I agree, Moleskine notebooks are sleek, stylish and they have a certain feel about them, but looking for some entry you casually inked a couple months ago might be bothersome. You'd have to browse a dozen pages and most certainly you won't be able to do it with your voice alone. That's when you start thinking "Hey, is there a decent note-taking app for my phone?", and the answer is "Yes". Actually, there's more than one.
We did a quick run to ask our staff which note taking app is their personal favorite, and it turns out that finding the answer isn't easy as there's more than one side to a story.
Most versatile - Evernote
Evernote is an elephant of an app and it's a true powerhouse for complicated projects and it's perfect for tracking your progress. While it might be a bit of an overkill for your Saturday Walmart/Whole Foods run, using it as a workhorse is a pure joy. You can have several notebooks, adorn them with tags for quick navigation and narrow results, have work chats with your colleagues. Other options include checklists, tables and geotags for your notes if you're a real connoisseur.Evernote
is a truly powerful app and it grows on you so it's likely to become addictive outside your office as well.
Most casual - Google Keep
Google has its own view on note apps, and it's quite sticky. Keep
is a very basic app that's perfect for compiling grocery lists to keep your fridge happy.
The interface is clean and simple and looks like a sticker wall. One of the few customization options that you have is coloring your note though color selection is limited. You can set reminders, share your notes to Google Docs and add images.
Once again, the app is rather raw in its functionality, but it should be enough for casual everyday use so it's definitely worth checking out.
Best Looking - Any.do
Any.do is sleek and simple, albeit more refined than Keep, and it puts an emphasis on movements like shaking and sliding. Your productivity will get enhanced with subtasks and attachments that the app supports, although there are some limitations in Any.do's free version. It's perfect for those who like to plan further ahead as you're not limited with daily tasks alone, as all the future tasks are bundled into your Upcoming list.Any.do
is quite silky in its feel, so if you appreciate the looks and don't mind sacrificing a feature or two for it, it'll be your perfect planning companion.
All these apps are available both for iOS and Android. Which one is your choice? Share in the comments section below!