13) What’s Your Fave Note-taking "Grass-Catcher" App?

I (Doug) remember the first time I came across a computer application designed to help me remember all those loose items in life. “Who was the author of that book? What’s the name of that hotel in Paris that has a fantastic rate on an amazing room in the perfect location? Remind me which shuttle service we used in Bangkok. What are the names of all my neighbors?” I finally realized – this was the perfect reason that computers were invented: To help us search massive amounts of information and find knowledge. So when you think about all the applications you’ve ever seen that are perfect for that challenge, which one wins in your mind? I had been using Microsoft OneNote. But frankly, I’ve become interested again in Evernote lately. You might have another fave. Would you click comment and tell us briefly why?


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Sadly, the OneNote we’ve all enjoyed (from Office 2016) is now being put out to pasture by Microsoft. Only this “app” in Windows 10 will survive. Rascals.


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Both have free versions.

3 Responses to 13) What’s Your Fave Note-taking "Grass-Catcher" App?
  1. Jon Reply

    I have used and loved evernote for several years….just switched to OneNote because it was becoming more difficult or impossible to keep notes ‘offline’ on the free version. That meant if i was traveling and without internet access, i would not be able to view all my notes. Earlier versions made it possible to make some notes ‘favorites’ which meant they would always be available. I used that until it seemed to stop working with later versions. Maybe there’s another work around to that.

  2. Dale Reply

    I am a paid subscriber to Evernote and it does work well for gathering alot of different types of information. I also use Bear (only available for Mac) for clipping articles and information from the internet, and in my opinion nothing does it better; however, for a “grass catcher list” there is a clear winner: workflowy.com

    It is web based, or a desktop app, and is also available in iOS and Android.

    There is really nothing that compares with it’s speed, ability to help one create, and organize disparate pieces of information.

  3. Trevor Reply

    Simplenote is my go-to. It’s free, cross-platform and cross-device, syncs across all devices but is fully functional offline, can organize by multiple tags (which you create as needed), is fully searchable, and more. Simplenote.com

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