If you're creative and forgetful, jotting down your ideas is a good habit to form. Nothing beats the good old pen and paper when it comes to taking notes, but carrying them everywhere can be quite a task. On the other hand, smartphone always sits in our pocket. So why not load it with some useful apps and turn it into a notepad. Most of them have plenty of great features to better organise your notes and a lot of them work on multiple platforms allowing you to sync and take your notes wherever you go.
Evernote Developer: Evernote Corporation Evernote is the app that took note taking to a whole new level. Even after six years after the release, it's considered as the best app in its category. After from letting you create, edit text notes, to-dos, and task lists, the latest version lets you share notes with friends and colleagues via Facebook and Twitter. You can snap a photo of handwritten notes and digitise them. It's available in multiple platforms Web, desktop, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. You can sync your notes across different platforms, allowing you to have access to all your notes no matter what device you own or work from.
OneNote Developer: Microsoft Corp. Here's the Microsoft's version of EverNote. What makes it special though is its seamless Office integration. Since the app is available on most platforms, your notes travel with you. It offers all the fonts and formatting styles you'd expect from a note-taking app. You can scan documents using your phone’s camera and they will be auto cropped and enhanced. Oh yes, you can make audio and video notes for your lectures. That's a bit too much if you ask me.
Google Keep Developer: Google Inc. If you're using Google services, this is the perfect note-taking app for you. The software allows you to create text, voice, and voice notes. Everything you add is instantly available across all Google services (hopefully, not on search). A cool feature here allows you to add location specific reminders. For instance, Keep reminds you of your grocery list when you walk into your favourite grocery store (using Google Maps).
Spring Pad Developer: Spring Partners Spring Pad lets you create and share your notebooks with friends. You can follow notebooks by experts to stay on top of trends and get useful tips. Like the other apps in this list, Spring Pad is available on multiple platforms. You can start a project on your iPad at home, and can continue working on it on your smartphone. The app also comes with search integration that can suggest you show times if you add a movie to a note. Similarly, the app gives store recommendations if you save a product.