Keeping track of all your notes and ideas can be a tough task. Some people still opt for the trusty paper and pencil, but in today’s day and age, your smartphone is always with you. The right app can make it easy to quickly jot down notes and never forget the important stuff. This list will give you a great selection of note-taking apps to choose from.


Evernote is a household name when it comes to note-taking apps, and for good reason. It’s much more than just an app for taking notes. You can do sketches, organize notes with tags, doodle on images, save web pages, and so much more. Everything you do is synced to your account so it can be accessed everywhere.

Google Keep

Google Keep primarily serves as a quick and dirty note-taking app but it has some features that facilitate the need to maintain task lists. It doesn’t have a ton of features tailored to that particular need, but its simplicity is perhaps its biggest strength. You can very quickly open the app and write down a note or check previous notes.


With Squid, you can write just like you would on paper using an active pen, passive stylus, or your finger. Easily markup PDFs to fill out forms, edit/grade papers, or sign documents. Import images, draw shapes, and add typed text to your notes. Squid is designed to be both powerful and simple to use, allowing you to take notes quickly and efficiently.


Type, handwrite, draw, and clip things from the web to get down your thoughts into your notebook. Use OneNote’s flexible canvas to place content anywhere you want. You can even scan handwritten notes or pages straight into OneNote then make them searchable.


FairNote is a simple and easy to use notepad app that helps keep all your notes organized and secure. You can use it to keep notes of any length, make lists, draft emails or quickly jot down those brilliant ideas that you often devise. You can easily organize notes using labels, colors and protect sensitive data with encryption and fingerprint authentication.