Remembering and retaining ideas and information for later use

What's your go-to note-taking app?

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What tool do you use to retain snippets of information?

578 votes tallied
Evernote
213 votes
Tiddlywiki
25 votes
Notational
4 votes
Epistle
4 votes
PNotes
4 votes
ownCloud
11 votes
SimpleNote
9 votes
ScratchPad
14 votes
Other
294 votes

A good year starts off with good ideas. But, how do you remember them all, along with the related information that is helpful for making them into realities? There are a multitude of options, from simple notepads to more robust filing systems, and we all search for the one that's just right. So, beyond finding a tool that you can easily access from your smartphone, laptop, or tablet: What do you look for in the perfect note-taking app?

About the author

Jen Wike Huger - Jen is the Content Manager for Opensource.com. She manages the editorial calendar and coordinates with new and current writers. Follow her on Twitter @jenwike, and see her extended portfolio at Jen.io.