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Quick And Easy Note Taking With These Apps

When you just need the bare essential note taking app these have just what you are looking for. No frills just easy peasy note taking.

Simplenote
Memo Notepad
Drafts (Legacy Version)
Jot - Notes & Todos
Easy Note 2

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Highest scored apps in the category

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Simplenote

Simplenote

Automattic

Capture notes, sync with your devices, and stay organized.

Simplenote offers easy and basic note-taking features for both iPhone and iPad. You can share notes, organize them with tags and pins, and take advantage of Web access.

Memo Notepad
Memo Notepad

Memo Notepad

Adylitica, Inc.

The simple and easy place for your quick thoughts

The simple and easy place for your quick thoughts

Memo Notepad provides you with a totally simple way to take notes on your iPhone. Saving, cloud syncing all happens in the background. Just focus and write down what you are thinking super quickly and easily.

Memo is a perfect place for your thoughts, email drafts, journals, lists, or study and meeting notes.

Beyond...

Useful keyboard shortcuts
Drafts (Legacy Version)

Drafts (Legacy Version)

Agile Tortoise

When all you need is a digital notepad for quick notes and text drafts, nothing beats this

Drafts 4 is the best app for quickly capturing notes and other moments of writing inspiration before they get away.

Swipe gestures and settings
Jot - Notes & Todos

Jot - Notes & Todos

Things That Are Brown

Jot is perfect for those who want a simple and fast, distraction-free note-taking app without the fuss.

Jot - Notes & Todos is a simple and fast app for quickly jotting down notes when you need them.

Easy Note 2
Easy Note 2

Easy Note 2

OrangeOrApple.com

Easy Note 2 is a simple yet effective notes and to-do app with an attractive and clutter-free design

Easy Note 2 is a simple yet effective notes and to-do app with an attractive and clutter-free design.

• Features

Organize notes in folders
Check items as complete
Due dates, reminders, notifications
Search
Add pictures to notes
Sync across multiple iOS devices


• Additional features new to Easy Note 2

Share folders with other users
Journal/diary support
Filter Notes by day/week/month/year (calendar)
Filter by tags
View notes on web

MemoMa
MemoMa

MemoMa

Tsuyoshi Niwa

MemoMa saves your notes in your calendar

MemoMa saves your notes in your calendar. You can also watch your photos and add comments.

What's possible:
Saving notes in the calendar.
Registering frequently used words for fast typing.
Viewing photos.
Adding comments to photos.
Search notes with multiple keywords
Apple Watch: Writing and reading notes.
Apple Watch: Checking calendar events.

What's not supported:
Attaching files or images.
Formatting fonts.

Transom Note-Taker for Writers
Transom Note-Taker for Writers

Transom Note

VoidMedia

Never lose an idea again

Never lose an idea again. Stop wasting time sifting through notebooks, emails, and messy multi-purpose apps — Transom is the free note-taking app made by writers, for writers.

Simply create a Thought to add it to your Transom notes. You can easily add Tags or file it under a Project. And when it's time to sit down and write, find your Thoughts...

Quick Notes with widget
Quick Notes with widget

Quick Notes with widget

Michal Kos

Quick Notes is a simple app for writing notes that you want to access anywhere, anytime in your Notifications Center

Quick Notes is a simple app for writing notes that you want to access anywhere, anytime in your Notifications Center. Quick Notes is about efficiency. You are not filled with clutter you don't need. Just open and take notes.

Features:
- Quickly write your notes
- Set a reminder
- Today widget in Notification Center
- See notes on Apple Watch app
- Search notes using...

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Memo Notepad HD
Memo Notepad HD
Memo Notepad HD

Memo Notepad HD

Adylitica, Inc.

The simple and easy place for your quick thoughts

Memo Notepad provides you with a totally simple way to take notes on your iPad. Saving, cloud syncing all happens in the background. Just focus and write down what you are thinking super quickly and easily.

Memo is a perfect place for your...

Noted by Tack - Write simply beautiful notes
Noted by Tack - Write simply beautiful notes
Noted by Tack - Write simply beautiful notes

Noted by Tack - Write simply beautiful notes

Tack Mobile

Noted is a simple and elegant way to take notes on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Capture your thoughts in a whole new way with a delightful gesture-driven interface that puts the focus on your notes.

