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What do you love (or hate) and why? 

I'm looking at options and they all start to run together. I want something that will sync between my tablet and phone and possibly my computer. I have Evernote on my computer but I couldn't tell from the app description if it would sync with all of my devices. 

Or there's Google Keep. Maybe I should use that one since pretty much everything else is google. 

Then there's Dropbox Paper but I don't think I actually have my own Dropbox, I've just been directed to pull from other people's. I think. And a play store editor's review said "it needs to catch up on PCs" so that doesn't sound good.

Am I the only one that thinks all this tech designed to "make things easier" is actually super complicated and a giant pain in the booty?

Regardless, I need a note app. 

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What do you want it to do?

 

If I want to access information over several different apps, I've discovered it is best to have documents stored on iCloud and I can access them on various computers/tablets.

 

(Used to be google drive, but I ran out of free space there and was already paying extra for iCloud extra space so moved over to that)

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I have apple devices.  I love Microsoft One Note, it's free across apple devices and is fantastic.  Everything syncs, and unlike apple programs I've rarely had an issue with it.  When there IS an issue it shows you both versions and asks YOU to choose which is the newest. IDK if it costs more money on Microsoft devices.

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2 hours ago, vonfirmath said:

What do you want it to do?

I use Google docs for actual documents and I also have Google Drive so I think I'm good there.

What I need it for is that I have a ton of notes on the note app that comes with the phone. Medical notes for the multiple chronic illnesses in our household, curriculum lists, food staples, menus, info for a couple of things I volunteer for, financial notes, school things for school on the go, gobs of book lists for library trips, website logins and password hints, and more.

My phone is on the fritz and I don't want to loose everything so I want to switch to an app rather than saving all these notes to the phone. I also would like to be able to use these lists from my tablet. 

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2 hours ago, Katy said:

I have apple devices.  I love Microsoft One Note, it's free across apple devices and is fantastic.  Everything syncs, and unlike apple programs I've rarely had an issue with it.  When there IS an issue it shows you both versions and asks YOU to choose which is the newest. IDK if it costs more money on Microsoft devices.

I have android but I think I can get One Note free. I'll look more closely at it, thank you. 😊 

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Another vote for OneNote. It's free and syncs across all of our (Apple) devices. 

I also like that I can group like things together; Pages (a single "note" of any size) group into Sections, and Sections group into Notebooks. 

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2 minutes ago, JIN MOUSA said:

Another vote for OneNote. It's free and syncs across all of our (Apple) devices. 

I also like that I can group like things together; Pages (a single "note" of any size) group into Sections, and Sections group into Notebooks. 

It sounds a lot like Evernote. I do love that grouping feature.

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15 minutes ago, MrsRobinson said:

It sounds a lot like Evernote. I do love that grouping feature.

It is very similar. We switched from Evernote to OneNote because Evernote changed their free account to limit how many devices it could be installed on, and we were over the limit.

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1 minute ago, JIN MOUSA said:

It is very similar. We switched from Evernote to OneNote because Evernote changed their free account to limit how many devices it could be installed on, and we were over the limit.

Oh bummer! I want to keep it on my computer and add it to my phone and tablet. Off to figure this out...

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46 minutes ago, Æthelthryth the Texan said:

I would highly suggest you buy a password manager App like Dashlane or LastPass- do NOT use a notekeepign app for passwords. You can install/access the PW Applications across devices- they work really well. But there's no way I'd keep passwords on any Notekeeping App out there and if you encrypt it and lost the password you're done for. 

Beyond that, I also vote OneNote using OneDrive. It works well regardless of device type be it Android or iOS. 

Its just for the annoying sites that make you "register" to access whatever. A lot of educational games the kids like to play. That sort of thing. Nothing with our credit card info or any other identifying or private information.

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