Pencils down. And pens. As more and more business users adopt tablets and schools hand out iPads to students–all 655,000 kids in the Los Angeles Unified School District are getting one–finding the best app to jot down notes is becoming paramount. Not only should a note-taking app be able to jot down your writing, but it should also offer a variety of pen styles, writing modes, and the ability to share those notes with others. The best options can even record audio, in case you doze off during your teacher’s lecture. We tested four top note-taking apps to find out which is the best choice.
Evernote has long been an organizational staple for phone and tablet users, enabling them to take and personalize notes with photos, audio and tags, and sync them across devices. Whether you're taking notes on a lecture and simultaneously recording audio or just making a grocery list, Evernote syncs with all your devices, as well as with Skitch, so you never miss a beat. It's our Editor's Choice.