Ever felt the need of taking notes on the go? It’s 21st century “The digital era”, and everything is going paperless. Even taking notes. We hate carrying too much stuff, well “I do”. You might have heard this phrase ” We are going to change the world” well some companies are doing their bit.

There are many apps available today in the android store for taking notes. The next time somebody tells you their phone number, you need not find a pen and paper or write it in your hand. You can simply use one of these apps for taking notes and get your work done.

Today the way people use their phone has changed. There are many apps for taking notes available in the play store. But not all are worth using. So we downloaded the most famous one and tested many of them and shortlisted the top 5. Here below are the 5 best apps for taking notes for android or iphone.

Top 5 best apps for taking notes.


You can’t go wrong with this one. This you may say as the “Editor choice”. I personally use the Evernote app for taking notes. Since I am a blogger, I am not always with my PC and sometimes need to write on the go. Evernote always comes in handy at these times. First I thought it was just an app for taking notes, but when I started using it I was stunned by its possibilities. There are a ton of features available in the app like you can save an article for reading later and it will be saved in your account. Now you can access that article anywhere. You can also take pictures inside the app and add them to your notes.

The best thing is that you can sync all your devices and can get info wherever you want. you can share your notes with friends without switching apps. And there is also an app lock feature that can provide security to your notes. It also includes a to-do list and other basic stuff as well.


If you are just looking for some simple app for taking notes, reminders, to-do list app. Then color note is what you should be using. Their simplicity have fetched then millions of download in the google play. The app is quite basic, but will get your notes taking work easily done. The UI is simple and easy to understand.

You can easily get through it. If you are looking for a simple note taker which can do simple task then this is it.


If you say that even the functionality available at colornote are too much for me then I offer you Notes. This is the simplest of all apps for taking notes present in the list.

The app is quite simple and can only be used for taking notes. You can’t expect more from it. Their is no other feature like to do list or any other. If you are looking for an app for just taking notes, then notes is the app you should go for.


You can Type, hand write, draw, and clip things from the web to get down your thoughts into your notebook. The best thing about onenote is you can even scan handwritten notes or pages straight into OneNote then make them searchable.

The OneNote has all the features of the Evernote and is a worthy competitor for Evernote. The only thing they still lag behind is with their Web based interface, which can still get a little better. Since even the desktop client is available for Onenote it becomes easier to take notes form laptop and other device and then sync them with any device you want.

Google keep

The Google keep is similar to oneNote. There all the feature similar to onenote. There is not much to say about the app. But the thing I didn’t like about the Google keep is their UI is not upto mark. I mean come-on you are google. You cannot have a lazy design. This is my view. So I used it for quite a while but stopped using it, since I was already using evernote and my exception from the apps were high.

This was my view regarding the best app for taking notes. To you I would recommend Evernote or OneNote. I personally use Evernote as my daily app for taking notes on the go and I am in love with it. I love the way in which it sync’s my content and makes it easy for me to write article from any place.

That’s it with this article for the best apps for taking notes on your smartphone. There are many apps, which I have not mentioned. Either because they are not so popular or I might have not encountered it. Do you know any other app for taking notes? If yes then write them in the comment section below. And thanks for stopping by and reading the article.


Hey, I am Chetan Poojari the founder of Geeksla. I work as a Product Manager and also an Online Content Creator. A travel and tech junkie who writes articles to simplify complex things.

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