I’ve never been much of a note-taker when it comes to pen and paper, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate notes. In fact, I don’t know where I’d be without them most of the time. Luckily, technology makes this process much easier for me, thanks to a few good apps. That said, here’s my roundup of the 5 best note-taking apps for Android, as of November 2017.
Best note-taking apps for Android (2017)
5. Squid – Take Notes & Markup PDFs
Squid is a nifty app that lets you take handwritten notes using a stylus, active pen or your finger. You can markup PDFs to fill out forms, edit/grade papers, or sign documents. Squid also lets you import images, draw shapes, and add typed text to your notes. There’s Chromecast support for displaying your notes on the big screen, as well.
4. Floating Stickies
If you’re looking for a minimal, simplistic app to take notes with, try Floating Stickies from Mohammad Adib. This one stays on top of all other apps and allows you to quickly jot down notes for easy access from anywhere. You can also easily dock your stickies by dragging them to the left side of the screen.
3. JotterPad – Writer, Screenplay, Novel
JotterPad is designed with the creative writer in mind. It offers a clean and intuitive interface without the cluster that accompanies most other word processing software options. This app is perfect for books, novels, lyrics, poems, essays, drafts, and screenplays.
You can’t do a round-up of note-taking apps without mentioning Evernote. In case you’ve somehow never heard of it, Evernote is great for taking, organizing, syncing, and sharing notes. It’s one of the longest-standing and most well-respected apps of its kind, and it brings a laundry list of features to help boost productivity.
1. Google Keep
Google Keep is my personal favorite, and really the only note-taking app that I use, simply because it’s so heavily integrated with the Google ecosystem. The UI is smooth and easy to navigate, and there’s a bunch of organization features, like #labels to keep things nice and neat. Throw in the ability to say “Ok, Google, take a note…” and having them display in Keep, and I have no need to look elsewhere.