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List of Apps to Take Notes on your Android Device

Anything you read stays in your mind for only a certain amount of time. Having said that i am still struggling to mingle the habit of every time taking notes while reading or thinking. Taking notes on the fly actually is one of the biggest productivity boosters. Your ideas are fluid until they are penned down.

Obviously not every time you can open a computer to pen down your ideas. So here are five applications for android to take down the notes on the fly.

Google Keep


The application got me since its inception. I wrote about it earlier here. The application is very simple and robust at the same time. You can easily take a note in words, or as audio recording or as a quick snap. The recent additions include a to-do list also. If you have multiple accounts, you can also switch between them quite easily. The best part is, your notes are accessible via which means you don’t need to install an additional application to access it anywhere. All you need is a web browser.

Download : Android



Evernote is like paragon of note taking applications on all the platforms be it Mac, iOS, Android, or even Windows. The cross syncing ability throughout the platform makes it even more insisting. I might prefer Google Keep for some light note taking but when it comes to serious work i turn to Evernote and nothing else. Its integration with your browser makes another compelling reason to make Evernote your default note taking application.

Download : Android



Papyrus is another simple note taking application but with a difference. Instead typing, you enter notes either using an active pen or your finger. It automatically recognizes your handwriting. Once you have scribbled your notes you can export them to PDF as well. Like Evernote, in Papyrus too ou can organize notes within the notebooks. The app is still free and i recommend one to grab first before unprecedented happens.

Download : Android



This application by Microsoft for Android does deserve a place when we are talking about note taking applications. The note in OneNote gets automatically saved and synced in the cloud. The app perfectly suits people who have an android handheld and a windows computer.

Download : Android



Any.Do is primarily a to-do application. But in addition it also has the less used feature which i sometimes use to take notes while adding my to-do. just tap the microphone icon while adding a new note and your note gets saved automatically. You can shake your device to remove a complete task. The app also comes with a handy Chrome extension.

Download : Android

Similar Options

If you still looking for some other alternatives, you should definitely give a try to Catch Notes. It does not require any registrations, and you can take notes, voice notes, or even reminders after logging in with your facebook account. And then there is Fetch Notes. If you love hashtags, the app is for you. Just type in any note and you can classify it with appropriate hashtags.


But the list does not end here. There are other noteworthy applications available such as Springpad, Lecture Notes, Note Anytime and many more. Let us know which application is your default one to take notes.

By Kamal Nayan

Kamal Nayan is a blogger at where he has been writing about personal technology, productivity hacks and often produces how to videos. He takes some time off from his engineering to write about tips and tweaks related to Android and other phones on this blog.

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