“a dead-simple app for jotting things down” - WIRED

“it's dead simple to use...” - CNET

“a...

InkPad Notepad - Notes - To do
InkPad Notepad - Notes - To do
InkPad Notepad - Notes - To do

InkPad Notepad - Notes - To do

Workpail, LLC

InkPad Notepad is the simple, elegant, easy way to keep notes on your phone, or on the web.

Once upon a time, you had to write down notes in a paper notepad and carry it around with you. If you wrote a shopping list or to do list, you might go...

EverMemo · Fastest Note
EverMemo · Fastest Note
EverMemo · Fastest Note

EverMemo · Fastest Note

Shaonan Liu

EverMemo is a simple memo pad which can quickly record and share your ideas. No matter you are taking notes or writing dairy, it will make perfect record for you. It also can synchronize to Evernote, make sure the notes never lost. It can completely replace the system built-in Notes!

【Features】
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vNote - Visual Note
vNote - Visual Note
vNote - Visual Note

vNote - Visual Note

Nicola Canali

Take notes with 2 taps and view them as you like.

vNote is a simple App, that goes straight to the point. No dates, deadlines, alarms or labels.

It encloses your notes in a single screen and lets you choose how to visualize them by changing fonts, colors and sizes, to get...

Notez
Notez
Notez

Notez

Kais Karim

Notez, The Simple Dark Theme Note Taking App
It provides a simple interface to take notes quickly on your iPhone, iPod and iPad. It comes features like an awesome night/dark theme mode!

Features:
+ Light and Night/Dark Themes
+ Different Font Sizes and Faces
+ Open Note in any of your favorite Apps
+ Show Note...

Quick Note Lite
Quick Note Lite
Quick Note Lite

Quick Note Lite

cheolhyun wang

Quick Note Lite is free version of Quick Note Pro.

Quick Note is a recordable note and you can use it on both iPhone and iPad.
It supports note and record simultaneously to help you manage your idea effectively.
You can send email with your voice and note easily.

Quick...

Snap-it Notes
Snap-it Notes
Snap-it Notes

Snap-it Notes

Chun Man Chuang

Snap-it Notes is a versatile, reliable and simple to use photo note app in your pocket. With Snap-it Notes, creating notes is just a snap. Apple Watch integration allows you to easily view, create and delete notes right on your wrist!

See something important? "Snap it", add description, select tags and...

E&Q Notes lite
E&Q Notes lite
E&Q Notes lite

E&Q Notes lite

Tsigosys

Easy & Quick Notes, free version.
An exclusive easy-to-use notebook with alarm function, sort function, code protection and changeable font size.
Images can also be added (only in full version).
All notes can be grouped into categories. Category name is freely definable.
Each category can be marked with a color or...

Scribble It 2
Scribble It 2
Scribble It 2

Scribble It 2

EquiSketch LLC

Scribble It 2 is the easiest way to quickly scribble, jot, sketch, write or draw anything. With insanely quick loading and an easy to use interface, you go from launch to scribble almost instantly!

Included Features:
• Simple and easy to learn interface
• Smooth drawing with black, blue or...

Swift Note 2
Swift Note 2
Swift Note 2

Swift Note 2

Vitaly Kuz'menko

Swift Note is the amazing note application with time travel.

Features:
- Time travel in your notes
- Create unlimited notes
- Change background colour of your notes
- iCloud sync between iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod touch

MiniNote - Write Quick Notes
MiniNote - Write Quick Notes
MiniNote - Write Quick Notes

MiniNote - Write Quick Notes

FIPLAB Ltd

NOTE TAKING DONE RIGHT WITH SYNCING

MiniNote is quite simply the best notes app you will ever use. It has been engineered from the ground up to offer the fastest and most pleasurable note taking experience possible. Try it for a week and you'll be hooked for life.

Use MiniNote to...

Simple Notes - Noted Memo
Simple Notes - Noted Memo
Simple Notes - Noted Memo

Simple Notes - Noted Memo

elias sleiman

SimpleNotes awesome for daily life, whether your at work, school, meetings, lectures even at home.

