Gaurav Agrawal
Gaurav AgrawalCoder, Thinker, Curious observer

What product do you use for taking notes on web/mobile?

Sometimes I use Gmail's draft, sometimes sticky notes, what do you recommend?
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  1. 44

    Note taking gets even simpler

    It's easy to capture content in multiple formats (e.g. text notes, photos, bookmarks, screenshots, emails...) and on multiple platforms. This makes Evernote perfect as a virtual in tray. It's then very easy to categorize reference files in notebooks. I also use the Evernote email feature to send notes to my task manager (Sendtask). This way notes are converted into tasks with a due date. The best system I've found is to capture everything that comes to mind or you need to revisit later in Evernote. Then frequently go through your Evernote "Inbox" notebook (everyone needs one!) and clear off all notes in it. They will generally go in one of three places: 1) Your calendar; 2) Your task manager; 3) Stay in Evernote. It's one of the few apps I pay for.
    Gaurav Agrawal
    Gaurav Agrawal18Coder, Thinker, Curious observer · Edited
    Evernote is also good.
    Jakub Rogalski
    Jakub Rogalski39Community Manager at Brand24 · Written
    +1 here, I also really like the fact that I can instantly photocopy any document and include it in emails right away.
    • Emily Kellert
      Emily Kellerttech lover & travel freak & tractive PM

      Absolutely love Evernote. Use it for work and personal use and that is easy with the ability to make notebooks. Tags are super helpful as is annotating a document or editing a picture with Skitch. Makes my life easier and more organized!

    • David Neira
      David NeiraChape Fitness - Online Personal Training

      Evernote is a platform that allows you to organize, store, share and then search your information. Evernote impacts a business's productivity by streamlining the collection and distribution of critical information by enhancing its retrieval. Evernote's gives your business enhanced control of the information you own or information already collected by your employees. It's your business. It's your information.

  2. 37
    Google Keep

    Save your thoughts, wherever you are

    I use Google Keep for quick notes, and Google Docs for things I'm already working on and want to keep structured. Google Keep makes it super easy to share your notes and review them inside of Google Docs when you need them.
    Tejas Kinger
    Tejas Kinger20SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc · Written
    Possibly the best tool to use if you're already locked into the Google apps ecosystem. Love the fact that it syncs with my account and I can access it across my devices. The ability ti share notes and review them inside Google Docs is an added bonus. : )
    Since you probably have a Google Account, Keep is the best option for you. It will sync with your account and access it from anywhere.
    • Eugene Zubak
      Eugene ZubakProduct Management Consultant

      There is no alternative for Google Keep which is very dissapointing in terms of app having bunch of minor and one major bug which makes it useless. Any note taking app could make "sticky notes" view and I would switch happily from Keep which is forgotten and abandoned by its developers

  3. 23

    Simple, lighter alternative to Evernote

    Lieven Gekiere
    Lieven GekiereCM @ & · Written
    Simple, fast ... and free
    • Arun Sathiya
      Arun SathiyaHappiness Engineer, Automattic

      Simplenote is one of those finest note-taking apps you can ask for. Coming from Automattic, the company behind, it enables seamless ability to publish the notes online. Great app, to sum it up!

    • Simplenote truly was the most beautiful app of its day. It completely transformed what productivity was for me. There aren't many apps you expect to still be using ten years later.

  4. Marc
    MarcHackerpreneur Mag & · Written
    Simple, native, syncs, fast, free, uncomplicated
    An-Sheng Jhang
    An-Sheng JhangGeneral Manager, Stoneware Technology · Written
    useful in an all mac environment.
  5. 5

    A beautiful, flexible writing app for notes and prose

    Alessandro Rigobello
    Alessandro RigobelloInteractive frontend developer · Written
    Clean, easy, simple, markdown support, tags and a lot of cool functions
    Michael Burkett
    Michael BurkettLead Product Designer · Written
    Great writing canvas, the refreshing opposite of the Evernote feature-bloat.
    • Justin Deardorff
      Justin DeardorffHunter/Gatherer of Ideas

      I searched high and low for a replacement to the Mac OS default Notes app, which is incredibly limited in functionality and insufficient for my needs. I had one twist - I needed to find a note taking app for Mac that did not sync or store notes in the cloud. Bear does just that and it happens to be great. I really enjoy the hashtag categorization system and ability to have multiple tags on a note. It's a twist on Evernote style tags, but with a lighter-weight style of notebook organization and management.

    • Scot Krueger
      Scot KruegerFounder of

      Overall I love Bear. It is beautifully designed. I love the simple interface and the ability to tag notes is amazing. It makes searching for old notes so much easier. This is better than Apple Notes and I love it so much more than Evernote.

  6. Tolga Mırmırık
    Tolga Mırmırı, @TesterYouHQ · Written
    I'm using Wunderlist on my iPhone / Mac and happy with it. It also works on web but I'm not using it very often.
  7. 4
    Additor beta

    Pocket and Evernote got a minimal and collaborative baby

    Nitesh Manav
    Nitesh ManavJust google : Nitesh Manav · Written
    A feature rich medium like note-taking app.
    • Gabrielle Do
      Gabrielle DoMassage Therapist Will-be

      I've enjoyed every aspect of this product, even at its early stages. I've used this to create quick layouts of my blog posts and will use Additor for my studies. I'll keep thinking of the pros and cons. (Phoenixfirelotus / ElegantAdventure)

    • I really like, because it is perfect, it's the best way to keep looking for new boowmarks or other links and keep in order & orgazined.

