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3 Apps for Managing Your Digital Notes

Is your digital filing system out of control?

Do you have trouble finding and/or organizing all your information?

Well, there are apps that can help with that. In fact, there’s a dizzying array of options available, depending on your needs and tastes. So here’s a quick look at three apps that are free, fun, and easy to use.


If you’re looking for speed and simplicity, Simplenote is the way to go. It’s fast, light, and text-driven.


Supports quick plain text input

Notes synchronize across all your devices

Organize your notes through the use of tags and pins

Share lists and notes with others

Easy instant search


If you want a little more variety and versatility, Evernote is a popular choice. It’s like a super advanced digital filing cabinet.


Supports rich text input, pictures, and audio

Notes synchronize across all your devices

Organize notes by notebooks and tags

Web clipper allows you to quickly copy content and pictures without leaving the page

Search by keywords, tags, notebooks, web clips, files

Page camera (mobile app) to capture photos or handwritten text

Digitize, organize, and file paper media

Share notes and notebooks with others


Think Evernote meets Pinterest with additional perks. Springpad is a catch-all and a great option for exploring, organizing, and sharing your day to day finds.


Supports rich text input, pictures, and audio

Notes synchronize across all your devices

Organize by notes, bookmarks, tasks, categories, or whatever you choose

Contains calendar, task, alerts, and checklist features

Web clipper allows you to bookmark pages and/or add information to your notebooks without leaving the page

Provides additional suggestions and information based on your selected items

Collaborate on notebooks with family, friends, and co-workers

Social media sharing buttons

Share notebooks publicly and follow notebooks from other users in the Springpad community


If you’ve been looking for a one-stop organizational tool, one of these just might fit the bill. Getting your notes and files organized doesn’t have to be a drag. Using the appropriate tool can boost your productivity and add an element of fun to your work or research. So file it, don’t “pile” it!

What About You?

Do you use any of these apps? If so, what features do you like best? If not, what app are you using to organize your digital notes?


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