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?

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Jen Wike Huger - Jen Wike Huger is the Community Manager for Opensource.com. Catch her at the next open source virtual event, or ping her on Twitter. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and daughters, June and Jewel.