the many, many apps available on the market today. Take some time to read some reviews and play around with the apps to see what would best fit your needs. Be sure to check back soon as we will expand on the top three note taking apps available to give you a better idea what might work best for you!