Simple Notes its a free App but some in app purchase maybe required "remove Ads, unlock full version"

Type, voice or video record, your recording will be saved in list you can listen and watch any time,...

Quick Note Pro
Quick Note Pro
Quick Note Pro

Quick Note Pro

cheolhyun wang

Quick Note is a recordable note and you can use it on both iPhone and iPad.
It supports note and record simultaneously to help you manage your idea effectively.
You can send email with your voice and note easily.

Quick Note can help you note your ideas flitting through your...

Flashnote - Easy Notebook
Flashnote - Easy Notebook
Flashnote - Easy Notebook

Flashnote - Easy Notebook

Snatch App LLC

Let Flashnote be your new outlet to capture important material from lectures to handouts. Quickly convert pictures taken into outlined text Documents and save them to your notebook for any future reference. Instantly share your produced documents with your classmates and other devices.

Simple Note Taking - Buno
Simple Note Taking - Buno
Simple Note Taking - Buno

Simple Note Taking - Buno

HELLOWORLD DEV PRIVATE LIMITED

When we started Buno (an abbreviation of Bucket Notes), the main purpose was to make note taking simple, beautiful and intuitive. And here we are to redefine that.

Here’s how:

• QUICK NOTES
Capture your everyday thoughts with our simple swipe gesture that makes it super easy to take notes
- Swipe down, take...

iNotes – take quick notes & memo stickers
iNotes – take quick notes & memo stickers
iNotes – take quick notes & memo stickers

iNotes – take quick notes & memo stickers

Landay Apps

Take notes, organize the shopping list, your ideas and reminders or tasks. 

Write all your ideas, take colorful notes, make sketches or doodles, the shopping list, draw everything that comes to your mind in this bloc notes of post it or stikies. Draw on the screen of your mobile or tablet everything you want on...

Write fast and note free
Write fast and note free
Write fast and note free

Write fast and note free

Z-Systems

The learning fast entry with notebook, browser, search, integration of Dropbox, and more, for you and your team.

A universal app for all mobile iOS devices optimized (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch).

Enter text quickly and easily on your device. With a dictionary that automatically learns new words, it adapts to your language...

Short Notes - Capture Ideas
Short Notes - Capture Ideas
Short Notes - Capture Ideas

Short Notes - Capture Ideas

ProductiveTap

Short Notes is a simple but powerful app that helps you capture your ideas quickly. Wherever and whenever you are, you will never miss any of your ideas again.

Short Notes encourages you to be concise by limiting a note's length to 250 characters. It also helps you organize your ideas...

Notes - Captures your everyday notes
Notes - Captures your everyday notes
Notes - Captures your everyday notes

Notes - Captures your everyday notes

George Sargunaraj C

Notes+ is an elegant way to capture your notes, thoughts, numbers, lists and everything else you would need a note pad for. The app is specifically designed to seamlessly work in your phone and watch.

Seamless Integration between Phone and Watch

The seamless integration between the app on the phone and...

Big Note Lite
Big Note Lite
Big Note Lite

Big Note Lite

To Scale Design

A simple app that records your notes and lets you easily change the text size to make it easy to read.

Big Note Lite is Ad supported. If you want to get rid of the ads check out the full version of Big Note.

Big Note is designed for those of us...

Color Notes
Color Notes
Color Notes

Color Notes

Hagens Media, LLC.

Color Notes is simple application to save your important notes. Color is important in some persons life, so this application is like by many person's. Application allows you to create, delete and edit notes with your choose color.

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Notes – take quick notes & memo stickers PRO

Notes – take quick notes & memo stickers PRO

Landay Apps

Version without ads. Take notes, organizes the shopping list, your ideas and reminders or tasks. 

Write all your ideas, take colorful notes, make sketches or doodles, the shopping list, draw everything that comes to your mind in this bloc notes of post it or stikies. Draw on the screen of your mobile or tablet everything you want on this memo notes or blackboard. Very useful and practical and easy to use. 

Share this app to record notes via any program you have on your phone. If you liked the app vote for us and help us improve, thanks. 

