3 Note Taking Apps I Use Everyday

Jim Clyde Monge
3 min readSep 25, 2021
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Why do I use multiple note taking apps when I could just use one?

For the past decade of keeping a repository of my personal notes, I have concluded that the single perfect app does not exist. Each app has it own unique feature that perfectly fits my specific needs.

With that said, here are the three note taking apps I use everyday.

Google Keep

For quick notes.

Keep is my go-to app for basically all my quick notes. By quick I mean in situations where an interesting thought pops up my head. Or at times when I read a good quote from a book I am reading.

Its lightweight interface and minimal features makes opening and taking notes lightning fast. The search function is also one of its stand out feature. I mean, it’s made by Google, so it is expected to have that Googley search power as well.

Image taken from Google

Microsoft OneNote

For work notes.

I am the type of person who takes a lot of notes about work. I don’t really trust my brain to remember a lot of work stuff for a long time, so I keep records as much as I can. OneNote is the perfect app for that.

I have a “notebook” for How-Tos, Weekly Reports, Meeting Minutes, and To-Dos. It has a rich text formatting option which is great whenever I am drafting a report or presentation. Plus the search function can scan through documents and images which is really helpful since drop a lot of documents and take a lot of work-related screenshots.

Just one small complain though, is its mobile app UI. The notes are stacked in notebooks, and nested into sections, and further nested into pages. Sometimes it makes the navigation difficult in small screens.