Top 10 Android Note Taking Apps - The Happy Android

Before we wrote everything down on yellow, pink and all-colored post-it notes. Now with smartphones we no longer need to leave little pieces of paper around the house with notes, the shopping list and our last great idea for that script that would undoubtedly succeed in Hollywood if someone with a little mind decided to invest in it.

Note-taking apps are super handy: you do not waste paper, they are easy to use, and they allow you to have all your ideas together in one place. Today, we go over some of the best apps of its kind available for Android phones and tablets.

The 10 best apps to take notes and notes on Android

Many mobiles usually include their own factory app for this type of work. If we don't like the one we have, or we just don't have any installed, we might want to take a look at some of the most popular ones available on the Play Store.

1- Google Keep

One of the great advantages of Google Keep is that we can access it from practically any device with Internet access. Although we have it installed only on the mobile, if we have a browser at hand, we can also access all our notes by logging into Google from the application drawer.

Keep has been optimized over the years, and now, apart from taking notes, it also allows us to make lists, small drawings, record voice notes or take photos. Free and helpful, like almost everything on Google.

Download QR-Code Google Keep: notes and lists Developer: Google LLC Price: Free

2- Evernote

Evernote is one of the most powerful apps for taking notes. It has a ton of functionalities: various types of notes, organizational features, shared notes, cross-platform support, and more.

However, as of 2016 they began to cover the free version, and it is no longer as appetizing as it used to be in the past. Their subscription plans offer a good number of additional features and cloud storage space. One of the best paid apps, but as a free service, other alternatives eat the toast easily.

Download QR-Code Evernote Developer: Evernote Corporation Price: Free

3- OneNote

The Microsoft app is also among the most popular. A powerful tool that, in addition to being compatible with other Office formats - you can use Excel tables-, form a lethal team with the rest of Microsoft productivity apps.

It is a multiplatform app (Android / iOS / Windows / Mac) linked to the cloud, which means that we can access from the mobile, for example, the notes that we have created from the PC and vice versa.

It allows you to write, draw, take screenshots and even scan documents. We can create tags, labels, lists and even classify the notes according to their importance.

Download QR-Code OneNote: Save Ideas and Organize Notes Developer: Microsoft Corporation Price: Free

4- ColorNote

ColorNote is a very complete notepad for Android. It does not require a login, but if we do we can synchronize our notes and have online backups. It's 100% free and ad-free.

Among its outstanding features we find things like:

  • We can create reminders for a specific day or time.
  • Allows you to pin notes and lists to the status bar.
  • Autolink: detects internet links and phone numbers inserted in the notes.
  • Organization by calendar.
  • Colored notes.
  • Note lock by password.
  • 3 different themes (including theme dark).

In short, a true wonder.

Download QR-Code ColorNote Notepad Notes Developer: Notes Price: Free

5- FairNote

FairNote Notepad is a security-focused notepad and checklist. It can perform well in the business world, or if we simply want to protect our most sensitive notes in the best possible way.

FairNote uses AES-256 encryption to protect the notes we take in the app, and also allows to use fingerprint as an authentication mode to encrypt and decrypt notes.

We can organize ourselves through the use of labels and tags, and although it does not offer as many options as other apps on this list, it is undoubtedly the one that thinks the most about user privacy.

Download QR-Code FairNote - Encrypted Notes & Lists Developer: Tarique Price: Free

6- Material Notes

One of the most enjoyable note-taking apps we can find. It has a simple and colorful interface, and it is very easy to use. It allows us to block the notes with a 4-digit PIN and label the most important notes with stars to save them in a separate category.

It facilitates the location of certain notes thanks to an integrated search engine, and of course, it also has a widget for the desktop. He does not invent the wheel, but what he does, he does well.

Download QR-Code Material Notes: Colorful notes Developer: cw fei Price: Free

7- ClevNote

One of the best note-taking apps on Android. It is perfectly organized, and comes with several subcategories by default to make our lives easier:

  • Bank accounts
  • Shopping list.
  • Birthday list.
  • Manage Page ID.
  • Text memo.

Especially interesting is the "Manage Page ID" function, thanks to which we can store the users and passwords of the websites that we visit regularly. It has AES encryption and allows you to create backups on Google Drive.

Download QR-Code ClevNote - Notepad, Checklist Developer: Cleveni Inc. Price: Free

8- Save my notes

A notepad that can serve as a private notebook or as a personal diary, thanks to the spell checker that it includes. It has several added features, such as the ability to draw and make audio recordings.

We can adjust the size and color of the text, and it works both vertically and horizontally. Create folders and password protect notes. Free, although with integrated ads.

Download QR-Code Keep My Notes - Notepad Developer: KiteTech Price: Free

9- LectureNotes

This note-taking app is specially designed for the academic world. It was one of the first to support the stylus, and is still considered one of the best. It offers support for PDF documents, and allows you to record audio and video. It is compatible with OneNote and EverNote. Definitely, a great tool for taking notes in class.

The full version is paid, but it also has a "trial" version that we can try for free.

Download QR-Code LectureNotes (Trial Version) Developer: Acadoid Developer Price: Free

10- Squid

We end the list with Squid. This note-taking app too supports stylus and active pens, it has a vector graphics engine, notes and notebooks, and a good handful of features.

The free version allows you to export documents to PDF. But the best is undoubtedly in the paid version, where we can import PDFs and annotate, underlined and others, while we read any type of document or book.

Download QR-Code Squid - Take Notes & Markup PDFs Developer: Steadfast Innovation, LLC Price: Free

Honorable mentions

With these apps that we just mentioned we would have more than enough, but there are still many other apps to take notes on Android that are quite worth it.

My notes

Application that we can use as a notepad, agenda or personal diary. The tool allows us sort notes into different folders: Daily, Finance, Health, Personal, Shopping and Work. In addition, we can also protect our annotations with a PIN, password or fingerprint.

It can be synchronized with Google Drive, which is not bad at all, but on the negative side it must be mentioned that the app contains ads and shows integrated purchases, which is not usually very pleasant in this type of utilities. In any case, an excellent app with a 4.5 star rating and more than a million downloads on Google Play.

Download QR-Code My Notes - Notepad Developer: KreoSoft Price: Free


FiiNote is a most interesting note-taking app that brings an experience as close as possible to taking notes in a real notebook. The notes are collected on a paper with squares, and in addition supports stylus.

It also allows drawing and doodles so we can write with the virtual keyboard of the device, freehand or using a pointer or digital pen. We can also upload images, videos and voice messages: in short, a very versatile utility.

Download QR-Code FiiNote: quick to take notes Developer: flyable Price: Free

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