|8 of the best free note-taking apps for your smartphone||31/03/2014|
|We take a look at some of the popular note-taking apps for smartphone and give you the demos and features to compare.|
There are plenty of note-taking apps available for smartphone and other mobile devices, so how do you choose one? Well they all have their own little features; from the ability to notate recorded audio (brilliant for lectures or meetings) to sorting and organising your notes by hashtags.
So we thought we’d serve up 8 of the better ones along with some quick demos so you can get a feel for the interface and the features of each without having to install and uninstall until you find the right one.
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Since it was one of the first apps for note-taking, and it can be used on multiple platforms, Evernote is pretty well-known and widely used.
If you love hashtags, Fetchnotes is for you. Fetchnotes is perfect for taking random notes and thoughts and making them sortable and organised just using hashtags.
SomNote is a Cloud based app for recoding and saving ideas and notes that can always be recovered even if you lose your device. SomNote offers an impressive range of fonts and themes to customise and organise your notes and has a version control feature called ‘time machine’ that lets you restore earlier saved files if you mess up your notes.
Features of SomNote:
Available for: iOS | Galaxy Note
Awesome Note can act as a to-do list and note-taking app in one that will make you very happy if you’re a sticky note addict. Awesome Note comes pre-installed on the Samsung Galaxy Note, otherwise, it’s only available for Apple devices.
Features of Awesome Note:
Available for: no longer available
Spring Pad lets you collect and save content from around the web using the Spring Pad clipper as well as images, barcodes or locations. Spring Pad works on the style of a note book which resembles a scrap book where you keep ideas, text, drawings, notes, clippings and other media files.
Features of Spring Pad:
AudioNote is a note-taking app with a big difference. It simultaneously records audio and the notes you make while the audio is recording. So if you’re in a meeting or a lecture, you can set Audio-Note to record and add little notes at critical parts of the recording which act as anchors to the audio that was recorded at the time. The downside – you’ll probably need to fork out for the premium version as you only get 5 minutes of audio free but it’s only $4.99.
Features of AudioNote:
Available for: Android
Google Keep is another note-taking app designed more for shorter notes and ideas that need to be organised or actioned. One key difference with Google Keep and most of the other note-taking apps is the brightly coloured tile design which kind of makes your notes or tasks look a bit less daunting.
Features of Google Keep:
Microsoft OneNote is the note-taking app of choice for the Microsoft Office lovers out there. If you can’t live without word, excel and PowerPoint, Microsoft OneNote lets you access many of their features for your note-taking on the go.
Features of Microsoft OneNote:
With the right note-taking app you can forget about ever needing a notepad and pen and keep your life super organised.
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