Lifehacker Awards 2014: Best Note-Taking Software

Lifehacker Awards 2014: Best Note-Taking Software

We’re nearing the end of the Lifehacker Awards 2014! This morning, we’re unveiling the best note-taking software.

Readers’ Choice: Evernote

Perennial favourite Evernote took the crown, but only won by a handful of votes — OneNote was also a very strong contender. As we’ve pointed out before, both are solid choices.

Editor’s Pick: OneNote

Given the closeness of that vote, I’ll happily give my vote to OneNote — an often-forgotten but extremely useful element of Microsoft’s Office suite. Plus, you can use it for free.

Thanks everyone for voting! Keep checking back throughout the week for more winners.


  • I gave OneNote an extended run but eventually went with Evernote. While OneNote and Evernote both had the functionality I was looking for, I found both the OneNote Windows desktop client and Android app (on a Nexus 5) to have a delay when navigating/changing notebooks etc whereas Evernote was much quicker.
    Also found it strange that formatting would often be messed up when copying/pasting between OneNote and Word.
    Web-clipping with Evernote is brilliant.

  • I’m still thinking about both: One Note comes with my employer-provided Office suite, so easy to get to; but I prefer the Evernote interface, plus it has more depth of capabiltiy, I think, particularly from my ipad.

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