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Top 5 Free Note Taking Apps for Android

Posted by on October 2, 2014

Smartphone is the perfect note-taking device that you can conveniently carry around wherever you go. Instead of wasting paper and taking an extra item with you on the go, you can just use your Android device to take notes and store them for future references.

Although Android devices don’t have a built-in note taking app, but there are a plenty of third-party note apps available for Android phones and tablets. Most of these apps have a lot of great features to better organize your notes, and many of them work on multiple platforms, allowing you to sync and take your notes wherever you go. To get you started, here are five best note taking apps that you can try out for free.

  1. Evernote
    Evernote is one of the most well-known note-taking apps for Android. With this app, you can do a number of functions like taking notes, keeping to-do lists, recording voice memos, and organizing notes, and much more.

    You can also add images, audios and videos into the notes you create. All the notes can be synced across different platforms, allowing you to have access to all your notes no matter what device you own or work from.

    What makes it even better is that it lets you add handwriting and sketches to your notes. You may also add tags to your notes and make them more organized. Sharing notes via Facebook or Twitter could also be a handy option. There’s also a Premium version with additional features like pascode lock, offline notebooks, document search, etc.

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  3. Google Keep
    Google Keep is a simple note taking app created by Google to help you make short notes and set to-do lists. With this app, you can add images, sounds or even videos to the note.

    One of the best features of Google Keep app is that it allows users to add different colored notes, making easier to categorize and find them later. Like the Evernote, this app also enables you to sync all your notes across multiple devices.

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  5. SomNote
    SomNote is a beautiful note taking app that allows users to create multiple notes and manage them in nice color-coded folders. Users have the ability to attach media files to their notes, making notes more personalised and useful.

    The SomNote app offers free 100MB storage for storing files that are attached with the notes. Another great feature of this app is that it features privacy options that enable users to protect the notes which have their personal information.

    With SomNote, you can even share your notes on Facebook and Twitter. It also has a keyword search so you can easily find the note you need.

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  7. ColorNote Notepad Notes
    Colornote is a simple note taking app that provides sticky note widgets to give you quick access to your notes from home screen. Like the Google keep, this app allows users to color-code their notes and set to-do lists. It also let you scribble notes on a stylized notepad and you can organize it by color or category for ease of access.

    Other features of ColorNote include password lock note, backups to SD card storage, search notes, share notes via SMS, email, Twitter, and many others.

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  9. Any.Do Task List & To-do List
    Any.Do is another great note taking app for Android. With this app, you can create notes, set to-do lists, reminders, and events. It also gives you the option to attach notes to your tasks and put them into folders that you’ve created. You can easily drag and drop the tasks in various categories, and share them with your family, friends, or colleagues.

    The great thing about Any.Do is that it allows you to remove all completed task by just shaking your phone. You can use the speak feature if you do not want to type. Just tap the microphone icon and say what you want to do, and Any.do will automatically convert your words into text in almost any language.

    Any.Do comes with two themes – white and black background – so you can personalize the app to suit your taste.

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These note taking apps for Android will definitely help you get rid of sheets of paper that you have been taking your notes on. If you are using any other note taking apps, please feel free to share it with us in the comments below.


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