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Note-Taking Apps

The list below is not an exhaustive list. Search for note taking apps in the app store for your device. There are many which are free and some pay versions as well. Since the apps offer different interfaces and options, it's best for you to do your own research on apps. Read the reviews and decide on the best fit for you, as you do for any other software you download/purchase.

Microsoft OneNote

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  • Write, type, or annotate using highlighters your notes using the all in one notetaking app
  • Ability to import/insert documents and pictures
  • Audio record lectures with sound being linked to your notes
  • Access your notes from anywhere on any device and any operating system
  • Organize all your notes in one place
  • More Information: https://www.onenote.com/

Cost: Free to UA Students View more accessing your free subscription

Notability

Notability

  • Write, type, or annotate using highlighters your notes using the all in one notetaking app
  • Ability to take pictures and audio record with sound being linked to your notes
  • Use Google Drive, Dropbox and Box to import, export and share documents such as PowerPoints and take notes direction on them
  • Organize all your notes in one place
  • More Information: http://www.gingerlabs.com/

Compatibility: Mac; iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

SoundNote

SoundNote

  • Type or write out your notes while the audio recording is synced to each word or pen stroke
  • Tap on the word and then the play button to playback what was being said at that moment in the audio recording
  • Share your audio recording and notes via email, Dropbox, or transfer directly to your computer
  • More Information: http://soundnote.com/

Compatibility: Mac ; iOS: iPad

Sonocent Recorder

Sonocent

  • Record your notes on your portable device
  • Highlight important parts of your recording and add notes
  • Break up your recording and tag it to make it easier to find later
  • Upload to the Sonocent Audio Notetaker Program on your computer
  • More Information: http://www.sonocent.com/recorder

Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone; iPod touch

AudioNote

AudioNote

Compatibility: Windows; Mac; iOS: iPad; Android

WritePad

WritePad

  • Take notes with your stylus or finger while handwriting recognition turns these notes into typed text
  • Recognition adapts, adjusts, and learns your style of writing over time
  • Built in spell check with custom dictionary, context analyzer, autocorrect, and Shorthand feature
  • Synchronize documents with Evernote, Dropbox, iTunes, Google Docs, Email and more!
  • More Information: http://www.phatware.com

Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone; Android

AccessNote

AccessNote

  • Notetaking tool for those who are Blind or Visually Impaired created by the American Foundation for the Blind
  • App combines notetaking capabilities with the other accessibility features and functions of the iOS device
  • Input notes with either QWERTY Keyboard, refreshable Braille Display
  • More Information: http://goo.gl/bozjm7

Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

Evernote

Evernote

  • A one-stop place to collect notes, files, web clippings, and images with the ability to access them on virtually any device
  • Collect and find your information easily
  • Great tool for researching, planning events and everyday organizational use
  • Collaborate with others on projects using the sharing features
  • More Information: http://evernote.com

Compatibility: Windows; Mac; iOS: iPad, iPhone; iPod touch; Android; Windows Phone; Blackberry;

Penultimate

Penultimate

  • Write, sketch, draw or doodle notes and information on your iPad
  • Lifelike paper in app imitate writing on real paper
  • Sync with your Evernote account for access anywhere, anytime using your computer or mobile devices
  • Search your notes using the search feature in your Evernote Account
  • More Information: https://evernote.com/penultimate/

Compatibility: iOS: iPad

This list is not exhaustive.You may find something that works better for you.Explore!