Download Taking Notes - Best Software & Apps

  • Simple Sticky Notes

    4.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Simple Sticky Notes, revolutionary note taking software

    7
    161 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

    15.3.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    A Note-Taking Tool With Organization As Its Marquee Feature

    6
    7 votes
    • PROS: A lot more organized structure, Browser add-ons
    • CONS: No handwriting recognition, Getting used to the tool takes time
  • Office Lens

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    Seamlessly Scan Your Notes, Documents and Receipts

    10
    1 vote
    • PROS: MS Office integration, Works with both existing and freshly shot images
    • CONS: Interface has fewer menu items, Re-cropping could be an annoyance
  • Evernote for Windows 10

    1.0.1.14

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Note-taking maestro Evernote comes to Windows 8

    5
    33 votes
    • PROS: Looks good, Full syncing, Add notes
    • CONS: Very limited preview version
  • Transcriva

    2.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Help for transcribing your notes

    5
    9 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
  • Bear - beautiful writing app for notes and prose

    1.6.7

    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
    • KeyNote NF

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free note taking software

      10
      1 vote
      • 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
    • 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
    • Lamees Notes Notepad

      2.5.4 - free

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

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

      10
      3 votes
      • Notebook - Take Notes, Sync across devices

        5.2.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        iPhone
        Mac

        Note-Taking Easier Than Ever With Notebook

        -
        No votes yet
        • Simsu

          1.2.1

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A nice digital sudoku with extra help

          9
          2 votes
          • PROS: Never-ending sudokus, Pencil mode for taking notes, You can check the sudoku anytime
          • CONS: No difficulty levels
        • Notebook - Take Notes, Sync

          5.2.2

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android
          Mac

          Note-Taking Easier Than Ever With Notebook

          -
          No votes yet
          • NoteIT

            1.96

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Simple utility for taking quick notes

            5
            2 votes
            • SOHO Notes

              9.1.4

              License
              buy Download
              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
            • 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
            • inkBook

              2.0.3

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Mac

              Write down your notes the old fashioned way

              5
              5 votes
              • PROS: Allows you to export writing as text, Facilitates more fluid note taking than typing
              • CONS: Requires investing in a digital pen and tablet
            • Letterspace — Taking notes made easy

              1.7.2

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              iPhone

              Take and organise notes with Letterspace

              -
              No votes yet
              • PROS: Hashtag searching, Simple swipe bar
              • CONS: In-app purchases, Harsh default background colour
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