Duly Noted: Tablet Note Taking Apps Perfect for Class

Duly Noted: Tablet Note Taking Apps Perfect for Class

Joelle Alcaidinho
Sep 28, 2012

As a follow up to the back to school organization app roundup we did a few weeks back, we wanted to take a closer look at the lecture notes piece of the puzzle. After all, an app that's good for taking notes in class can work equally well for note taking in meetings, so we hope that these apps that we've gathered together will be great for those who no longer spend long days in classrooms, as well as for those who do.

ThinkBook: I like this app not just for note taking but also for outlining. With the clean view and slider controls, it is one of the most elegant to use note taking apps out there and well worth the tiny price tag. $1.99

Outline Pro: With a name like Outline Pro, of course it's a solid choice for outlining as well as note taking. I like the versatility of this app and think it would be super helpful for students when it comes to organizing their thoughts, whether they are about the class they are attending or the paper they are writing. $9.99

Audiotorium: The most traditional note taking app in this roundup. The premise of this app is simple — take text notes while recording audio from the meeting or class. With integrated Dropbox support, getting your notes into the cloud is also very simple. $5.99

Groovy Notes: Some of my friends are big organize by color sort of people, so this note taking app with integrated voice recording would be perfect for them. My favorite part of this app, however, is the integrated agenda. $4.99

Qoppa PDF Notes: If your meetings and classes have PDF handouts, this is a great app for you. With this app it is easy to highlight and take notes on those PDFs, just like you would with paper handouts. Free, $4.99

Write: My favorite minimalist note taking app for Android tablets. Because of its simplicity, it makes it easy to focus on the text and the notes that you're taking without getting distracted, a must for those with short attention spans. $2.99

What are your favorite note taking apps?

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