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The Best Software for Notetaking

Evernote

Evernote
Evernote

If you’re looking for one app to help you take notes and keep organised, then Evernote it arguably the best on the market. It was pretty much the first of its kind so sort of made the mould when it comes to this sort of software and as such is constantly adding things and upgrading its services in order to ensure that it stays that way. It’s a great app for those organising in groups with shared documents, it supports a whole array of different note taking such as standard text, images, scanned documents, audio memos, checklists, sketches and clipped web pages too. And for those that are really filling up their documents it provides an excellent search tool so that you can find what you’re looking for fast. You’ll be able to Evernote on all major platforms out there. If you decide you’d like to upgrade you’re account to a business one then you’ll also be able to benefit not just from collaboration with colleagues but also real time chat with them, meaning this is the only app you’ll need in order to get anything done between you all.

Should you only take up the free plan you will be allotted 60mb per month for uploading files and storing notes, you will also only be able to sink up two separate devices with your notes which may not work well for you. A premium membership will up the amount of space to 10GB or 20GB per month and allow you to share with as many devices as you wish.

Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote
Microsoft OneNote

I simply cannot recommend Microsoft OneNote enough, if you have access to Microsoft Office then you will automatically be able to use this app in its entirety, no extra fees applied. Pretty much anything you can do on Evernote you can also do here on OneNote too and though the too are very similar in features they could not feel more different. OneNote has a layout that is more reminiscent of paper, binders and real notepads as opposed to Evernotes classic approach to computer notebook software. You can write anywhere on a page and attach any file wherever you like, no need to worry about causing text to move out of place. It also has great customisation effects, you can change the colour of your pages, which is really useful when colour coding as you would in your actual binders. OneNote is easily the best free notetaking software available and what’s great about it is not only will it help you get things organised between you and your peers but it’s just more fun to use too, making the boring stuff slightly more entertaining.

 Microsoft OneNote
Microsoft OneNote

OneNote can be downloaded separately from Office for free, any syncing of documents and data takes place in you Microsoft OneDrive which has a cap of 5GB which is still an excellent amount of space. It’s simple and easy to use, though does come with tips should you need them.