Download Note Taking - Best Software & Apps

  • Simple Sticky Notes

    3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Simple Sticky Notes, revolutionary note taking software

    6
    173 votes
    • PROS:Easy, quick to install, Straightforward to uninstall, if required, Upgrading usually not a problem
    • CONS:May be a little difficult to install on Windows 7 devices
  • OneNote for Windows 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Note taking app for the Windows 8 Metro UI

    4
    23 votes
    • PROS:Simple, intuitive interface, Quick performance, Radial menu a pleasure to use
    • CONS:Unstable, Not designed for desktop users
  • NoteZilla

    8.0.23

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Stay organized with this note-taking application

    8
    24 votes
    • Transcriva

      2.0

      License
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      Platform
      Mac

      Help for transcribing your notes

      5
      11 votes
      • PROS:Well designed and easy to use, Makes note taking faster, Supports USB pedals, Links to original audio,
      • CONS:Doesn't support voice recognition of any kind,
    • Lamees Notes Notepad

      1.5.0 - free

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      A note taking app all-in-one: notepad, picture notes, voice memo. Tag locations!

      10
      2 votes
      • CalcMadeEasy

        Free 1.3.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Multi-functional scientific calculator

        4
        4 votes
        • PROS:Lots of scientific functions, Variety of skins, Built-in note taking function, Nice and large
        • CONS:Not very attractive
      • Flashnote Portable

        3.9

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Handy, simple note-taking app you can run from a USB

        9
        2 votes
        • PROS:No installation required, Extremely light on resources, Fast response, Saves notes automatically, Organizes notes in hierarchical structure
        • CONS:No support for text formatting, Doesn't recognize email addresses or URLs
      • YouMinds Composer

        6.7.0.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Knowledge management software that combines mind mapping, note taking, diagramming and slide presentation.

        10
        1 vote
        • Pluto

          3.1

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Instant access note taking tool

          8
          2 votes
          • PROS:Easy and quick to access, Integrates with iCal
          • CONS:Doesn't make adding notes as easy as it should, No way of categorizing notes
        • Curio

          Standard 7.4.2

          License
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          Platform
          Mac

          Comprehensive mind mapping and note taking software

          7
          3 votes
          • PROS:Free form interface and tools, Place items and elements anywhere, Accepts images, audio and video, Change style and look easily, Lots of video tutorials
          • CONS:Quite complex to use all features properly, No iPad version for recording ideas on the move
        • SOHO Notes

          9.1.4

          License
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          Platform
          Mac

          Premier digital note-taking application for Mac

          8
          1 vote
          • PROS:Smart folders, DockNote, Can add any type of file, Blog and sync, Set keywords
          • CONS:Long install and startup
        • Awesome Note 2 - Daily Planner & Note

          8.8.3

          License
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          Platform
          iPhone

          A daily planner and note-taking app for tablets

          -
          No votes yet
          • PROS:Color coded files and calendar entries make organizing easier, The password protect tool is a nice touch
          • CONS:If you don?t carry your tablet around you will miss your notifications, You may lose notes if you misfile them
        • KeyNote NF

          Varies with device

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Free note taking software

          -
          No votes yet
          • PROS:Allows users to change font colour size and style, Notes can contain pictures as well as text
          • CONS:Can be slow if files contain many notes, JPEG files not supported
        • Bluenote

          0.9.1

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android

          Note taking just got a whole lot easier

          -
          No votes yet
          • PROS:Editable tag system , Clean and uncluttered user interface, Really quick and easy to enter, edit, delete, and find notes
          • CONS:No ability to snooze reminders, Intrusive adverts
        • NoteSync

          Beta 1.1.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          Note taking made easy and in sync with Google Docs

          -
          No votes yet
          • PROS:Simple and easy to use, Syncs automatically with Google Docs
          • CONS:Doesn't allow complex editing
        • Bookmark Flash

          3.6

          License
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          Platform
          Windows

          A unique program to manage all your bookmarks

          10
          1 vote
          • PROS:Lightweight and portable, Works with all browsers, Note-taking and password features
          • CONS:Notifications are redundant
        • Curio

          Professional 7.4.2

          License
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          Platform
          Mac

          Professional mind mapping and note taking software

          6
          1 vote
          • PROS:Free form interface and tools, Place items and elements anywhere, Accepts images, audio and video, Change style and look easily, Lots of video tutorials, Create your own templates, dossiers and encrypt projects
          • CONS:Quite complex to use all features properly, No iPad version
        • Knowledge NoteBook

          version-9.5

          License
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          Platform
          Mac
          Windows

          note-taking and study software for students

          -
          No votes yet
          • Bear - beautiful writing app for notes and prose

            1.0.4

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Mac
            iPhone

            A free program for mac, by Shiny Frog di Matteo Rattotti e C. S.N.C.

            -
            No votes yet
            • Notebook Take Notes Sync across devices

              1.0.2

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Mac
              iPhone

              Free Application to Record Notes and organise a Schedule

              -
              No votes yet
              • PROS:This application is free to use, Zoho is a highly trustworthy and reputable software provider
              • CONS:It is not possible to store PDF files, There is no trash bin to recover accidentally deleted notes
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