Five Best Note Taking Applications

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Five Best Note Taking Applications

Whatever the reason you want a better way to keep your notes, memos and other scraps of information organised, you have a number of applications to choose from. Some of them just help you get your thoughts down quickly, others sync with online services that organise your notes for you. Here, based on your nominations, are the top five apps or services for the job.Photo by MagneticNorth.

Evernote


Springpad


MS OneNote


Simplenote


Pen(cil) and Paper


Photo by Ramunas Geciauskas.

Honourable mentions this week go out to Notational Velocity and Catch, both of which have a large and dedicated following. Notational Velocity is Mac only, but boasts the ability to sync with Simplenote, the ability to search note content, title, and tags quickly, and make it incredibly easy to encrypt, save, and retrieve your important data. Catch on the other hand sports a robust webapp and mobile apps for the iPhone. iPad, and Android devices. It also keeps your notes secure, lets you share themo n Twitter, and allows you to clip and save almost anything you want to keep and remember later.

Also worth mentioning is the venerable text editor-many of you said you use whatever text editor you have on hand instead of a specific app or service, and that suits you just fine. Have anything to say about the contenders? Did your favourite not make the list? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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