Features: 
• Choose the color and typography you want. Choose from pencil, pen or brush 
• Different backgrounds colors, textures, staff, grid or lines 
• Clear undo or save the note 
• Insert images from the gallery, take a photo or choose a slate background 
• Share the note in the moment or save it and continue at another time.

Write notes on the screen with the fingers - Premium

Write notes on the screen with the fingers - Premium

Alejandro Melero Zaballos

Version without ads. Quick notepad to write down ideas or sketches or the shopping list
Quick notepad to write all your ideas, take notes, make sketches or doodles, the shopping list and draw everything that comes to your mind in this post it notebook. Very useful, practical and easy to use.
Share this app to record notes and stickies via any program you have on your phone. If you liked the app, Vote for us and help us improve. Thanks!
Features:
• Choose the color and typography you want. Choose from pencil, pen or brush
• Different background colors: textures, staff, grid or lines
• Clear, undo or save the note
• Insert images from the gallery, take a photo or choose a slate background
• Share the note stickers at the moment or save it and continue at another time.

Minutes Master - Notes & more!

Minutes Master - Notes & more!

Hartmut Albers

Minutes Master will be your 'best buddy' if you need to
- take notes to assist your memory
- keep track of agreements
- keep track of assignments
- take meeting minutes
- administrate meetings

and if you like to do so in a very easy to use, jet powerful app!


Have a look at the feature list to find your needs to be satisfied!

Minutes Master
- fully supports all iPhone (especially 6 Plus & 7 Plus) and all iPad devices (iOS 9 and higher)
- fully supports iCloud: Keep your note in sync on all your devices
- fully supports external keyboards: Allows for a performance boost; especially on small devices

With Minutes Master you can:
- create new notes from the scratch
- create new notes from calendar events
- create new notes from custom templates
- create new notes from existing notes

- organize notes in a customizable folder structure
- move existing notes to between folders at any time
- create and use archive folders, that prevent their notes from unwanted changes

- keep track of your notes by filtering or reordering note lists
- store and reload filter and order settings as favorites
- detect important note content by 'talking' note icons

- add participants, carbon copy receivers and note taker informations
- import contacts directly from the iOS address book

- organize your note contents in groups and topics
- classify topics with expressive topic types
- automatically insert new groups or topics at the bottom (meeting minutes style) or at the top (todo lists style)
- reorder groups and topics at any time
- fold and unfold any group (to hide/show all included topics)

- format topics with a lot of rich text features (fonts, sizes, styles, colors, indents, alignments, ...)

- add file attachments in any available file format or image attachments from the photos app or camera roll to topics
- send all files (from other apps, mails, ...) to Minutes Masters inbox (to use as attachments)
- organize attachment files in inbox and iTunes file share folder
- share all attached files with any other capable app

- create PDF files with all attachments included as fully usable documents (not just pictures)

- assign todo-topics to one or more assignees
- set a due date for every topic
- keep track of 'due dates' by creating reminders in the reminder app or timed notifications (messages)

- keep track of all assignments in a quick (per note) overview

- send notes or topics by mail as plain text, PDF or importable MMX files
- export notes as PDF or importable MMX files and share them via mail, AirDrop, ...
- import notes sent to you as MMX files by mail, AirDrop, ...

- print nicely formatted notes

- create templates for often used note styles or repeating meetings

- find your notes with a powerful search engine
- store and reload search settings as favorites
- see all matching topics in a quick view mode or in full note context
- jump to full note context from topic quick view

- create new contacts from the scratch
- create new contacts from your iOS address book, optionally with automatic name lookup
- keep track of your contacts by filtering and ordering contact lists
- take custom notes for your contacts

- fast switch between notes-, search- and contacts-views by customizable tab bar
- keep multiple notes, directories, search results, ... accessible by creating new tabs in the tab bar

- import your existing notes from Minutes&Tasks

- ...


In addition Minutes Master is highly customizable to your style of work!


One final note:
Of course your notes may contain highly sensitive information, therefore Minutes Master (and LaborEtArs as the creator) takes care that your data (notes, attachments, contacts, events, reminders, ...) are neither transferred to anybody or anywhere nor used in any form except inside of the app itself. This is of course with the exception of the iCloud, if the iCloud sync feature is enabled!