Do you want to get more organized and get more done? One of the most important things you can do to reach this goal is to take notes. Today, we’ll look at some of the best apps for Chromebooks that let you take notes.
With the right tools, it’s easy to keep all of your notes, tasks, and thoughts in one place and keep track of them. We’ve put together a list of our best note-taking apps for Chromebooks, from simple text editors to more advanced note-taking tools, that will make taking notes easier than ever.
Chromebooks come with ChromeOS, which is mostly controlled with a keyboard and mouse but also works well with touch input. There are many laptops that run ChromeOS, and many Chromebooks have touchscreens. Most of these computers come with a stylus that lets you write notes by hand.
Since ChromeOS can also run Android apps, we’ve put together a list of a few that let you use the pen, keyboard, and mouse to take notes on your Chromebook. You can get all of these apps from the Chrome web shop.
These ChromeOS apps make it easy to take notes on your Chromebook.
We’ve put together a list of the apps we think work best on ChromeOS. All of the apps below can be used with a pen to write notes by hand, and you can also type anything you want.
I like to write notes by hand because it helps me remember things better than using the computer. You can also draw on the notes and make them your own. Compared to iPadOS, Android or ChromeOS doesn’t have as many apps, but it does have a good number of apps.
The best free apps for taking notes on a Chromebook
This is by far the most used app on Chrome OS and Android for taking notes. People who like to write notes by hand like Squid because it has several features that work with pens. The most important thing about Squid is that there’s no delay between the pen and the screen. You can also sign PDFs with a paid subscription that costs just a dollar a month. You can also put your notes in PDF files.
Evernote is a program that works on more than one computer. You can use it to take notes, draw, make mood boards, and share all your work across different devices and platforms. All of your notes are synchronized across all of your devices, so it’s easy to get to them. In the free version, you can only use it on two devices, but if you pay for a premium account, you can use it on up to five devices and get unlimited cloud storage as a bonus. All of this costs only $2 a month.
Bamboo Paper is an app that is mostly about pen input and tries to feel like writing in a real notebook. For your “virtual” notebook, you can choose from different kinds of paper and covers. All of this, plus the beautiful user interface, makes it one of the best note-taking apps for your Chromebook.
Concepts is an app with a lot of helpful features, like shared notes and shared notes. It has a good user interface that works well with ChromeOS and can be used with either a pen or a mouse. Normal use works fine with the free version, but if you want more, you can sign up for a paid subscription to get some extra tools. It costs about $7 a month and lets you use a lot of extra tools.
Cursive is a note-taking app from Google that was made especially for writing notes by hand. It lets you order your notes like a notepad and can tell if you are using your fingers or a stylus to touch the screen. It changes the sensitivity to match, but there is still a big delay in the input that makes it hard to write with the pen.
The Cursive app also doesn’t let you make notes with more than one page, so you can’t add more pages to a note you already have. Every time you want to write something longer than one page, you have to start a new note. Because this is one of the biggest problems with Cursive, we left it off the main list.
Google Keep is a great app for making reminders and short notes. It’s based on the cloud, which means that all of your information is shared with your Google account. But Google Keep fails when it comes to taking real notes, especially with a pen. There aren’t many pen-based features, and there’s no way to make notes on more than one page, especially with a pen.
Both web apps can do some things well, but not all. Because of this, we didn’t put them on the main list of the best apps for Chromebooks to take notes. But they are very good apps that work really well in ChromeOS, even if only the web versions.
Google Keep is a great app for taking notes and setting reminders. It is fully cloud-based, which means that all of your data is synced with your Google account. But Google Keep doesn’t work well for taking real notes, especially with a pen. There aren’t many pen-related functions, and you can’t even make multi-page notes if you’re using a pen.
Both web apps work well for some things, but not all. Because of this, we didn’t put them on the main list of the best apps for Chromebooks that let you take notes. But they are definitely very good apps that work well in ChromeOS, even if it’s just the web versions.
Free Chromebook Notes Apps
These are the most popular free apps for Chromebooks that have a lot of features. You can do a lot more with these apps if you pay for their premium subscriptions, but we wouldn’t suggest it unless it’s a business expense and you really need the extra features.
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