What is The Best Android Notepad App?

It is hard to argue with the premise that Evernote is the best and most popular Android notepad app. The Evernote homepage now boasts more than 160,000 likes from Facebook users.

Evernote allows users to take notes, and attach media such as pictures and audio recordings from their Android phones or tablets.

Evernote then makes the attached notes searchable by term. For example, the app is designed to allow a user to take a picture of a receipt or business card and once that picture is considered a note on file with Evernote the user can search for text within the picture by term.

Once the note is filed with Evernote’s servers, the user can log in, search through the notes, listen to audio recordings and see his pictures.

Users can even start a new note by sending an email to a pre-designated email address.

Some may actually attempt to claim that the Evernote notepad app allows them to live a paperless lifestyle. It is easy to see how this claim has validity.

All things considered, here is what gives Evernote such an advantage over its competition. Evernote offers a robust API through which developers may create and integrate their own applications with Evernote. This mean that a person who uses Evernote may also use these other apps. The puts the work of a team of independent developers at the control of Evernote users.

Evernote’s closest competitor appears to be Catch Notes. Catch Notes appears to have attempted to differentiat itself from Evernote by providing a focus on allowing its users to create streams of notes that can be shared with other catch users. This allows Catch users to collaboratively participate in creating a stream of notes. Evernote's premium version contains a simmilar feature through which users may edit another users notebooks.

Here is the neat part. Both of these notepad apps operate according to the freemium model. In fact, Evernote is known for its philosophy of allowing users to have a considerable amount of note storage space before requiring the user to subscribe. Catch allows users to submit up to 70 megs of content each month before requiring them to subscribe.

This means you can try both of these apps and decide for yourself which best fits your needs.

Ranking third on this blog, OneNote by Microsoft provides users with the ability to write up to 500 notes before having to pay the $4.99 for the app. Unlike Evernote and Catch Notes, this app does not force users to pay a monthly subscription fee once the free space has been exhausted. OneNote syncs up with Microsoft’s SkyDrive service to store the notes in the Microsoft cloud where they can be converted to Word documents and accessed by other OneNote programs such as the PC-based program of the same name.

ANSWER: The best Android Notepad app is Evernote. Possible alternatives receiving consideration include Catch Notes and OneNote. You can read more about Evernote at this site's Evernote resource center.


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Evernote

#1. Evernote

Developer: Evernote Corp
Price: Freemium
OS: 1.6 and Higher
Features: Full-featured with
web-based note storage




Catch Notes

#2. Catch Notes

Developer: Catch.com
Price: Freemium
OS: 1.6 and Higher
Features: Full-featured with
web-based storage




Wunderlist

#3. Wunderlist

Developer: Wunderkinder
Price: Free
OS: Phone and Tablet
Features: Full-featured with
web-based storage




OneNote

#4. OneNote

Developer: Microsoft
Price: Free (Unlimited Use $4.99)
OS: 2.3 and Higher
Features: Full-featured with
web-based storage




Freenote Notepad App

#5. FreeNote

Developer: Flyable
Price: Free
OS: 1.5 and Higher
Features: Processes handwritten notes



ColorNote Notepad App

#6. ColorNote

Developer: SocialandMobile
Price: Free (Premium $45 per year)
OS: 1.5 and Higher
Features: Color-coded notes



Note Everything

#7. Note Everything

Developer: SoftXPerience
Price: Free (Pro $4.19)
OS: 1.5 and Higher
Features: Paint notes on screen



InkPad Notepad App

#8. InkPad

Developer: Workpail
Price: Free (Ad Free $9.99 per year)
Features: Legal pad user interface background



Safe Notes Notepad App

#9. Safe Notes

Developer: YouGoSoft.com
Price: Free (Pro 99 Cents)
OS: 1.5 and Higher
Features: Password protected notes



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