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six note-taking apps on PC and mobile

Beyond Evernote: six note-taking apps on PC and mobile

When it comes to apps for taking notes and organizing tasks, one of the most remembered options is Evernote. However, there are alternatives that can deliver a very similar result and that automatically synchronize the content on the computer or mobile phone.

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dnetc has listed six apps, in addition to Evernote itself, for those who want to write texts, organize productivity, save drawings, lists or everyday thoughts easily and quickly. All options are free, however some of the services have paid versions that release premium features. See the list.

Evernote – Photo: Reproduction / Gabrielle Lancellotti

Evernote, one of the most famous note apps, is available for Android, iPhone (iOS), macOS, Windows, and web versions. Changes are synchronized across all devices with each new access. The free version offers a text editing tool that allows you to include lists, drawings, audio recordings, photos and videos from the camera or gallery.

The service also allows you to scan documents and business cards. Remember that notes can be organized in different folders, which can be classified by sign labels and reminders of tasks in the calendar.

1 of 6 Practical design makes using Evernote easier – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Practical design makes using Evernote easier – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Paid versions cost R $ 40 or R $ 80 per year and have the benefits of simultaneous access on unlimited devices (the free version is limited to two devices), access to offline notebooks, annotations in PDF files and the use of 1 or 10 GB of monthly uploads, depending on the plan, against 60 MB of the free version. The Work Chat tool, also available in the free version, shares documents for editing with a chosen contact.

The main competitor is Microsoft. In OneNote, you can create notes and separate them into custom folders by color and subdivide them by section, making searching for files even easier. Notes can also receive photos, lists, audio recordings, attached files and direct links to the Internet.

The app is available for macOS, Windowns, Android phones and iPhone (iOS). Changes are synced directly to OneDrive, which also allows you to share notes with friends and create task alerts.

2 of 6 OneNote subfolders make it easier to organize notes – Photo: Disclosure / Microsoft

OneNote subfolders make it easier to organize notes – Photo: Disclosure / Microsoft

To use Keep, you need a Google account. The annotations are organized on the screen, according to the personalization of the user, who can fix at the top what he deems most important and even mark them with tags and different colors.

In addition to text notes, which receive features such as drawings and photos, you can also create audio notes using the microphone and add collaborators from Google contacts. Keep has web version and apps for Android and iPhone (iOS) phones.

Google Keep – Photo: Reproduction / Gabrielle Lancellotti

The Post-it Plus App allows you to make small notes on post-its on your mobile screen. It is also possible to create groups of colorful post-its and organize them as you like, separating them by themes and customizable layouts.

In addition to the texts, it is still possible to make drawings with various types of pens on the small yellow papers. The app is only available for iPhone (iOS).

3 of 6 The Post It Plus App organizes the famous colored papers in customizable frames – Photo: Disclosure / Post It Plus

The Post It Plus App organizes the famous colored papers in customizable frames – Photo: Disclosure / Post It Plus

As the name suggests, this application allows you to create notes in a very simple way. With basic design and easy use, Simplenote allows only text notes, without multimedia resources. However, it is possible to mark annotations with tags so that they can be found quickly in the search. It is also allowed to share the notes by email or social networks.

For those who have little available space in the phone’s memory, it is a great option, as Simplenote occupies only 12 MB. The service is available for cellphones with Android, iPhone (iOS), macOS, Linux, Windows and in web version – synchronizing all changes between devices.

4 of 6 Simple texts and notes are well organized with Simplenote – Photo: Disclosure / Simplenote

Simple texts and notes are well organized with Simplenote – Photo: Disclosure / Simplenote

Apple users have a native app for taking notes. In Notes it is possible to write texts easily and make simple edits, such as placing titles or making the text bold, italic or underlined, in addition to inserting tables and digitizing documents.

You can also include attachments, such as photos and drawings, and organize notes into folders, which can be automatically synchronized with iCloud.

5 out of 6 iPhones, iPads and iPods have their own app for small notes – Photo: Disclosure / Apple

iPhones, iPads and iPods have their own app for small notes – Photo: Disclosure / Apple

Any.Do is a task organizer that allows you to create lists and synchronize annotated appointments with the calendar. Within tasks, it is possible to write notes and reminders, with the possibility of including attachments from OneDrive and Google Drive.

The app is free and available for Android phones, iPhone (iOS) and Web version, synchronizing updates on all devices. Any.Do also has paid plans, ranging from US $ 2.99 (R $ 9.74) per month or US $ 24.96 (R $ 80.45) per year, with customization of exclusive themes, unlimited attachments and unlimited collaboration between users.

6 of 6 In addition to organizing tasks, in Any.Do you can create texts and reminders – Photo: Disclosure / Any.Do

In addition to organizing tasks, in Any.Do you can create texts and reminders – Photo: Disclosure / Any.Do