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Evernote, OneNote, and Beyond: The 12 Best Note-Taking Apps

Evernote, OneNote, and Beyond: The 12 Best Note-Taking Apps
Ever feel like you’re struggling to remember everything? You're not the only one—and that's why it's so important to take notes. As author Tim Ferriss says, “I trust the weakest pen more than the strongest memory.” Write something down, and you're certain to remember it. There are plenty of ways to take notes. You could carry a notebook and pen in your pocket, or scribble thoughts on a napkin at lunch. Notebook apps come in all shapes and sizes. We took dozens of note-taking apps for a test drive in order to separate the must-try options from the weak ones. And if that's not enough, there's a bonus section at the end with “one-trick ponies”—note-taking apps that do a single job very well, and might be a great companion app for your preferred notebook app. Editor's Note: This post was updated in April 2017 to reflect changes in app availability and pricing. The Best Apps for Taking Notes Evernote (iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Web) Notes in Evernote are much like rich text documents.

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