Are you still taking notes using a pen and paper? Or maybe your desk is littered with sticky notes you never manage to organize or go through? Then it is time to switch to digital.
There are numerous notepad apps that can help you be more organized and never forget something important – and most importantly, have access to your lists and notes from everywhere and from all your devices.
You can save an important thought, do some research, write a to-do list, or save content from the internet, then check on it when you need it. Here are four of the best note-taking apps for small businesses.
Probably the most popular application for note-taking. There is a free version that is more than sufficient for most users. The premium option provides faster syncing better searching, and more storage. And if you need even more features, you can opt on for Evernote for Business.
Evernote supports carious computers and mobile devices, and you can download versions for Windows and Mac, as well as apps for mobile devices. You can create notebooks in which you can store information and share them easily across your devices and the web. You can store in different formats using images, text, web pages, pdf files, and decide which ones you want to sync across devices and which to save only on your current machine.
There is an extension for Chrome – Evernote Web Clipper – with which you can save webpage data directly from your browser to your Evernote notebook. You can also use different markup tools to annotate the page.
OneNote is part of the Microsoft Office suite and is available for free on Skydrive. You can use it to create notebooks and store information even if you do not have a paid Microsoft Office version.
OneNote is available for free for iPad and Android devices with limited functionality, as well as a fully-featured desktop application. On a desktop, you can capture content from websites, you can insert images, create links and tables to store data. If you have used Microsoft Office apps already, you will find OneNote pretty similar and easy to use.
The notebooks you create in OneBook can easily be synced across all your devices.
Google Keep is a good application for keeping simple notes, lists, reminders, and images. There is nothing complicated to use it – just click and type your list or note, select a color for it, and add an image or reminder. You can view all your existing notes in a thumbnail or list view, and also, there is a search option to search for words or phrases.
Google Keep is available as a browser and an Android application.
24Stack gives you a clutter-free space for creating and editing notes.
One of this app’s selling points is the ability to quickly organize your notes by categories; whether it’s for a new project or research.
You also get tags for sorting and organizing your notes, plus options for sharing and collaborating with others. It can be run in any browser, and there are apps for all the major platforms as well.