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Online Note-Taking Apps: Evernote, Google Keep, Pocket, Springpad

Online Note-Taking Applications

Evernote, Google Keep, Pocket, Springpad

Note Applications: Web-based 

These are information collection, organization & retrieval tools that work across a multitude of devices, operating systems, and browsers. One main function is to save, categorize, and organize web pages as notes - for research or later reference.

Typical Note Organization & Retrieval Features & Functionality

These are some of the key features and functionalities of note saving apps"

  • Apps run on many platforms: desktop, laptop, tablet, and smartphone.
  • Save web pages or text notes, images, PDF, document files, or videos.
  • Import and export information easily
  • Sharing with others via online storage, social media, email, SMS, etc.
  • Browser extensions let you save easily to the app from Chrome, Safari, Mozilla, etc.
  • Synchronization of saved data typically runs across supported platforms, so save on your laptop and view on your smartphone.
  • Tagging and annotation help in retrieval. 
  • Off-line. Many synchronize while on-line so that data are accessible offline (when not connected to the internet).
  • Search through what you stored anytime, anywhere, and on any device

My Note Taking Apps & Use

I am using Evernote. I save web pages of the competitors of my firm and my clients. I save articles for future reference, including to-do articles that help with implementing or deploying software applications, company culture, marketing automation, email marketing, landing pages, etc,

I am tempted to try DevonThink.

List of Note Apps

Here is the list, not fully annotated:

AcquaMinds NoteTaker


Catch.com - Acquired by Apple and shut down?


Evernote https://evernote.com/

Evernote says it makes it easy to easily collect remember, and find things using your computer, phone, tablet, and the web.

Google Keep


Memonic: Android app.

A capture and organization system on your Android. Carry notes with you, wherever you go, including offline.

NexusPad http://nexuspad.com/

Note Everything



OneNote (Microsoft)

Pocket (https://getpocket.com/)

Put articles, videos or pretty much anything into Pocket. Save directly from your browser or from apps like Twitter, Flipboard, feed readers (RSS feeds,) and news apps - and then it's on your phone, tablet or computer - even without an Internet connection.

Quip https://quip.com/

SimpleNote by Simperium, Inc.



Thinkery.Me https://thinkery.me/



Note App Alternatives for Linux

Google Keep: you can install Google Keep in Ubuntu like a native desktop app.


RedNotebook for Linux


NixNote (formerly Nevernote)

Everpad - an Evernote client for Linux that you have to compile from source code