Despite their popularity, sticky notes are rubbish. They get lost (and often thrown away) and they never stick to anything for very long. It’s impossible to remember anything when surrounded by a mess of disorganised coloured squares of paper. Most people have now turned to digital note taking, however with so many on the market it can be hard to differentiate the helpful from the useless. To save you time, we are providing you with a list of the top four note taking apps for Windows 10.
If letting go of the classic post-it note format is hard to face, sticky notes 8 is for you. It replicates actual post it notes on your desktop that can be clicked and dragged around the screen. But what makes it better than actual sticky notes? Not only is it zero clutter, but you can use text and images, as well as a variety of sizes including small, large and wide. Sticky notes 8 also provides a variety of colours and allows you to sync all your notes with one drive. The add-supported version of the app is free, however to upgrade it will cost you the grand total of $2 (£1.60).
One of the favourite note taking apps among apple users, the free app Simplenote has now made it to Windows 10. It’s popularity is based on uncomplicated note taking. The app doesn’t support media files, web clippings or email integration, but that’s why people like it. It’s as close to pen and paper as an app can get. You can’t even format the text. It’s only functions are organisation features, the ability to tag and pin notes and the ability to publish notes with URLs.
Notepad classic has always been a feature of windows. It’s a third party app that makes note taking feel retro. It includes a simple text editor, simple toolbar and word count. Other than that, it’s pretty much just a white canvas. Much like Simplenote, it’s the simplicity of this app that attracts its users.
This app is designed for touch screens. Using your finger as a stylist, the app allows you to write in your own handwriting. Scrble provides the background choice of lined paper, blackboard and whiteboard. While writing, as you approach the right margin, the screen auto scrolls allowing you to write uninterrupted. You can also import images and PDFs to annotate. Scrble is free to try but costs $4 (£3.20) to upgrade to the full version.
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