5 Best Cross-Platform Note-Taking Apps (Free Apps)
“Capture ideas when inspiration strikes. Bring your notes, to-dos, and schedule together to tame life’s distractions and accomplish more—at work, at home, and everywhere in between.
Evernote syncs to all your devices, so you can stay productive on the go. Tackle your to-do list with Tasks, connect your Google Calendar to stay on top of your schedule, and see your most relevant information quickly with a customizable Home dashboard.
Note: The new version of Evernote is available for Android version 10 and newer. Users of Android version 9 and older will receive the Evernote Legacy app. The new Evernote for Android will be made available for Android versions 6, 7, 8 and 9 in a future update.
“Use Evernote as the place you put everything … Don’t ask yourself which device it’s on—it’s in Evernote” – The New York Times
“When it comes to taking all manner of notes and getting work done, Evernote is an indispensable tool.” – PC Mag
CAPTURE IDEAS • Write, collect, and capture ideas as searchable notes, notebooks, and to-do lists. • Clip interesting articles and web pages to read or use later. • Add different types of content to your notes: text, docs, PDFs, sketches, photos, audio, web clippings, and more. • Use your camera to scan and organize paper documents, business cards, whiteboards, and handwritten notes.
GET ORGANIZED • Manage your to-do list with Tasks—set due dates and reminders, so you never miss a deadline. • Connect Evernote and Google Calendar to bring your schedule and your notes together. • See your most relevant information instantly on the Home dashboard. • Create separate notebooks to organize receipts, bills, and invoices. • Find anything fast—Evernote’s powerful search can even find text in images and handwritten notes.
ACCESS ANYWHERE • Sync your notes and notebooks automatically across any Chromebook, phone, or tablet. • Start work on one device and continue on another without missing a beat.
EVERNOTE IN EVERYDAY LIFE • Keep a journal to keep your thoughts organized. • Go paperless by scanning receipts and important documents.
EVERNOTE IN BUSINESS • Keep everyone up to date by capturing meeting notes and sharing notebooks with your team. • Bring people, projects, and ideas together with shared Spaces.
EVERNOTE IN EDUCATION • Keep track of lecture notes, exams, and assignments so you don’t miss important details. • Create notebooks for each class and keep everything organized.
Also available from Evernote:
EVERNOTE PERSONAL • 10 GB of new uploads each month • Unlimited number of devices • Create and manage tasks • Connect one Google Calendar account • Access your notes and notebooks offline
EVERNOTE PROFESSIONAL • 20 GB of new uploads each month • Unlimited number of devices • Create, manage, and assign tasks • Connect multiple Google Calendar accounts • Access your notes and notebooks offline • Home dashboard – Full customization
Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your Google Play account. Where applicable, your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Subscriptions may not be cancelled for refund except as provided in Evernote’s Commercial Terms. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase.
“Organize your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas and simplify planning important moments in your life with your digital notepad. Microsoft OneNote lets you take notes on your phone and sync them across all your devices.
With OneNote, you can plan a big event, seize a moment of inspiration to create something new, and track your list of errands that are too important to forget. Take notes, write memos and make a digital sketchbook right on your phone. Capture pictures and add images to your notes.
Sync notes across your devices to access them anytime, anywhere. Save ideas and check your list at home, in the office, or on the go across your devices. Search your notes quickly and effortlessly.
Take notes, share ideas, organize and collaborate when you download Microsoft OneNote today.
Capture Content And Get Organized • Write notes, draw and clip things from the web to get your thoughts down into your notebook. • Use OneNote’s flexible canvas to place content anywhere you want. • Scan documents and business cards straight into OneNote. • Save pictures and images to your notes.
Take Notes And Achieve More • OneNote is a digital notebook that brings 3-ring binders to the digital era. • Organize notes with sections and pages to separate thoughts by theme at school, home or work. • Organize your notes using to-do lists, follow up items, marks for what’s important and custom labels. • Use OneNote as a notebook, journal or a notepad.
Save Ideas At The Speed of Light • OneNote syncs your notes across all devices and lets multiple people work on the content together, at the same time. • Use the notepad to list your thoughts down whenever something crosses your mind. • Notepad badge hovers on screen and lets you quickly write your thoughts down any time. • Sticky notes are helpful for quick memos.
Collaborate and Share Notes • Take meeting notes, brainstorm projects, draw attention to important points and organize key resources. • Collaborate in real time to stay in sync and on the same page. • Take notes and save ideas across your favorite devices, no matter what device your team likes to use. • Take notes during classes or meetings, mixing in text, voice, ink and web clippings. • Search your notes with a fast and powerful search function
Better Together With Microsoft Office • OneNote is part of the Office family and works great with your favorite apps, such as Excel or Word, to help you do more.
Write notes, save ideas and keep up with your to-do list with Microsoft OneNote.
You can find answers to frequently asked questions about OneNote for Android at http://aka.ms/OnenoteAndroidFAQ
Requirements: • Requires Android OS 5.0 or later. • A free Microsoft account is required to use OneNote. • OneNote opens existing notebooks created in Microsoft OneNote 2010 format or later. • To sync your notes to OneDrive for Business, sign in with your organization’s Office 365 or SharePoint account.
This app is provided either by Microsoft or a third-party app publisher and is subject to a separate privacy statement and terms and conditions. Data provided through the use of this store and this app may be accessible to Microsoft or the third-party app publisher, as applicable, and transferred to, stored and processed in the United States or any other country where Microsoft or the app publisher and their affiliates or service providers maintain facilities.
Please refer to Microsoft’s End User License Agreement (EULA) for Terms of Service for OneNote on Android. By installing the app, you agree to these terms and conditions: https://support.office.com/legal?llcc=en-us&aid=OneNoteForAndroidLicenseTerms.htm. Microsoft’s privacy statement is available at https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement”
“Simplenote is an easy way to take notes, create to-do lists, capture ideas, and more. Open it, jot down some thoughts, and you’re done. As your collection grows, stay organized with tags and pins, and find what you need with instant search. Since Simplenote will sync across your devices for free, your notes are with you at all times.
– A simple, note taking experience – Sync everything across all your devices – Collaborate and share – Stay organized with tags – Log in with your email or WordPress.com account
SYNC WITH CONFIDENCE – Automatically sync seamlessly across any computer, phone or tablet. – Back up and sync everything as you take notes, so you never lose your content.
COLLABORATE AND SHARE – Collaborate and work together — share ideas with a colleague, or write a grocery list with your roommate. – Choose whether to publish your content to the web, and share a link with whoever you want. – Publish directly to a WordPress site by connecting your WordPress.com account. – Quickly and easily share with third-party apps.
ORGANIZE AND SEARCH – Stay organized with tags, and use them for quick searching and sorting. – Instantly find what you’re looking for with keyword highlighting. – Use markdown to add formatting. – Create to-do lists. – Choose the sorting order of your notes and tags. – Pin the notes that you use the most. – Edit tags directly by renaming and reordering. – Protect your content with a passcode lock.
Visit simplenote.com to download Simplenote for your other devices.”