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Mobile Gateway: Note Taking Apps

Information about Mobile Access Databases at the CMCC Library

Note Taking Apps

Awesome Note -- Powerful note-taking and organizer app, with colorful themes. Backs up your notes to Google Docs. Create folders, include calendar view in every folder, set up tasks lists, attach photos and maps to your notes, set alarms, set pass code lock for privacy, and many more "awesome" features. Awesome Note Lite is Free and other pay-for versions available. Apple and Android versions. $.

Dragon Dictation - Easy-to-use voice recognition app powered by Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Allows you to speak and instantly see your SMS, email or social networking updates on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Turns what you say into text and works surprisingly well. Fix any errors you see, then copy into other apps automatically. Great all-in-one voice input solution. Universal app. Free.

Evernote - Evernote makes it easy to capture anything in multiple formats. Input by photo, text, screenshot, audio recording. Tag your notes, organize into notebooks, share with others or keep them private. Save notes to your account on the web and access from any computer or mobile device. Universal app. Free.   

JotNot Scanner - Converts your iPhone camera into a portable multipage scanner. Scan text into PDF files, then email them or upload to Evernote, Google Docs and more. iPhone, new iPod Touch only (because of camera) or iPad2. Free and paid $ versions.

Paper Plane Notes

Paper Plane Notes - App for sharing notes on iPads via the same network.  Free.

Penultimate - Use your finger or a special stylus to draw, write in your own handwriting, and sketch. Create notebooks for each project, turn on "wrist protection" so the touchscreen doesn't draw by mistake when your wrist touches the sreen. Import/export your notebooks and more. iPad only. $


ZoomNotes - This app allows you to make handwritten notes (with your finger or stylus) on virtual paper, PDF files, and over images. As its name implies, it also lets you zoom in and out without arbitrary limits.  For iPad and iPhone. $

*Shared content from Apps4Academics research guide courtesy of Nicole Hennig and Remlee Green, MIT Libraries.