Take Note: The Best of Note Taking With Tablets

Tablet App Recommendations

As a graduate student and freelance designer, I take a LOT of notes. Finding the right apps to use for note taking is essential, as I've discovered not all note taking apps are created equal while done on a tablet. Some incorporate audio recording or the ability to add sketches alongside text, several which I've gathered and believe are well worth the cost of a fancy latte to download...


1. Paper (iPad), Free.
2. Daedalus Touch (iOS), $4.99.
3. Evernote (Windows 8, Android & iOS), Free.
4. GoodNotes (iPad), Free & $5.99.
5. Google Keep (Android), Free.


6. Drafts (iPad), $3.99.
7. Simplenote (Android & iOS), Free.
8. Concepts: Smarter Sketching (iPad), Free.
9. Werdsmith (iOS), Free.
10. Note Sphere (Windows 8), Free.

(Image 1: Joelle Alcaidinho, all others as linked above)

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Joelle loves technology and making things and is in an almost perpetual state of problem solving. She's quite fond of airplanes and coffee and is pretty sure she will eventually read all of the books in her library.