Earlier I wrote about two free note taking apps – Evernote and Springpad, which are great for both note taking and list making. There are some other note taking apps that provide more functionality but are paid apps that work on the iPhone and iPad. For any of these apps, one crucial consideration is how easy is it to use. If there are many steps to follow before I can start writing, then I won’t use the app. I should be able to open and start writing.
- Awesome Note – incredible app. It’s already broken down into categories. You can attach photos, drawings and maps to notes and sync the notes to Evernote and Google Docs. You can also email and text the notes along with the attachments. In addition, you can set alarms for tasks and dates, such as birthdays and anniversaries. There is also tagging. I cannot speak highly enough of this app. You can use it lists, to do’s, note taking among others. It’s a very powerful app. Side note, before buying, you can try a free version of the app.
- NoteMaster – this app is similar to Awesome Note in that its very powerful. You can easily set up folders, and it syncs with Google Docs. Like with Awesome Note, you can attach pictures. You can easily set up headers, bulleted lists, numbered lists and checklists. I easily recommend this app.
- Note & Share – I have a love-hate relationship with this app. When it works, it’s great. It’s more of a true not taking app . It opens right up to a clean sheet. You can sync notes to Evernote and Google Docs as well as Dropbox. My biggest problem with app is making changes to an existing note. It keeps different versions and has generally screwed up my notes. You can also attach pictures but only if logged into Twitter which makes little sense. Overall, it’s not for me.