Our 5 favorite note-taking apps to use in the workplace

If you’re like most people, then you use your smartphone for everything. It’s basically a catch-all for life.

But when you’re busy and on-the-go, it can be hard to take notes, store them, and remain organized. You’re constantly trying to remember where you jotted down that one message, your new password, or your confirmation number.

However, that’s quickly changing

Smartphone apps for note-taking and organization have plenty of special features that make it easy to stay on top of life no matter where you are. Here are a few of our favorites.

EVERNOTE

Why you’ll love it: For a fast way to declutter your life, try Evernote. It’s best for taking notes, making video and audio recordings, and for clipping web images. Quickly capture notes, share them, and organize them on the go. You can add checklists, attachments, tables, and audio recordings.

Download it from the iTunes Store or Google Play

Price: Free; $25 per year for a Plus Plan

MICROSOFT ONENOTE

Why you’ll love it: With this digital note-taking app, you can set up your to-do lists and organize all your notes into notebooks, sections, and pages. OneNote provides an intuitive interface to capture all your notes in one location, share them, store them, and keep yourself organized. It also integrates with the cloud – which means you can free up space on your hard drive and access your notes from a browser.

Download it from the iTunes Store or Google Play

Price: Free; $69 per year

GOOGLE KEEP

Why you’ll love it: It’s a great way to make simple checklists, collect your images, and draft documents on the go. With Google Keep, you can set reminders, integrate with Google Now, and leverage cool features like color-coding, labels, and single- or multi-viewing columns.

Download it from the iTunes Store or Google Play

Price: Free

ZOHO NOTEBOOK

Why you’ll love it: Compared to Evernote, Zoho Notebook is a great way to organize different types of notes – whether it’s a list, audio recording, or image. It’s also one of the most colorful note-taking apps available. You can add images, audio, text, and more. You can easily sync it to the cloud, and it integrates across mobile devices. Zoho will always be up-to-date, backed-up, and ad-free. You can even add pdfs, spreadsheets, and Word documents to a note.

Download it from the iTunes Store or Google Play

Price: Free

SIMPLENOTE

Why you’ll love it: This note-taking app is a simple way to take notes without distractions. Simplenote offers a very clean interface that you can access from anywhere. It backs up every note, and you can recall notes by using the version slider. It has cool features like simple tags and instant search options – which means you can scan through a long list of notes in seconds. You can even share lists with others, publish your thoughts, and post instructions to a note.

Download it from the iTunes Store or Google Play

Price: Free

No matter which note-taking app you decide to try for work (or life, in general), each app has its perks. But if you’re looking for more productivity-enhancing apps, check out this carefully curated list.