The Best Note-taking Apps

Note-taking apps are going through something of a renaissance right now. New ones are popping up all the time, while some of the more established options are finding a whole new fan base.

I have used a lot over the years. Some I come back to time and time again. Others not so much. So, if you are looking for something new, here are ten of the best note-taking apps for you to try in 2022.

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What to Do When CarPlay Won’t Connect

CarPlay is great when it works, but when it doesn’t there are few things more frustrating! Unfortunately, no single method is guaranteed to fix CarPlay when it doesn’t connect with your iPhone. The truth is, there are a lot of variables at play here. There are many different types of cars and many different models of iPhones.

However, all is not lost. There are some things you can try. In this post, I go over a variety of methods you can use to find the fix for your car. You may need to try more than one, but these are the most common solutions so hopefully one of them will work for your situation.

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Which iPad Can Use the Apple Pencil?

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The Apple Pencil is perhaps the most popular accessory you can buy for the iPad. It was originally billed as a tool for artists but has since evolved into a versatile tool that anyone can use for notetaking, navigation and more.

Most newer iPads support the Apple Pencil, but not all iPads do. To make things more confusing, there are two different versions of the Apple Pencil and dozens of third-party alternatives.

In this post, I will show you which one is best for your iPad and give you some handy tips on how you can use the Apple Pencil to get the most out of your tablet.

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How to Use the YouTube Picture-in-Picture Mode With Chrome

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Picture-in-picture is a really useful feature that can help you do multiple things at once on your computer. You could be taking notes on a YouTube video, listening to a webinar, or keeping half an eye on a live stream. In this post, I’m going to give you a couple of different ways that you can use the YouTube picture-in-picture mode in Chrome to help you do just that.

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Craft: A Next-Generation Note-Taking App

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I think the value of a good note-taking app has been underestimated, despite the fact that there is no shortage of options. OneNote, Evernote, Apple Notes, Simplenote, Google Keep, and countless others are well-known for their note-taking abilities, but for the most part, they kind of all do the same thing. That makes it hard to choose one over another.

In 2021, I became a big fan of Workflowy. It had a simplicity that the others lacked, and an organizational scheme that complimented the way my brain thinks. So, I moved all my notes from OneNote to Workflowy and I haven’t looked back since. I’m still really happy with it, but every so often I see an app that makes me do a double-take. Craft is one such app.

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What’s New: Adobe Creative Cloud Express for Education

Screenshots of the Adobe Creative Cloud Express platform on an iPad and mobile phone.

Adobe has launched a new suite of creative tools for schools called the Adobe Creative Cloud Express for Education. You can access it online at It was designed to replace Adobe Spark, at least on the web, and is completely free for teachers and students. You will be able to use it on all your devices and take advantage of premium features at no cost to you or your school. Here’s a look at some of the new features you can take advantage of.

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5 Link Sharing Sites for Personal Branding

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In a world where our online identities are scattered between social media and other online platforms, it’s hard to let people know about all the places they can connect with you. Such is the life of a digital nomad. That’s why you need a link-sharing site. It houses all of your online personas in one place. Best of all, it can be accessed with just one link. You can use that link in online bios and in your email signature. Here are five of the best for you to consider.

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How to Find & Use Google Expeditions in Arts & Culture

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When Google brought an end to Expeditions in the summer of 2021, it came as a blow to the educators who had enjoyed using these virtual tours in their classrooms. Instead, the the majority of the tours were moved to Google Arts and Culture, and that’s where you will find them today. Here’s a quick look at how to find (and use) Google Expeditions with students in Google Arts and Culture.

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Getting Things Done With Google Keep

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As we conclude this series of articles on Getting Things Done With Google, I wanted to take some time to look at the final piece of the puzzle. GTD practitioners call it reference materials. These include, but are not limited to, notes, receipts, images, websites, and other materials that don’t already have a home in your system. You need a way to keep track of these, and the best Google tool for the job is called Keep. Let’s take a look at how it works in practice.

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Getting Things Done With Google Calendar

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In my opinion, calendars are more important than most people give them credit for. If you want a bird’s eye view of what your day, week, or year will look like, then nothing beats a well-organized calendar. What does a well-organized calendar look like? I’m glad you asked! In this post, I am going to include some of my favorite strategies to help you get the most out of scheduling your time with Google Calendar.

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