Despite boasting over a million apps through the Google Play store, Android is still sorely lacking when it comes to productivity tools. SimpleNote won’t be the most exciting application you’ll ever download, but it may be one of the most useful.
The key is in the name, SimpleNote is simple. It’s actually simple to the point that it’s a bit annoying – with its bare white background and black san serif text, it hardly inspires creativity. But despite more colourful, imaginative alternatives elsewhere – particularly those offered on iOS – SimpleNote covers the basics perfectly.
Think of it like Gmail for your jotted notes and scribbles, making it easy to find something without endless scrolling through the nonsense your brain thought would be useful in a drunk pub conversation at 2am. You can either track down a specific note using the search function, or use tagging to view by category. This is particularly useful if you want to access a group of notes about the same thing, especially as you can make the tags yourself so you’re not restricted by arbitrary labels like ‘work’, ‘travel’ and ‘home’.
If you sign up with a SimpleNote account you’ll also be able to sync your notes with all your other devices, so wherever you are you’ll never be without your note book. So, if you’re looking for a reliable home to scrawl your thoughts, reminders and ideas, SimpleNote is the app for you. Just don’t expect it do anything more than that.
THE BOTTOM LINE
SimpleNote is not simply the best, and it’s not better than all the rest. Sorry Tina. It is, however, an easy-to-use, reliable option for all your note-taking needs.