  8. 3

    Turn your entire life into a list.

    Clint Adair
    Clint AdairAssociate Director of eLearning · Written
    Simple, clean, syncs between mobile and web
    • Pedro Paredes
      Pedro ParedesFullstack developer

      Usually my thoght process goes from general idea to multiple sub-ideas until I get to doable tasks. No other app that I've tried allows you to do this the way Workflowy does. They all let you group by tag, or notebooks or whatever but they are usually one level grups.

    • Artem Ushanov
      Artem UshanovPM at Adeptik

      Best outline and note-taking app for me.

      Using WF for:

      - projects list

      - clients list

      - "inbox", "tasks" and "later" lists in kinda GTDish style

      - quick note taking during meetings and

      Using WF everyday for two years, happy with it's simple efficiency. No automation at all, but you can invent any kind of workflow using tags and search. Lately company significantly improved their Android app, but it still need more.

  9. 2
    Paper 3.0

    The new sticky note

    Yigit Pinarbasi
    Yigit PinarbasiDigital Product Designer · Written
    I'm using Paper and I'm so happy. So quick to use and easy to take notes, make lists etc.
  10. 2

    Notes at the speed of thought

    Brandon Anzaldi
    Brandon AnzaldiSoftware Engineer @ ToTheTens · Written
    Notational and Notational Velocity, two separate apps, but same core concept, are the most enjoyable note taking apps I've used. Notational Velocity is OS X only, but Notational is a web app. The organization is top notch, and it's distraction free.
  11. 2

    A simple note-taking app on iOS & Mac

    Nathan Bashaw
    Nathan BashawHead of Product at Gimlet Media · Written
    I have been using this app on a daily basis for years. Love it so much.
    • Matthew Morek
      Matthew MorekProduct Designer

      Great note-taking app with a clever and yet simple hashtag-based organisation system. Fast, snappy, and has an amazing writing experience.

      I'm only worries about its continued development, since it's not available on either Mac App Store or iOS App Store anymore.

  12. Pulkit Agrawal
    Pulkit AgrawalCEO @trychameleon for user onboarding · Written
    The Google Docs apps for mobile are now *really* good and have replaced Evernote as my go-to note taking app. Their quick to open, provide a range of formatting options, have a simple and clean interface and sync everything seamlessly.
  13. You cannot go wrong with the power and range of OneNote. It's ubiquitous, auto syncing and always available. They have apps for iOS, Android, web, desktop, and many other platforms. You also have the ability to scan documents in and save clippings from the web. Plus it is the only office app that is perpetually free.
  14. 2

    The notes app for creative work

    Nora Conrad
    Nora ConradOwner of · Written
    I love Evernote, but this newer platform might be my new favorite. I have it open all the time at work for quick notes, links and images. It looks beautiful and it's so simple that it makes it easy to use.
    • Sandra Niehues Guerra
      Sandra Niehues GuerraCo-Founder, PlanHappyAdvertising

      I'm a non-technical co-founder of an app to help small business plan and track all their advertising. I wear a lot of hats. I'm also a visual thinker.

      I need to spread things out and see how they all fit together. I need to be able to see the big picture and then dive into the details and I need to be able to do that fluidly and frequently on a variety of subjects. I really wanted to be able to use my entire screen real estate for this purpose.

      I remembered seeing Milanote on Product Hunt when it was an idea and not yet available. I signed up for it and happily paid for the upgrade. It's the perfect app for me and I use it every day.

      The feature I like best is being able to upload links for the content I curate. When I'm ready to learn about a subject, I have great content to choose from and a place to write down my thoughts. I can add images and notes and go from subject to subject. I can clear out my email fast and that is worth the money alone.

      I would suggest you try Milanote because it can make your life so much easier.

    • Johny vino
      Johny vinoHumanizing User Experience

      Love it in one day use, it give me everything. I m a designer i usually take lot of inspiration it helps me to put together all the inspiration and setup a mood board

  15. I still prefer handwritten notes since I retain the information better than typing them in an app. I can give notes and important action items greater emphasis with handwriting than I can by typing. For what it's worth, if I feel a need to retain a note long term, then I will import it into Evernote.
  16. Alice Tribuleva
    Alice TribulevaHacking productivity and nutrition. · Written
    I'm using an app called Vivie. It's completely web-based and works on mobile too. It has a line-based editor and a browser extension to keep references. I use it a lot as a personal wiki and to share short write-ups with friends and family. Give it a try! :-)
  17. 1

    Subscription-Free, Synced & Secured Markdown Notes.

    Nadya B. made this product
    Native markdown note taker with no subscription, but just a one-time purchase. Synced, clean, simple and affordable.
    • Launching an IOS only app tells the world that the product's makers are not inclusive and could be 1%-ers (rich elites) that only interact with other 1%-ers.

  18. I have been using this app for a long time and it just perfect! Recording Use text, reminders, recordings, and pictures to fully document what you think. Remember everything that is important. Display Write a shopping list, not afraid of omission. List the agency matters and solve them. Share Find good scenery, hear good music, find food? Write down, a key to share to micro Bo and Friends Circle, convey a happy feeling. Local Backup and cloud synchronization By using the local backup and cloud synchronization features of simple notes, you don't have to worry about losing your notes, and you can view your notes on multiple devices. Custom labels Party, film review, Travel, reading, recipes ... Customize your note labels. Follow the label search, similar notes, at a glance. Security Lock and hide private notes, enter a password to open. Protect important notes.