Top 10 Best Note-Taking Apps for Android Phones and Tablets

Published:11:35 pm EDT, August 8, 2013| Updated:11:35 pm EDT, August 8, 2013|
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If you're looking to find better ways to take notes on your Android phone or tablet, you should check out our top ten best note taking apps for Android phones and tablets.

1. Evernote

With 50 million users, Evernote is the best note taking app. The app has everything you need like being able to organize information from notebooks and sharing them with others. Android users can also use an automated transcription service that will turn speech into text. Evernote’s free service offers 60MB per month, if you’re looking for more storage space, a premium version with 16GB for uploads will cost you $45 annually. You can download Evernote from the Google Play Store here.


2. Google Keep

Google Keep is an app for creating reminders and lists. Similar to Evernote, Keep is Google’s first app that helps Android users in taking notes. Users can type out notes, and share photos in the app, and you can even record voice notes. Keep will transcribe voice notes into text, which is a pretty neat feature. If you take a photo, you can edit using built-in camera features like cropping, color balancing, photo filters and borders. For those wondering, Keep is integrated with Google Drive. You can download Google Keep from the Google Play Store here.


3. Papyrus - Natural Note

Papyrus is a handwriting note-taking app developed by Steadfast Innovation, LLC. With Papyrus, you can take handwritten notes on your Android device by using an active pen or your finger. Easily organize notes within notebooks, import images, export notes to PDF, and share notes with your friends and colleagues via email. You can download Papyrus from the Google Play Store here.


4. Catch Notes

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Catch is a note-taking app developed by Catch.com. Capture your ideas with voice recordings, pictures, and text notes. Use #tags to find and label your notes, share projects with colleagues, and protect your personal notes by setting up a 4-digit pin. Catch users can instantly backup notes across all mobile devices and on the web. You can download Catch from the Google Play Store here.


5. Microsoft OneNote

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Microsoft OneNote is a note-taking app created by Microsoft. Easily create, edit, and manage up to 500 notes on your iPhone or iPad. Besides taking notes, you can add images and other media, draw diagrams and make charts. Using Microsoft SkyDrive, you can easily sync all your notes. You can download Microsoft OneNote from the Google Play Store here.

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6. Any.Do

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Any.do is a beautifully designed to-do list developed by Any.do. Simply tap on the microphone icon and you can say what you need to do for the day. Any.do will instantly convert your words into text. Swipe with your finger or shake your device to remove a completed task. Make phone calls, send text messages, and schedule meetings directly from the app. You can customize folders so you can stay organized. You can download Any.do from the Google Play Store here.


7. Springpad

With Springpad, users can create as many notebooks as they want. Pick notebooks like Projects Around the House to Articles I Want to Save. Add voice reminders, alarms, recipes, products, barcodes and more. Users can also invite collaborators to join notebooks. Springpad will help you be more organized and productive. You can download Springpad from the Google Play Store here.


8. Lecture Notes

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LectureNotes is a note-taking app designed with students and business professionals in mind. Create attractive notes by handwriting on the screen or with a stylus. Choose from a variety of notebook cover colors, paper colors, and paper pattern types. LectureNotes also provides simple drawing tools: four standard pencil colors, pencil widths, and seven different eraser sizes. You can download LectureNotes from the Google Play Store here.


9. Note Anytime

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With Note Anytime, users have the ability to sketch or take handwritten notes on various types of paper styles. Choose from a large selection of pen styles and colors that can be customized. Add photos from your camera. import pdf files, and include stationary. Share your creations via email, email and Dropbox. You can download Note Anytime from the Google Play Store here.


10. Write by Stylus Labs

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Write is a note-taking app developed by Stylus Labs. Write provides users with a set of tools to draw, erase, insert space, and add bookmarks. Create handwritten links to websites, customize and save pens, and insert images into documents. Write is a perfect app for note-taking and brainstorming. You can download Write from the Google Play Store here.

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